Indian Healthcare isn’t prepared to protect Medical data

June 10, 2020

Security researcher Sai Krishna Kothapalli in a blog post on Medium has detailed how easy it is for anyone to access medical records of patients across states and hospitals, both government and private, in India. The researcher also explains how these data can be exploited by hackers to make phishing attacks.

Commenting on this Adam Palmer, Chief Cybersecurity Strategist at Tenable said, “Healthcare organisations are a target for cyberattacks because of the wealth of personal and sensitive data they store. As healthcare organisations adopt dynamic technologies like cloud, web applications and IoT amongst others, it dramatically expands the attack surface making them more vulnerable to cyberattacks.

The healthcare ecosystem encompasses a highly distributed architecture, some of which are managed by third party manufacturers to improve functionality and collaboration. Examples of this include smart connected HVAC, lighting, and humidity controls. The ramification of having multiple access points is that, if a supplier is breached, the bad actor might be able to permeate and traverse across to other connected systems into hospital networks.

In today’s digital-everything world, healthcare organisations must be able to understand where they are exposed and to what extent. This includes mapping and managing third-party risks. With confidential information at stake, it’s imperative that security teams within hospitals segment networks, isolate privileged accounts and regularly review their security posture to ensure controls are in place to comply with privacy regulations and security standards. By managing these risks, healthcare organisations will be able to benefit from safer and more efficient care.”


XProtect® on Amazon Web Services Now Available in AWS Marketplace

June 10, 2020

Customers with a cloud-first strategy and those looking for a hybrid VMS solution can now deploy a pre-configured XProtect as an elastic solution available globally with high flexibility and low maintenance

BENGALURU, India/COPENHAGEN, Denmark – June 10, 2020 – Milestone Systems, today announced the availability of its XProtect on Amazon Web Services (AWS) solution in AWS Marketplace. XProtect on AWS offers a new way of designing XProtect systems. It is designed to reduce on-premises hardware and leverage AWS to remove the friction involved in setting up and maintaining on-site VMS systems. The result is a highly flexible solution with elastic compute, storage, and networking, that adjusts easily to the distributed needs of the business.

Milestone Systems offers two products in AWS Marketplace: The free XProtect Essential+, and XProtect BYOL (Bring Your Own License), which requires a paid license sold through Milestone’s existing distribution channels. Both products provide an experience identical to XProtect software on-premises and are available across all AWS Regions.

Flexible, cost-effective, and reliable

By leveraging the power of AWS and thanks to its flexible design, XProtect on AWS is ideal for large enterprises, federal organizations, and smart cities. Such distributed multi-site- organizations can now accelerate towards cloud-first initiatives and scale easily to meet business demand. AWS’s reliable infrastructure reduces the risk of service disruptions and ensures continuous operation. By reducing on-premises hardware, partial outsourcing of IT infrastructure, and turning CAPEX to OPEX, XProtect on AWS can help organizations optimize their cost structure and deliver better results.

Making XProtect available in AWS Marketplace will allow our resellers and partners to scale their businesses, optimize their services, and provide new customer experiences“, said Chief Technology Officer Bjørn Skou Eilertsen at Milestone Systems.

The availability of XProtect in AWS Marketplace allows Milestone to deliver a solution that meets the dynamic scaling needs of customers and enables partners to scale their business.

AWS’s global infrastructure and strong innovation strategy made it possible for Milestone Systems to design a solution that is lean, powerful, and globally available, expanding Milestone’s solution portfolio to the AWS Marketplace.

Resources

  • Learn more about XProtect on AWS here
  • Download Milestone Systems logos here

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About Milestone Systems

Milestone Systems is a leading provider of open platform video management software; technology that helps the world sees how to ensure safety, protect assets and increase business efficiency. Milestone enables an open platform community that drives collaboration and innovation in the development and use of network video technology, with reliable and scalable solutions that are proven in more than 500,000 installations worldwide. Founded in 1998, Milestone is a stand-alone company in the Canon Group. For more information visit: www.milestonesys.com. For news and other press releases, visit our Newsroom. Click here for information on Trademarks.


Arrow PC bets high on Dell Technologies Hybrid Cloud Solutions for Business Continuity during COVID-19 crisis situation

June 10, 2020

BENGALURU, India – June 10, 2020 – The COVID-19 pandemic has allowed us to modernize and harness the power of technology. Stakeholders are using technology to cushion the impact of COVID-19. Dell Platinum Partner- Arrow PC Network, the next-gen (hybrid) SI & solution provider today announced how Hybrid Cloud solutions from Arrow PC can help in ensuring business continuity during the pandemic era.

We see exacerbated use of hybrid cloud and hyper-converged platforms as people have realized the importance of cloud-based communication-enabled business processing. COVID-19 has acted as a catalyst towards enterprise cloud adoption both for business continuity and workforce enablement. CIOs are looking into automating their IT infrastructures to be more resilient to future disruptions and to help reduce costs,” said Gurpreet Singh, Managing Director at Arrow PC Network.

In ever-changing IT landscape, organizations that are striving to modernize their infrastructure to compete in today’s digital age, are actively adopting HCI solutions. Cloud computing emerges as an essential technology with the need to access critical applications and infrastructure scalability. Hybrid cloud architectures are gaining momentum, ensuring organizations to have better security, data access, and visibility in the coming years. 42 percent of the enterprises in the country plan to shift majority of their IT deployments to Hybrid Cloud. Indian IT professionals were almost unanimous in agreement (97 percent) that Hybrid Cloud represents the ideal IT operating model.

Cloud computing is playing its share in enabling much-needed virtualization to support citizens and organizations during this pandemic especially in verticals like Manufacturing, Retail, BFSI, Health & Pharma, Lifestyle, IT/ITES and Telecom. Arrow PC Networks recommends the adoption of Dell EMC VxRail to fully optimize the hyper-converged appliance. The solution delivers a new standard in hyper-converged infrastructure transformation and provides the flexibility and agility required to meet current and future business needs without ripping and replacing current infrastructure components.

Some of the benefits of migrating to VxRail include:

  • Easy Deployment with few steps of configuration
  • Reduced time for installation and upgrades
  • Simplified IT operations
  • “pay-as- you-grow” approach
  • Increased scale and availability
  • Greater simplicity and automation
  • Lower overall capital and operational costs
  • Improved management and more security options
  • High-performance applications meeting customers’ desires to transform IT operations & support
  • The easiest and fastest way to simplify and extend a VMware environment

 

Long term sustainability and optimization of business operations have become the need of the hour. Dell EMC VxRail accelerates data center modernization, easily deploys hybrid cloud and enables users to continuously innovate and meet any HCI use case by leveraging the power of cloud by attaining agility, scalability, elasticity and optimized operations.

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About Arrow PC Network

Arrow PC Network is the hybrid SI & solution provider and Dell Platinum Partner. Arrow provides services/solutions in key technology areas such as System Integration, Data Centers, Backup, Storage, Cloud Computing, Data Security, Software, Mobility, Virtualization, Wireless, Power Solutions and Networking. With advanced technology capabilities, the company has managed to deliver comprehensive solutions and service to customers across India. The company assists organizations design, develop and deliver cost-effective technology-enabled solutions that allow them to achieve high efficiency and performance. Please visit www.arrowpcnetwork.com


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