Through its IoT Guardian solution, Zingbox provides real-time risk assessment across the health system’s network of more than 45,000 connected medical devices.
University of Iowa Health Care has deployed Zingbox’s IoT Guardian solution to protect and monitor its network of connected medical devices.
Based in Mountain View, California, Zingbox is an Internet of Things security company whose investors include Envision Ventures, Dell Technologies Capital and Oriza Ventures.
The startup’s IoT Guardian solution automatically discovers and identifies connect medical devices. The tool offers hospitals real-time utilization metrics and relies on machine learning algorithms to detect threats in real time. It also enables engineers to determine whether a device is being used disproportionately compared to other devices. If devices are recalled, engineers can rely on IoT Guardian to locate and replace them throughout the healthcare organization.
UI Health Care has more than 45,000 connected medical devices. Implementing IoT Guardian gives the Iowa City, Iowa-based organization an inventory of all the devices running on its network; details about each device’s status; a real-time assessment of network risk; and information regarding possible bioengineering cost savings.
In a statement, University of Iowa Health Care chief information security officer Shari Lewison commented:
Zingbox isn’t the only company addressing the security of medical devices.
MedCrypt, another startup out of California, utilizes cryptography to protect information sent to and from medical devices. Customers can use its technology to remotely monitor what their devices are doing in real time. This summer, the company secured $1.9 million in a funding round led by Eniac Ventures.
CyberMDX, a New York City organization that raised a $10 million Series A from Pitango Venture Capital and OurCrowd Qure this summer, offers threat prevention for medical devices and clinical networks.
Date: December 17, 2018