Imprivata Among Top Companies Named as Finalist for the 2008 Red Herring 100 North America Awards

Company Recognized for Market Leadership, Pioneering Technology and Broad Customer Base

LEXINGTON, MA -- April 14, 2008 -- Imprivata®, Inc., the converged identity and access management appliance company, today announced that it has been named a finalist for the Red Herring 100 Award, a selection of the 100 most innovative private technology companies based in North America. Imprivata was recognized for its security market leadership, innovative approach to enterprise single sign-on and authentication management and unique integration to physical access control systems.

The Red Herring editorial board diligently surveyed the entrepreneurial scene throughout the North American region and identified the top 200 out of more than 800 closely evaluated companies that are leading the next wave of innovation.

“We can see the exciting evolution of the technology sector reflected in the quality and variety of exceptional companies that we had to choose from in putting our list together,” said Joel Dreyfuss, editor-in-chief of Red Herring. “It was difficult to select just 200 finalists from such a large list of excellent contenders, and we are very happy with the quality of the companies we selected as finalists.”

“We are thrilled to be recognized as a Red Herring 100 finalist,” said Omar Hussain, President and CEO of Imprivata. “Our more than 500 customers are proof that we are leading the way in providing the most innovative solutions for authentication management, single sign-on, physical/logical convergence and compliance tracking and reporting. This honor is indicative of Imprivata’s commitment to excellence and further exemplifies our continued momentum in the identity and access management market. ”

The 100 winning companies will be announced at the Red Herring North America event in San Jose, California, on May 12-14 at the Fairmont. This year’s Red Herring 100 North America event marks the 11th anniversary of the Red Herring 100 Awards. In celebration, the event will feature keynote addresses from legendary VC investors and CEOs of leading Internet, information, and communications companies. Register online at:

Imprivata’s OneSign® platform is a strong authentication and access management solution conveniently packaged in an affordable and secure purpose-built appliance. It offers an affordable way to achieve compliance while solving password management problems, reducing IT help desk costs and improving user productivity and security. The solution’s access management capabilities enable organizations to record and control who accesses what and when, helping to comply with government regulations. The OneSign platform includes OneSign Authentication Management (AM), which increases network security by replacing network access passwords with strong authentication options; OneSign Single Sign-On (SSO), which quickly and effectively solves password management, security and user access issues; and OneSign Physical/Logical, which integrates building and network access systems to enable location-based authentication.

About Red Herring
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About Imprivata
Imprivata is the converged Identity and Access Management (IAM) appliance company. Its OneSign platform helps organizations safeguard enterprise information assets by enabling secure employee access to networks and applications—improving user productivity and convenience, while reducing the time, risk and cost of complying with data privacy and protection regulations. OneSign has received top ratings in product reviews throughout the industry and has been awarded numerous accolades from leading publications including Information Security, InfoWorld and SC Magazine. Headquartered in Lexington, Mass., Imprivata is one of the fastest growing IAM companies with more than 500 customers and over 200 partners around the world.For more information, visit

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