Children's Specialized Hospital chooses Netilla Networks to provide secure Web-based remote access to its staff

Somerset 14 October 2003Children's Specialized Hospital, an affiliate member of the Robert Wood Johnson Health System, has implemented Netilla's Web-based platform to provide its administrative and support staff with secure remote access across its entire network. Through Netilla, Children's Hospital administrative staff and approved third-party vendors can securely connect to centralized hospital applications including e-mail, Microsoft applications and access to personal folders on the network. The Netilla solution allows the IT staff the ability to support the hospital's registration system, order entry and patient accounting software remotely and during off hours.

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Originally founded as a respite for ailing city children in the 1890's, Children's Specialized Hospital has since grown to become the largest paediatric rehabilitation hospital in the United States. With more than 1000 employees in two hospitals, three out-patient centres and three individual practices across New Jersey, the hospital selected the Netilla Security Platform G-Class to provide its staff with access to mission-critical information regardless of their location.

"We needed a solution that would allow our staff the flexibility to work from home, travel and attend conferences, all while offering the highest level of security in accessing their e-mail and internal applications", stated Pat DeMartino, Director of Information Systems and CIO for Children's Specialized Hospital. "We were using PCAnywhere, but found that Netilla offered a higher degree of flexibility, security and ease of use. There's no client software to load, the install was fast, and support for the product is easy. It has been a great success."

The Netilla Security Platform uses SSL encryption, the security technology embedded in today's Web browsers, for secure access to remotely hosted applications. By eliminating the time and cost of installing applications on the remote user's PC and providing a more intuitive user experience, Netilla's versatile Web-based approach marks a significant advance over existing VPN remote access solutions.

"Our solution provides health care organisations with the ability to securely and easily access medical information regardless of location", stated Reggie Best, president and CEO of Netilla Networks. "Healthcare organisations can provide better patient services, attract the best doctors and care givers and maximize a medical provider's time. Netilla's platform is the ideal solution to provide secure remote access to enterprise applications and to enforce security policies for all users."

The Netilla Security Platform Release 4 combines three secure application access modes: browser-based access to client-server applications (Windows, UNIX, Linux or mainframe), Web-based and Intranet applications, and network-layer access via the Netilla Virtual Adapter that allows PC-based applications to exchange data with central servers through an SSL tunnel. Netilla's dynaTRUST operating system enforces enterprise security policies and provisions trust-based access to network resources on the basis of four key variables: a user's identity, entitlements, environment and client integrity.

Children's Specialized Hospital provides specialized care for children with chronic illnesses as well as evaluation and treatment for common childhood developmental concerns through its New Jersey outpatient facilities and inpatient hospitals in Mountainside and Toms River. Children's Specialized Hospital cares for patients from birth to age 21, providing a wide array of medical, developmental, educational and rehabilitative services for infants, children, adolescents, and young adults. The hospital offers centres of excellence in Brain Injury, Spinal Cord Dysfunction, Educational and Rehabilitation Technology, Respiratory Care and Ambulatory Services.

Netilla Networks Inc. is a global provider of enterprise-class secure remote access and application access management solutions. The Netilla family of SSL VPN appliances gives organisations the power to make their mission-critical applications and resources instantly available to employees and trusted partners anywhere via standard Web browsers, while safeguarding internal networks. Compared to traditional VPN technologies, the Netilla Security Platform is a versatile, simple and quick-to-deploy solution that lowers the total cost of remote access security management. Netilla's products are available through a worldwide network of value-added resellers.


Leslie Versweyveld

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