Mount Sinai chooses Symantec for data protection, HIPAA compliancy

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The Mount Sinai Medical Center has selected Vontu Data Loss Prevention 8 from Symantec to protect electronic personal healthcare information (EPHI) and other confidential data, as well as enable HIPAA compliance.

The Mount Sinai Medical Center encompasses both The Mount Sinai Hospital and Mount Sinai School of Medicine, which Symantec said complicates the organization’s data protection requirements.

The Cupertino, Calif.-based Symantec said that Mount Sinai licensed its Vontu Endpoint Discover and Prevent to access confidential data on desktops and laptops, as well as to prevent data from being downloaded to endpoint systems or copied to USB drives or other removal devices. The Vontu product is designed for organizations to identify violations and enforce policies by group, the company said.

Mount Sinai Medical Center of New York City, a 1,171-bed, tertiary-care teaching facility, treated nearly 50,000 people as inpatients, and nearly 450,000 outpatients last year.