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The healthcare industry is undergoing digital transformation with the adoption of Internet-of-Medical-Things (IoMT) devices and digital technology, expanding the attack surface. The Fortinet Security Fabric delivers comprehensive protection for healthcare networks, data, and devices. Our Secure Networking solutions also ease proving regulatory compliance. 

The Distributed Health Enterprise

The industry is experiencing consolidation and partnerships, which means healthcare enterprises need to integrate branch locations into an integrated cybersecurity architecture. Fortinet provides converged networking and security solutions for branches and headquarters, enabling quick integration of newly acquired branch locations and high-performance operations at scale.

Digital Innovation and loMT Security

Securing the sensitive healthcare data IoMT devices transmit is a critical priority. The Fortinet Security Fabric provides intelligent segmentation, NAC, endpoint protection, and IAM tools to secure IoMT devices and users, and to integrate them into the overall security architecture. Security analytics, monitoring, and automated reporting are also available.


Integrating surveillance cameras, recorders, and telephony with cybersecurity solutions can optimize physical security. Fortinet offers a single console to integrate cyber and physical security functions, voice communications, and PA systems for visibility and management. This technology includes security cameras, facial recognition, weapons detection, and footage recordings.

Key Challenges For Cyber Security for Healthcare

Low Latency

Managing large volumes of encrypted traffic while maintaining network performance is crucial

Data Integrity

Maintaining the integrity of patient data throughout its life cycle is critical

Operational Efficiency

Fragmented security architectures create operational inefficiencies and delayed threat response

Physical Distribution of Sites and Partners

Providing consistent security controls across organizations is a big challenge


IT and cybersecurity spending are heavily scrutinized

Compliance Reporting

Healthcare organizations must be able to demonstrate compliance with regulations and standards 

Fortinet Differentiators for Healthcare Industry Cybersecurity

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Integrated Platform
Fortinet’s integrated platform aggregates the security architecture for healthcare organizations
Visibility Protection
Cyber-physical Coverage
Fortinet provides the ability to consolidate voice, networking, security, and surveillance functions
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Branch Location Networking and Security
Fortinet offers SD-WAN and secure networking for branch locations
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Processing Efficiency
Fortinet SPUs enable high performance, even with SSL/TLS inspection activated

Case Studies

If you do not know about a device, there is no way to monitor and protect it. FortiNAC gives us a clear picture of the network and enables us to quickly find assets and shut down individual network ports.”
- Rob Fountaine, Manager of Information Security, Atrius Health
The IT team also spoke with industry analysts and a network security consultant, who reviewed Barnabas Health's network design and 'validated that Fortinet would be the right choice'.”
- Hussein Syed, Chief Information Security Officer, RWJBarnabas Health
The healthcare industry is experiencing a massive increase in the volume and sophistication of threats, so it’s imperative that we have the necessary strength and agility to stay secure. This is why we chose to partner with Fortinet and ePlus.”
- Mike Soldinger, Lead Network Engineer, Enzo Biochem
Fortinet has delivered a tightly coordinated security strategy that gives us elevated protection, control and visibility across our entire infrastructure. In turn, we’ve been able to pass these benefits on to our own clients: Everyone wins!”
- Ross Petty, Senior Network Security Engineer, Heartland Dental
Fortinet really understood the Halifax Health mission. In addition to performance and protection, we needed to have a product that met our financial needs, too, and Fortinet did that."
- Tom Stafford, Vice President and CIO, Halifax Health
With the increase in wireless equipment and applications, we wanted a solution that was able to grow with the hospital—and Fortinet was ideal for that.”
- Chris Flynn, CEO, Mater Health North Queensland

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