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[April 14, 2014]

Toshiba Is First CT Manufacturer to Meet Security Guidelines of the U.S. Department of Defense for Connection to Air Force Network

TUSTIN, Calif. --(Business Wire)--

Toshiba (News - Alert) America Medical Systems, Inc. received approval to operate (ATO) with the U.S. Air Force, making Toshiba the only current manufacturer to have a fully certified CT system for use on the Air Force Network.

By achieving ATO status, Toshiba met the Department of Defense's stringent guidelines of ensuring protection of Patient Health Information (PHI) and guarding against malware, viruses and malicious attacks. To meet these requirements, Toshiba enhanced its CT platform to include Microsoft (News - Alert) Windows 7 and application whitelisting software to proactively identify and prevent viruses and malicious solicitations.

"Toshiba provides the industry with product solutions that fit into any customer's business needs, including the rigorous cybersecurity requirements of the U.S. Department of Defense," said Satrajit Misra, senior director, CT Business Unit, Toshiba. "This breakthrough has opened doors to the commercial industry to offer customers access to the same level of security as the U.S. Air Force."

About Toshiba America Medical Systems, Inc.

With headquarters in Tustin, Calif., Toshiba America Medical Systems (TAMS) markets, sells, distributes and services radiology and cardiovascular systems, including CT, MR, ultrasound, X-ry and cardiovascular equipment, and coordinates clinical diagnostic imaging research for all modalities in the United States. For more information, visit the TAMS website at www.medical.toshiba.com.


About Toshiba Medical Systems Corporation

Toshiba Medical Systems Corporation is a leading worldwide provider of medical diagnostic imaging systems and comprehensive medical solutions, such as CT, X-ray and vascular, ultrasound, nuclear medicine and MRI systems, as well as information systems for medical institutions. Toshiba Medical Systems Corporation has been providing medical products for over 80 years. Toshiba Medical Systems Corporation is a wholly owned subsidiary of Toshiba. Visit Toshiba Medical Systems Corporation's website at www.toshibamedicalsystems.com.

About Toshiba

Toshiba is a world-leading diversified manufacturer, solutions provider and marketer of advanced electronic and electrical products and systems. Toshiba Group brings innovation and imagination to a wide range of businesses: digital products, including LCD TVs, notebook PCs, retail solutions and MFPs; electronic devices, including semiconductors, storage products and materials; industrial and social infrastructure systems, including power generation systems, smart community solutions, medical systems and escalators & elevators; and home appliances.

Toshiba was founded in 1875, and today operates a global network of more than 590 consolidated companies, with 206,000 employees worldwide and annual sales surpassing 5.8 trillion yen (US$61 billion). Visit Toshiba's website at www.toshiba.co.jp/index.htm.


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