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14
Aug

New contract to provide boost to cyber security


Working with the National Cyber Security Centre and NHSX, NHS Digital has procured a new contract with Accenture to enable the NHS to receive free-to-adopt perimeter security services. 

 

The contract will mean organisations are able to better secure and manage all of the digital networks that they operate and use. Expert security specialists within the NHS will now have an even broader view of cyber threats across the NHS, allowing them to spot and respond quickly to emerging problems, while reducing cyber risks.  

 

Free, leading-edge perimeter security features available through the contract include:

• Next-generation firewall 

• Secure filtering for web content 

• Network intrusion detection and prevention capabilities

• Data loss prevention 

• Secure DNS services

 

Rob Shaw, Deputy Chief Executive of NHS Digital, says: “This deal is great news for NHS organisations.  This is cutting-edge technology that will help keep patient information and NHS systems safe, at no cost to local organisations.

 

“For us, the more organisations that join, the better we will be able to see what is happening across the estate. This means that we will be able to monitor for threats more effectively, supporting the NHS to increase data security and helping to provide safer care for patients.”

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