While there are processes and regulations in place for sharing and protecting data in the healthcare industry, there is no single prescription for monitoring the array of networks across which data travels within hospitals and among healthcare organizations. According to an independent research organization, 90 percent of health organizations have experienced some type of data breach in the last two years, and almost half have had five or more breaches.

The information in the databases that hospitals and health networks maintain is especially attractive to hackers, so the need for effective network monitoring and complete network visibility has never been greater for the healthcare IT professional. What’s the best way for a healthcare organization to approach network monitoring and security?

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