CMC Networks, Cerba Lancet Africa to boost digital healthcare

CMC Networks, Cerba Lancet Africa to boost digital healthcare

South Africa-based service provider CMC Networks announced it has partnered with diagnostic services provider Cerba Lancet Africa to drive innovations in digital health and boost healthcare across the continent.

Under the partnership, CMC Networks will provide a combination of solutions to Cerba Lancet Africa, including software-defined wide-area networking (SD-WAN), Microsoft Azure Peering Service (MAPS) and zero-trust security.

CMC Networks said its managed SD-WAN solution will provide increased reliability, flexibility and visibility to Cerba Lancet Africa’s network of 160 sites offering clinical pathology and medical diagnosis services – as well as 100 laboratories – in Botswana, Eswatini, Ethiopia, Gabon, Ghana, Ivory Coast, Kenya, Mozambique, Nigeria, Rwanda, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia and Zimbabwe.

CMC says the SD-WAN solution is FIPS compliant, meeting strict government, military and healthcare encryption and security requirements. Its centralised management controller manages configuration and policy information, as well as network monitoring and alerting, and zero-touch provisioning of SD-WAN sites across Africa at scale.

Meanwhile, its Dedicated Internet Access (DIA) IP Premier service enables Cerba Lancet Africa to utilise MAPS to better manage and monitor its decentralised workforce via strategic regional hubs throughout South Africa, Nigeria, and Kenya.

CMC Networks also implemented a software-defined perimeter solution that uses identities and context to apply policies to all remote users and devices using least-privileged access across Cerba Lancet Africa’s network. The zero-trust architecture enables implementation of policies to evaluate and determine access to network services, such as time of day or whether the device is connecting from a secure or open Wi-Fi connection.

“Our customised solutions for Cerba Lancet Africa not only revolutionise healthcare processes, but also bolster the capture, management, and processing of massive amounts of data,” said CMC Networks CEO Marisa Trisolino in a statement. “This data is generated from a number of distinct sources to create advanced insights and intelligence across the network.”

Theophile Doutriaux, group operations manager at Cerba Lancet Africa, said digital transformation will continue to play a critical role in improving the healthcare industry and ensuring enterprise growth. “There is no other solution but to embrace digital transformation.”


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