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TMCNet:  HP Helps U.S. Healthcare Provider Improve IT Security and Performance; Lake Health leverages HP ArcSight SIEM platform to prevent security threats from impacting patient care

[August 15, 2013]

HP Helps U.S. Healthcare Provider Improve IT Security and Performance; Lake Health leverages HP ArcSight SIEM platform to prevent security threats from impacting patient care

(M2 PressWIRE Via Acquire Media NewsEdge) PALO ALTO, Calif. -- HP today announced that Lake Health , a leader in community healthcare, is using the HP ArcSight platform to proactively improve information security and performance, while preventing disruptions that might impact patient services.

Healthcare providers are faced with a myriad of compliance-related requirements, but must make security a priority to secure patient information and ensure minimal system downtime. Lake Health realized its legacy infrastructure was limiting its ability to streamline compliance and address potential security threats that could affect both patient care and system performance. As a result, the healthcare provider chose to implement a security solution that provided a proactive approach to identifying and mitigating threats while supporting the highest quality of patient care and operational efficiency.

Lake Health selected the leading security information and event management (SIEM) platform from HP ArcSight. Based on the HP ArcSight Express and HP ArcSight Logger solutions, the SIEM platform delivers a single view of the security landscape across the organization, allowing Lake Health to identify potential breaches, minimize system downtime and disrupt potential adversaries before damage can be done.

"With a mission to provide superior healthcare, it is critical that we prevent system disruptions that might impact patient safety or quality of care," said Keith Duemling, information security officer, Lake Health. "HP ArcSight has made an important contribution to improving the experience of our patients by automating threat detection and improving our ability to identify risks that might affect overall system performance by a factor of 10." Simplified implementation and use frees up resources When evaluating SIEM solutions, Lake Health prioritized the technology's ease of implementation and use. The HP ArcSight SIEM solution met the challenges by easily integrating with Lake Health's existing technology, maximizing the organization's existing investments and minimizing the need for planned downtime during installation. It took Lake Health only three days to deploy the HP ArcSight solution, which included the ability to immediately expand the out-of-the-box connectors to create custom integrations to legacy applications.

With the aggregation capabilities and simplified dashboard provided by HP ArcSight, Lake Health is now able to easily manage the technology with existing IT staff while providing the highest quality of data. This also has freed up resources and budget for use elsewhere at Lake Health, including adding more doctors and nurses to the hospital floor.

Improved threat detection with situational awareness HP ArcSight has enabled Lake Health to implement a more proactive approach to system and network security by providing increased visibility into the security landscape. The HP ArcSight solution pulls security information from multiple sources across the organization and aggregates the data in a format that can easily be acted upon. With real-time visibility, Lake Health is able to respond more quickly to threats, ensuring that issues are resolved before a disruption to patient care or safety can occur.

HP ArcSight gives Lake Health the ability to process several thousand events per second, delivering automated situational awareness that could not have been achieved with the organization's previous technology.

Beyond system security In addition to accelerated threat detection and remediation, Lake Health is leveraging the HP ArcSight solution to boost security in other areas of the organization, including: - Improving data availability and accuracy by aggregating information from disparate applications to help medical practitioners more confidently make patient care decisions.

- Delivering greater visibility into the accounts that are accessing electronic medical records (EMRs) across all applications, providing a proactive HIPAA auditing log and helping to ensure compliance requirements are met.

- Accelerating the detection of insider threats by integrating monitoring capabilities with the organization's badge system, enabling the correlation of security incidents with individuals who have accessed the building and specific accounts.

HP ArcSight SIEM--a continued legacy of innovation For the 10th consecutive year, HP ArcSight has been recognized among the IT leaders in the SIEM market by Gartner. (1) The "2013 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Security Information and Event Management" report focuses on critical capabilities for SIEM software, such as real-time monitoring, threat intelligence, behavior profiling and application monitoring.

Additional information about why HP ArcSight SIEM was listed among the leaders in the 2013 Magic Quadrant for SIEM report is available at www.hpenterprisesecurity.com/register/2013-siem-gmq-hp .

Additional information about the implementation of HP ArcSight solution at Lake Health is available at http://h20195.www2.hp.com/v2/GetPDF.aspx%2F4AA4-4995ENW.pdf .

HP's annual enterprise security event, HP Protect , will take place Sept. 16-19 in Washington, D.C.

HP's premier EMEA client event, HP Discover , takes place Dec. 10-12 in Barcelona, Spain.

(1) Gartner does not endorse any vendor, product or service depicted in its research publications, and does not advise technology users to select only those vendors with the highest ratings. Gartner research publications consist of the opinions of Gartner's research organization and should not be construed as statements of fact. Gartner disclaims all warranties, expressed or implied, with respect to this research, including any warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose.

This news release contains forward-looking statements that involve risks, uncertainties and assumptions. If such risks or uncertainties materialize or such assumptions prove incorrect, the results of HP and its consolidated subsidiaries could differ materially from those expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements and assumptions. All statements other than statements of historical fact are statements that could be deemed forward-looking statements, including but not limited to statements of the plans, strategies and objectives of management for future operations; any statements concerning expected development, performance, market share or competitive performance relating to products and services; any statements regarding anticipated operational and financial results; any statements of expectation or belief; and any statements of assumptions underlying any of the foregoing. Risks, uncertainties and assumptions include the need to address the many challenges facing HP's businesses; the competitive pressures faced by HP's businesses; risks associated with executing HP's strategy; the impact of macroeconomic and geopolitical trends and events; the need to manage third party suppliers and the distribution of HP's products and services effectively; the protection of HP's intellectual property assets, including intellectual property licensed from third parties; risks associated with HP's international operations; the development and transition of new products and services and the enhancement of existing products and services to meet customer needs and respond to emerging technological trends; the execution and performance of contracts by HP and its suppliers, customers and partners; the hiring and retention of key employees; integration and other risks associated with business combination and investment transactions; the execution, timing and results of restructuring plans, including estimates and assumptions related to the cost and the anticipated benefits of implementing those plans; the resolution of pending investigations, claims and disputes; and other risks that are described in HP's Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the fiscal quarter ended April 30, 2013 and HP's other filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including HP's Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended October 31, 2012. HP assumes no obligation and does not intend to update these forward-looking statements.

2013 Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P. The information contained herein is subject to change without notice. The only warranties for HP products and services are set forth in the express warranty statements accompanying such products and services. Nothing herein should be construed as constituting an additional warranty. HP shall not be liable for technical or editorial errors or omissions contained herein.

Media contacts Kristi Rawlinson, HP , kristi.rawlinson@hp.com About HP HP creates new possibilities for technology to have a meaningful impact on people, businesses, governments and society. The world's largest technology company, HP brings together a portfolio that spans printing , personal computing , software , services and IT infrastructure to solve customer problems. More information about HP (NYSE: HPQ) is available at http://www.hp.com .

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