Comprehensive Health Services Gets a Clean Bill of Security Health with Tripwire Enterprise

Portland, OR - Mar 16, 2009 - Tripwire announced today that Comprehensive Health Services, Inc. (CHS), the largest independent provider of onsite workforce health centers and national examination programs, has implemented the Tripwire Enterprise configuration audit and control solution to ensure the security of sensitive patient data and the integrity of its change management processes.


"Tripwire will help us provide a better service offering to our clients by ensuring the integrity of our infrastructure and upholding the security of our client’s data," said Ryan Trost, Director of Security and Data Privacy Officer, CHS. "Tripwire provides a solution that greatly minimizes risk through continual monitoring of configuration changes across our data center."

Security is a major issue for health care organizations. Data breaches not only compromise sensitive patient data that can be used to access personal financial records, they are costly situations for the healthcare company. According to a recent report from the Ponemon Institute, the average cost of a single data breach event is $6.65 million. That’s why, when it comes to IT security, prevention is worth a pound of cure.

Tripwire provides enhanced file integrity monitoring, automatic reporting of suspicious activity, and change control management—everything the doctor ordered to help prevent a data breach and bolster security. Automated file integrity monitoring with Tripwire Enterprise helps ensure the files associated with devices and applications across IT systems are secure, controlled, and compliant by helping administrators identify improper changes made to these files, whether they are made maliciously or inadvertently.

About Comprehensive Health Services
Founded in 1975, CHS is the industry’s largest trusted and independent provider of onsite health centers, nationwide exam programs and rapid response medical readiness teams. Major corporations and government agencies look to CHS for workforce health and productivity management solutions including onsite primary care, occupational health and pharmacy services, as well as nationwide medical surveillance, pre-placement and fitness-for-duty exams. As an independent provider of workforce health care, CHS offers an objective viewpoint that, combined with its deep analytical approach to employee health, helps maximize the effectiveness of every health care dollar spent, while ensuring employees have the best treatment options. CHS tailors health care delivery to employers’ overarching benefits strategies and supports each organization with integrated health information systems. For more information, visit the CHS web site at