OTTAWA and RESTON, Va. -- In response to recent findings of the eHealth Vulnerability Reporting Program (eHVRP) study announced on Monday, Third Brigade, a security software company specializing in host intrusion defense, today announced an initiative to quick start the delivery of enhanced security for EHR systems. Third Brigades host-based intrusion detection and prevention system (IDS/IPS) shields vulnerabilities that exist in EHR systems, and addresses a core recommendation recently made by the eHVRP.
Under the Quick Start for Healthcare initiative, healthcare providers can download Third Brigades host IDS/IPS agent software for a free 30-day evaluation. The agent includes security policies that shield vulnerabilities in over 100 applications commonly relied upon by enterprises including healthcare providers. Filters that shield newly discovered vulnerabilities are automatically delivered to healthcare providers within hours, and can be pushed out to hosts in minutes, without a system reboot, thus ensuring rapid time-to-protection. The quick start program helps demonstrate the immediate effectiveness of host IDS/IPS to enhance EHR security, highlights the ease-of-use of Third Brigades solution, all with minimal impact on host or IT resources.
Healthcare providers can register for the 30-day evaluation at: http://downloads.thirdbrigade.com/quickstart_healthcare/
We recognize that EHR applications like all feature-rich enterprise software have inherent vulnerabilities, and that its ultimately our responsibility to protect them, said Leo Dittemore, Director, IS Security, HealthCare Partners Medical Group. Third Brigades Host IDS/IPS is a cost-effective compensating control, is easy to use and has had no noticeable impact on our IT operations. Any healthcare provider implementing an EHR should also be evaluating host IDS/IPS.