Imprivata Named a Gold 5-Star Overall Winner in Everything Channel's VARBusiness 2008 Partner Program Guide

Imprivata iPartner Program Hailed by Leading Technology Publication

LEXINGTON, MA - March 31, 2008 - Imprivata®, Inc., the converged identity and access management appliance company, today announced that its Imprivata iPartner Program has been recognized by Everything Channel's VARBusiness as one of North America’s top information-technology (IT) vendor channel partner programs. In addition, Imprivata was certified as a Gold 5-Star overall winner in VARBusinesses' 2008 Partner Program Guide (PPG), a guide that acknowledges the commitment and strength of a vendor's partner programs for its channel resellers, IT integrators and technology consultants.

Imprivata was one of only ten Gold 5-Star overall winners chosen in the 14th annual VARBusiness Partner Programs Guide survey. Imprivata also received VARBusiness Silver 5-Star status for sales support, channel operations, partner profitability and communication and partner recruitment.

“The quality of a vendor's partner program reflects the true commitment they have to the thriving solution provider channel, and this year’s 5-Star Partner Programs Guide winners are the cream of the crop of channel-friendly vendors,' said Robert C. DeMarzo, senior vice president, Everything Channel. “Imprivata’s iPartner Program represents the very virtues in which our program channel was created –commitment, opportunity, value and success – and we applaud Imprivata on this achievement.”

Imprivata’s iPartner Program was established to help reseller organizations capitalize on the fast-growing identity and access management market opportunity by offering the most innovative products available. Since its inception, Imprivata has expanded its global network, signing reseller agreements with key partners including Convergint Technologies, Securitas Systems, SURV, Tribridge and VIOPOINT. Imprivata’s partner network now has a presence in 40 countries with expertise in key industry vertical areas including healthcare, government, financial services, utilities, retail and entertainment.

“Imprivata’s iPartner program has experienced tremendous growth and success in the past year alone and this recognition from one of the leading authorities on the IT channel is fantastic validation of our efforts to build a partner program that is second to none,” said Eric Blatte, director, channel sales and programs, Imprivata. “Our partners are an integral part of Imprivata’s business model and we look forward to expanding our relationships with resellers as we continue to capitalize on the growing market interest of identity and access management solutions.”

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.

The 2008 partner program guide appears in the March issue of VARBusiness and can be found online at or at Imprivata’s website

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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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