King Hamad University Hospital picks Fortinet for security

Fortinet will deploy its Fortinet Security Fabric suite across the entirety of KHUH’s healthcare network.

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King Hamad University Hospital picks Fortinet for security Major Khalid Al Khalifa, CIO - ICT Department, King Hamad University Hospital.
By  Alexander Sophoclis Pieri Published  October 23, 2016

The King Hamad University Hospital (KHUH) has signed an agreement with cybersecurity specialist Fortinet to deliver security enhancements across its healthcare network.

Deploying its Fortinet Security Fabric suite, which comprises of FortiGate enterprise firewall and FortiMail email security solutions, Fortinet will provide provides KHUH with an integrated and adaptive end-to-end security architecture to protect its entire distributed network, through a single management interface.

"Without an integrated and adaptive security infrastructure and limited IT staff to manage various solutions, KHUH's network was difficult to manage and safeguard from the expanding and evolving threat landscape," commented Major Khalid Al Khalifa, CIO - ICT Department, King Hamad University Hospital.

"We found that only Fortinet provides a comprehensive, end-to-end security solution that is adaptive, extremely easy to manage, and provides the security features and performance necessary to keep our corporate and patient data safe.

"A three-member team is currently responsible for managing the security solution, but thanks to the intuitive interface and integration of all the Fortinet solutions, the hospital's team did not need training on the new appliances. The team now spends just one hour on the appliances each day, with the majority of time spent on fine tuning," he added.

Based in Muharraq, Kingdom of Bahrain, King Hamad University Hospital currently maintains nine internal wards and capacity of 311 beds. The healthcare institution is supported via an independent budget attached to the Bahrain Defense Force's budget.

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