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What HIPAA compliant security suite? (Log manager, firewall analyzer and/or monitor)?

Discussion in 'General Security' started by cliMAKtic, Jul 19, 2013.

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  1. cliMAKtic

    cliMAKtic Thread Starter

    Mar 16, 2012
    Hello everyone, on behalf of my company I am looking for a small-medium business level upgraded solution for security and management. This is both to increase our service response time and verify we are fully regulation compliant, especially through HIPAA as we have a lot of medical clients. I am on a reasonably tight budget, and have surpassed some of the larger enterprise solutions that are highly rated such as SolarWinds and WhatsUp Gold. No matter how we swing it, $4000-$5000 dollars each for a Log Manager and a Network Monitor is just too much to justify charging for each of our small business clients separately.

    Some of the aspects that we need to have covered are:
    1... Immediate alert on power failures or shutdown devices
    2... Alert when there have been a set number of unsuccessful logon attempts to a server in a set time period.
    3... When a system is running low on disk space
    4... When there is a CPU spike in processing power.
    5... When there is a bandwidth spike, and what user/machine is sucking all the bandwidth up.
    6... Firewall monitoring for what ports and ips run through it and say if someone tries to access a port and it gets blocked, instant notification.
    7... When a machine has not been logged off the server after a set period of inactivity

    Through my own research it seems as though the only options are to get a log management solution (HIPAA compliance and documentation...) and then a separate tool for network monitoring and usage stats. For example, I have been looking at ManageEngine's EventLog analyzer. Besides being a bit difficult to configure reports and alerts, it is not bad and isnt terribly overpriced. BUT, it of course does not have the capability to monitor CPU spikes, firewall access, and bandwidth spikes and usage.

    Does anybody know any good options for software of this type? I would absolutely love it if I could find a reasonably priced option (Under $1000) for our small business clients that covers everything we need all in one. What do you guys use? Any help is greatly appreciated, thanks!!
  2. Cookiegal

    Cookiegal Administrator Malware Specialist Coordinator

    Aug 27, 2003
    HIPAA compliance is a serious matter and although some vendors claim their products to be, we have no way of knowing if they actually do meet the government requirements so it would be impossible for us to advise on this issue. Therefore, I think it's best that you continue to do your own research on this and then check with the governing body that oversees HIPAA to make sure that you are meeting their requirements for compliance in order to avoid any confusion.
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