News about Securelink and the company’s dedicated vendor privileged access management platform for the healthcare industry, which ensures HIPAA compliance with respect to remote network access.

SecureLink Launches Healthcare-Specific Vendor Privileged Access Management Solution
Jan15

SecureLink Launches Healthcare-Specific Vendor Privileged Access Management Solution

The vendor privileged access management (VPAM) solution provider, SecureLink, has launched SecureLink for Healthcare: A healthcare-specific centralized solution for managing third-party access to internal systems. SecureLink’s new offering has been developed to meet the needs of organizations required to comply with the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) and the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health (HITECH) Act. The platform allows administrators to easily provide and carefully control access to internal systems, applications, and resources, including restricting access to systems containing ePHI. The platform creates a HIPAA-compliant, detailed audit trail that includes the logging of all keystrokes by vendors and videos of their activities while remotely connected to internal resources, at both the vendor and vendor user level. The platform provides full visibility into all business and clinical applications, such as EHR systems, for compliance with HIPAA, the HITECH Act, PCI, and other regulations. The platform includes a best...

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New Features Added to SecureLink Platform to Simplify Management of Vendor Privileged Access
Nov22

New Features Added to SecureLink Platform to Simplify Management of Vendor Privileged Access

SecureLink has announced new features have been added to its Vendor Privileged Access Management (VPAM) platform to simplify the management of vendor privileged access to organization’s systems, files, and applications. SecureLink’s VPAM platform was developed to improve remote access security and give organizations full visibility into remote access sessions. While the platform can be used by all organizations to improve vendor privileged access management, the platform is most commonly used by highly regulated enterprise organizations and technology vendors. The platform has now been adopted by more than 30,000 organizations worldwide across a wide range of industry sectors. The SecureLink platform is constantly evolving, with new capabilities and features regularly added. The latest updates include mobile authentication capabilities and new tools to simplify and automate administrative functions and ensure compliance with federal and industry regulations. “With this release, our customers will have greater visibility into the security of their server configurations, along with...

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UMass Improves Security and Saves $1M by Using SecureLink’s VPAM Solution
Jul07

UMass Improves Security and Saves $1M by Using SecureLink’s VPAM Solution

Healthcare organizations typically have dozens of vendors that require access to their internal networks and applications to provide essential services. Providing third parties with access to internal networks is necessary but not without risk. The hackers behind the 2013 Target data breach obtained credentials from a vendor that had remote access to its energy management system, which were used to gain access to Target’s network. Several managed service providers (MSPs) have been attacked in a similar fashion, and their credentials have been used to gain access to sensitive patient data. In 2014, Worcester, MA-based UMass Memorial Hospital underwent a third-party security audit and discovered its methods for managing vendor remote access were flawed and posed a major security risk. Had steps not been taken to address the issues, the $2.5 billion non-profit health system could have suffered a devastating data breach. UMass Memorial Hospital allows vendors to access certain parts of its network and, like many other healthcare organizations, vendors were remotely accessing the...

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SecureLink and Thycotic Partnership Delivers Enhanced Credential Management Capabilities
Feb22

SecureLink and Thycotic Partnership Delivers Enhanced Credential Management Capabilities

SecureLink has announced a new systems integration partnership with the privileged access management (PAM) solution provider, Thycotic. Austin, TX-based SecureLink identified a need for a robust enterprise solution for remote support; one that was capable of supporting multiple technology vendors, security protocols, and ensuring compliance with federal and industry regulations. Tech companies need to be able to provide remote support to their customers quickly and easily, but the available remote access solutions such as desktop sharing tools and VPNs failed to provide those capabilities. In 2003, SecureLink launched its solution for vendor privileged access management (VPAM) and remote support. Today the platform is used by more than 30,000 organizations worldwide. The platform has been updated many times over the years, with new features regularly added to improve functionality and usability. SecureLink has now announced that Thycotic’s award-winning Secret Server has been integrated with the SecureLink’s VPAM solution, offering unified security for all privileged activities....

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SecureLink Expands Security Validation Process with LMG Security Partnership
Oct11

SecureLink Expands Security Validation Process with LMG Security Partnership

SecureLink, the leading provider of secure third-party remote access management solutions for technology vendors and highly regulated enterprises, has announced a new partnership with LMG Security. LMG Security is a leading cybersecurity consulting firm that specializes in penetration testing, digital forensics, and training. Under the partnership, LMG Security will be conducting monthly scans of the SecureLink solutions – SecureLink for Enterprises and SecureLink for Vendors – to identify any vulnerabilities in the solutions to ensure any issues are remediated promptly. In addition to the monthly scans, LMG Security will perform in-depth annual assessments of both solutions. SecureLink had already implemented comprehensive internal security processes to ensure the security of its vendor privileged access management solutions. These include industry-standard vulnerability scanning, static code analysis, automated unit and regression testing, and code reviews of all merge requests. The partnership with LMG Security will significantly expand the security validation process. “Since...

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Third-Party Remote Access Study Reveals Compliance is Main Priority
Jun19

Third-Party Remote Access Study Reveals Compliance is Main Priority

The leading secure third-party remote access management solution provider, SecureLink, has recently published the findings from a its third-party remote access study. The purpose of the study was to explore the challenges faced by enterprise organizations and technology vendors related to third-party access to systems and applications and network access control. The survey identified the priorities for organizations in relation to compliance, risk mitigation, legal liability, and monitoring and auditing third party remote access. “Third-party remote access is a big issue for enterprises and the technology vendors that support them, especially in highly regulated industries,” said SecureLink vice president of product, Rob Palermo. “The sharing of passwords, lack of coherent policies and lack of insight into who is accessing a network and when put organizations at risk for data breaches and other malicious cyberattacks. These activities expose organizations—both enterprises and vendors—to litigation and financial risk that can significantly impact a company.” The study revealed the...

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SecureLink Launches Enterprise Administrator App for Mobile Devices
Jun18

SecureLink Launches Enterprise Administrator App for Mobile Devices

SecureLink has announced the release of the SecureLink Enterprise Administrator App. The new app can be downloaded onto Android and iOS smartphones and tablets via the Google Play Store and Apple App Store. The app allows users to easily and securely manage vendor access requests, directly from the mobile device. “This new app is part of our ongoing mobile strategy,” said Rob Palermo, vice president of product for SecureLink. “We recently announced our SecureLink Authenticator App to enable multi-factor authentication, and we are now extending our mobile ecosystem with an app designed for enterprise administrators to quickly and easily manage vendors accessing their network.” The SecureLink Enterprise Administrator App supports multi-factor authentication (MFA) and allows administrators to quickly set up MFA for all vendors accessing their networks and applications. Time constraints can be set through the app for remote access, by day, hour, or minute. Three types of access request can be managed directly through the app: Vendor access requests: Approval or rejection of a vendor...

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