Quality Life Services Simplifies Compliance Using Trend Micro Enterprise Security

Trend Micro solutions transparently provide protection from emerging threats while minimizing the cost and complexity of security management.

Oct 06, 2010, 15:30 ET from Trend Micro Incorporated

CUPERTINO, Calif., Oct. 6 /PRNewswire/ -- Trend Micro Incorporated announced today that Quality Life Services in Butler, Pennsylvania, switched to Trend Micro™ Enterprise Security solutions powered by the Trend Micro™ Smart Protection Network™ infrastructure to protect patient information and block threats in the cloud.

Quality Life Services consists of 13 sites, including corporate offices and data center, with approximately 400 PCs and servers. A chief priority at Quality Life Services is safeguarding patients' Protected Health Information (PHI) in compliance with Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), while providing a cost-effective and reliable infrastructure to employees.

"When I first came to the company, one of my top priorities was to improve the security solutions in our environment," said Chris Palipchak, director of IT at Quality Life Services. "My staff was quick to tell me about all of the problems supporting the solutions from another leading vendor. It seemed it was doing more harm than good—we had infections, and the security solutions themselves created intermittent issues with some of our workstations."

"We switched to Trend Micro™ Enterprise Security for Endpoints, and not only was the IT team happy but our end users were also pleased. The best thing about Trend Micro is transparency—users don't know it's there except when they get a nice message telling them that they have been protected and no action is required," said Palipchak. "We have had no viruses or any piece of malware spreading on our network since we switched to Trend Micro."

Quality Life Services had also been searching to deploy a security solution that would reduce the impact of rapidly increasing amounts of spam infiltrating the infrastructure while protecting sensitive patient data, including information in emails. One of the IT department's top priorities was to simplify security management without compromising security.

Switching to Trend Micro has allowed Quality Life Services to evolve its security solutions along with the company's infrastructure. Trend Micro solutions now help Quality Life Services remain compliant with healthcare regulations relating to electronic data, and have increased employee productivity by blocking spam before it hits the network.

Quality Life Services now employs the following Trend Micro Enterprise solutions: Trend Micro Enterprise Security for Endpoints; Trend Micro™ Hosted Email Security; Trend Micro™ ScanMail™ for Microsoft® Exchange; and Trend Micro™ Hosted Email Encryption.

Trend Micro Enterprise Security is a tightly integrated offering of content security products, services and solutions powered by the Trend Micro Smart Protection Network.

The Smart Protection Network delivers advanced protection from the cloud, blocking threats in real-time before they reach you. It's security made smarter.

About Quality Life Services

Quality Life Services unites a family of nursing homes to promote ethical, innovative, professional, and compassionate care within a homelike environment that nurtures the physical, social, emotional, and spiritual needs of our residents, families, staff, and the community. Quality Life Services works as a team to improve services and expand opportunities.

SOURCE Trend Micro Incorporated