Protecting Against IoT Devices in Healthcare: Extreme Defender for IoT Demo

Did you know?

  • 87% of healthcare organizations plan to implement IoT technology by 2019.
  • Almost 20% of organizations have been hit by at least one IoT-based attack in the past three years.

IoT continues to impact all industries, healthcare included. Remote monitoring systems, smart sensors, medical device integration, and connected technologies are commonplace in healthcare. On the positive side, IoT can improve the quality of patient care, enhance operational efficiency, and reduce healthcare costs. But there’s a risk: IoT also creates the need to upgrade cybersecurity and strengthen patient data privacy practices.

Protecting Healthcare Devices from Attacks: Extreme Defender for IoT

This demonstration presented by Extreme’s Senior Product Manager Scott Fincher shows how to prevent hackers from gaining access to patient medical devices. Scott describes how medical devices often become vulnerable, and how to protect patients and prevent unauthorized access using Extreme Defender for IoT.

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Defender for IoT Fast Facts

The Defender for IoT Adapter delivers enterprise-grade performance and personalized protection for vulnerable wired devices. Placed between the network and the device, the Defender Adapter works in conjunction with the Defender Application (a value-add application on the ExtremeCloud Appliance) to secure, isolate, track and monitor IoT devices.

Defender for IoT secures medical and other connected devices by:

  • Applying profiles directly at the IoT device, ensuring that the device operates according to expected behavior
  • Controlling IoT device attachment and access to the network
  • Isolating groups of IoT devices into secure zones or clinical segments

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Lisa Yeaton
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Lisa Yeaton is a Social Media Manager at Extreme Networks. In her role, Lisa oversees all of Extreme's corporate social media accounts and creates corporate communications content.

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