CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (PRWEB)
December 17, 2020
In response to a cybersecurity alert about imminent attacks on the public health sector using ransomware and other attacks, Virta Labs recently introduced a Freemium plan, which permits Healthcare Delivery Organizations (HDOs) to use its acclaimed BlueFlow™ software at no charge.
HDOs can use BlueFlow to identify which devices on their networks are medical devices. Those medical devices can then be moved off networks with connected devices such as laptops and cell phones, which are susceptible to phishing attacks that sometimes are successful because of human error. In the unfortunate event of a ransomware event, an HDO can shut down the affected networks while minimizing the impact on the delivery of patient care. This use of BlueFlow™ Bronze is now free with Tapirx™.
New Tiered Pricing for Enhanced Protection
At higher (paid) tiers, BlueFlow™ can enhance risk management practices in other ways. The Silver tier includes support and training for Virta Labs’ open-source tool, Tapirx™, connectors, and access to integrations with a clinical database, vulnerability scanners, and SIEMs with a server upgrade. At this tier, HDOs can group, tag, and edit asset details. This tier facilitates safe vulnerability scanning by excluding medical device IP addresses from scans or by providing last seen data for medical device utilization to permit preventive maintenance to be scheduled for times when specific medical devices are not operating.
The Gold tier includes Pulse™, Virta Labs’ proprietary secure alerts, software updates and vulnerability communications feed, another server upgrade, and the ability to do sophisticated risk scoring based on risk factors, controls in place, and custom asset fields as well as the ability to track remediations.
The Platinum tier includes a server upgrade, custom integrations, new APIs, custom reports, and editing user privileges.
Learn more about which BlueFlow™ tiers, including how to acquire this Virta Labs healthcare cybersecurity solution at no cost* or with additional features at a low monthly fee. Learn more: https://go.virtalabs.com/freemium
About Virta Labs: Virta Labs was founded in 2013 in Ann Arbor, Michigan by researchers in medical device security who were the first in the world to publish a description of how medical devices could be vulnerable to cyber attacks and suggested ways to defend against them. Since then, Virta Labs has led the conversation about healthcare cybersecurity protection in the role of trusted advisor to healthcare delivery organizations, regulators, major medical device manufacturers, standards bodies, and researchers.
Virta Labs solutions feature BlueFlow™, Tapirx™, and Pulse™, a suite of software products that help HTM, clinical engineering, and IT teams streamline inventory, identification, risk assessment, patching, and threat monitoring of medical device assets at healthcare facilities of any size.
Learn more: https://go.virtalabs.com/freemium
*Terms and conditions apply.
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