Healthcare Provider Enables Zero Trust Micro-Segmented Network to Reduce Security Threats

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Interfaith Medical Center is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to providing quality healthcare to the residents of Brooklyn, NY. The 287- bed hospital offers a wide-range of preventive, diagnostic, and treatment services and educates its community to achieve optimal health outcomes and quality of life. Interfaith’s 1,500 employees provide a total of over 200,000 outpatient clinic visits, 50,000 emergency department visits and 11,000 discharges each year. 

In order to deal with the management challenges and security threats that come with the increasing number of medical devices on the hospital’s network, Interfaith partnered with Extreme Networks to deliver a “zero trust” environment that uses micro-segmentation to eliminate threats and improve patient safety.



  • Wired infrastructure
  • Simple network management
  • Secure patient information
  • Medical device management
  • Network segmentation
  • Zero trust environment
"Healthcare IT is challenged with trying to balance the risk of securing medical devices within a budget, all the while taking into consideration patient care and the security of the hospital. ExtremeControl has enabled us to cost-effectively secure our medical devices with network segmentation and create a zero trust environment."
Christopher Frenz
Director of Infrastructure, Interfaith Medical Center

Extreme Solutions

  • ExtremeSwitching™
  • ExtremeManagement™
  • ExtremeControl™
  • Extreme Intrusion Prevention System (IPS)



  • Increased network performance and nearly eliminated latency in their wireless network
  • Implemented policies that allow essential communications, while effectively putting each PC into its own micro-segment
  • Successful deployment of a zero trust network environment
  • Enhanced network and device security