Care New England Selects CORE IMPACT to Provide Easy and Cost-Effective Penetration Testing

Care New England Selects CORE IMPACT to Provide Easy and Cost-Effective Penetration Testing

Partnership Enables Health Care Provider to Enhance its Network Security and Comply with HIPAA Network Testing Requirements

BOSTON, Mass., May 9, 2005 - Core Security Technologies, today announced that Care New England Health System has chosen its flagship product, CORE IMPACT, to enhance their network security. CORE IMPACT makes it possible for Care New England to test the security of their network, identifying what resources are exposed, and determining if their current security investments are actually detecting and preventing attacks.

“Penetration testing with CORE IMPACT has given us the ability to quickly and efficiently test our network security while saving us considerable time and money,” said Larry Pesce, Care New England Health Systems security specialist. “It would have taken an expensive security consultant three weeks of work each quarter to do what CORE IMPACT does in just a few hours. We feel confident that by working with Core, our network is significantly more resilient and secure.”

Care New England, located in Providence, Rhode Island, is a health system comprised of five leading health care providers that have a long-standing involvement and reputation in community health, teaching and research. Prior to selecting CORE IMPACT, Care New England tested its network with manual penetration testing tools, which strained its time, resources and budget. Additionally, the benefits of automated penetration testing with CORE IMPACT allow Care New England to easily meet their legislative requirements under the newly mandated HIPAA regulations. HIPAA requires regular network security testing, as well as a precise audit of the work performed and the results of those tests.

CORE IMPACT is the first comprehensive penetration testing product for assessing specific information security threats to an organization. It allows organizations such as Care New England to safely exploit vulnerabilities in their own network, replicating the kinds of access an intruder could achieve, and proving the actual paths of attacks that must be eliminated. By automating the previously manual and expensive penetration testing process, CORE IMPACT improves Care New England’s security while reducing its costs.

“With outside attacks, phishing, viruses and identity theft on the rise, organizations of all sizes require an ever-increasing high level of security. With CORE IMPACT, organizations can prove that their network defenses are functioning properly and providing a proper return on investment,” said Core Security Technologies CEO, Paul Paget. “CORE IMPACT enables hospitals, clinics, doctors’ offices and other medical organizations to fully comply with the strict HIPAA regulations governing the required network security testing.”

About Care New England
Care New England Health System is comprised of five leading health care providers that have a long-standing involvement and reputation in community health, teaching and research. Member organizations of Care New England include Butler Hospital, Kent Hospital, Women & Infants Hospital, Care New England Home Health, and Care New England Wellness Centers. Together, these organizations offer a comprehensive array of services focused on meeting the health care needs of our patients and communities.

Care New England continues to develop innovative services to improve the health and well-being of the people and communities it serves.

About Core Security Technologies
Core Security Technologies develops strategic security solutions for Fortune 1000 corporations, government agencies and military organizations. The company’s flagship product, CORE IMPACT, is the first automated penetration testing product for assessing specific information security threats to an organization. The company also provides world-class consulting services, which include penetration testing, software security auditing, and related training. Headquartered in Boston, MA, Core Security Technologies can be reached at 617-399-6980 or on the Web at http://www.coresecurity.com.


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