It is not news that healthcare organizations are in the crosshairs of cyberattackers looking to steal valuable personal information. Geographically dispersed healthcare organizations also face a particularly complex set of challenges to their cybersecurity and network operations.
Limited personnel, bandwidth constraints, and slim budgets may reduce the ability of healthcare businesses to deploy and secure a high-performance network across many office locations. At the same time, there is a proliferation of connected devices, and high-performance access is needed to a variety of healthcare apps and electronic health records.
One Latin American healthcare organization faced these pressures as it grew operations to include more than 30 branches-such as outpatient centers, clinics, and laboratories-across an entire country. Its technology infrastructure needed to provide fast connectivity so that healthcare service providers could coordinate care seamlessly as the organization scaled. Decision-makers saw software-defined wide-area networking (SD-WAN) as an excellent option for improving application performance and resiliency across all 30-plus offices.
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