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TitanHQ Launches Web Filtering Solution for Hospital Wi-Fi Networks

TitanHQ – a world leader in email and web security solutions – has launched a DNS-based Web filtering solution for hospital Wi-Fi networks.

Wi-Fi in hospitals has been acknowledged as a feature that increases patient satisfaction and has been associated with faster patient recuperation. Certainly providing patients with a means of communicating with their families via email and social media makes their stay more bearable.

However, providing unfiltered Wi-Fi access to patients can have negative consequences. Patients that spend all day live streaming sports events can eat up bandwidth – preventing other patients from being able to access the Internet at all. Patients can access inappropriate web content in eyeshot of other patients or minors, and – potentially a more serious consequence – is the installation of malware and viruses that may not only infect the user´s device, but also the entire Wi-Fi network.

TitanHQ has developed a solution for these potential issues – WebTitan Cloud for Wi-Fi. With Wi-Fi filtering for hospitals, administrators can block bandwidth-consuming streaming sites – or limit access to certain low-traffic times of the day – and block access to websites that may contain inappropriate content or are known to contain malware and viruses. The solution is easy to use, has multi-device support and unlimited usage.

How WebTitan Cloud for Wi-Fi Works
1 – Patient types in web address
2 – DNS Request is sent to WebTitan Cloud
3 – WebTitan Cloud checks hospital access policy
4 – The request to access the website is either approved or denied

The whole process is done instantly so that there is no latency. Hospital access policies can be fine-tuned via highly granular controls to allow certain categories of content to certain users while blocking it from others. Administrators have the ability to centrally control multiple Wi-Fi routers or locations, and to scale any number of routers and locations as required – making the web filtering solution for hospital Wi-Fi networks an appropriate solution for large healthcare organizations providing a Wi-Fi service over multiple healthcare centers.

Author: Steve Alder is the editor-in-chief of HIPAA Journal. Steve is responsible for editorial policy regarding the topics covered on HIPAA Journal. He is a specialist on healthcare industry legal and regulatory affairs, and has several years of experience writing about HIPAA and other related legal topics. Steve has developed a deep understanding of regulatory issues surrounding the use of information technology in the healthcare industry and has written hundreds of articles on HIPAA-related topics.