Date -2015-04-14 Location - BEDFORD, Mass. Latest release of EDB’s Postgres Plus Cloud Database combined with AWS meets HIPAA demands for information security
EnterpriseDB (EDB), a leading worldwide provider of enterprise-class Postgres products and database compatibility solutions, today announced its Postgres Plus Cloud Database products on Amazon Web Services support the security standards required for healthcare company workloads involving patient data.
The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act, or HIPAA, which governs personal health care information, has specific requirements for cloud security. Postgres Plus Cloud Database has added a critical new feature – the encryption of data while it’s in storage – clearing the way for healthcare companies to take advantage of a powerful enterprise-class, low cost cloud database solution.
“EDB’s cloud database has long met higher security standards required by federal agencies but the expanded data encryption capacity is the last check in the box required for meeting HIPAA standards,” said Marc Linster, Senior Vice President of Products and Services at EnterpriseDB. “Like all other enterprises, healthcare companies are seeking to leverage the cloud for a wider range of workloads, including applications involving patient information because of the cost benefits and flexibility. Now they have a new option in EDB.”
“Today we hear healthcare CIOs telling us that the preference for solutions is cloud first, and on-premises solutions must be justified: Cloud-based solutions are becoming the default choice,” wrote Forrester Research senior analyst Skip Snow in a March 11, 2015 blog post titled Cloud Implementations: The Default Choice for CIOs in Healthcare.
EDB’s cloud products spin up new databases in separate, private instances, and supports advanced auditing capabilities, meeting the heightened security requirements of HIPAA and many organizations. EDB offers two Postgres cloud products on AWS Marketplace, Postgres Plus Cloud Database Advanced and Postgres Plus Cloud Database Basic. Both products provide specialized support for Postgres while the Advanced edition includes EDB’s performance, security and manageability enhancements for PostgreSQL as well as tools and database compatibility for Oracle.
Learn more about using Postgres Plus in the cloud for supporting HIPAA-compliant apps by watching the recorded webinar, Achieving HIPAA Compliance with Postgres Plus Cloud Database.
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