Virus Protection

Virus Protection

Safeguarding your system from cyber threats


With the growing utilization of computer-based communications and the proliferation of electronic data exchange, clinical networks and medical systems are increasingly the target of attacks by malicious software such as viruses and worms. As a result, the need for a virus protection service specifically designed for medical systems continues to grow. With Virus Protection, Siemens Healthineers is meeting this challenge head on.

Features & Benefits

Virus Protection functions behind the scenes, detecting, isolating, and eliminating malicious viruses while continuously updating systems with pattern updates to defend against future attacks.

In the unlikely event a virus does get through, a Siemens Healthineers service engineer can help you get back up and running as quickly as possible.

We offer two types of protection: Whitelisting and Blacklisting. Whitelisting is embedded in the system’s software. Blacklisting is available with virus protection added to a service agreement. The type of protection offered varies by modality, system, and software version. See the table below to understand the differences between Whitelisting and Blacklisting.





McAfee Embedded Control
or DeviceGuard

Trend Micro





Inclusionary list of accepted/safe
items ➜ Default—deny

Exclusionary list of not accepted know malware/viruses ➜ Default—allow


Does not require regular updates

Requires regular updates

Excellent defense against malicious software attacks

Increased patient data security & compliance

Fewer workflow interruptions

System reliability and increased availability