Untangle as part of a HIPAA compliant network

Many organizations need to be HIPAA compliant. Four apps are primarily used in this effort:

  • Web Filter
  • Application Control
  • Intrusion Prevention
  • Reports

 

Web Filter and Application Control:

These applications give you a wide range of categories you can block when users try to access certain websites or even use certain applications, including popular VPNs that could get them through a firewall to access restricted content. 

For detailed information on using these applications please consult our wiki pages or YouTube videos:

Wiki:

Web Filter - 

https://wiki.untangle.com/index.php/Web_Filter

Application Control - 

https://wiki.untangle.com/index.php/Application_Control

 

YouTube:

Web Filter - 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rBGQjHOYvZY

Application Control - 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6Wrw2JxmUys

 

Intrusion Prevention:

Being HIPAA compliant means being concerned about protecting your network against incoming connection attempts. This is where Intrusion Prevention can be handy.

It is far from a "set it and forget it" technology, but can have a positive effect on the security of your network by relying on a database of signatures that is constantly being updated with definitions for malicious threats using unpatched vulnerabilities.

There are plenty of resources on setting up Intrusion Prevention for your network:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U711b0baBIg

https://wiki.untangle.com/index.php/Intrusion_Prevention

 

Reports:

Reports are extremely powerful, whether for troubleshooting the network or looking back at a potential violation. Depending on the number of days you have set to keep under Data Retention in Apps > Reports > Data, you can go back and look at specific days of traffic for specific IP addresses, top sites accessed, bandwidth usage, etc. 

Having a solid understanding of how to use reports is critical for ensuring your HIPAA compliance solution is working effectively. Please take a look at our documentation on using Reports:

https://wiki.untangle.com/index.php/Reports

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G8wg4jxPdbQ

 

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