ALYN Hospital Pediatric and Adolescent Rehabilitation Center Selects Ericom Shield to Safeguard Network from Browser-Borne Threats
Ericom browser security and connectivity solutions dramatically increase resistance to ransomware and other malware while streamlining the digital workspace
Closter, N.J., (January 16, 2018) - Ericom Software, a global leader in securing and connecting the unified digital workspace, announced today that ALYN Hospital, an innovative multidisciplinary rehabilitation center for children and adolescents, has selected Ericom Shield Remote Browser Isolation (RBI) as its secure browsing solution. The move is part of ALYN's commitment to streamline Internet access for ALYN's hundreds of healthcare professionals and support staff, while protecting hospital networks from browser-borne threats that increasingly target healthcare organizations worldwide.
“Browsers are the most prevalent attack vector for malware, as demonstrated by the many recent ransomware attacks, such as WannaCry and NotPetya,” explained Joshua Behar, CEO of Ericom Software. “By insulating web browsing activity from endpoints altogether, RBI enhances endpoint protection and reduces human-factor breaches, thus adding a strong layer of security to existing defenses.”
Ericom Shield dramatically increases ALYN's organizational cybersecurity protection while empowering hospital staff with a native, no-hassle browsing experience, using any browser they choose. Working in conjunction with existing IT policies and applicable governmental regulations, websites and other web-based content are executed in isolated containers within a remote “safe zone,” and rendered as safe content streams that are sent to the user endpoint device. When the user closes a tab or stops browsing, the container is discarded along with any malicious code picked up from the site. In addition, Ericom Shield includes pre-integrated Content Disarm and Reconstruction (CDR) software by Votiro, enabling ALYN staff to safely download files, with confidence that any malicious content that may have been in the file was removed.
“Ericom Shield is crucial for our work at ALYN,” said Dr. Maurit Beeri, Director General of ALYN. “Our physicians and therapists use web resources extensively and constantly research innovative treatment modalities. All activity is closely coordinated with patients’ primary physicians and therapists, so sharing patient data with third parties is essential. The ability to access any site that they need from any computer or tablet, and download whatever files they need without putting our network at risk, increases staff productivity and allows us to provide the best care for our patients.”
“Remote Browser Isolation filled a significant gap in our cyber security defenses by isolating active web content away from our endpoints. On a policy level, that is hugely important,” said Uri Inbar, Director of IT at ALYN. “On an operational level, deploying Ericom Shield was remarkably fast and easy: Initial installation took only two hours. Furthermore, since it’s centrally managed, Ericom Shield inherits existing organizational policies and Active Directory settings, and needs no installation on user devices, testing and roll-out were completed within weeks. Ericom Shield increases IT productivity by reducing helpdesk requests, and without adding IT overhead."
In addition to Ericom Shield, ALYN selected Ericom Connect to deliver secure remote access to hospital systems from any device, including desktops, thin clients, “zero clients”, and tablets. According to Inbar, they were particularly impressed by Ericom Connect’s flexibility, central management, load balancing and session re-connect capabilities.
“ALYN is a truly remarkable hospital, which gives children and adolescents with even the most severe disabilities and injuries a new lease on life,” said Mr. Behar. “We are proud to play an important role in smoothing the day-to-day work of the dedicated healthcare staff of ALYN and ensuring that essential hospital functions are not interrupted by browser-borne cyberattacks.”
To learn more about Ericom Shield, visit: www.EricomShield.com
To learn more about Ericom Connect, visit: www.ericom.com/ericom-connect/
About ALYN Hospital
ALYN Hospital is the only facility of its kind in Israel and is one of the world's leading specialists in the active and intensive rehabilitation of children, with physical, respiratory and developmental disabilities resulting from congenital or acquired conditions – regardless of religion or ethnic origin. Children from all over Israel and abroad are treated at ALYN, which provides both inpatient and outpatient rehabilitation as well as a variety of support programs and multidisciplinary clinics.
ALYN's Innovation Space provides cutting-edge solutions for children with disabilities and is the latest addition to ALYN's vision of continuously changing the face of rehabilitation.
The ultimate aim of ALYN is to habilitate/rehabilitate the children in its care - and their families - and to return them to the community as quickly as possible, having provided them with the skills to function as productive, and where possible, independent citizens.
For more information about ALYN, please visit: http://www.alyn.org
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