Claremont, NC (PRWEB) June 19, 2008 -- Paul Slager is Network Administrator for the Midwest Palliative and Hospice CareCenter, a nonprofit healthcare organization focusing on hospice and palliative care located in Glenview, Illinois.Slager
has managed the organization's 500 workstations and 30-plus Microsoft servers since early 2006.
News ImageAs a healthcare organization, patient record confidentiality is essential to remain in compliance with the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act, or HIPAA, so network security is a top priority for Slager
"A key factor for me is that there is no tradeoff of usability for security," Slager
said."I have to make sure that our users have access to all their applications and devices in a secure manner without the security getting in the way of their productivity.And of course I also have to make sure we keep out viruses and maintain perimeter security."
arrived on the scene, the hospice care center was using Symantec
as its primary security solution.However, he
quickly became frustrated with the load the system was placing on users' workstations and the relatively weak management functions.
"The main factors in our decision to seek an alternative solution were the shortcomings of the management functions," Slager
said."We also couldn't help noticing that Symantec
was taking up a lot of processing power on each user's computer."
So, high on Slager's wishlist were ease of management, small footprint on client systems, and of course a good track record in keeping sensitive files secure and malware out. AVG Anti-Virus
: The Right Solution:"I'd heard from several sources that AVG Anti-Virus software
was a solution worth looking at, and so it was one of the first alternative solutions I tested to see if it would fit our needs," Slager
...Slager said that, as with any new solution, there were a few teething problems, so he called the support team at Walling Data for advice.
"There were a few aspects of the software that I wasn't quite sure how to configure," Slager
has been great, and very easy to manage," Slager
said."I would definitely recommend it, and Walling Data to others."