White paper: Security and networking for healthcare emergency response

Johannesburg, 29 Jun 2020
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When healthcare organisations need to deploy emergency services outside of established facilities to respond to specific needs like field diagnosis or testing, it is critical to ensure secure and reliable networking. Implementing a secure emergency deployment plan is essential to scale vital operations in the face of adversity.

To enable proper emergency response and business continuity, employees in temporary or remote locations must have secure access to medical information and devices. While infrastructure, capacity and coverage requirements vary from hospitals to clinics and everything in between, security, reliability and manageability must be consistent with enterprise controls. It can be very difficult to successfully deploy cyber security solutions across all of these environments, as most solutions are built for one environment. As such, they do not scale well from the data centre or cloud to a remote mobile site.

Fortinet offers an integrated solution to support remote or emergency deployment. FortiGate next-generation firewalls (NGFWs) have built-in support for IPsec virtual private networks (VPNs), enabling remote providers to connect securely to the company network. Fortinet access points (APs) provide outdoor, weather-resistant connectivity with cellular or wired connection. With secure endpoint connectivity provided by FortiClient, organisations can securely support remote telemedicine and maintain business continuity.

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