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Case Study: Sentara Healthcare

Two surgeons review images on computer screens while in the operating theater

Medical networks that analyze and learn

In this age of digitization, hopes and expectations for healthcare have never been greater. With 300-plus care sites, including 12 hospitals, Sentara Healthcare needs to provide a highly secure, digital care environment. They use Cisco technologies to stay ahead of the innovation curve.

Summary

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Challenges

  • Remain at the forefront of security
  • Help IT meet growth demands securely and quickly
  • Establish consistent insight into network traffic
  • Secure access of medical network devices
A clean server room

Solutions

A doctor holds a tablet while speaking with another doctor

Results

  • Greater levels of protection for patients and healthcare workers
  • Less chance of malware contagion between clinical systems and applications
  • Faster threat response and remediation capabilities
  • More time for IT to spend innovating and combating new risks
Four operating room employees after a successful surgery

What they're saying

"We’re no longer tied to managing individual appliances; it’s now security with automated simplicity."

Chad Spiers, Director of Information Security, Sentara Healthcare
An aerial view of a Sentara hospital and medical center

Who is Sentara Healthcare?

Industry: Healthcare
Location: Virginia and North Carolina, United States
Company Size: 28,000 employees