Medibank has deployed the Ipswitch MOVEit Managed File Transfer (MFT) system to secure the transfer and storage of its confidential policy records for 3.8 million members.
MOVEit is an automated system that enables businesses to manage, view, control and transfer important files within the organisation and externally. Distributed in Australia by DNA Connect, the system is said to negate the need for maintaining multiple systems.
Medibank IT claims and product team lead, Jason Atkinson, said “As a health organisation handling large volumes of sensitive data, security and compliance were probably the biggest drivers behind this project. It was important to us that any solution not only had good security controls in operation but also excellent auditing capabilities.”
The country’s largest private health insurer transfers 15GB of data per day. This figure is growing at a rate of 3GB a month, in line with 20 per cent customer growth. This data includes confidential information from patient policy records that must be securely transferred between Medibank sites and 15 external business partners.
Ipswitch vice-president of international sales, Loic Triger, said the global healthcare industry is highly focused on ensuring the security and visibility of all files, particularly due to the amount of data now being transferred.
DNA Connect executive director Munsoor Khan, added: “DNA Connect’s experience in working with Ipswitch customers for over 15 years allowed us to engage with Medibank at an advanced technical level on O2 Networks behalf. Our goal was to implement MOVEit to exceed Medibank’s compliance and service level monitoring requirements as rapidly as possible.”