Endpoint Protection Systems

This is article is part of RWA’s series on the 10 Best Health Industry Cybersecurity Practices.
Learn more at HHS 405(d) HICP website.


In medicine, federal law requires an organization’s endpoints to be protected and hardened against attack. Your endpoint devices typically include desktops, laptops, mobile devices, printers, and computerized medical equipment. Federal regulations also require encrypted storage and constant monitoring. For hybrid organizations or those wishing to embrace the cloud, RWA will work with you to deploy the best in modern cloud endpoint management technologies and policies.

Antivirus systems, full disk encryption, patching, and monitoring are all elements needed for modern endpoint protection systems. RWA will guide your business through all of the relevant options and services, from Microsoft Endpoint Management to our own Remote Monitoring and Managment technologies.

Benefits of migrating to properly managed endpoint protection systems include:

  • Stale or vulnerable administrator accounts will no longer be an issue, with access limited only regularly audited, cloud-based device management accounts.
  • Software updates and patching becomes a reliable process across the organization, supported by monitoring and management through the cloud. Different systems can abide by different policy based on stability requirements and typical use.
  • Endpoints can be automatically provisioned. With new cloud technologies such as Autopilot, group configurations can be bundled and deployed without the need to have a technician sit down for hours at each individual machine before the assigned employee can begin their work.