Philadelphia Business Journal Spotlights Unisys as a "Healthcare Innovator of the Year"
Company recognized for its award-winning Unisys Stealth® security software, which leverages identity-based, encrypted microsegmentation to protect IoT and connected medical devices
BLUE BELL, Pa., September 17, 2018 – Unisys Corporation (NYSE: UIS) today announced the Philadelphia Business Journal has recognized the company with a "2018 Healthcare Innovator of the Year" award. The publication highlighted Unisys for its ability to provide life sciences and healthcare organizations with secure, leading-edge services and solutions that protect critical customer data, hospital networks and medical devices, so that patients' personal information is safeguarded and providers are equipped to deliver timely, quality care.
Unisys and fellow winners were honored at a ceremony in Philadelphia on September 13.
In particular, Philadelphia Business Journal singled out the award-winning Unisys Stealth® security software suite, which was recently updated to extend protection to purpose-built Internet of Things (IoT) devices and other connected equipment such as medical monitoring machines, health monitors, industrial control systems and surveillance cameras.
Announced earlier this year, the latest release of Stealth™ identity-based, encrypted microsegmentation software protects IoT devices, isolating them from untrusted network segments within a Stealth-protected network to help prevent intrusion and remote tampering on the devices while protecting the corporate network from potential compromises initiated from unsecured devices. By joining a Stealth-defined secure Community of Interest, high-value devices are shielded from unauthorized access, reducing the attack surface.
"Zero trust security for medical device has become a mandate for healthcare organizations since would-be attackers began using ransomware to target vulnerable medical devices," said Jeff R. Livingstone, PhD, vice president and global head, Life Sciences and Healthcare, Unisys. "With IoT devices like health monitors and IV pumps vulnerable to cyberattack, it is more important than ever for organizations to implement encrypted microsegmentation to reduce their attack surface, increase data protection, better safeguard data and ultimately the livelihood of the patients they are entrusted to protect."
According to Gartner, "Legacy medical devices that were not designed to be internet-accessible are now being connected to the internet as part of healthcare initiatives, increasing risks and the attack surface." Gartner recommends that organizations "create zones to proactively house connected medical devices segmentation."1 Gartner identified microsegmentation as one of its "top technologies for information security in 2017."2
"This latest version of Stealth represents an innovative medical device security solution that brings together identity-based microsegmentation, encryption and cloaking that can move from the cloud, to the hospital floor and to the operating room seamlessly – and with a common security policy that works regardless of location or type of device," said Vishal Gupta, senior vice president, Technology and chief technology officer, Unisys. "We are grateful for this recognition from the Philadelphia Business Journal and remain committed to working with life sciences and healthcare organizations around the globe to effectively serve their patients' needs."
For more information on Stealth, go to www.unisys.com/stealth.
1 "Gartner, Top Three Security and Privacy Impacts of Connected Medical Devices on Healthcare Providers," Saniye Burcu Alaybeyi, Marc-Antoine Meunier, Gregg Pessin, September 27, 2017
2 Gartner press release, "Gartner Identified the Top Technologies for Security in 2017," June 14, 2017, https://www.gartner.com/newsroom/id/3744917
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