Healthcare Provider Case Study

CASE STUDIES

Healthcare Provider Eliminates $1.5 Million in HIPAA Compliance Fines with Ixia Security Fabric

As a leading provider of healthcare services, this organization operates and manages over 300 hospitals and surgery centers in 20 states, employing approximately 200,000 people. They needed to upgrade their network security infrastructure to comply with regulations of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), facing $1.5 million in annual penalties for violations associated with not having adequate controls over security attacks on patient data.

Among their challenges, they needed an upgrade that would improve their visibility and support a next-generation firewall while maintaining current levels of network availability.

They chose Ixia Inline Network Packet Brokers, and Ixia iBypass Inline Bypass Switches to achieve HIPAA compliance with high availability deployment, zero packet loss for inline security appliances, including simple future security additions and upgrades to obtain the fastest security infrastructure failover.