Imprivata Brings Simplified and Secure Access to the Federal Government
Company Supports Needs of Federal Government Agencies with Strategic Partnerships, Full FIPS 140-2 Compliance and Appointment of Industry Veteran
LEXINGTON, Mass.—August 3, 2010—Imprivata®, Inc., the company that simplifies and secures user access, today announced that it is bringing its expertise to the government market and that its new OneSign® 4.5 product release fully supports FIPS 140-2 compliance. The move comes as a result of the strong demand for single sign-on (SSO) and strong authentication at government agencies and organizations.
To lead the initiative, Imprivata has announced the appointment of Richard E. Bowers Jr. as the company’s Director, Public Sector Sales. In this role, Bowers will lend his considerable expertise to Imprivata’s government initiative, advising on product direction and driving strategic governmental relationships and partnerships. Since joining Imprivata earlier this year, Bowers has helped spark the formation of several key partnerships with companies such as VMware Federal, Northrop Grumman, CSC, CDW-G and Lockheed Martin to bring practical solutions to federal, state and local government agencies.
“Government organizations face the unique challenge of balancing security, productivity and accountability in very diverse environments including virtual desktop access (VDA). Understanding these types of environments, Imprivata is poised to be the vendor of choice for simplifying and securing user access to data in a public sector market eager for progress,” said Omar Hussain, Imprivata president and CEO. “Imprivata has built a successful track record of bringing practical innovations to major markets such as healthcare, that face stringent compliance requirements. Our recent moves underscore Imprivata’s intent to deliver solutions specifically designed to solve the critical workflow and security challenges government organizations face.”
Government organizations at all levels are increasingly aware of the risks associated with lax security and the legal ramifications of failure to protect confidential information. Security mandates including the U.S. Code of Federal Regulations (CFR), the Homeland Security Presidential Directive (HSPD)-12 and Federal Information Processing Standard (FIPS) Publication 201 impose strict demands on the security practices at government organizations and are now requiring agencies to increase security without compromising employee productivity. Because of federal requirements, Imprivata has continued to experience strong demand for its public sector single sign-on (SSO) and strong authentication management solutions.
“Enabling secure, convenient access to an increasingly mobile and diverse workforce is an ongoing challenge for government organizations,” said Richard Bowers, director, public sector sales at Imprivata. “Imprivata understands the unique needs of government agencies, and with its proven approach to solving security and user access problems, presents an exciting opportunity to build on the company’s success in delivering innovative solutions to some of government’s most critical security concerns.”
Imprivata is the leading independent vendor focused on simplifying and securing user access. By strengthening user authentication, streamlining application access and simplifying compliance reporting across multiple computing environments, customers realize substantial IT helpdesk and administration cost savings, while achieving the security standards they demand.
Imprivata has received 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 1,000 customers around the world. For more information, please visit www.imprivata.com.