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Protect your websites

and applications.

Providers and patients depend on mobile apps, websites, and web applications for healthcare services. Attackers target these mission-critical resources to steal data and launch supply chain and ransomware attacks.

Stop intrusion, ransomware and data exfiltration.

Application security is a must in the healthcare industry. Patient care portals, online scheduling applications, medical IoT devices, and user login forms are always under attack. Vulnerabilities found in commonly used software can expose the entire industry to previously unknown risks. The Log4J exploit is one example of how criminals could use electronic health records (EHR) services and outsourced software-as-a-service (SaaS) solutions to infiltrate a network, deploy malware, and steal data.

Barracuda WAF-as-a-Service provides complete web application security against automated and advanced attacks on applications and APIs. Defend your network against threats caused by vulnerabilities like Log4J. Ensure compliance with automatic vulnerability discovery and remediation.

Protect websites and web applications from defacement and service interruption.

Websites provide critical information for patients and families. Beyond provider directories, locations, and services, these sites usually offer patient portals with scheduling and account payment capabilities. Most offer the latest information on COVID-19 vaccinations, infections, and treatment capacity. Provider websites empower patients to make informed choices on which hospital to choose for treatment.

Barracuda Cloud Application Protection is an integrated platform that goes beyond OWASP Top 10 protection. Stop zero-day attacks and advanced threats with a powerful security system that is easy to deploy, configure, and manage.

Block DDoS, brute force, and other bot-based attacks.

Attackers use malicious bots to scan for vulnerabilities, mimic human login attempts, and launch distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks that disable websites and other services. This type of activity against healthcare providers increased 372% between September 2020 and February 2021. Successful attacks may lead to network infiltration, data loss, and ransomware.

Barracuda application security with comprehensive DDoS protection and Advanced Bot Protection defends websites, mobile applications, and APIs against bot attacks of all varieties. These solutions use advanced methods to identify and block bot attacks while allowing search indexing, COVID-19 data collection, and other acceptable bot activity to proceed. Advanced Bot Protection is a feature of Barracuda Web Application Firewall and Barracuda WAF-as-a-Service.

Stop API and mobile attacks.

Providers, partners, and patients benefit greatly from integrated workflows made possible by application programming interfaces, also known as APIs. Unfortunately many APIs have basic security flaws that allow access to protected health information (PHI) or expose mobile app users to attack. Gartner predicts that APIs will soon become the most frequent vector for application attacks. Smart devices and medical wearables add to the API attack surface and often cannot be updated without vendor support.

Barracuda Web Application Firewall and Barracuda WAF-as-a-Service protect your entire API attack surface with multiple layers of advanced protection. Incoming API traffic is inspected for attack patterns and valid user inputs. Outgoing traffic is protected by data leak prevention capabilities that prevent exposure or theft of sensitive data through an API.

Protect your applications with identity and access control.

Proper identity and access control measures are critical to ensuring that only the “right individuals have access to the right resources at the right times for the right reasons.” Credential stuffing, password spraying, and brute force attacks against your applications can allow attackers to login as an authorized user. Preventing this type of intrusion is a fundamental component of application security.

Barracuda Cloud Application Protection gives you granular control over user access. Beyond two-factor authentication, our identity and access control capabilities support single sign-on (SSO), client certificate-based authentication, and common authentication services such as LDAP and RADIUS.

Defend against client-side attacks that steal data directly from the browser.

Attackers are constantly looking for vulnerabilities in websites. In 2019, 93.5% of web pages included at least one third-party script, and 10% included 175 or more. Legitimate third-party scripts can be hijacked by cybercriminals to launch attacks on website visitors directly from the web browser. This gives the criminal the ability to steal sensitive data without installing malware on the network. This is an increasingly common way to launch a supply chain attack using the victim’s resources.

Barracuda Web Application Firewall solutions simplify and automate the configuration of client-side protection. This makes it much easier for IT teams to deploy this type of security quickly and with optimum effectiveness.

Protect your patients, customers, and staff.

Contact us to discuss your security needs or to arrange a demonstration or free trial of any Barracuda product.