HIMSS: EMC showcases RSA Adaptive Authentication, Aspirus installations

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EMC and its security division, RSA, made several announcements during the recent HIMSS conference in Atlanta. 

RSA announced that New Jersey-based Hackensack University Medical Center has selected RSA Adaptive Authentication to help prevent unauthorized access to sensitive patient data.

RSA's Adaptive Authentication SaaS-model and on-premise risk-based authentication and fraud detection platform is currently used by more than 8,000 organizations across multiple industries.  It protects more than 250 million online identities, according Hopkinton, Mass.-based EMC.  

RSA Adaptive Authentication is designed to authenticate users based on risk indicators powered by the RSA Risk Engine, such as device identification, geo-location, behavorial profiling and fraud data from the RSA eFraudNetwork community, the company stated.

A risk score is assigned to each activity and users are only challenged when an activity is identified as high-risk or an organizational policy is violated, the company noted.

EMC also announced during the conference that Wausau, Wis.-based Aspirus, a nonprofit system of hospitals, clinics and other healthcare facilities, is leveraging EMC applications and services for data center consolidation and virtualization to reduce IT administrative costs and streamline workflows.

According to EMC, Aspirus deployed EMC's CLARiiON CX4 networked storage system with enterprise flash drives for its Epic EMR and clinical management applications, and CLARiiON CX3 and EMC Celerra for its Sectra PACS radiology and cardiology imaging systems. Aspirus archives its medical images using EMC Centera content-addressed storage and replaced its backup software with EMC NetWorker and EMC Avamar to provide data deduplication and centralized, automated backup and recovery, EMC added.

The flash technology helped Aspirus reduce its end-user read cycles from 12 to 15 milliseconds to 1 to 1.5 milliseconds, according to a statement from EMC.