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PixAlert Introduces PixAlert Enterprise for the Healthcare Industry
Protects Hospital PCs From Inappropriate, Illegal Images Originating From any Source; Upholds Policy

PixAlert Introduces PixAlert Enterprise for the Healthcare Industry

Protects Hospital PCs From Inappropriate, Illegal Images Originating From any Source; Upholds Policy Compliance

New Orleans, LA—Health Care Compliance Conference--April 17, 2005 — PixAlert, the first software supplier to protect firms’ PCs from inappropriate and illegal images originating from any source, today announced PixAlert Enterprise for the Healthcare Industry.

Illegal or inappropriate images on hospital PCs can expose hospital directors, management and employees to criminal and civil claims. In fact, according to The Center for Internet Studies, more than 60 percent of U.S. firms have disciplined – and more than 30 percent have terminated – employees for inappropriate uses of the Internet.

In response to HIPAA and other regulations, many hospitals are upgrading their IT infrastructures and implementing new Web-based applications that are based on WiFi networks. These new technologies can leave hospitals vulnerable to having illegal or in appropriate images more readily downloaded onto hospital PCs. The PixAlert Enterprise software uses patent-pending technology to deliver a powerful multi-source image detection and analysis solution that provides comprehensive protection against inappropriate and illegal images originating from network entry points and PC add-ons. Such sources may include gateways, media, USB ports, 3G cellular and WiFi hotspots. PixAlert Enterprise’s sensitivity of image monitoring can also be adjusted by each hospital’s department allowing images that are appropriate for specific departments to be viewed freely.

“Healthcare providers face the same corporate compliance pressures as other companies, and many of their industry regulations are far more stringent,” John Nolan, PixAlert, CEO. “Many hospitals today are struggling to find a balance between unrestricted employee access to the Web for research purposes with compliance of hospital computer usage and HR policies around hostile work environments. PixAlert addresses these issues because it detects inappropriate and illegal electronic images, safeguards against these ‘visual viruses’ originating from any source and seamlessly integrates and supports a hospital’s compliance policies. It is an ideal complement to a hospital’s security infrastructure.”
PixAlert Benefits
• Reduces the risk of civil or criminal litigation
• Enforces “acceptable use” policies to protect the hospital’s reputation
• Helps to curb inappropriate and costly network traffic and storage requirements
• Improves productivity and return on Internet investment
• PC/server-based to mitigate risk associated with out-of-band introduction of material from sources such as WiFi, USB keys, Firewire, DVD, memory sticks.
• Transparently monitors without impeding technology performance or end-user ability to work

By implementing PixAlert Enterprise or risk assessment service, hospitals can better comply with corporate policies on inappropriate and illegal content. PixAlert helps manage employee computer use effectively, while simultaneously reducing security and legal risks, improving IT resource management, providing a protected working environment and enhancing employee productivity. PixAlert’s unique screen assessment technology delivers non-intrusive content monitoring and the capability to unobtrusively audit suspect computers in the workplace.

PixAlert Enterprise is comprised of PixAlert Monitor and PixAlert Auditor:

PixAlert Monitor
PixAlert Monitor provides multi-source image detection and analysis. It resides on all corporate computer assets, watching screen content for inappropriate or illegal image content. Regardless of the source, when an improper image is viewed, a record is created in a machine specific audit log and an immediate alert is sent to the administrator console. When an alert is received, the designated administrator, who can initiate appropriate action, can v

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