HCR ManorCare Deploys Courion Access Insight to Manage Risk, Streamline Security Operations

Access intelligence solution employs predictive analytics to make health care company’s access risk and information security workload transparent

WESTBOROUGH, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- HCR ManorCare has deployed the Access Insight™ access intelligence solution from Courion Corporation to better identify, quantify and manage potential risk of improper access to its systems and resources across 500 health care facilities in 32 states.

Access Insight helps the company reduce the complexity of the myriad access rights it has provisioned to its workforce of 60,000, and manage its ever-growing security and compliance workload.

Access Insight portrays risk in graphical profiles (e.g., heat maps) based on data volumes larger than any human brain could process. As a result, HCR ManorCare now clearly sees, on a continuous basis, whether the right people have the right access to the right systems and are doing the right things with that access.

“Although we have state-of-the-art provisioning and certification systems, Access Insight uses predictive analytics to analyze our identity and access data on a continuous basis and make the risk transparent so we can better prioritize our information security actions,” said Jason Baxter, HCR ManorCare director of systems development. “We can slice, dice and dissect any risk related to any role, person or resource at any time.”

For example, using Access Insight, HCR ManorCare will be examining risk related to Sarbanes-Oxley, HIPAA and segregation of duties (SoD) by role, person, asset and organizational structure. To do this, Access Insight gauges access complexity, such as that inherent in nested Active Directory groups, and provides trend information on roles, provisioning activity and password resets by region, department and division.

“Any large organization faces an inherent risk of improper access to sensitive data,” said Chris Sullivan, Courion vice president of product planning. “HCR ManorCare is applying advanced technology so that they can aggressively identify, understand and settle business risks continuously while simultaneously improving operational efficiency.”

To accompany this release Courion has posted a blog highlighting the capabilities of Access Insight through screen shots of the solution in action. Read more at: http://blog.courion.com/.

HCR ManorCare’s Baxter will also participate in a Webinar hosted by Courion on October 11, 2012 at 1:00 p.m. ET. The complimentary webinar, moderated by Courion’s COO Dave Fowler, will address the challenges of identity and access management in the “new normal” enterprise and the benefits of taking a proactive approach to identifying and settling these risks. For more information and to register, visit: http://info.courion.com/Webinar_ManagingIdentityandAccessintheNewNormalEnterprise_11Oct2012_RegistrationPage.html.

About HCR ManorCare

HCR ManorCare is a leading provider of short- and long-term medical and rehabilitation care. Care is provided through a nationwide network of skilled nursing and rehabilitation centers, assisted living facilities, outpatient rehabilitation clinics, and hospice and home care agencies. The company operates primarily under the respected Heartland, ManorCare Health Services and Arden Courts names. For more information, please visit their web site at http://www.hcr-manorcare.com.

About Courion

Courion Corporation delivers software solutions that effectively and securely manage access risk. Fourteen million users across more than 500 organizations rely on Courion’s access risk management technology to align user access privileges with corporate and regulatory governance policies. Courion’s cloud and on-premise solutions provide a full range of identity and access management functionality while demonstrating compliance and achieving quick time-to-value. For more information about Westborough, Mass.-based Courion, visit www.courion.com or check out our blog at www.courion.com/blog.

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Source: Courion Corporation