ANAHEIM, Calif., May 22, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Medigate today unveiled its medical device cybersecurity app for the Palo Alto Networks® (NYSE:PANW) Application Framework. Medigate’s app will provide healthcare organizations with full visibility into the medical device inventory connected to their networks, as well as alerts to potential risks. With the capabilities of Medigate’s innovative device security platform available via an app for the Palo Alto Networks Application Framework, customers will benefit from a comprehensive security solution that identifies and secures connected medical devices.

Consuming cybersecurity innovations has become an arduous process. Organizations waste time deploying new sensors every time they want to collect a new piece of data and managing point products rather than improving security controls to stay ahead of attackers. The Palo Alto Networks Application Framework makes it easy to add new security capabilities quickly and efficiently. The framework extends the capabilities of the Palo Alto Networks Security Operating Platform, with a suite of APIs that developers can use to connect innovative apps with rich data, threat intelligence and enforcement points. Organizations gain immediate security value from apps developed by an open ecosystem of trusted innovators.

The Medigate app will utilize the data provided by the Palo Alto Networks Application Framework to fingerprint medical devices in a customer environment, safely enable fingerprinted devices via External Dynamic Lists, and correlate data to trigger alerts of suspicious medical device behavior.

QUOTES

  • “We are thrilled to be building an app for the Palo Alto Networks Application Framework to provide a comprehensive security solution for the challenges healthcare organizations are facing to protect their clinical networks. The app integrates Medigate’s security platform with Palo Alto Networks Security Operating Platform to provide a more granular view into the clinical environment, highly accurate anomaly detection from both network and device protocols, and enrichment of the Palo Alto Networks Next-Generation Firewall ruleset to protect medical devices against attacks.”
    -    Jonathan Langer, CEO, Medigate
  • “We are delighted to welcome Medigate to the Palo Alto Networks Application Framework developer community. The framework provides our customers with superior security through cloud-based apps developed by innovative security providers, large and small. Together, we are fueling innovation in the cybersecurity market with apps that are built rapidly, engineered on a common framework, and deliver unique value while solving our customers’ toughest security challenges.”
    -    Lee Klarich, chief product officer, Palo Alto Networks

AVAILABILITY

  • The Medigate Medical Device Cybersecurity App for Palo Alto Networks Application Framework is currently available to qualified customers. For more information, visit medigate.io.
  • The Palo Alto Networks Application Framework is targeted for availability in August 2018 and will be available worldwide to customers who have purchased either Palo Alto Networks next-generation firewalls or Traps advanced endpoint protection and the Logging Service subscription.

About Medigate
Medigate provides the industry’s first and leading dedicated medical device security platform, enabling providers to deliver secure, connected care. Only Medigate fuses the knowledge and understanding of medical workflow and device identity and protocols with the reality of today’s cybersecurity threats. With Medigate, you can more safely operate all medical devices on your network, enabling you to deploy existing and new devices to patients while ensuring their privacy and safety.

About Palo Alto Networks
We are the global cybersecurity leader, known for always challenging the security status quo. Our mission is to protect our way of life in the digital age by preventing successful cyberattacks. This has given us the privilege of safely enabling tens of thousands of organizations and their customers. Our pioneering Security Operating Platform emboldens their digital transformation with continuous innovation that seizes the latest breakthroughs in security, automation, and analytics. By delivering a true platform and empowering a growing ecosystem of change-makers like us, we provide highly effective and innovative cybersecurity across clouds, networks, and mobile devices.

Medigate Business Contact:
Beth Ellis
VP Marketing
Beth@medigate.io