Datadog Log Management is now HIPAA-compliant

Datadog has achieved HIPAA compliance for its SaaS platform Log Management, so it can now better reach more customers in healthcare industries.

Datadog has achieved compliance with the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 for its Log Management service. With its new HIPAA-compliant software, Datadog claims it can better serve its users in healthcare industries.

By regulating how organizations collect and use patient information, HIPAA makes it challenging for software vendors to cater to medical- and healthcare-focused customers. Meeting HIPAA requirements means Datadog's customers can use the Datadog Log Management service for applications that process, maintain and store protected health information.

As technology continues to infiltrate end-user lives, vendors continue to work toward bridging the gap between tech products and healthcare to bolster quality of life; Datadog's HIPAA-compliant software is a stepping stone to reach that shared goal, according to the vendor.

Datadog provides monitoring services for hybrid cloud applications and claims to increase efficiency and visibility across an organization. Its SaaS offering Log Management is a unified log management platform that allows users to monitor logs, metrics and request traces. Datadog Log Management offers the following:

  • log troubleshooting, analysis and customizable searching;
  • full observability of systems;
  • real-time observation and full, centrally stored archives; and
  • built-in integration to support centralized log data from any source.

HIPAA compliance may keep Datadog competitive among other end-user experience monitoring providers -- like SolarWinds MSP, IBM and Riverbed -- in a rapidly growing market. Data Bridge predicted the global market will rise from $1.63 billion in 2018 to $7.41 billion by 2026.

Along with its HIPAA eligibility, Datadog also received Service Organization Control 2, or SOC 2, Type 1 and Type 2 certification -- passing security and privacy audits for data hosting, data processing and SaaS -- and is GDPR compliant. 

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