Palisade Systems' PacketSure Provides Heartland Health with Data Loss Prevention, Protocol Management, and More

Palisade Systems' Mature Content Monitoring and Filtering Technology Prevents Accidental or Malicious Transmission of Private Health Information

AMES, Iowa, Oct. 10 / - Palisade Systems, a leading provider of data loss prevention (DLP) and compliance solutions, announced today that Heartland Health, an integrated health delivery system including a medical center, physician practices, foundation and a health plan, has deployed their flagship product, PacketSure 6.0, to protect private health information (PHI) from being transmitted out of their network. Palisade Systems' DLP and compliance solution, PacketSure, is a multi-functional security appliance that monitors and enforces corporate remediation policies for sensitive, inappropriate, confidential or compliance information from leaving a network. Heartland Health was originally looking only to replace their web filtering solution. However, they found that PacketSure provided much more functionality in one appliance that would otherwise require multiple point solutions with multiple vendors.

"We first looked at PacketSure as a potential replacement for an existing solution and very quickly discovered that not only could it replace our current vendor, but from a functionality standpoint, could provide us with even greater levels of security," said Don Mosley, Technology Services Security Administrator for Heartland. Using PacketSure's application-aware content monitoring and filtering patented technology, Heartland Health is now able to manage and control the use of applications and protocols used by its employees, monitor their web usage, and prevent the leakage of sensitive and valuable patient health information.

"Heartland Health is required to protect its sensitive data from being maliciously or accidentally sent out of the network by employees or consultants," said Kurt Shedenhelm, president and CEO of Palisade Systems. "A majority of identity theft and data breaches are initiated from individuals within companies, often unintentionally. Palisade's PacketSure 6.0 proactively protects against internal threats by quarantining and stopping any communication it considers to contain private data that is not authorized to leave the network."

"We selected the PacketSure appliance over competitor's products as it offered a cost-effective solution that didn't introduce an additional point of failure to our network. It also provided us the specifications and level of customization we were looking for," commented Mosley. "PacketSure has reduced any future concerns we might have regarding inappropriate exposure of PHI and web sites that can adversely affect productivity, or even the performance of the network, such as online gaming and gambling sites."

About Palisade Systems, Inc.

Founded in 1996, Palisade Systems, Inc., is a leading provider of enterprise content security and data protection solutions with over 500 customers across North America and Europe. Palisade security appliances help organizations proactively secure intellectual property and private client information from leaking outside the network, define and enforce access to internal network resources, and enforce compliance with federal privacy and industry security regulations. Palisade Systems customers include prominent clients in healthcare, financial services, insurance industries, along with universities and school districts. For more information, please visit or contact Palisade's sales department at 1.888.824.0720.

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