Establishing effective IT security defenses is a necessity for the entire healthcare industry, from the largest health systems and payers to single-physician practices, research institutions, and medical device developers. 

When it comes to ransomware, according to a recent survey of healthcare IT leaders commissioned by Palo Alto Networks and conducted by HIMSS Analytics, 90% of respondents reported their organization had been the target of a ransomware attack within the past year.

The same survey discovered that “educating employees on cyber risks like phishing” was their number one greatest vulnerability.  Additionally, respondents noted that unmanaged endpoints was the area where their organizations were least prepared to stop cyberattacks.

How can you provide endpoint protection against ransomware and other evasive attacks -  when according to a recent report by the Health Care Industry Cybersecurity Task Force -  you face five primary problem areas?

  • Severe lack of security talent
  • Legacy equipment
  • Premature/Over-connectivity
  • Vulnerabilities impacting patient care
  • Known vulnerabilities epidemic

With next-generation endpoint security.  Because every healthcare cyberattack ultimately targets an endpoint, advanced endpoint protection needs to be an integral component of any healthcare organization’s security architecture.

Palo Alto Networks® Traps™ advanced endpoint protection offering addresses these five problem areas with a prevention first approach.  Additionally, Traps is a key component of Palo Alto Networks Next-Generation Security Platform.

Read this white paper and learn how to:

  • Automate Prevention – empower a small security team to manage 1000s of endpoints with easy deployment and automated endpoint prevention
  • Block “Zero Day” & Known Exploits – mitigate the risk of unpatched systems by blocking the exploitation techniques attackers use
  • Stop Malware – maximize malware coverage by reducing the attack surface and increasing the accuracy of malware detection
  • Improve Caregiver Efficiency – enable clinician mobility with the performance advantages of a small footprint and signature-less VDI design


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