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Care New England Implements Least Privilege on Desktops

Posted January 21, 2011    Peter McCalister

Care New England, located in Providence Rhode Island is a non-for-profit healthcare system that offers a continuum of quality care, including two teaching hospitals affiliated with The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University, Butler and Women & Infants; a community hospital, Kent; a visiting nurse and home care/hospice agency, Care New England Home Health; and the Care New England Wellness Center. Care New England’s strengths are based on complementary programs and distinctive competencies of our partner hospitals to its partner hospitals and agencies.

With 10,000+ end users running as local administrators on 4,800 unsecured desktops, Care New England definitely had a compliance and security problem. Not only was their sensitive data in danger, but they were spending way too much money on expensive help desk costs. They needed a solution that would allow their users to run over 250 applications without elevated administrator rights, make their systems secure and compliant across different geographical locations, and minimize calls to the help desk. This is where BeyondTrust comes in.

Care New England selected Powerbroker Windows Desktop as the solution to their security and compliance needs. The software gives them the ability to centrally manage user rights and significantly reduce expensive calls to the help desk. In addition to saving the company money, Powerbroker for Desktops deployed easily for fast implementation. It also improved the security of Care New England, making the enterprise HIPAA compliant.

If you find your desktops vulnerable and noncompliant, like Care New England did, click here to read what Darren Mar-Elia has to say about making least privilege a best practice.

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Posted November 20, 2014    BeyondTrust Research Team

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Triggering MS14-066

Posted November 17, 2014    BeyondTrust Research Team

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