Medigate by Claroty and Siemens Healthineers Collaborate in End-to-End Cybersecurity
June 2023 by Marc Jacob
Claroty announced its strategic relationship with medical technology company Siemens Healthineers to protect healthcare enterprises from malicious cyberattacks through a combination of software, managed services, and medical device security data sharing that will increase the reliability with which they serve patients.
Cyber and operational risks facing healthcare systems are rising as technology environments are increasingly interconnected amid ongoing digital transformation. Healthcare ransomware attacks more than doubled from 2016 to 2021, disrupting care delivery nearly 50% of the time and impacting nearly 42 million patients.
The ActSafe Cybersecurity Solution offering from Siemens Healthineers, a turnkey, vendor-neutral cybersecurity solution incorporating both software and managed services, will leverage the award-winning Medigate by Claroty software platform. This combination gives healthcare enterprises an overview of alerts generated in their networks and offers core cybersecurity insights into vulnerability and risk management, and network segmentation. As a result, healthcare enterprises can better manage the risk of malicious attacks, maintain an up-to-date inventory of network connected devices, manage vulnerability reporting, and benefit from efficient remediation action plans. In addition, the solution improves connected device management across the entire lifecycle resulting in multiple operational benefits, including significant CAPEX and OPEX savings.
Additionally, the two companies will share medical device product security data, which will increase operational efficiency. Thus, a limited staff will be able to concentrate on the most high-priority risks and vulnerabilities. Aggregated manufacturer data will eliminate the need to search disparate manufacturer security portals and manually map each potential issue against other data sets.
Medigate by Claroty is the industry’s first comprehensive, modular, and SaaS-based healthcare cybersecurity platform that empowers healthcare providers to provide world-class patient care while safely connecting to the Extended Internet of Things (XIoT) – from IV pumps and ultrasound machines, to smart HVAC and lighting systems. Recognized by KLAS Research as Best in KLAS for Healthcare IoT Security for the third consecutive year, the platform protects more than 20 million IoT and IoMT devices in healthcare environments, with deployments in over 2,000 hospital facilities worldwide.