PLDT offers free cyber threat monitoring, response solutions

PLDT Enterprise, through its ICT arm ePLDT Inc., has announced a free three-month cyber threat monitoring and response solution, powered by the ePLDT Security Operations Center to healthcare centers and hospitals in the country, starting with Metro Pacific Hospital Holdings, Inc. (MPHHI) hospitals.

“There is an urgency in strengthening the medical facilities’ cybersecurity especially as they combat COVID-19. Our partnership with MPHHI Hospitals by equipping them with these services for three months ensures unhampered operations during this critical time,” said Jovy Hernandez, ePLDT president and CEO and SVP & Head for PLDT and Smart Enterprise Business Groups.

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West Metro Medical, Cardinal Santos Medical Center, St. Elizabeth Hospital, and Davao Doctors Hospital, and Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital, to name a few, are availing of cybersecurity services offered for free by PLDT Enterprise and ePLDT.

“The solution helps identify and verify attacks that are not detected by traditional firewalls. It quickly remediates attacks before they cause damage or disruption,” said Angel Redoble, FVP and chief information Security Officer of ePLDT Group, PLDT Group & SMART. “It also assists their internal IT in supporting uptime and resiliency of critical systems in the face of cyber threats. This system is enrolled remotely to comply with the quarantine.”

With COVID-19 being a priority for all hospitals domestically and globally, PLDT Enterprise and ePLDT offered the SOCaaS service free for 3 months so they can be worry-free when it comes to cybersecurity threats during this critical time. The free service has also been extended to other industries such as government and manufacturing, to name a few.