Until recently, VITAS used a traditional, signature-based antivirus solution to protect its servers and endpoints. “We had reached the limits of the solution that was in place,” explained La Bella. “The incidence of targeted phishing attempts, as well as sophisticated attack trends such as Emotet, are on the rise across healthcare organizations. We had to move away from a signature-based solution to better protect patient data.”
Moreover, he sought a solution that, despite its power, was easy to deploy and simple to use.
The VITAS security organization includes a small team of dedicated security analysts, as well as network engineers and IT operations personnel. Employing the right tools and improving efficiencies through automation is paramount to protecting the organization. In their competitive analysis, the team at VITAS was drawn to Elastic Endpoint Security in part due to its groundbreaking automation technologies that help IT operations staff rapidly triage, investigate, and respond to alerts.
“Institutional knowledge is important to us in candidate selection. Elastic Endpoint Security makes hiring easier thanks to its automated interface and user-friendly dashboard. A few hours of training is all someone needs to begin effectively analyzing data and taking action,” said La Bella.