Partnership Provides Unified Solution for the Protection of Healthcare Organizations’ Information Assets on Azure
Crofton, Maryland – (September 27, 2018) – XentIT today announced its cloud security offering in partnership with Trend Micro and Qualys, the Healthcare Cloud Security Stack (HCSS) for Microsoft Azure. The solution provides a unified dashboard that combines vulnerability information from Qualys and the appropriate protection capabilities from Trend Micro. Combining the implementation and management capabilities of XentIT with the unified dashboard for vulnerability detection and response, this new offering allows healthcare entities to build security into their data-driven healthcare decision-making applications as they migrate workloads to the cloud.
This cloud security solution ensures all workloads running in Azure are constantly protected without the need to manually correlate vulnerabilities and protections, and it enables healthcare organizations to support the shared security responsibility model of the cloud.
“XentIT is excited to be a strategic partner of Qualys and Trend Micro on this initiative—helping healthcare entities modernize their IT infrastructure through unified solutions while maintaining focus on cybersecurity and HIPAA compliance,” said Tariq Alvi, CEO of XentIT. “Healthcare organizations are making the shift to the cloud to enable better health outcomes, and a critical part of that process is ensuring security and vulnerability management, which XentIT can deliver via the HCSS.”
HCSS for Azure uses Qualys Vulnerability Management and Cloud Agent to continuously detect vulnerabilities across Azure cloud workloads with Six Sigma accuracy. Within the XentIT dashboard, the vulnerabilities detected by Qualys are linked to Trend Micro Deep Security protections, allowing healthcare entities to leverage the dashboard as a unified cloud threat management console. There they can enable specific protections based on the presence of a vulnerability and the specific data of the asset. The dashboard displays vulnerabilities detected by Qualys and identifies the number and types of threats blocked by Trend Micro, and it provides intelligence for further investigation and remediation by security analysts and engineers. This ensures all Azure cloud workloads are properly protected.
“Moving to the cloud has become essential to healthcare organizations in order to remain competitive and provide better services, and securing this journey is paramount,” said Philippe Courtot, chairman and CEO, Qualys. “We’re thrilled to work with XentIT and Trend Micro on this front.”
“We realize the unique security needs of the healthcare industry, ranging from protecting personally identifiable information and medical devices,” said Sanjay Mehta, SVP, Business Development & Strategic Alliances, Trend Micro. “We are proud to work with Microsoft and their partner ecosystem to help organizations secure and migrate their most critical data in the cloud.”
“HCSS continuous monitoring, fast detection, and efficient remediation of vulnerabilities enables healthcare organizations to effectively secure workloads on an ongoing basis, empowering them to fully realize the benefits of Azure, accelerate the delivery of better patient care, reduce healthcare costs, and improve the experience of both patients and healthcare professionals,” said Hector Rodriguez, director, Worldwide Commercial Health at Microsoft Corp.
Founded in 2006 and with offices in Crofton, MD, and Peachtree Corners, GA, XentIT is an information technology firm specializing in cybersecurity and compliance, managed cybersecurity, cloud technologies, DevOps, and information technology resale and integration services. We function as a virtual and seamless extension of our client’s service and delivery organization, providing high-value, high-performance, and high-quality business information solutions. We understand the complexities of our clients’ business model and deliver solutions that fit their needs. For more information, please visit www.xentit.com.
Qualys, Inc. is a pioneer and leading provider of cloud-based security and compliance solutions with over 10,300 customers in more than 130 countries, including a majority of each of the Forbes Global 100 and Fortune 100. Qualys helps organizations streamline and consolidate their security and compliance solutions in a single platform and build security into digital transformation initiatives for greater agility, better business outcomes, and substantial cost savings. The Qualys Cloud Platform and its integrated cloud apps deliver businesses-critical security intelligence continuously, enabling them to automate the full spectrum of auditing, compliance, and protection for IT systems and web applications on-premises, on endpoints and elastic clouds. Founded in 1999 as one of the first SaaS security companies, Qualys has established strategic partnerships with leading managed service providers and consulting organizations, including Accenture, BT, Cognizant Technology Solutions, Deutsche Telekom, DXC Technology, Fujitsu, HCL Technologies, IBM, Infosys, NTT, Optiv, SecureWorks, Tata Communications, Verizon, and Wipro. The company is also a founding member of the Cloud Security Alliance. For more information, please visit www.qualys.com.
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