|[August 25, 2014]
Toshiba is First MR Manufacturer to Meet Network Security Guidelines of the U.S. Department of Defense
TUSTIN, Calif. --(Business Wire)--
Toshiba (News - Alert) America Medical Systems, Inc.'s MR systems have received
approval to operate (ATO) with the U.S. Air Force. This makes Toshiba
the only manufacturer to have fully certified MR systems (Vantage TitanTM
1.5T and Vantage Titan 3T) for use on the Air Force Network. This
follows the recent Air Force ATO for Toshiba's CT systems.
By achieving ATO status, Toshiba met the Air Force and Defense Health
Agency's (DHA) Platform Information Technology (PIT) guidelines for
ensuring protection of Patient Health Information (PHI) and guarding
against malware, viruses and malicious attacks. To meet these
requirements, Toshiba enhanced its MR platform to include Microsoft (News - Alert)
Windows 7 and application whitelisting software to proactively identify
and prevent viruses and malicious solicitations.
"Toshiba understands its customers' business and makes data security one
of its highest priorities," said Beverly Plost, director, MR Business
Unit, Toshiba. "This approval is proof that when a customer partners
with Toshiba, they are getting the same protection and security expected
by our nation's armed forces."
About Toshiba America Medical Systems, Inc.
With headquarters in Tustin, Calif., Toshiba America Medical Systems
(TAMS) markets, sells, distributes and services radiology and
cardiovascular systems, includng CT, MR, ultrasound, X-ray and
cardiovascular equipment, and coordinates clinical diagnostic imaging
research for all modalities in the United States. For more information,
visit the TAMS website at www.medical.toshiba.com.
About Toshiba Medical Systems Corporation
Toshiba Medical Systems Corporation is a leading worldwide provider of
medical diagnostic imaging systems and comprehensive medical solutions,
such as CT, X-ray and vascular, ultrasound, nuclear medicine and MRI
systems, as well as information systems for medical institutions.
Toshiba Medical Systems Corporation has been providing medical products
for over 80 years. Toshiba Medical Systems Corporation is a wholly owned
subsidiary of Toshiba. Visit Toshiba Medical Systems Corporation's
website at www.toshibamedicalsystems.com.
Toshiba Corporation, a Fortune 500 company, channels world-class
capabilities in advanced electronic and electrical product and systems
into five strategic business domains: Energy & Infrastructure, Community
Solutions, Healthcare Systems & Services, Electronic Devices &
Components, and Lifestyles Products & Services. Guided by the principles
of The Basic Commitment of the Toshiba Group, "Committed to People,
Committed to the Future," Toshiba promotes global operations towards
securing "Growth Through Creativity and Innovation," and is contributing
to the achievement of a world in which people everywhere live safe,
secure and fulfilled lives.
Founded in Tokyo in 1875, today's Toshiba is at the heart of a global
network of over 590 consolidated companies employing over 200,000 people
worldwide, with annual sales surpassing 6.5 trillion yen (US$63
billion). To find out more about Toshiba, visit www.toshiba.co.jp/index.htm.
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