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Bert Fish Medical Center Selects Xceedium GateKeeper to Provide Secure Remote Administration


Xceedium, Inc., the premier provider of entitlement management solutions that control high-risk users, today announced that its GateKeeper technology has been chosen by Bert Fish Medical Center, a busy community hospital in New Smyrna Beach, Florida. The Xceedium GateKeeper™ provides the hospital with secure remote administration that compartmentalizes and contains high-risk users to authorized areas, and enables efficient management of critical infrastructure without the need for installation of additional software at every remote location. This solution has enabled them to cost-effectively meet HIPAA compliance requirements.

“Connections in and out of the enterprise are now managed and insulated by Xceedium, and there is no longer direct access into our network via standard VPN methodology,” said Arch Beard, information security officer at Bert Fish Medical Center. “As a result, our infrastructure is not subject to potentially damaging viruses, Trojans or other problematic traffic. The granular control over user access minimizes the threat of data being destroyed or tampered with and helps us automate HIPAA compliance cost-effectively.”

Previously, Bert Fish Medical Center was using an IPSec Client remote access solution that made meeting stringent security requirements and service levels complex and costly to administer.

The hospital needed an efficient way to provide diverse groups working both inside and outside the hospital with secure remote access to critical systems and devices. Hospital personnel, physicians, third-party vendors and IT administrators require remote access to specific proprietary medical and business applications in order to do their jobs. Xceedium GateKeeper balances this need for efficient access with the hospital’s security and compliance requirements.

The Xceedium GateKeeper solution centralizes remote access, ensuring that once employees are granted access to the network, they are not able to access unauthorized systems and equipment. Because Xceedium GateKeeper employs a DAPE (Deny All, Permit by Exception) access methodology, the end-user never becomes a part of the internal network and services are brought to the client desktop through Xceedium’s reverse-encrypted port tunneling methodology, all but eliminating the chance of a virus or malware attack.

The efficient, secure remote administration provided by the Xceedium GateKeeper has significantly reduced threats and the overhead requirements of ensuring protection and HIPAA regulatory compliance. The hospital estimates a cost savings of approximately $62,000 per year as a result of implementing the Xceedium GateKeeper solution. The hospital now has more than 250 remote users registered and regularly accessing the critical IT infrastructure via the Xceedium GateKeeper.

“Companies are looking for cost-effective security solutions that satisfy compliance requirements and also enable operational efficiency,” said Cheryl Traverse, CEO of Xceedium. “I am thrilled with the success that Bert Fish is having with our technology and their proactive approach to data protection, overall security and compliance.”

About Xceedium, Inc.
Xceedium is the premier provider of entitlement management solutions that reduce the complexity and cost of controlling high-risk users. Employing unique and patent-pending technologies, the Xceedium GateKeeper™ line of hardened appliances enables companies to actively manage high-risk users by automating compliance reporting, managing outsourcing risk, controlling vendor access and providing secure and efficient access to remote infrastructure.

Xceedium solutions have gained wide acceptance in both the private and public sector, due largely to leading technologies specifically developed to address increased outsourcing and strict compliance regulations. Xceedium GateKeeper is deployed in the largest enterprise and government IT environments, as well as in branch offices, SMBs, departments and managed service providers. An ever-expanding client base includes household names in financial services, retail, healthcare, managed IT services and other key verticals, as well as strong representation across a wide spectrum of U.S. government and military IT facilities.

Xceedium is headquartered in Jersey City, N.J. For more information, visit, or email to


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