Array Networks Bolsters VM Racks' Capabilities
With network security now at a premium, especially considering how many different ways there are to use the network, the recent move from VM Racks makes particular sense. A Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) compliant cloud hosting operation, VM Racks recently brought in Array Networks to help secure those networks further.
More specifically, VM Racks brought in Array Networks' Array vxAG virtual secure access gateway line, a move that would help better provide remote access while still providing for the kind of security called for as part of HIPAA compliance. Since VM Racks' primary focus is on healthcare and government operations, it's clear that protective measures like that will be called for.
VM Racks must ensure that data is not only protected at rest—when it's inside the system—but also in transit, when it's moving from system to
system. VM Racks accomplishes its internal protective measures with a secure socket layer (SSL) virtual private network (VPN), and now, it's just put a lot of extra firepower beyond its transfer efforts. The VM Racks solution turns to a variety of countermeasures from multi-factor authentication that's largely based on hardware ID functions to cloud management integration to provide the best in transfer measure security.
Array Networks' senior director of marketing Paul Andersen commented, “With demand for infrastructure as a cloud service on the rise, there is a corresponding increase in the need to provide secure access to remote data centers and public and private clouds. Array’s vxAG virtual SSL VPN appliances are ideal in these environments, especially where compliance is paramount, and we are delighted to help VM Racks enhance their service offerings and provide their customers with a superior end-user experience.”
Being HIPAA compliant is essentially security overkill for everyone who isn't in the healthcare field, and what this actually does is put a spotlight squarely on Array Networks. Security that's sufficiently powerful to keep medical records protected according to the regulation of the United States government is almost certainly powerful enough to keep just about anything tightly under wraps, and that should make Array Networks ground zero for anyone looking to pull off some security upgrades.
This move should give Array Networks a lot to work with in terms of selling future product lines. Being able to say “it's good enough for HIPAA” might well be the thing that tips some scales. It might not work out that way, but certainly, Array Networks has fodder for some impressive new sales pitches thanks to sales like those made to VM Racks.
Edited by Alicia Young