Vanderbilt University Medical Center selects NetSilica's Enterprise Private Network for secure access

Piscataway 10 September 2002Vanderbilt University Medical Center, an expert in medical education, research, and patient care, has licensed NetSilica Inc.'s Enterprise Private Network (EPN) technology as a core component of its overall remote network access and data transfer solution. Vanderbilt's diverse user group of over 15.000 physicians, students, and service providers will use EPN to access and move data to and from the Vanderbilt network via any device, with the highest levels of security.


EPN will greatly reduce the overall costs of deploying, implementing, and managing a secure remote access network, and enabling Vanderbilt to provide remote access and data transfer capabilities to a much broader user base.

"NetSilica's EPN technology provides the ideal solution for our needs", stated Dr. William Stead, Director of the Informatics Center, and Associate Vice Chancellor of Health Services at Vanderbilt University. "EPN's granular access control, SSL transport, and complete logging system provides us with strong security and delivers the primary requirements of new HIPAA compliance statutes for encryption and audit control."

NetSilica's enterprise level EPN technology enables companies to immediately and simply provide employees, customers, and partners with reliable, secure access to data and e-mail from within any network, across any ISP, and on any device. EPN complements or replaces traditional Virtual Privat Network (VPN) remote access for the majority of users.

By focusing on secure access to application data only, EPN solves the predominant need for remote access more cost-effectively than any other solution. Additionally, the simplicity and security of EPN's deployment enables companies to provide access to a much broader user base without the complexities commonly associated with traditional technologies.

"As a major academic medical centre we work with thousands of independent researchers, laboratories, clinics, and service providers, each with unique access needs and IT resources", stated Chris Hastings, Manager of Security for Network Computing Services of Vanderbilt University Medical Center. "EPN allows us to equip this diverse base of users with remote access and data transfer capabilities. The solution's ease of use translates into minimal training and fewer calls to the support desk, reducing administrative headaches and allowing us to address these needs more quickly and at lower costs than traditional approaches."

"NetSilica is committed to offering our customers total data access solutions, and we are proud to integrate our software into Vanderbilt's network", stated Robert Marmon, Chairman and CEO of NetSilica. "Security is the cornerstone of our EPN product. With information as private as medical records, and a network as extensive as Vanderbilt's, EPN is the perfect solution to increase the usability and reach of their secure network while reducing their upfront and total cost of ownership."

NetSilica is a software company dedicated to providing secure and simple remote access and data transfer solutions for enterprises, resellers, and OEM customers. Formed in 1999, NetSilica has responded to the growing need for companies to create access to data efficiently by developing a suite of unique, secure data access products that work across wireless and wired networks. Its Enterprise Private Network (EPN) technology allows companies and departments within companies to immediately, cost-effectively, and securely connect users to business critical data.

Leslie Versweyveld

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