Imprivata Expands Leadership Position by Continuing to Deliver Strong Authentication and Single Sign-On to a Growing Number of Credit Unions Nationwide

Financial Businesses Continue to Leverage Imprivata's Authentication and Access Management Appliance-Based Solution to Manage Crucial Security Initiatives, Deliver End-User Convenience and Drive Productivity

LEXINGTON, MA - January 12, 2009 - Imprivata®, Inc., the converged authentication and access management company, today announced that it continues to deliver significant value to credit unions around the U.S. Currently more than 30 credit unions, including Justice Federal Credit Union, Lockheed Federal Credit Union, SAFE Credit Union, STCU (Spokane Teachers Credit Union), Tower Federal Credit Union and Verity Credit Union have turned to Imprivata and its OneSign® appliance platform to address access security issues, while also gaining significant productivity benefits in the process.

Unlike large banks and other financial institutions hit hard by the current economic climate, credit unions continue to thrive because of their more community-based focus and less risky investment practices. However, these smaller businesses face the same critical security and compliance challenges as larger businesses, and are often forced to address these issues with significantly less resources. As a result, credit unions continue to turn to Imprivata’s OneSign appliance platform, which offers vital strong authentication management benefits and single sign-on to solve many of the access and compliance challenges that are burdening the industry.

“Justice Federal Credit Union has over 42,000 members who have entrusted us to handle their financial needs, including the protection of their assets,” said Rifat Ikram, vice president of electronic delivery and support services at Justice Federal Credit Union. “While passwords are a critical component of our security program, I want to make sure that our employees never experience the type of password-related anxiety that causes their performance – or member service – to suffer. Imprivata’s OneSign platform delivers the ability to easily manage several methods of strong authentication, including finger biometric readers, which have allowed us to eliminate the need to remember passwords altogether. Today authorized users have simple, convenient and secure access to member data while simultaneously delivering highest level of service.”

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. The platform offers an effective means to achieve compliance while solving password management problems, reducing IT help desk costs and improving user productivity and security.

“With the current state of the financial market in disarray, more and more people are turning to credit unions for the security, peace of mind and customer service upon which they were founded,” said Omar Hussain, president and CEO of Imprivata. “We are pleased that these businesses continue to rely on Imprivata to serve as a key component of their winning equation. By tapping into the OneSign platform, credit unions are able to closely monitor activities around company data, ultimately preventing any unauthorized access scenarios from taking place, which is the type of assurance their customers demand.”

On January 15th, Imprivata will be hosting a Webinar that will discuss key trends and issues within the credit union industry and specifically the growing use of converged identity and access management solutions. Further details include the following:

Who: Rifat Ikram, vice president of electronic delivery and support services at Justice Federal Credit Union.
What: SSO Plus Strong Authentication Add Up to Superior Customer Service
When: January 15, 2009 at 2:00PM EST

For more stories on how credit unions and other financial services institutions are leveraging OneSign, please visit or contact Imprivata at 800-935-5958.

About Imprivata
Imprivata is the converged authentication and access management 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 650 customers and over 200 partners around the world.For more information, visit

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