SUNNYVALE, CA -- (Marketwired) -- 07/29/13 --
Fortinet® (NASDAQ: FTNT) -- a world leader in high-performance network security -- today announced that Manipal Hospitals has deployed its FortiGate® network security platform along with its FortiManager™ and FortiAnalyzer™ centralized security management and reporting appliances to help secure its network and enable application access over the Internet and through mobile devices. The solutions also help Manipal Hospitals meet compliance requirements for data security and access control. Manipal Hospitals chose Fortinet's solutions for their high performance, breadth of security functionality and low total cost of ownership. Fortinet beat Check Point Technologies and the incumbent Cisco in this deal after extensive evaluation and testing that lasted almost two months.
Manipal Health Enterprises, a part of the Manipal Education & Medical Group, is a leading quality healthcare provider in India. Operating under the brand name "Manipal Hospitals," it is the third largest healthcare group in India, with a network of 15 hospitals and over 5,000 beds in 11 locations. The hospitals, which cover all levels of delivery from primary to quaternary care, has over 2,000 doctors and 6,000 nurses, paramedics and support staff and treats 2 million patients annually.
The hospital group was looking to upgrade its IT infrastructure hosted at their headquarters in Bangalore. The previous security setup was fragmented and did not have a structured framework to mitigate current Internet threats.
Manipal Hospitals wanted to deploy a broad, high performance real-time threat protection solution to safeguard patient information, secure Internet access and meet National Accreditation Board for Hospitals & Healthcare Providers (NABH) compliance requirements related to information security. The group was thus looking at enabling a broad range of security features including firewall, Intrusion Prevention System (IPS), antivirus, antispam, antispyware, application control, VPN, Web filtering, Web application security, vulnerability management and compliance management. In addition, to keep running costs low, the healthcare group wanted a solution with unlimited user licenses. And, as the hospital wanted its doctors to have access to patient records -- and Finance, HR and Marketing staff to have access to ERP and other applications -- while on the move, the solution chosen needed to effectively support a bring-your-own-device (BYOD) environment.