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Claroty, Siemens Healthineers Strike Deal for Healthcare Managed Security Services and Software

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Claroty, a cyber and physical systems protector, has formed a strategic partnership with Siemens Healthineers, a medical technology managed security services provider, to protect healthcare enterprises from malicious cyberattacks.

The agreement will combine Healthineers managed services and software with Claroty’s medical device security data. With the deal, Healthineers said it will be better equipped to reliably serve patients. The healthcare company said its ActSafe Cybersecurity Solution incorporating both software and managed services will leverage Claroty’s Medigate software platform.

Commenting on the partnership, CJ Radford, Claroty global vice president, Channels and Alliances, said:

"Collaborating with Siemens Healthineers means that our purpose-built technology and deep domain expertise is augmented with experienced, reliable managed services, giving healthcare providers unmatched support for continuous security operations improvements at every stage of the healthcare cybersecurity journey."

What the Partnership Delivers

Here's what the partners expect the combined portfolio to do for their customers:

  • Healthcare enterprises can gain an overview of alerts generated in their networks and receive core cybersecurity insights into vulnerability and risk management and network segmentation.
  • 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.
  • The solution improves connected device management across the entire lifecycle resulting in multiple operational benefits, including capital and operating expense savings.

In addition:

  • The two companies will share medical device product security data, which will increase operational efficiency.
  • 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.

Medical Device Security Delivered

Jim Wright, Healthineers' business development executive, explained how the deal will give clarity to customers on device visibility:

"With the Medigate by Claroty platform incorporated into ActSafe and sharing medical device data between Claroty and Siemens Healthineers, our customers can quickly identify the medical devices present in their clinical environments, the risks and vulnerabilities in those devices, and how to focus their security remediation efforts, while also gaining device utilization insights to avoid buying equipment they don't need.

D. Howard Kass

D. Howard Kass is a contributing editor to MSSP Alert. He brings a career in journalism and market research to the role. He has served as CRN News Editor, Dataquest Channel Analyst, and West Coast Senior Contributing Editor at Channelnomics. As the CEO of The Viewpoint Group, he led groundbreaking market research.