Its Wednesday morning after grueling start to the week and you overhear that there is something wrong with the computers and people suddenly can’t access the schedule. You continue seeing patients until the office manager come to you and tells you ALL the computers aren’t working.
What was once your IT folks problem is now everyone’s problem.
Including your patients.
Unbeknownst to you, someone clicked on the wrong email, visited the wrong website, clicked on the wrong link or plugged in a infected flash drive. Now your computers, your data and even the cameras & OCT’s are infected.
Your practice and the rest of your week and weekend has been hijacked by malware.
Think it can’t happen to you?
The WannaCry ransomware compromised over 300,000 computers in over 100 countries in just a few days.
Are yours next?
If you have older TopCon ™, Heidelberg ™, Zeiss ™, or Tomey ™ cameras, scanners and OCT’s,
you may be putting your equipment, your data and your patients at risk.
These systems have computers embedded or connected to the device that run versions of Windows that do not have current security measures and cannot be updated.
That means viruses, ransomware and other attacks may have an open door to your devices, your computers, and your data.
What’s wrong with the typical setup?
Older cameras, OCT’s and scanners present challenges that need to be addressed:
- Risky to update operating system
- Usually lacks any antivirus protection
- May not support modern EMR systems
- Backup solutions offered often deal with clunky DVD’s that take time to burn, label, store and access
- System files are never backed up
- May not allow additional viewing stations
- Lack remote access
Instead of getting rid of functional systems just because they are old and spending tens of thousands to upgrade and days to migrate files and retrain staff, why not protect these systems.
Who is vulnerable?
Basically, any practice that uses older or legacy equipment that is connected to the network. Any computer or device that is connected to a network is vulnerable to attack but systems that are not updated (or patched) on a regular basis are particularly vulnerable. Older imaging systems that use Windows XP as their operating system are perhaps the most at risk. If these systems are not shielded or disconnected from the network, they can be infected and infect other systems, potentially capsizing a practice with fines, lawsuits, legal, IT and PR services, and bad press.
Any system using ImageNet 2000 or older is especially vulnerable.
TopCon TRC 50 EX
TopCon TRC NW6
TopCon TRC NW6s
TopCon TRC NW8
TopCon TRC NW8F
Heidelberg Engineering ™
Any Heidelberg imaging system that uses an older Windows operating system that is not frequently patched, isolated or shielded is vulnerable.
These devices include:
Heidelberg HRA OCT
Any Zeiss imaging system that uses an older Windows operating system that is not frequently patched, isolated or shielded is vulnerable.
Any Tomey imaging system that uses an older Windows operating system that is not frequently patched, isolated or shielded is vulnerable. This includes Tomey’s A scan and B scan products.
Analytrix Shield protects these legacy devices and your network and allows you to get more out of them.
- Protects cameras, computers and your network from attack
- Allows you to view images in unlimited exam rooms
- Allows images to be safely uploaded to EMR
- Automatically backs up images AND system files
- Can allow remote access to images
- Can support multiple legacy cameras on the same network with one device
How can the Analytrix Shield make things better?
|With Analytrix Shield, you can:
It will pay for itself in paper and ink costs alone!
If you would rather not spend tens of thousands to replace working equipment, contact us.
|Contact us for details