Endpoint Inefficiencies Are Not Only High-Risk Factors, But High-Cost Ones Too

Jul 25, 2017

As new technological developments continuously change the way that people communicate and share information, the need for securing endpoints that receive mission critical data increases exponentially. This issue is multifaceted for corporate enterprises and healthcare organizations. For example, technologies such as employee-owned IoT devices and external off-network endpoints are not as easy to secure as a desktop computer that is owned by a hospital and monitored by an internal IT department. Communicating with these devices does not guarantee complete security or regulation compliance, and thus can pose a critical threat to data integrity.

Practicing efficient and effective endpoint security management will not only best protect your data from intruders, but it will also save money and improve productivity. However, though this idea may be simple, reports say this is a more common problem than it seems.

According to a report released by the Ponemon Institute, 63% of companies surveyed stated that they could not monitor off-network endpoints, and that of these same endpoints, 55% of them contained sensitive data.

Clearly, this illustrates a strategic disconnect when it comes to endpoint security. Ponemon also reported that such inefficiencies can cost individual organizations an average of $6 million annually.

These ineffective security strategies are not only exposing sensitive information like patient data, but they are also costly to correct.

However, this problem extends beyond security, efficiency, and finances. Unprotected endpoints can also raise compliance concerns. The Ponemon report stated that 56% of companies lack a cohesive compliance strategy and that 70% of companies have a below average ability to minimize endpoint damages. Not only are you wasting money, but you could also be in potential violation of industry regulations.

To best aid in securing your organization’s endpoints, etherFAX developed the Secure Exchange Network (SEN) to leverage complete security, compliance, and efficiency. Here’s how:

Security Optimized

etherFAX SEN uses military-grade encryption and hybrid cloud technology across a network of over 6 million connected endpoints. SEN guarantees 100% secure communications and documentation of all information transmittedbetween remote client sites and the etherFAX network. Black and White lists are also implemented to place further restrictions on the flow of information to further boost data security.

Automatic Compliance

etherFAX SEN is designed from the ground up with multi-regulation compliance capabilities in mind. Using the SEN infrastructure ensures that your organization is communicating with integrity. All transactions within SEN are marked as “SENt” for compliance and reporting purposes, and all communications are both Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) and Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) compliant.

Efficiency Maximized

With built-in redundancy and automatic reporting, a 50-page document that may have once taken 30 minutes to send is now transmitted in seconds. The best part? You don’t have to throw your existing fax infrastructure out the window. Just use the etherFAX A2E to instantly connect to SEN with the devices you are currently using. At the push of a button, you can send documents through a lightning-fast, completely secured portal. You can cut down wait times for document transmission, erase security worries, and not have to undertake the costly process of replacing your existing infrastructure with the use of an A2E device.

Infrastructure Simplified

Instead of spending great amounts of time, money, and effort to correct endpoint security pitfalls, choose a platform from the start that will guarantee the security and efficiency that your organization’s communications require. Contact etherFAX today to learn more about how SEN can simplify your infrastructure and protect your mission critical data from endpoint to endpoint.

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