Dave Ochoa, Manager of Information Security Operations & Senior Director of User Support, Janet Hunt
Learn how Apria Healthcare secures 10,000+ laptops, desktops, and tablets and stays compliant with industry regulations by using Absolute software.
- Persistent security controls:
Apria Healthcare is a leading provider of home respiratory services and certain medical equipment, with over 400 locations and 8,000 employees throughout the United States.
In this interview, Senior Director of User Support, Janet Hunt, discusses the unique differentiator that Absolute offers: protection from the BIOS. The result is superior, more accurate asset tracking.
The team at Apria Healthcare has visibility into the status of every device, with a persistent connection that cannot be seen or removed by the user. As Dave Ochoa, Manager of Information Security Operations, says, “I can’t protect what I don’t know exists”.
- Proving compliance:
In cases of lost or stolen devices, Absolute acts as a kind of insurance policy. The InfoSec team presents regulators with a full profile of the device, including its location, encryption status, other controls, and a list of freeze or wipe commands if the device goes back online.
Absolute records a snapshot of each device every fifteen minutes, which Apria Healthcare can provide to auditors as proof of a full history of protection.
- Visibility and control:
Absolute has transformed how Apria Healthcare manages its devices, and how it keeps sensitive patient data secure.
Janet Hunt summarizes the partnership by saying, “If Absolute were to disappear, I would retire because I would have no idea where anything was. That was the greatest thing about bringing Absolute in.”