HIPAA compliance requires that covered entities must implement policies and procedures to ensure that ePHI is not improperly altered or destroyed. VPNs use authentication to confirm whether data has been accessed or tampered with, providing straightforward integrity control. Using pre-shared keys, a VPN can identify, authenticate and authorize user access.
A covered entity must implement centrally-controlled unique credentials for each user. A VPN that offers a centralized cloud management platform allows organizations to create customized user access to sensitive data. That includes cloud environments, SaaS services, sandbox and production environments, and more.
To protect against unauthorized public access to ePHI, authorized users must encrypt all data that is sent beyond an internal firewalled server. Using a VPN, data passing over any network is secured with advanced encryption. This creates a virtual tunnel so data can’t be intercepted by snoopers, hackers or third parties.
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