CIPA, HIPPA Compliance
Do pfSense appliances provide CIPA, HIPPA compliance? Thank you.
With my layman's understanding, CIPA and HIPPA just mean you can't share data. No firewall can stop people from sharing data. It's a business policy, not a technology thing. PFSense can help you enforce HIPPA by limiting how data moves in and out of a network, but there is no "check this box and be HIPPA compliant".
Kind of like asking, "Is this desk HIPPA compliant". The desk is just a tool, but some tools may make certain aspects of enforcement easier.
PFSense can help you enforce HIPPA by limiting how data moves in and out of a network, but there is no "check this box and be HIPPA compliant".
That's certainly common sense, but that doesn't stop Cisco from marketing 'solutions' to the segment: http://www.cisco.com/c/en/us/td/docs/solutions/Enterprise/Compliance/HIPAA/default.html
But I doubt even cisco would label a firewall, router or switch 'HIPPA' compliant.
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I had a quick glance at the HIPAA Security Rule and basically they want you to have a properly-configured firewall to protect electronic patient health info. The end.