Extreme Networks Healthcare WLAN Solution Brief

March 17, 2017

In the mission-critical environment of healthcare, delivering the very best in patient care requires doctors, nurses, and other caregivers to be able to instantly reach colleagues and access a wealth of data. With an Extreme Networks wireless LAN solution, you can put ‘right here right now’ mobile access to voice and data in the pockets of your healthcare team, providing the tools they need at the point of care to define a new level of healthcare excellence.

Wireless Local Area Network (WLAN) deployments in healthcare institutions have accelerated as mobility has proven to play a vital role in efficient and accurate care delivery. However, the introduction of wireless technologies has also created a new avenue for data breaches, circumventing traditional security architectures. The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) in the US, and similar regulations around the world, require healthcare providers to take necessary steps to protect confidential patient information.

The Extreme AirDefense solution, currently deployed by several large healthcare providers, is designed to secure the provider’s wireless airspace by eliminating rogue wireless devices, preventing wireless intrusions, and facilitating compliance with policies such as HIPAA. The AirDefense solution also provides centralized wireless troubleshooting and network assurance capabilities that reduce WLAN management costs while improving overall wireless performance.

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