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Fortinet Helps Healthcare Organizations Deliver Security Without Compromise and Protect Sensitive Patient Data

SUNNYVALE, Calif., February 23, 2016 –

John Maddison, senior vice president of products and solutions, Fortinet
“The combination of high-value patient data, an unparalleled attack surface and vulnerable technical architecture makes healthcare the preferred target for cybercriminals. Only Fortinet delivers a seamless, end-to-end platform with internal segmentation and intelligent security built to address the most advanced threats plaguing healthcare. Healthcare organizations look to Fortinet to protect against cyber threats inside and outside the network, while providing high-performance and secure access to the borderless healthcare ecosystem.”

News Summary
Fortinet® (NASDAQ: FTNT), a global leader in high-performance cyber security solutions will demonstrate its leadership in the healthcare industry and will be exhibiting in Booth 438 at HIMSS16 on February 29 – March 4 in Las Vegas.

Fortinet Delivers End-to-End Security Without Compromising Patient Care for Leading Organizations
Criminal attacks in healthcare are up 125 percent since 2010 and are now the leading cause of data breach. Healthcare organizations are under pressure to address the rapidly changing cyber threat environment and lack the resources and processes to protect patient data. And the current wave of advanced threats are getting increasingly better at slipping past perimeter security to reach the unprotected internal network. It’s apparent that these medical organizations need multiple layers of security, including internal segmentation to manage and mitigate these rising threats. While edge firewalls do an excellent job of protecting the network border, internal segmentation helps protects critical patient data and limits damage if a breach occurs.

Healthcare organizations of all sizes, with a variety of security needs, are implementing Fortinet solutions to keep business and patient information safe.

  • Barnabas Health
    • Barnabas Health is New Jersey’s largest integrated healthcare delivery system, with 7 hospitals, including two children's hospitals, 95 physician medical groups, an ambulatory care center, a statewide behavioral health network, and comprehensive home health and hospice services. Fortinet outfitted the health system with flexible and reliable Next Generation Firewalls, Internal Segmentation Firewalls, and Security Management appliances to connect and secure highly diverse and distributed care practices to the Barnabas Health data center. The new network will address the growing concerns for real-time secure access to sensitive information.
  • Riverside Healthcare
    • Riverside Healthcare is a fully integrated healthcare system serving patients in the Illinois counties of Kankakee, Iroquois, Will, Grundy and beyond. Riverside implemented the FortiGate, FortiAPs, FortiWeb, FortiAnalyzer, FortiManager and FortiMail solutions to provide encryption, advanced malware and messaging protection, network segregation, and unified threat management for all of Riverside’s applications and for its affiliate organizations. The breadth of portfolio, continuous security updates, and overall lowered total cost of ownership has allowed Riverside Healthcare to securely deliver cutting-edge IT services to its caregivers and patients while ensuring sensitive information remains secure.
  • UTHealth School of Public Health
    • With six campuses across the state, UTHealth School of Public Health is the only school of public health in the nation with regional campuses. Working to improve the state of public health in Texas, its school’s research includes high volume of claims data records from various sources, which at times contains personally identifiable information (PII) to evaluate geographic variations in the utilization and quality of health care services for the population in various areas in Texas. UTHealth School of Public Health deployed Fortinet’s FortiDB, a high performance database firewall, to protect its high value claims data and prevent a possible data breach. With Fortinet solutions, UTHealth School of Public Health was quickly and easily able to implement an internal IT control framework for active database activity monitoring and IT auditing to support regulatory compliance.

Fortinet Demonstrates Latest Security Solutions for Next-Gen Healthcare at HIMSS16
Fortinet’s broad portfolio of solutions for healthcare can seamlessly extend network security to protect sensitive data and resources, comply with regulations and standards such as HIPAA and PCI, and enable secure care delivery. Fortinet internal segmentation firewalls (ISFWs) are specially adapted for the performance needs inside a healthcare network, providing intelligent segmentation and multiple layers of security. With ISFWs, healthcare customers can segment key assets, such as medical devices and clinical databases, to dramatically improve visibility into possible attacks.

Fortinet will demonstrate its latest network security technology and solutions including next-generation distributed healthcare, intelligent network segmentation, advanced threat protection and advanced cybersecurity for software defined data centers at HIMSS. Additionally, Fortinet will participate in a variety of speaking sessions alongside its customers, including:

  • Straight-Talk on Securing Your Data: Real-World Healthcare IT Experiences
    • Location/Time: Lunch & Learn Session, March 1, 2016, 1:00-2:00 p.m.
    • Panelists: Ryan Witt, vice president and managing director for the Healthcare Industry Practice at Fortinet; Erik Devine, chief information security officer at Riverside Healthcare; Josh Kinsler, security engineering manager at Community Health Network; and Krishna Sankhavaram, executive director of information technology at UTHealth School of Public Health.
    • Session Overview: Moderated lunch and learn panel will explore commonalities among cyberattacks today and discuss operational and technology considerations that can help mitigate them in the future. The panelists will share their real-world best practices and lessons learned as they embark on this secure healthcare journey.
  • Cybersecurity: Vulnerabilities, Attacks and Mitigating Against Threats
    • Location/Time: Education Session, March 3, 2016, 10:00-11:00 a.m.
    • Speakers: Ryan Witt, vice president and managing director for the Healthcare Industry Practice at Fortinet, and Hussein Syed, chief information security officer at Barnabas Health System
    • Session Overview: Cybersecurity session will explore patient data vulnerabilities, targeted attacks in healthcare and how to mitigate against these threats while leveraging best practices.

The 2016 HIMSS Annual Conference & Exhibition will take place at the Venetian-Sands Expo Convention Center in Las Vegas from Monday, February 29 through Friday, March 4, 2016. For more information, visit

About Fortinet

Fortinet (NASDAQ: FTNT) protects the most valuable assets of some of the largest enterprise, service provider and government organizations across the globe. The company's fast, secure and global cyber security solutions provide broad, high-performance protection against dynamic security threats while simplifying the IT infrastructure. They are strengthened by the industry's highest level of threat research, intelligence and analytics. Unlike pure-play network security providers, Fortinet can solve organizations' most important security challenges, whether in networked, application or mobile environments - be it virtualized/cloud or physical. More than 210,000 customers worldwide, including some of the largest and most complex organizations, trust Fortinet to protect their brands. Learn more at, the Fortinet Blog or FortiGuard Labs.

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