Apr 30, 2021

Trusted IoT security for healthcare

Cybersecurity
solutions
healthcare
IoT
Janet Brice
2 min
Palo Alto Networks - a key partner of CHOC - provides the first turnkey IoT security solution for healthcare
Palo Alto Networks - a key partner of CHOC - provides the first turnkey IoT security solution for healthcare...

Palo Alto Network offers IoT security solutions which allows the healthcare industry to trust every device on their network.

One of the key partners of Children’s Hospital of Orange County in California, US, Palo Alto Network has introduced the health sector’s first turnkey IoT security solution.

This is healthcare’s most comprehensive security solution 

- delivering visibility, prevention, enforcement and operational insights - all powered by cloud - delivered machine learning.

It is estimated that by 2025 there will be 500 million healthcare devices deployed globally - many running legacy software and lacking encryption - which all poses the biggest security risk.

In an industry where security is paramount, Palo Alto Network is leading the way with turnkey IoT and is committed to delivery security “without compromise”. 

“Our vision is a world where each day is safer and more secure than the one before,” is the message from Palo Alto Networks which has 80K customers covering 150 countries and a revenue of $3.4 billion in 2020.

By helping to prevent tomorrow’s network threats today, Palo Alto Networks focuses on best-in-breed solutions in network security, cloud native security and in security operations for both healthcare and enterprises.

According to Founder and CTO Nir Zuk: “To properly leverage machine learning and automation, a single-vendor platform is key.”

Walt Disney provided financial support to open the first dedicated children’s hospital in California 55 years ago. CHOC is now undergoing a digital transformation - harnessing the power of intuitive technology - which is creating a smooth experience for patients and clinicians and Palo Alto Networks has been crucial in this journey.

Adam Gold, Chief Technology Officer at CHOC, commented on how Palo Alto Network was “critical” in getting the hospital’s infrastructure built. 

To find out more about how Palo Alto Networks is partnering with CHOC you can read here.

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May 12, 2021

Confluent announces new private cloud building platform

Cloud
Data
Technology
Digital
2 min
Confluent launches its Kubernetes platform, providing developers a cloud-native data streaming experience within private cloud infrastructure

Confluent, a platform that sets data in motion, today announced Confluent for Kubernetes, the first platform purpose-built to bring cloud-native capabilities to data streams in private infrastructures.

Confluent for Kubernetes allows platform teams to bring much of the same cloud-native experience found within Confluent Cloud to their self-managed environments while enabling operations teams to retain control of their data and infrastructure. As a cloud-native solution, Confluent for Kubernetes helps achieve faster time-to-value and reduce operational burdens with a fully elastic and scalable cloud-native experience in private infrastructure.

“To compete in the digital realm, organisations need to quickly deliver personalised customer experiences and real-time operations, which are only possible with access to data from all environments and cloud-native advantages,” said Ganesh Srinivasan, Chief Product and Engineering Officer, Confluent.

“For organisations that need to operate on-premises, we’re bringing the benefits of cloud computing to their private infrastructure with Confluent for Kubernetes. Now, any company can build a private cloud service to move data across their business regardless of its environment.”

 

How can Confluent for Kubernetes help?

Organisations who are transitioning to the cloud or who need to keep workloads on-premises can use Confluent for Kubernetes’ cloud-native capabilities, including a declarative API to deploy and operate Confluent. According to the company, the platform also makes moving applications to the public cloud easier by ‘seamlessly migrating workloads to wherever your business needs them with the ability to connect and share data with Confluent Cloud’.

  • Enhanced reliability – As a cloud-native system, Confluent for Kubernetes detects if a process fails and will automatically restart processes or reschedule as necessary. Automated rack awareness spreads replicas of a partition across different racks, improving the availability of your brokers and limiting the risk of data loss.

  • Automated elasticity – Meet changing business demands with the ability to scale up using API-driven operations. The platform will automatically generate configurations, schedule and run new broker processes, and ensure data is balanced across brokers so that clusters can be efficiently utilised.

  • Simplified infrastructure management – Confluent for Kubernetes extends the Kubernetes API, enabling organisations to define the desired high-level state of clusters rather than manage all the low-level details. This infrastructure-as-code approach reduces the operational burden and achieves a faster time to value, while enhancing security with standards that can be easily and consistently deployed across an organisation.

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