VITAS Healthcare Updates 5,000 Endpoints Remotely in Two Months

The real-time visibility Tanium gives us is a boon for the IT team and leadership. It allows us to report in real time with accurate numbers about something vital to the business.

Mitch Teichman Senior Manager of Client Engineering, VITAS Healthcare

Tanium Paid for Itself in Six Months

For VITAS, operating system updates usually required manual installation, which for 5,000 machines could take as long as a year. With Tanium, the company remotely updated 98 percent of employee computers in two months — impossible with the company’s previous endpoint management tools.

Critical patches? Remote workforce? No problem.

With Tanium, VITAS reduced software patching cycles from more than 30 days to less than two weeks. And Tanium made the transition to supporting a distributed workforce remarkably easy. For example, just weeks after offices across the country shut down, the IT team made a critical update to its electronic medical records (EMR) system. The process happened without a hitch.

Managing remote devices, without VPNs

With Tanium, VITAS Healthcare’s patching process has been transformed. Issuing patches, for example, is no longer a matter of “push and pray.” If a device wasn’t connected to a VPN, IT couldn’t see critical details for that computer. Tanium can see and manage endpoints anywhere, with no VPN connection required.

A single source of truth for endpoints

VITAS Healthcare continues to find new ways to use Tanium to simplify and improve its endpoint software patching and updating process. Moreover, the platform’s unified reporting also brings a host of benefits to the company. Tanium allows IT to report in real time with accurate numbers about something vital to the business.

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The visibility we gained with Tanium was incredibly impressive. Classifying inventory and discovering IoT devices has been made possible.

Ken Athanasiou Former CISO, AutoNation

Operating on a global scale provides a lot of challenges when it comes to knowing your environment. For the first time, we’ve been able to get a fast and accurate picture of our environment with Tanium.

Troels Oerting Former Group Chief Security Officer, Barclays

Using Tanium, a team member asked ‘What machines are running Thunderbolt monitors?’ and got the answer back immediately. Leveraging Tanium, the team correlated the event of a specific monitor being plugged in with the network outage, which was the key data needed to isolate the issue with the display.

Jason White Director of the CSIRT, GoDaddy

Tanium is very good at answering very specific questions, being able to get the data back is so satisfying and raises the level of quality of the analyst data.

Sutter Health Team Cyber Security & Privacy Investigation Team, Sutter Health

Before Tanium we were always behind the curve with virus definitions. We were always playing catch up. It wasn’t unusual for 5–10% of our devices to be out of compliance with our policy. Once we deployed Tanium, our average went down to less than 1% almost overnight.

Greg Fisbeck Former Senior Manager of Cyber Security Operations, Whirlpool