Here at iNTERFACEWARE, continuous innovation and improvement are central to our core beliefs. As a result, we are excited to announce the release of Iguana 6.1! This latest release of Iguana improves upon a key consideration for any healthcare organization, no matter what size: security. We can say with the utmost confidence that Iguana 6.1 is the most secure version of Iguana we’ve ever released, and makes regulatory compliance easier than ever for our customers.
Security & Penetration Testing
For Iguana 6.1, we worked with PricewaterhouseCooper (PwC), who performed rigorous security and penetration testing. Penetration testing evaluates the integrity of a system, network, or application by attempting to exploit vulnerabilities. PwC has been conducting penetration and security testing for over 18 years and ensure that all testing depicts potential real-life situations.
We’ve also made improvements to the encryption of data, both while in transit and at rest to help our customers safeguard and protect electronic protected health information (ePHI) and make regulatory compliance to legislation such as HIPAA (Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act) much easier.
What’s new in Iguana 6.1?
Data In Transit – Iguana 6.1 uses state of the art encryption for all its network activity, including web services, LLP traffic, FTPS and SFTP transfers, and email.
Data At Rest – There are new license options available to enable at-rest encryption of all Iguana’s message data at the application level. Iguana’s logs are encrypted in real-time as they are written to storage using industry standard encryption methods.
User Activity Audit Log – License options exist to enable audit logging of all views, exports, and retrievals of Iguana’s message data. This is particularly useful in determining how, when, and where a data breach or potential HIPAA or other regulatory violation has occurred.
Before You Upgrade
As an integration engine, Iguana is a unique application. Its function is to connect and exchange data with many systems. These systems can be local to your organization, while others are external. You may have control over some of these systems, or in the case of legacy applications, they may be unmodifiable.
Since healthcare enterprise IT is complicated, an integration engine must be able to handle a high degree of complexity. It’s is critical to consider and understand your own complexities as you plan to upgrade to the latest version of Iguana.
Before you consider an upgrade to Iguana 6.1, we strongly advise you to read this article from our help centre for more information and instructions: http://help.interfaceware.com/v6/welcome-to-iguana-6-1
If you wish to discuss our new license options or learn more about Iguana, please reach out to your Account Manager directly or contact us and we’d be happy to help.