When it comes to business continuity, the healthcare industry faces many unique requirements and challenges. With the need of 24 hours, 7 days a week and 365 days availability, and the need to safeguard the content of their electronic health records (EHRs), it can be a hard task to fulfill while still keeping within a reasonable budget.
This is where Unitrends can help. Below are a few unique requirements that the healthcare industry faces and how the Unitrends solution meets to solve them.
- Uptime Requirements
When it comes to recovery time objectives (RTO), most industries have them in hours as they have more time to work with. This doesn’t follow for the healthcare industry as they need their RTOs in a matter of seconds or minutes.
Unitrends Instant Recovery can failover applications in literally seconds. Unitrends Recovery Assurance delivers automated recovery testing, site and application failover, ransomware detection, and disaster recovery compliance, both locally and in the Unitrends Cloud.
- Highly Targeted by Ransomware
Due to the nature of healthcare, data of patients are critical for the business to function. Ransomware criminals are aware of this and that is why the industry is a prime target.
Unitrends products can do security scans against your production applications – but using your backup data instead. It can spin up your applications in a specific order, isolate them from production, execute security tests, and automate reports and alerts immediately upon detection of ransomware
- Highly Regulated
For companies that need to work with the Protected Health Information (PHI) must ensure that all the required physical, network, and process security measures are in place, well documented and strictly followed. This is required by HIPAA.
Unitrends offers a portfolio of 15 all-in-one enterprise physical appliances that are pre-loaded and pre-tuned with powerful software that not only covers on-premises backup but also long-term retention and disaster recovery in the HIPAA compliant Unitrends Cloud.
- Must Control Highly Proprietary Data
Healthcare IT must know where their physical data is located at all times of the lifecycle as well as control who can access it.
Unitrends Recovery Series and Unitrends Backup software can replicate data locally, to a remote site or to the HIPAA-compliant Unitrends Cloud. From any of those locations data can be stored for long term retention and / or used for disaster recovery purposes.
- Support Large Numbers of Non-computer Savvy Users
Usually, the general staff of healthcare are considered to be beginners or illiterate when it comes to new IT related technologies that have come out in the recent years. This makes them very prone to mistakes which in turn can keep their IT counterparts quite busy.
With a common and intuitive user interface across all products, even untrained IT staff can easily find individual files in backups. A few clicks and the entire recovery process, from login to file restoration usually takes less than 5 minutes.
To learn more about Unitrends, you may contact us at 8893-9515 and we would be happy to help you!