Blue Cross Blue Shield of Tennessee - IBM Client Reference Video

Published on 23-Jul-2012

"Our decision in favor of the DS8700 was based on the benchmark that showed no change in performance when encryption was enabled." - Michael Lawley, Vice President, Technology Shared Services, BCBST

Customer:
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Tennessee (BCBST)

Industry:
Healthcare

Deployment country:
United States

Solution:
Virtualization

Overview

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Tennessee (BCBST) serves more than two million people across Tennessee with health plan coverage and insurance products, and has more than five million customers nationwide. The company is an independent, not-for-profit, locally governed health plan organization, part of the Blue Cross Blue Shield Association, a nationwide association of health care plans.

Business need:
To ensure compliance with HIPAA, BCBST needed to protect patient data against unauthorized access — even where disks, laptops and USB keys are taken off site.

Solution:
Implemented disk-level hardware-based data encryption on three IBM® System Storage® DS8700 arrays and software-based encryption for other systems, controlled through IBM Tivoli® Key Lifecycle Manager.

Benefits:
Automatic encryption of data ensures protection that meets or exceeds regulatory standards at minimal cost to BCBST; simple end-to-end management minimizes administrative time and effort for IT staff.

Video

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Tennessee (BCBST) serves more than two million people across Tennessee with health plan coverage and insurance products, and has more than five million customers nationwide. The company is an independent, not-for-profit, locally governed health plan organization, part of the Blue Cross Blue Shield Association, a nationwide association of health care plans.


Products and services used

IBM products and services that were used in this case study.

Hardware:
Storage: DS8000, Storage: DS8700

Software:
System Storage SAN Volume Controller, Tivoli Storage Manager, Tivoli Key Lifecycle Manager for Storage

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