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SenSage Named Cerner Corporation's 'Accelerate Partner of the Year'
Date:5/16/2011

SAN FRANCISCO, May 16, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- SenSage, Inc., a leading provider of Security Information and Event Management (SIEM) systems, today announced that it has been selected as Cerner Corporation's (Nasdaq: CERN) "Accelerate Partner of the Year" for its ability to demonstrate significant speed to value for both Cerner and its many customers.  SenSage also announced today an expanded alliance with Cerner to offer a new Software-as-a-Service (SaaS)-based version of P2Sentinel™, Cerner's enterprise clinical system auditing solution.

By combining the existing ease-of-deployment and ease-of-use benefits of P2Sentinel with the flexibility and affordability benefits of SaaS, this offering will help drive a higher level of compliance across the industry, particularly among smaller hospitals with IT resource constraints and tight capital expense budgets.  This approach relieves each customer from the need to buy equipment and instead they can leverage P2Sentinel logging and auditing services for a fixed monthly fee to help enable providers to achieve HIPAA compliance and to help with the HIPAA requirements for auditing related to ARRA HITECH.  

"We're honored that Cerner has named SenSage one of its key partners, based on our success working together to keep confidential patient information safe and secure, and help Cerner clients meet important healthcare compliance requirements," said Joe Gottlieb, CEO of SenSage. "Whereas we normally sell SIEM and Log Management solutions as a separate, horizontal layer of security infrastructure, with Cerner, we are able to embed this technology so that security and compliance are intrinsic to the primary applications running the business of healthcare. This new SaaS version of P2Sentinel based on our scalable multi-tenant SIEM software broadens our collective reach in the healthcare market and will accelerate the industry compliance that is central to healthcare reform initiatives."

Currently, more than 75 healthcare organizations use Cerner's P2Sentinel powered by SenSage, a comprehensive event logging and auditing solution for tracking end user access to confidential patient data. P2Sentinel assists in identifying security violations and providing long-term forensic security analysis by correlating activities from Cerner® solutions and clinical system infrastructure elements such as PCs, printers, databases, networks and user authentication systems. P2Sentinel is a critical component of any healthcare organization's efforts to assure authorized access to Electronic Protected Health Information (EPHI).

This joint SenSage-Cerner solution aggregates, monitors and investigates security events while also helping healthcare organizations achieve compliance with HIPAA and the newer HITECH Act. It allows compliance officers to determine who has accessed patient data in a quick, secure and efficient manner and provides a single auditing and reporting tool that is capable of receiving auditing data from both Cerner Millennium® and other third-party clinical systems. The reports can be exported and emailed to an organization within minutes, detailing a security event.

"Being able to quickly track how patient information is accessed at any given time is critical for our healthcare clients – they need to be able to demonstrate they are in compliance with the Security requirements of both HIPAA and the HITECH Act," said John Travis, Cerner senior director of regulatory and compliance.  "Over the years, our clients have addressed this requirement more efficiently because of our ability to integrate SenSage's scalable SIEM and log management capabilities within our solutions. With this new hosted model, we can offer these capabilities in a cost effective manner to smaller healthcare organizations that have limited IT resources but still need to ensure sensitive patient data is safe."

More information about the P2Sentinel solution powered by SenSage can be found here: http://www.cerner.com/solutions/Hospitals_and_Health_Systems/Cerner_Technologies/Security/

About SenSage

SenSage®, Inc. delivers unified Security Information and Event Management (SIEM) and log management systems that are open to all event data types, scale to petabytes, minimize storage costs and perform sophisticated data analysis. Hundreds of customers worldwide leverage patented Security Intelligence solutions from SenSage to identify, understand and counteract cyber-threats, fraud and compliance violations. SenSage partners include Cerner, Cisco, EMC, McAfee and SAP. For more information, visit www.sensage.com or follow us on Twitter: @SenSage.

About Cerner

Cerner is transforming healthcare by eliminating error, variance and waste for healthcare providers and consumers around the world. Cerner® solutions optimize processes for healthcare organizations ranging in size from single-doctor practices, to health systems, to entire countries, for the pharmaceutical and medical device industries, employer health and wellness services industry and for the healthcare commerce system. These solutions are licensed by approximately 9,000 facilities around the world, including more than 2,600 hospitals; 3,500 physician practices covering more than 30,000 physicians; 500 ambulatory facilities, such as laboratories, ambulatory centers, cardiac facilities, radiology clinics and surgery centers; 800 home health facilities; and 1,600 retail pharmacies. The trademarks, service marks and logos (collectively, the "Marks") set forth herein are owned by Cerner Corporation and/or its subsidiaries in the United States and certain other countries throughout the world. Nasdaq: CERN. For more information about Cerner, please visit www.cerner.com, Twitter, Facebook, and YouTube.


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