Spectrum of Hope

Spectrum of Hope protects patients and improves security and compliance with CoSoSys’ Endpoint Protector.

Spectrum of Hope is Houston, Texas' leading Health and Behavior Intervention and Applied Behavior Analysis treatment center for individuals with autism and developmental delays. It provides life-span services and support to people of all ages affected by autism and other disorders, to help them realize their potential so that they can participate in their families and communities. 

The Challenge

As a healthcare provider, Spectrum of Hope has to meet strict HIPAA laws for protecting patient data. With 90 active endpoints - and another 50 to be added in an expansion - security, data loss and data leakage are big concerns, especially since the organization only has one IT person. 

"Attachments sent by email, and the potential for files to be shared via external media such as USB, are primary risk vehicles," says Josh McCown, IT Director for Spectrum of Hope. "We need to monitor logins, file access, what is done with a file, encrypt documents, protect PCI transactions and keep all data in network and lock it down." 

Why Endpoint Protector?
  • Monitors data and file transfers (E-Mail, USB, Skype, Outlook, Google Drive, etc.)
  • Streamlines compliance
  • Blocks unauthorized file transfers
  • Intuitive and user-friendly interface
The Solution

Spectrum of Hope looked at MyDLP first but concluded that the Endpoint Protector solution from CoSoSys best met its needs. Endpoint Protector offers both security and operational efficiencies. "We like its easy management, reporting and file shadowing features, and how closely it monitors data transfers and simplifies compliance," says McCown. 
“It also has the best reporting system I've seen; it doesn't give extraneous information or random numbers, but understandable timestamps showing who did what and when.“ Endpoint Protector gives McCown the audit capabilities he needs for specific management requests. "Endpoint Protector tracks and reports everything, which is more efficient than looking through Windows and import logs," says McCown. 
Endpoint Protector includes Content Aware Protection, which McCown uses to provide granular advanced control over which data can go out of the organization through various applications like Skype, Outlook, Dropbox, and others – without interfering with user productivity. 

The deployment was fast and intuitive with Endpoint Protector's user-friendly interface. “CoSoSys customer service is highly responsive, which reassures me that Endpoint Protector is the right solution for us,” says McCown.

Endpoint Protector adds a strong layer of data security. It is heavily relied upon for keeping our data intact and secure, and works well within our current security plan. In addition, CoSoSys customer service is excellent.
Josh McCown
IT Director at Spectrum of Hope
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