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Fierce Innovation Awards: Healthcare Edition Program Announces Finalists, Avaya Recognized

SANTA CLARA, Calif. – October 12, 2016 Avaya announced today that is has been selected as a finalist in this year’s Fierce Innovation Awards:  Healthcare Edition 2016, an awards program from the publisher of FierceHealthcare, FierceHealthIT, and FierceHealthPayer.  Avaya was recognized as a finalist in the category of Privacy and Cybersecurity Solutions.

Avaya was selected as a finalist for its innovative, industry leading solution, SDN Fx Healthcare.

Finalists were selected by a distinguished panel of CIOs from renowned U.S. hospitals and healthcare systems, including Aspirus, Cook Children’s Health Care System, and JFK Health System, among others. The complete list of judges can be found at

All applications were evaluated based on the following criteria: care efficiency, competitive advantage, financial impact/value, market need, patient experience/satisfaction, quality of care and patient outcomes, and overall fierceness and innovation. Finalists were selected based on calculation of the judges’ scores in each area.

“The pace of advancements in medical device technologies is at an all-time high, but unfortunately, so is the increase in security breaches, despite very conscious efforts on the part of the industry to close potential gaps. What happens in many cases is that healthcare organizations may hold back on attaching medical equipment to their network where they can be accessed by authorized medical staff and IT personnel – which delays possible improvements in patient care and operations. Avaya SDN Fx Healthcare is the first solution to eliminate that compromise between rapid adoption and security while relieving the management and inventory requirements, thus making digital, smart healthcare a reality, today.”

-  Marc Randall, SVP and GM, Avaya Networking

Avaya SDN Fx Healthcare is a unique networking solution that automates the connection, protection, and management of medical devices deployed throughout healthcare facilities.  Healthcare organizations are currently implementing thousands of connected medical devices to improve patient care, increase staff efficiencies and reduce overall costs.  However, these medical devices are under significant attack from hackers seeking to tamper with controls and gain access to more sensitive areas of the network; such as medical databases. 

Avaya SDN Fx Healthcare enables organizations to:

• Secure on-boarding of new medical devices so that they can be centrally managed and easily accounted for through inventory management tools

• Simplify end-to-end clinic segmentation, which is invisible to IP scanning / hacking techniques and prevents lateral movements to protect critical applications and patient information.

• Eliminate manual networking tasks such as device on-boarding, hop by hop provisioning to set up network segments and the complex provisioning of ACLs and firewall rules to enable far greater IT efficiency.

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