Medigate, healthcare-focused device security, and asset management company, has partnered with Rapid7. Both companies are committed to ensuring real-time health. The joint approach will provide healthcare delivery organizations (HDOs) with never-before-seen vulnerability management insights, allowing them to develop best practices.
Every day, healthcare institutions operate on clinical networks that provide a combination of conventional medical and IoT devices connected from a number of locations, making it extremely difficult to gain complete visibility into the environment and make informed choices on how to manage these critical assets. Medigate's IoT security platform will be integrated with Rapid7 InsightVM and Nexpose vulnerability management systems as part of this collaboration, allowing HDOs, clinics, and other HIPAA-covered entities to control connected assets in a secure manner.
“Healthcare organizations are becoming increasingly vulnerable to cyber-attacks given their high-value data and often disparate IT systems,” said David Beaver, director of strategic alliances and partnerships at Rapid7. “As the IT and IoMT landscape continues to evolve, there must be a focus on investment in cyber defense to protect patients and their data. We are thrilled to partner with Medigate to bring safety and security together through visibility, assessment, and governance.”
Todd Felker, director of information security at Torrance Memorial Medical Center commented, “The integration between Rapid7 (vulnerability management) and Medigate is crucial and helps on both fronts. It saves you money on the number of IPs to be scanned by Rapid7 by having Medigate provide the IoT scanning exclusions, and it provides accurate vulnerability data on the Medigate-side with the servers and computers that integrate with your medical devices. It’s all about having the tools that you invest in working together to provide better data and run more efficiently.”
The advantages of Medigate and Rapid7's interconnected solution come from a bi-directional data integration scheme that delivers constantly refreshed, completely coordinated intelligence to each system, powering healthcare security and asset management ecosystems. Eventually, the collaboration allows core areas of interoperability, which improves efficiencies, lowers costs, and improves patient safety.
“As healthcare organizations adopt new digital innovations and new advances – such as telehealth – they must also embrace the security protocols and framework to protect this technology and guard against clinical risks,” said Jonathan Langer, CEO of Medigate. “Our partnership with Rapid7 is critical for our healthcare customers who are increasingly under attack. It’s essential they have the tools to protect themselves and take action as warranted. By combining the power of Rapid7’s robust cybersecurity with Medigate’s clinical knowledge and insights, we’re not only allowing for better device management but taking proactive steps to achieve true security at all levels of the hospital.”
Medigate is the first and only dedicated medical device security and asset management platform in the industry, allowing providers to deliver safe, connected care. Medigate combines the reality of today's cybersecurity threats with knowledge and understanding of medical workflow and system identity and protocols. Hospital networks may use Medigate to efficiently manage all medical devices on their network, allowing for the deployment of current and new devices to patients while maintaining patient privacy and security.
About Rapid 7
Rapid7 is advancing security with visibility, analytics, and automation delivered through its Insight cloud. Their solutions simplify the complex, allowing security teams to work more effectively with IT and development to reduce vulnerabilities, monitor for malicious behavior, investigate and shut down attacks, and automate routine tasks. Over 9,700 customers rely on Rapid7 technology, services, and research to improve security outcomes and securely advance their organization.