Integration of SIEM and EHR privacy breach detection provides healthcare institutions with best-in-class security, situational awareness and incident response
BOULDER, Colo.—March 27, 2012—LogRhythm, a leader in log management and SIEM, and FairWarning, Inc., the pioneer and world’s leading supplier of privacy breach detection solutions for Electronic Health Records (EHRs), today announced a partnership that provides comprehensive privacy auditing and monitoring capabilities to detect and defend against unlawful access to EHRs, ensure compliance with regulatory mandates such as Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) and ensure network security.
Under the partnership, LogRhythm healthcare customers will benefit from comprehensive security monitoring for more than 150+ healthcare applications supported by FairWarning®, allowing healthcare organizations to detect suspicious activity and policy violations, including privileged user access to patient healthcare information.
As a member of the FairWarning® Ready for Enterprise Security Program, LogRhythm has integrated its award-winning SIEM 2.0 platform with FairWarning®’s privacy breach detection solution. The combination enables common customers in the healthcare industry to monitor and secure the entire range of systems and applications across their organizations, and perform comprehensive forensic investigations of suspected breaches.
When the Department of Health and Human Services enacted HIPAA, it required that the storage and handling of personal information and health records by healthcare providers adhere to a strict set of guidelines to ensure privacy. In the wake of recent healthcare reform legislation, the push to lower healthcare costs through digitization of healthcare records and the increased electronic sharing of healthcare records only increases the potential for confidential information to be accessed inappropriately.
“By partnering with FairWarning®, we are enabling customers of LogRhythm’s next-generation SIEM platform to benefit from the reach and capabilities of the leading privacy breach solution for healthcare organizations,” said Matt Winter, vice president of corporate & business development at LogRhythm. “Our integration with FairWarning® enables our customers in the healthcare vertical to achieve an unsurpassed level of security intelligence and deep visibility across their infrastructures to ensure they are secure and in compliance with HIPAA mandates.”
With over 1,200 customers around the world, LogRhythm delivers comprehensive visibility and situational awareness to large and medium enterprises to thwart network attacks, breaches and insider threats through its powerful, fully-integrated and intuitive solution. FairWarning® protects patient privacy in over 800 hospitals and 2,500 clinics across the United States, Canada, England, Scotland, Wales and France.
“Our customers are asking for us to partner with third-party technology vendors delivering best-in-class security solutions,” said Shane Whitlatch, executive vice president, global alliances and sales operations at FairWarning®. “With LogRhythm successfully completing certification in the FairWarning® Ready for Enterprise Security Program, we are now able to provide our joint customers with unmatched cyber-threat detection and patient privacy protection to reduce the burden of complying with privacy regulations and improve their security posture and situational awareness.”