Cloud-based SaaS applications like Box.com and Google Drive provide easy file sharing for hospital staff but also pose a number of risks. Misconfigured sharing can expose protected health information (PHI) to the public Internet and provide an additional attack vector for malicious software. Palo Alto Networks approach to protecting SaaS applications in a healthcare environment can significantly lower these risks:
1. Enable SSL Decryption for traffic visibility.
2. Incrementally lock down SaaS application usage and allow/block specific functions.
3. Protect SaaS applications with a prevention approach (Prisma™ SaaS).
Download our use case "Protect SaaS Applications in Healthcare" for details on how these approaches are implemented.