Yes, Eset Antivirus is HIPAA compliant. This antivirus software offers technical controls to keep protected health information private.
Eset Antivirus can help covered entities secure protected health information (PHI). Technical controls keep unwanted malware off devices, including laptops, smartphones, and tablets. The antivirus services perform full system scans to detect and block executable files that activate computer viruses.
Malicious parties use malware in an attempt to access data on the device. Antivirus software is a critical factor in protecting both devices and networks against these attacks. Antivirus and malware protection through Eset block attacks immediately. Encryption provides another layer of security. Additionally, customers have the option to set up two-factor authentication.
A web control module through Eset Antivirus keeps users from visiting non-work-related websites, reducing the likelihood of a virus infection. Internet access variations are available for each user’s account, depending on the needs of the organization. Eset Anti-Phishing protection is another valuable tool to help covered entities avoid infected emails that put the account and machine at risk.
While antivirus and anti-malware protections are required for HIPAA compliance, these software providers don’t need to sign business associate agreements. Eset provides antivirus protection, and the software doesn’t have access to PHI. So there’s no need for covered entities to obtain a signed business associate agreement (BAA) when using Eset Antivirus.