CUPERTINO, Calif. – Feb. 4, 2008 – Symantec Corp. (Nasdaq: SYMC) today announced that The Mount Sinai Medical Center (NYSE: PNW) has selected Vontu Data Loss Prevention 8 from Symantec (Nasdaq:SYMC) to protect Electronic Personal Healthcare Information (EPHI) and other confidential data, as well as enable compliance with the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA).
Because The Mount Sinai Medical Center encompasses both The Mount Sinai Hospital and Mount Sinai School of Medicine, the organization’s data protection requirements are complex. The information security team must enable the collaborative information sharing that is essential to medical research, while at the same time enforcing data privacy policies appropriate to patient care in accordance with HIPAA.
Mount Sinai has licensed Vontu Endpoint Discover and Prevent to discover confidential data on desktops and laptops as well as prevent such data from being downloaded to endpoint systems or copied to USB drives or other removal devices. The Vontu solution is designed to enable organizations to accurately identify violations and automatically enforce policies by group.
“To effectively secure information in our complex environment, we must apply different policies to different groups,” said Jack Nelson, Chief Information Officer, The Mount Sinai Medical Center. “By addressing the problem at the data level rather than simply focusing on device control, Vontu Data Loss Prevention from Symantec enables us to take a platform approach to multiple risk areas on endpoint systems throughout our enterprise.”
The Vontu Data Loss Prevention 8 product suite provides a comprehensive platform to prevent the loss of confidential data across endpoint, network and storage systems. The Vontu solution offers a centralized platform for data loss policy management, detection, workflow and remediation that enables organizations to define policies once and enforce them everywhere.
About The Mount Sinai Medical Center
The Mount Sinai Medical Center encompasses The Mount Sinai Hospital and Mount Sinai School of Medicine. The Mount Sinai Hospital is one of the nation’s oldest, largest and most-respected voluntary hospitals. Founded in 1852, Mount Sinai today is a 1,171-bed tertiary-care teaching facility that is internationally acclaimed for excellence in clinical care. Last year, nearly 50,000 people were treated at Mount Sinai as inpatients, and there were nearly 450,000 outpatient visits to the Medical Center.
Mount Sinai School of Medicine is internationally recognized as a leader in groundbreaking clinical and basic-science research, as well as having an innovative approach to medical education. With a faculty of more than 3,400 in 38 clinical and basic science departments and centers, Mount Sinai ranks among the top 20 medical schools in receipt of National Institute of Health (NIH) grants.
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