Learn how a leading community healthcare provider used Digital Defense’s Frontline Vulnerability Manager™ (Frontline VM™), a Frontline.Cloud™ system, to help ensure better security of Protected Health Information (PHI) for HIPAA and HITECH compliance. The client was able to improve its overall security posture and establish powerful vulnerability and threat management capabilities while operating within existing resource constraints.
Faced with the healthcare industry’s rigorous compliance requirements and the rising risks of cyber attack, the client needed an effective, affordable way to manage vulnerabilities, threats, and their remediation efforts.
The client has experienced several benefits of using Frontline VM and was able to meet all of the previously stated requirements.
The ROI of an information and network security program designed to identify and mitigate risk is measured in reducing its risk of a data breach. The cost of a Frontline Pro subscription service is a very small expense when compared to the potential cost of a breach. The ROI for the client is based on the following assumptions:
The table below shows a potential cost of a data breach of all their patient records if one should occur
Based TCO takes into account computer and hardware programs and operational expenses. This client’s network is in the <250 IP device size.
The total cost of a Frontline Pro subscription amounts to less than 1% of what a system breach could cost the client, which is a staggering $9.4 million.
The numbers prove that the client has chosen a solution for which the benefits far outweigh the investment. By using Frontline VM, the client is not only experiencing positive ROI, but improved peace of mind when it comes to their security posture.
The client selected vulnerability scanning and threat management solution, Frontline VM. Frontline VM, on the Frontline.Cloud platform, is used to conduct host discovery and vulnerability scans on external (internet facing) and internal IP-based systems and networks. It uses patented, proprietary scanning techniques to survey the security posture of the target IP-based systems and networks.
These scans proactively test for known vulnerabilities and the existence of mainstream industry best-practice security configurations.
Other Frontline VM features include:
The client chose the Frontline Pro™ subscription level, which includes professional, dedicated assistance with configuring and maintaining scan profiles as well as project management of the client’s remediation efforts (regardless of whether they are handled by the client’s IT staff or a 3rd party provider).
Additionally, as a Frontline Pro customer, the client was assigned a Personal Security Analyst (PSA) who serves as the primary point of contact for more involved, technical questions. The PSA provides the client with clear, consistent security consulting advice on their vulnerability lifecycle management program.