New York-based CyberMDX has completed integration certification for the Microsoft Azure Security Center for IoT. The combination equips healthcare organizations with cross-cloud and devices visibility, classification, and incident response capabilities, company officials say.

Azure Security Center for IoT provides adaptive threat prevention as well as intelligent threat detection and response across workloads running on on-premises, on edge, in Azure. CyberMDX delivers its Internet of Medical Things visibility into the single pane of glass of Azure Security Center to provide continuous visibility and threat protection across device types and network layers.

All on-premises hospital assets are autoidentified and classified by CyberMDX’s DPI and AI engine. The classified assets are then pushed to Azure Security Center for IoT, with security recommendations and threat detection. When further integrated with Azure Sentinel, healthcare organizations receive intelligent clinical context security analytics, coupling CyberMDX device identification and clinical context with Sentinel’s drill-down capabilities.

“Today’s world of hyper-aware hospitals requires total visibility, operational insight, and protection for every networked device,” says Amir Magner, CEO of CyberMDX. “We are thrilled to partner with Microsoft Azure Security Center for IoT, joining forces to bring true end-to-end security for healthcare delivery organizations, helping transform medical device and IoT/OT security.”

As hospitals continue to connect millions of new devices to the internet, IT and security operations teams must ensure their security strategies evolve quickly enough to cover each new potential avenue of attack. As with any other system, comprehensively securing an IoT solution, it requires visibility and protection at every stage of implementation.

“The Microsoft Azure Security Center dashboard provides a single pane of glass for on-prem and cloud assets, delivering comprehensive device context and supporting, further risk management and incident response efforts,” says Michal Braverman-Blumenstyk, CTO and GM, Cloud and AI Security Division at Microsoft Corp. “We are pleased to welcome CyberMDX to the Azure Security Center for IoT, enabling us to deliver a best-in-class visibility and incident response solution for healthcare organizations.”