Anti-spyware targets patient privacy

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Computer Associates International Inc. this week announced that Seattle's Northwest Hospital & Medical Center has selected its eTrust PestPatrol Anti-Spyware for protection against spyware and related threats. 

Northwest Hospital & Medical Center in comprised of 1,200 end-users and more than 9,000 patients, and the anti-spyware will protect productivity and help maintain the hospital's Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) compliance initiatives.

After reviewing a number of anti-spyware products the hospital selected CA's system because of its spyware variant detected capability compared to others that are available. Also, the anti-spyware is designed for easy deployment across large networks and allows security administrators to centrally manage anti-spyware protection from any available local or remote network desktop, CA said.

Northwest Hospital & Medical Center has also licensed the latest pest information services through the CA Security Advisor. More information: