CIGNA Replaces Internal Firewalls and VLANs with Apani® Software
London, May 15, 2008 – CIGNA is replacing its traditional internal computer network firewalls and VLANs with Apani EpiForce®, to isolate and protect data and access for CIGNA's servers within their corporate network, Apani announced today.
One of the largest publicly-owned health and related benefits organisations throughout the world, CIGNA , is using Apani’s software to protect its corporate network by isolating business-critical servers from potential security threats. EpiForce will help protect these machines without requiring the network to be reconfigured or changing the way employees perform their daily activities.
Healthcare facilities in the UK and Europe are expanding and utilising computerised systems to manage vast amounts of sensitive personal data. Apani can offer a secure solution ideal for organisations with responsibility for electronic protected information.
EpiForce is a software-based alternative to using network firewalls and VLANs for security inside the corporate network. EpiForce eliminates much of the costs associated with securing the corporate network, while introducing a significantly higher level of flexibility and efficiency to security administrators. EpiForce delivers cross-platform server isolation through logical security zoning and policy-based encryption of data in motion.
According to Craig Shumard, chief information security officer at CIGNA, "It was critical for us to find a solution that didn’t impact the infrastructure and tools we already have in place. EpiForce meets these requirements and enables us to maximise flexibility in isolating and protecting servers within our corporate network and eliminate complexity by managing it from a central location.”
"EpiForce is designed to help large companies deploy security policy in a way that is transparent to infrastructure, applications and users," stated Apani's vice president of marketing, Ryan Malone. “CIGNA is one of the most prestigious names in healthcare, and we’re thrilled they have selected EpiForce, and look forward to working with them as they realise the benefits of EpiForce.”
CIGNA Corporation and its subsidiaries constitute one of the largest publicly-owned employee benefits organisations in the United States and throughout the world. Its subsidiaries are major providers of employee benefits offered through the workplace, with products and services including health care, dental, vision, behavioural health, and pharmacy, and group life, accident and disability insurance. Web site: http://www.cigna.com.
Apani® is the preeminent provider of cross-platform server isolation solutions for large enterprises. Apani’s solution isolates and secures the communication between servers and endpoints without regard to operating system or physical location.
Apani EpiForce®, the company’s flagship product, is a software-based alternative to using firewalls and VLANs inside the corporate network. EpiForce enables two powerful disciplines – logical security zoning and policy-based encryption of data in motion. EpiForce is a distributed, centrally-managed solution that is transparent to users, applications and infrastructure – making it quicker to deploy and less costly to manage than hardware-centric solutions. Policy enforced by EpiForce is persistent, which enables protected resources to be relocated without compromising security.
Providing an evolutionary improvement in efficiency, flexibility, manageability and total cost of ownership, Apani technology is used by much of the Fortune 500.
Based in California, with a European office in London, Apani was founded in 2003 and is privately held. More information about the company may be found at www.apani.com.
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