Potomac Hospital of Woodbridge, Virginia, recently selected SonicWALL, Sunnyvale, California, network security, secure wireless, remote access and data backup solutions to protect patients and its more than 1,000 employees and 250 medical staff mem-bers.

“Our goal was to provide optimal security for our systems while interacting with the outside world,” said Tony Davis, manager of network systems for the 183-bed community hospital.

The secure distributed wireless network provides Internet access. The hospital also uses the devices for two active wide area net-works and as secure wireless switches and controllers.

In addition to protecting against security threats, the new technology allows the hospital to provide easy and secure remote access for physicians and service providers who work from home or remote offices.