Thales TCT Solutions for Securing Federal Heathcare Data

Thales TCT’s data protection solutions help U.S. Federal healthcare agencies reduce the risks associated with holding patient data. Our flexible healthcare data security solutions help strengthen organizational security and compliance postures, and support users’ demands for access to patient data.

Compliant Protection of Structured and Unstructured Data

Healthcare institutions typically store and process multiple kinds of healthcare data, ranging from images and emails to medical records and payment information. This healthcare data, much of which is subject to HIPAA compliance or other privacy mandates, is stored on multiple devices, runs on multiple operating systems and is accessed by multiple users in multiple places.

Users Who Need Immediate, Reliable Access to Data

Given the often urgent nature of the healthcare environment, users require immediate access to healthcare data across a range of devices and applications. IT security managers are tasked with ensuring that clinicians, researchers and patients themselves can access medical records, with no degradation in system performance.

Expanding Threat Landscape

According to Reuters, medical records are worth 10 times the value of a stolen credit card number. As attackers increase their sophistication, healthcare organizations must bolster their healthcare data security and compliance efforts. The unprecedented sharing of healthcare data across clinical applications, devices and facilities expands the potential surface attack area – and the security manager’s challenges.

Protect Agency Reputation

Data breaches at healthcare organizations have increased operating costs, but perhaps the greatest damage is to the long-term reputation of the breached organization. Establishing a strong security and compliance posture helps defend the healthcare enterprise against negative reputational and financial impact.

Improve Compliance with HIPAA-HITECH, PCI DSS and More

Data privacy mandates specify that organizations that store and process patient data – and other personally identifiable information – must protect it against theft or other loss. Thales TCT’s data protection solutions help organizations meet HIPAA Security Rule and HITECH compliance requirements transparently – without changes to operational processes and the daily work of healthcare professionals.

Render Patient Records Unusable to Attackers

Attackers are motivated by the black market value of patient medical records. However, with Thales TCT’s data protection solutions in place, attackers will find only ciphertext in place of patient data.


Thales TCT’s authentication solutions control access to a range of medical systems and enable regulatory compliance. Our solutions can be used not only to authenticate to EHR systems on premises but also to secure remote access to EHRs for practitioners working off premises.

Thales TCT’s encryption and key management solutions provide healthcare institutions with a single extensible framework for protecting both structured and unstructured healthcare data under the diverse requirements of healthcare institutions, across the broadest range of OS platforms, databases, cloud environments and big data implementations. Our solutions render patient data unusable to attackers improves compliance with data privacy mandates.

Thales TCT’s hardware security modules (HSMs), designed specifically for the U.S. Federal Government, provide high assurance protection of identities used to grant physical and logical access to users. HSMs also help protect transactions and applications, ensure data integrity, secure the IoT, and maintain an audit trail.

Thales TCT’s high-performance network encryption solutions persistently protect information, ensure control beyond location or boundary, streamline operations, facilitate disaster recovery, and reduce compliance costs.

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