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Case Study: Houston Methodist

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Cisco ISE protects critical data and devices

Learn how Houston Methodist uses Cisco Identity Services Engine (ISE) to enable secure access and insight into who and what is connecting to its infrastructure each day. Cisco ISE bolsters security for life-saving medical equipment, sensitive intellectual property, and confidential patient records.

Summary

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Challenges

  • Gain insight into who and what is connecting to the network
  • Effectively monitor and control access to sensitive hospital infrastructure
  • Properly configure and secure devices
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Solutions

Physician walks on the floor with a tablet

Results

  • Expanded knowledge surrounding network devices and users
  • Control over which users and machines can obtain network access
  • Greater protection for critical, life-saving medical equipment and confidential patient records
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In their own words

"ISE has helped us correlate a lot of security information from disparate tools, which helps us identify various devices on the network and determine who manages them."

Omar Zamank, Senior Network Engineer, Houston Methodist
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Who is Houston Methodist?

Industry: Healthcare
Location: Houston, Texas
Company Size: 20,000 employees

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