Connected device security provider Ordr has been named a representative vendor in the 2022 Gartner Market Guide for Medical Device Security Solutions for the second year in a row.

“The variety and scale of security risks are significant in the IoMT-rich healthcare environment and create a large and complex threat surface,” says Gregg Pessin, sr. director analyst at Gartner. “At the same time, most sensor-based things have minimal internal computing resources, with limited opportunities to install antivirus, encryption and other forms of protection. However, they commonly connect to HDO back-end computing resources and require protection.”

The Market Guide for Medical Device Security examines the growing market for solutions that address software, hardware, and network and data protection requirements for an HDO’s IoMT devices. These solutions enable organizations to securely manage IoMT devices, ensure IoMT endpoint and data integrity, and perform asset discovery.

Three key findings were called out in the Gartner report:

  • Most healthcare delivery organization (HDO) CIOs and chief information security officers (CISOs) do not have an up-to-date, complete, and accurate inventory of the medical devices within their enterprises. This thwarts efforts to protect their healthcare delivery environments from continuous security threats.
  • Internet of Medical Things (IoMT) and Internet of Things (IoT) device populations are growing in size and diversity within HDOs. This growth drives increased smart device network traffic and the size and complexity of the resulting threat surface.
  • Market solutions that address these issues started with simple discovery and risk scoring and have developed into full-fledged security protection systems for IoMT populations inside HDOs.

“The number of connected devices in healthcare organizations has grown exponentially. Unfortunately, this brings with it a significant increase in attack surface,” says Greg Murphy, CEO of Ordr. “Ordr works with leading healthcare organizations to profile every connected device, deliver actionable insights into threats, vulnerabilities, and anomalous behavior, and secures every device with automated policies. We are pleased to be recognized by Gartner as a Representative Vendor to address critical visibility and security requirements within healthcare.”

To download the 2022 Gartner Market Guide for Medical Device Security Solutions, click here.