Growing Numbers of Healthcare Organizations Turn to Imprivata and CDW Healthcare for Strong Authentication and Access Management Solutions

Increased Demand for Convenient and Secure Access to Patient Data Cited as Driving Force

LEXINGTON, MA- March 23, 2009- Imprivata®, Inc., the employee access management company, and CDW Healthcare, part of the public sector subsidiary of CDW Corporation and a leading provider of technology products and services to healthcare organizations, today announced they are seeing a further escalating demand for the OneSign Authentication and Access Management Platform within the healthcare market. Since becoming a CDW Sapphire partner in August 2007, many leading healthcare organizations, including Borland-Groover Clinic, Glacial Ridge Hospital District, Glencoe Regional Health Services, Spencer Hospital and St. Croix Regional Medical Center have chosen the Imprivata OneSign Platform to improve user convenience and productivity while increasing data security.

“Imprivata has helped hundreds of healthcare customers address employee access management needs worldwide,” said Omar Hussain, president and CEO of Imprivata. “Enhancing our partnership with CDW Healthcare has enabled Imprivata to expand our reach and bring OneSign to a greater number of healthcare organizations throughout North America. In doing so we are able to help more customers strengthen user authentication to networks, streamline application access, simplify the process of compliance reporting and in the end eliminate security risks while realizing the benefits of improved clinician satisfaction.”

“CDW Healthcare has always embraced best-in-industry solutions and the innovative companies behind them. This is precisely why Imprivata has become such an integral component of our product offerings,” said Bob Rossi, vice president, healthcare sales for CDW Healthcare. “Our continued growth within the healthcare market is a testament to both our multi-platform expertise and our commitment to delivering IT solutions tailored to meet our customers’ unique needs.”

Imprivata’s OneSign Platform is a converged authentication and access management solution conveniently packaged in an affordable and secure purpose-built appliance. It seamlessly integrates strong authentication, application single sign-on, physical access control, user provisioning and event reporting to provide one enterprise-wide automated employee information access policy managed and enforced within a single, easy-to-use administrative framework. Healthcare customers look to OneSign for its ability to support native strong authentication device implementation, Roaming Sessions, Fast User Switching and OneTouch locking/unlocking of user sessions.
The OneSign platform offers an effective means to achieve compliance while solving password management problems, reducing IT help desk costs and improving user productivity and security. It also easily integrates with existing systems, leveraging and extending the value of security investments throughout the enterprise.

“Striking a balance between security and staff convenience is always a challenge when it comes to accessing patient data.” said Michael Sprandel, ITBMC, network administrator at Glencoe Regional Health Services. “CDW Healthcare presented us with a high return on investment solution that was one of the easiest I have implemented in my 20+ year IT career. OneSign has eliminated the need for our staff and physicians to remember the more than five different passwords that change at random intervals, and our data is secure. Sessions are not left open and there is no temptation to write down or share passwords. The user has the option, if enabled, for self service password retrieval or reset.”

CDW Healthcare is a leading provider of technology solutions focused exclusively on serving the healthcare marketplace. Working closely with more than 15,000 healthcare organizations nationwide, its customers range from small rural providers to large integrated delivery networks. The dedicated healthcare team leverages the expertise of CDW technology specialists and engineers to deliver best-in-class solutions from data center infrastructure through to point of patient care. The company’s technology specialists and engineers offer expertise in designing customized solutions, while its advanced technology engineers can assist customers with the implementation and long-term management of those solutions. Areas of focus include notebooks, desktops, printers, servers and storage, unified communications, security, wireless, power and cooling, networking, software licensing and mobility solutions.

CDW is ranked No. 39 on Forbes’ list of America’s Largest Private Companies.

About Imprivata
Imprivata secures employee access to desktops, networks, applications and transactions. Its appliance-based, employee access management platform, OneSign, enables organizations to protect enterprise information assets while improving user productivity. By strengthening user authentication, streamlining application access and simplifying compliance reporting across multiple computing environments, customers realize substantial IT Help Desk and administration cost savings, while achieving the security standards they demand.

Imprivata is a recognized leader in Authentication and Access Management, receiving numerous product awards and top review ratings from leading industry publications and analysts. Headquartered in Lexington, Mass., Imprivata partners with over 200 resellers, and serves the access security needs of more than 800 customers around the world. For more information, please visit

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