Hong Kong based hospital system implements Certes Networks’ TrustNet encryption solution to protect sensitive patient information

Pittsburgh, PA, February 26, 2013 Certes Networks, a leading developer of scalable network and cloud encryption solutions announced today, that one of Hong Kong’s largest hospital systems has deployed Certes Networks’ high speed data encryption solution to secure their layer 2 connections between data centers.

As a government regulated hospital all protected health information on the customer network is required to be encrypted. Like many organizations who need to protect data, the hospital was concerned about the impact on performance and manageability that encryption might have on the network and data centers. Certes Networks was the sole provider able to demonstrate an easy to manage solution that was also transparent to performance.

Through its partner, Jardine OneSolution (JOS) the leading provider of integrated IT solutions in Asia, Certes Networks provided the hospital system with their market leading Group Encryption solution. The Company’s groundbreaking policy and key management capability allowed the hospital to quickly and easily secure all of their regulated and sensitive traffic over their layer 2 network. In combination with Certes Networks FIPS 140-2 validated 10Gbps and 1Gbps encryption appliances, customers are able to fully secure sensitive data without impacting the performance, or reliability of network or data center.

In addition to performing standards based encryption, the Certes Networks solution also provides persistent authentication of all traffic and allows for automated key rotations. This powerful combination of security features provides customers with the most robust data protection available on the market.

“The ability to encrypt and authenticate at layer 2 allowed the Hospital IT staff to meet all of their security requirements without making expensive modifications to the network,” said Andy Kwok, Senior Manager, Jardine OneSolution (HK) Limited. “The ease of policy and key management of the Certes Networks solution really set it apart from the other solutions that were considered.”