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 VPN's 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 very 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 very 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 needs:

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

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

 

Reports:

Reports is an extremely powerful tool, whether troubleshooting the network or looking back at a potential violation. Depending on the number of days you have set to keep under Data Retention, 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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