Dec 20, 2017 - Healthcare organizations too often take a singular,
tunnel-vision approach to their data security practices. According to
by Health Data Management, most organizations tend to prioritize
securing their network and its perimeters with little attention paid to
protecting peripheral PHI access points like sophisticated printing devices. A truly HIPAA compliant data security strategy requires a
holistic approach that extends beyond an organization’s network and perimeters.
Peripheral access points like sophisticated printers require as much attention
as the core network itself.
Dec 04, 2017 - When it comes to end-to-end encryption, HTTPS is not enough keep data secure. Unfortunately, HTTPS has many limitations and hackers are increasingly imitating the distinct padlock symbol to make fraudulent sites appear secure. Another major flaw with HTTPS is that it fails to encrypt data at rest, which puts endpoint security at risk. Although it may seem as if your data is secure with HTTPS, you must be aware that it is not fully encrypted. To guarantee data is secure at each endpoint of transmission, it is vital to utilize well-defined end-to-end encryption methods such as those defined in the Elliptic Curve Integrated Encryption Scheme (ECIES).
Nov 20, 2017 - According to a report from
Health IT Security, more than one-fourth of healthcare organizations in the
United States and the United Kingdom would pay a ransomware demand as a way of
mitigating the impact of a cyberattack. The survey’s
showed that many healthcare IT professionals lack the confidence in their
organization’s infrastructure to respond to and manage cyberattacks. This is a
troubling reality, as no healthcare organization should have to negotiate with
intruders to recover their protected data.
Nov 06, 2017 - Just a few short years ago, etherFAX began to change the shape of fax communications with the introduction of its Secure Exchange Network (SEN), a platform that allows “etherFAX-aware” endpoints to communicate both digitally and securely. Raising the bar further, etherFAX now brings true end-to-end encryption to its network using methods defined by the ECIES (Elliptic Curve Integrated Encryption Scheme) standard to subscribers through its APIs. Introducing, SENx.As the name implies, ECIES is a hybrid encryption “scheme” that defines methods to secure and transfer information between two endpoints. These methods start with the use of Elliptic Curve Cryptography to generate a shared secret between peers to seed the encryption process with unique keying material while further protecting the information using signing and authentication mechanisms to assure the validity of the data in transit.
Oct 24, 2017 - According to a research report
from Beazley, and as reported in Health
, 41% of healthcare data breaches over the first nine months of
2017 stem from instances of unintended disclosure. Within a hospital or other organization,
the term “unintended disclosure” refers to erroneous practices where
confidential information is either explicitly divulged without permission or
left vulnerable for unauthorized parties to access. Examples include sending
emails containing PHI, leaving private servers publicly accessible, or using
in the workplace to access protected files.
Oct 16, 2017 - Performing a risk assessment not only helps to ensure
healthcare organizations are in compliance with HIPAA requirements, it also brings
awareness to potential areas where an organization may be putting protected
health information (PHI) at risk. Healthcare providers need to frequently
analyze and track where PHI is stored and always know exactly who has access to
the information. Nowadays, PHI is stored on internal databases as well as
mobile devices and in the cloud. This creates potential security risks for
healthcare organizations as traditional security measures, such as strong
passwords, are not enough to keep sensitive information protected. Advanced
security procedures such as two-factor authentication and end-to-end encryption
must be implemented to avoid potential data breaches and devastating
Sep 19, 2017 - According to a recent report released by Arizton, the global online fax market is poised to be worth more than $2.4 billion by 2022; with etherFAX named as a prominent vendor.
Both corporate enterprises and hospitals alike find online faxing a desirable solution for document transmission for its cost effectiveness, scalability, automation capability, and increased cloud adoption. The Arizton report names these features the most prominent reasons for fax’s rising popularity in these markets; as well as in the government, education, manufacturing, and legal services sectors.
Sep 13, 2017 - The 2017
Data Breach Investigations Report
from Verizon recently found that cyberespionage
and ransomware attacks are on the rise. The report found that ransomware
attacks have increased by 50 percent since last year and organized criminal
groups have even escalated their use of ransomware to extort money from
As we know, with the ever-evolving digital environment comes
an overwhelming amount of risk and, unfortunately, there is no guarantee that
your healthcare, financial, legal, insurance, or enterprise organization won’t
be targeted. However, to mitigate security threats and ensure your
organization’s data remains protected, etherFAX has implemented multiple defense
in depth strategies.
Aug 22, 2017 - As a leader in the telecom industry since 2009, we have worked hard to identify our core messaging and brand identity throughout the years. Our strategic marketing campaigns have helped to grow the etherFAX ecosystem and effectively promote our secure fax solutions to healthcare, financial, insurance, and enterprise organizations. Marketing, however, is not just a series of one-and-done tactical maneuvers. We have blended strong content development, public relations, event planning, website design, and social media strategies together to communicate the value of our services to target audiences.
Aug 03, 2017 - The nation's two largest telcos, AT&T and Verizon, are once again making their case to the FCC to shorten the copper retirement notice from 180 to 90 days. Modifying the notices would make it easier for service providers to effectively transition customers to newer technologies such as fiber-based facilities. etherFAX knows just how critical it is for businesses to replace legacy fax systems with next-generation networks and offers a solution to ensure a seamless transition to IP-based infrastructure. The etherFAX Next Generation Analog-to-etherFAX (A2E) device easily extends existing fax infrastructure to the etherFAX network in the cloud.
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 protect your data from intruders, but it will also save money and improve productivity.
Jul 18, 2017 - While the goal is to enhance the patient experience and improve care coordination, the rise of connected devices can potentially put both patients and providers at risk. Security vulnerabilities can have a widespread negative impact on healthcare organizations and result in data breaches or compromised patient records. Even after a security threat is secured, the aftermath of financial and reputational loss prevails. As the digital environment within healthcare continues to evolve, proper security procedures must be implemented and consistently upgraded and monitored.
Jun 23, 2017 - We mentioned in our previous blog post that data security is a major concern for hospital CIOs. While protecting data from external threats should be a top priority, guarding against internal security risks is equally important. We aren’t talking a grandiose conspiracy to dismantle your organization’s network. Rather, it’s often the little things…the Internet of Things. As SecurityIntelligence reports, intruders are developing new ways into your network through these IoT devices – even ones as simple as cameras and baby monitors.
Jun 09, 2017 - Patient data security should be a top priority for healthcare providers, but it often is overlooked and threatened by budget and resource constraints. A recent Spok survey administered by CHIME found that 95 out of 100 hospital CIOs are concerned about data becoming compromised and 26 percent of CIOs said they are unsure how much protected health information (PHI) is being shared unsecurely. As electronic health and medical records are the future of healthcare, organizations need a document delivery solution that’s cost-effective, scalable and 100 percent guaranteed secure.
May 15, 2017 - etherFAX provides secure document and fax delivery via the cloud for Xerox copiers and multifunction printer (MFP) devices. Xerox devices now have the capability to send and receive faxes without requiring a fax server, fax kit or costly fax telephony infrastructure. Through the device’s Internet connectivity, the Xerox Fax Server Service natively supports etherFAX. Within minutes, Xerox devices can connect to the etherFAX Secure Exchange Network (SEN) without any customization or software integration.
Apr 26, 2017 - The fourth annual etherFAX partner summit took place at the Cosmopolitan Hotel in Las Vegas, from April 11-12, 2017. It was a huge success thanks to everyone who attended including Instant Info Systems, Dialogic, Biscom, Discovery Solutions, One Touch Global, Unity, MultiTech, GoldFax, Ambir, FaxCore and GFI.We discussed this year’s roadmap, new product solutions, data center expansions, compliance regulations, market trends, expanding the etherFAX ecosystem and the future of fax.
Apr 03, 2017 - Our partner network continues to provide the largest and most secure solution for document transmissions. Here at etherFAX, we are always proud to share and celebrate the success of our partners and their products. Extracomm, a worldwide fax, text message and security technologies company, has continued to build upon their success with their new product, SnapFax.
Mar 17, 2017 - Fax failures can derail a pharmacy. Interruptions and downtime can have serious consequences for pharmacists and customers, affecting prescriptions, medical records, billing and insurance information. Frankly, faxes can be a matter of life or death if prescriptions cannot be filled without incident.
Integra LTC Solutions, LLC, a software company focused on the design and development of systems for the institutional pharmacy marketplace, knows just how important a reliable fax solution is.
Mar 09, 2017 - etherFAX recently partnered with Lane Telecommunications, a provider of integrated messaging solutions within healthcare, banking and commercial markets. Based in London, Lane Telecommunications operates globally in the U.S., Singapore and the UK. By leveraging the etherFAX cloud infrastructure, Lane Telecommunications can now offer healthcare organizations, financial services, and other enterprises the capability to send and receive fax documents via the Internet securely and with guaranteed delivery.
Mar 03, 2017 - Last week, we showcased our patented cloud-based fax
solutions at the annual
Conference! The etherFAX Secure Exchange Network (SEN) and the etherFAX
Integration Module (EIM) were presented to thousands of health IT
professionals, clinicians, executives and vendors. We also made several
announcements including our
and the growth of SEN to six
million connected endpoints.
Feb 20, 2017 - We are excited to announce our attendance at HIMSS 2017 in
Orlando! The annual conference and exhibition brings together more than 40,000
health IT professionals, clinicians, executives and vendors from around the
world. This year at HIMSS, we are showcasing the etherFAX Secure Exchange
Network for healthcare organizations and the etherFAX Integration Module for
Feb 10, 2017 - The Federal Bureau of Investigation announced it will implement a new policy in March to no longer accept Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests via email. Instead, people requesting public records must use fax machines and standard mail in order to communicate with the agency’s records management division. Many think it is a step backwards for the FBI to use “archaic technologies” such as fax. Here at etherFAX, we applaud the FBI’s decision to use one of the most trusted document delivery methods available today.
Jan 27, 2017 - In our mission to redefine document delivery for the modern era, we work nonstop to expand the etherFAX ecosystem. From our partner network to the Fax Federation, we continue to expand the world’s largest fax network with over 10 million endpoints enabling the secure transport of highly sensitive, business-critical documents for healthcare, finance, legal and insurance industries.
To broaden our global presence, we recently collaborated with FaxCore and organized a European Partner Conference at one of the most eclectic destinations in the Mediterranean, Malta. Over the course of three days, we met with reseller representatives from all around the world including the UK, Spain, Germany, Netherlands, Israel and Turkey.
Jan 24, 2017 - Despite the rapid deployment of mobility and cloud technologies, enterprise organizations today still rely on legacy systems to manage business-critical operations. Organizations also need these systems to integrate with other technologies to send and receive unstructured data and content securely.
The etherFAX Integration Module (EIM) addresses this need by providing the capability to extend legacy systems to the cloud, offering secure document and data delivery to fax endpoints, electronic medical record (EMR) systems, and other applications.
Nov 07, 2016 - As telecom industry leaders, the evolution of the fax machine ceases to amaze us. Ironically, the first fax machine was built by Western Electric and demonstrated at Bell Labs in Holmdel, New Jersey (now known as Bell Works) where our corporate office is located. etherFAX is proud to work in the same building where so many technology innovations have been developed. Our mission is to revolutionize fax and secure document delivery even further.
Oct 26, 2016 - Did you have trouble accessing Spotify, Twitter, Netflix or the New York Times last Friday? You can thank the latest distributed denial of service (DDoS) attack for that. Dyn, a New Hampshire internet infrastructure company, was the main target receiving malicious requests from millions of IP addresses which disrupted their servers. While many websites were down for hours after the attack, etherFAX’s web services and telephony remained completely operational, thanks to our support team.
Oct 17, 2016 - At etherFAX, we believe customer service and support is what differentiates us from other companies. Our aim is to always be proactive and transparent, regardless of the situation or root cause. Recently, we were featured in TMCnet for our reputable customer service.
Oct 06, 2016 - As preparations are being made throughout the southeast for Hurricane Matthew, we at etherFAX wanted to share the preparations we are making to better serve customers affected by this storm. You can also get updates via our status page.
Oct 06, 2016 - On Tuesday, a series of network issues from Level 3 Communications caused widespread outages for every major phone carrier on the East Coast. DailyDot and NetworkWorld reported phone providers including Verizon, Sprint, and T-Mobile were affected while others such as Google, Amazon, Netflix and Comcast also experienced issues. While half of the country was impacted by this outage, we are pleased to announce etherFAX remained fully operational during this time.
Sep 06, 2016 - We are excited to announce our new corporate location at Bell Works in Holmdel, NJ. With decades of history and inspiration flowing throughout the building, Bell Works is more than just a workspace. Named "The Biggest Mirror Ever" by Architectural Forum, Bell Works offers two million square feet of office and laboratory space.
Jun 08, 2016 - When hospital staff can’t facilitate efficient communication, the health and treatment of patients can be at stake. While technology is an enabler, it can also be used to bring a hospital’s operations to a crawl. This is exactly what happened when hackers infiltrated, shut down, and held the Hollywood Presbyterian Medical Center’s IT systems to a $3.6 million ransom.
So what does a medical staff do to ensure business continuity? They adapt.
Mar 14, 2016 - What happens in Vegas doesn’t always stay in Vegas when you gather almost 42,000 health IT professionals, clinicians, executives and vendors from around the world.
Oct 27, 2015 - Fax servers have been an integral part of secure document delivery between enterprises, and their partners and customers. Independent of features and functionality – some fax servers may have more than others – fax servers all have one thing in common: they all need a network to transport data and documents.
Oct 19, 2015 - Fax Federation is an independent organization that represents the world’s largest fax network.
Jun 17, 2015 - Last year, the cost of a security breach leapt 282% in healthcare according to NetIQ. That growth is staggering in the face of network security risks that the healthcare industry is now facing.Healthcare data doesn’t have to be shared using traditional infrastructure – a hybrid fax solution can make sure your data is never stored off-site and stays securely within your network.
May 18, 2015 - We spoke with attendees and vendors from every corner of the healthcare industry, from physicians and health information technology (IT) professionals to providers looking for security solutions. All of them were interested in a cost-effective application that would provide higher quality built-in redundancy and faster speed.
Healthcare organizations are making a change in how they send their patient records – they’re transitioning to the cloud.
As we are sure you’ve heard by now, Anthem Health just had a massive data breach. The announcement on Thursday sent a shock through the healthcare information technology sector, with as many as 80 million people being placed at risk of identity fraud.