Bring Transparency to Network Activity with Aruba ClearPass Device Insight for Healthcare

Did you know that 82% of healthcare organizations agree that cybersecurity is one of their biggest concerns? Security breaches cost the United States healthcare industry up to $6.2 billion every year. According to Infosecurity Magazine, there were 510 healthcare data breaches resulting in the exposure of over 41,000,000 patient health records in 2019. This was a 37.4% increase from the previous year. Unfortunately, 23% of healthcare organizations paid out a ransom to hackers to regain access to patient information. It’s clear to see that there is a growing need for safe and secure digital solutions for the healthcare industry.

The Case for Aruba ClearPass Device Insight for Healthcare

One of the biggest challenges for many chief information officers and their IT teams is not being able to tell who is connected onto the organization’s network which can severely compromise the entire infrastructure. Fortunately, there is a solution that can help – Aruba ClearPass Device Insight.

Aruba ClearPass Device Insight is designed to help organizations find and profile all devices connecting to their network. It’s not simply a matter of knowing which android or Apple device is connected but being able to discover specific details such as the gadget’s hardware version, who the vendor is, what applications and resources are being accessed on that device, in essence, information that can help IT teams determine if the device SHOULD be on the network or if it could be a nefarious actor.

1. Discover Who Is Connected to Your Network

Technology has changed the healthcare landscape. In fact, as many as 60% of healthcare organizations around the world, have already introduced the Internet of Things (IoT) devices in some form or another into their facilities.

And there is no going around it because the majority of medical devices now require networking capabilities. From physiological monitors, MRI/CT/ultrasound scanners, to mobile medical apps, the number of devices connecting onto an organizational network can be colossal.

As can be imagined, trying to keep track of all these elements can be a nightmare for IT teams. Hence the need for digital solutions such as Aruba ClearPass Device Insight that can simplify the device discovery process.

This AI-powered innovation will help you avoid blind spots and get a full picture of every IoT device that’s connecting onto your network. A bonus feature is that it is all done automatically.

2. Profile Devices and Create Digital Fingerprint Records

What is device profiling and how does Aruba ClearPass Device Insight implement it? Device profiling is a process that allows IT teams to gather information about the device and create a digital fingerprint if you will. You’ll be able to know what type of device it is (i.e. is it an IP phone, a printer, a smartphone, a tablet or a laptop) and its operating system. This is made possible by the analysis of the packets issued by these gadgets over the network.

Thanks to the ClearPass Device Profiler, profiling is done automatically the minute a device connects onto the network. The information gleaned from this profiling can be incorporated into the creation of a comprehensive security plan that details the different access control levels each device and user can enjoy.

3. Streamline Operations with Cloud-Enabled ClearPass

As a service applications like Aruba ClearPass Device Insight can help you improve efficiency, flexibility, and collaboration in your healthcare environment. What’s more? When you are ready to expand your deployment don’t need to worry about increasing your on-prem compute resources (ie added expense). Keep in mind you do need data collectors to make this work so it’s not 100% cloud based but as with many organizations, hybrid cloud is an ideal solution.

Many healthcare IT Teams are also looking for an easier way to manage their wired and wireless networking. With CDI’s recent tie into Aruba’s Central Cloud Management platform, the seamless integration and management just because simpler. Who doesn’t want simple IT?

Get started with Aruba ClearPass Device Insight for Healthcare

Are you interested in a safe and secure device management solution for your medical practice or healthcare institution? Our team here at Comport would be happy to discuss Aruba ClearPass Device Insight as a viable option for healthcare. Contact us today for more information.

Bill Flatley, Field CTO for Healthcare

Bill is responsible for technical strategies and recommendations for Comport’s Healthcare clients. His extensive experience includes four healthcare systems in leadership roles supporting Clinical Applications, Digital Health, and Office of the CIO as the primary liaison between IT and the business.

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