Fortinet® (NASDAQ: FTNT) -- a world leader in high-performance network security -- today announced that Riverside HealthCare has deployed a multitude of Fortinet appliances to help protect its distributed network of healthcare facilities from the latest threats, comply with new regulatory requirements and to help lower their overall IT costs. Riverside has selected the FortiGate-1000C, FortiGate-80C, FortiMail-400C and FortiAP-221B platforms to provide encryption, advanced malware and messaging protection and wireless control throughout its core network, which hosts numerous applications for its distributed affiliate organizations.
"Fortinet's network security platform allows us to address the latest compliance requirements and implement new IT services while lowering costs through consolidation," said Erik Devine, CSO of Riverside HealthCare. "Our network of doctors and colleagues are continually impressed with our ability to quickly address the latest security challenges, such as providing secure BYOD for employees and patients and protecting against advanced persistent threats, all while maintaining compliance with strict regulatory requirements."
The Fortinet platforms provide Riverside with firewall, IPSec VPN, SSL VPN, antivirus, intrusion prevention, application control and Web content filtering protection. In addition to protecting Riverside, its affiliates and customers from the latest threats, the platforms offer a simplified management console that reduces IT complexity and lowers total cost of ownership.
Prior to selecting Fortinet, Riverside used a combination of network security vendors to secure patient records and meet regulatory requirements; however they ultimately found this approach too difficult to manage on a day-to-day basis and proved to be extremely costly over time. Using Fortinet's security platforms, Riverside was able to consolidate their security infrastructure, reduce costs and achieve compliance with Federal regulations such as the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health Act (HITECH) and Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS).
About Riverside HealthCare
Riverside HealthCare is a fully integrated healthcare system serving the needs of patients throughout the Illinois counties of Kankakee, Iroquois, Will, Grundy and beyond. Riverside HealthCare is composed of five separate entities:
Riverside Medical Center is located in Kankakee, Illinois and is part of Riverside HealthCare, a fully integrated healthcare system. Riverside Medical Center is a 325-bed hospital that provides a full scope of inpatient and outpatient care. Riverside is a nationally-recognized, award-winning hospital with leading programs in heart care, cancer care, neurosurgery and orthopedics. It is the area's only Magnet® Recognized hospital and has been named a 100 Top Hospital four years in a row. Riverside also operates several community, primary and specialty health centers throughout the region.
Sojourn, a Riverside community, addresses the health care needs of the area's elderly population. The four facilities that are a part of Riverside Senior Living Center include: Butterfield Court, an assisted living facility, Miller Center, a skilled nursing facility and Westwood Oaks/Westwood Estates, independent retirement communities.
Oakside Corporation operates the Riverside Health Fitness Center and also coordinates community counseling programs, pharmacy, health equipment sales and leasing and home health care.
Riverside HealthCare Foundation raises funds for the health system for use in facility construction and repair, new equipment acquisition, community health care education initiatives and clinical research.
Riverside Health Fitness Center is a 70,000 square foot medically-based fitness center owned and operated by Riverside HealthCare. It is a world class center that reflects Riverside's commitment to improving the health and fitness of the community.
"Riverside HealthCare is a great example of a healthcare organization that is taking full advantage of Fortinet's breadth and depth of products. They recognize that network security is more than just a firewall or a single point product that satisfies a single security function," said Mark Hanson, director of healthcare sales at Fortinet. "The combination of FortiGate, FortiMail and FortiAP wireless access points provides a world-class security solution while addressing the budgetary constraints in healthcare of needing to do more with less."
The full case study can be downloaded here: http://www.fortinet.com/sites/default/files/casestudies/Riverside-CaseStudy.pdf
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About Fortinet (www.fortinet.com)
Fortinet (NASDAQ: FTNT) is a worldwide provider of network security appliances and a market leader in unified threat management (UTM). Our products and subscription services provide broad, integrated and high-performance protection against dynamic security threats while simplifying the IT security infrastructure. Our customers include enterprises, service providers and government entities worldwide, including the majority of the 2012 Fortune Global 100. Fortinet's flagship FortiGate product delivers ASIC-accelerated performance and integrates multiple layers of security designed to help protect against application and network threats. Fortinet's broad product line goes beyond UTM to help secure the extended enterprise -- from endpoints, to the perimeter and the core, including databases and applications. Fortinet is headquartered in Sunnyvale, Calif., with offices around the world.
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