Imprivata Names Rik Van Bruggen Vice President, EMEA
International Sales, Channel and Customer Service Experience to Drive Continued Imprivata Growth Across the EMEA Region
LEXINGTON, MA - March 16, 2009 -Imprivata®, Inc., the converged authentication and access management company, today announced that it has promoted Rik Van Bruggen to the position of vice president, Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA). In this role, Rik is responsible for managing Imprivata’s sales and field operations in those regions.
“Rik has done a tremendous job by establishing an effective sales and channel partner engine in central Europe, expanding Imprivata’s regional presence and growing a roster of strong, brand-name customers,” said Omar Hussain, president and CEO, Imprivata. “We are pleased that he will now extend those proven best practices across EMEA, helping Imprivata bring OneSign to an even broader market and to realize the growth potential in this area of the world.”
Rik, who has been a part of the Imprivata team for more than three years, most recently served as the company’s Central European Territory Manager. During his time in this position, he established programs to dramatically increase the company’s presence in Belgium, Netherlands, Luxemburg and France. Before joining Imprivata, Rik was at Novell, where he was responsible for managing Identity and Access Management solutions in EMEA. Prior to that, he held several sales and managerial positions at SilverStream, EDS and Alcatel.
“Companies in EMEA realize the need for security has intensified, creating significant market opportunity for practical, affordable security products in this region,” said Rik Van Bruggen, vice president, EMEA, Imprivata. “Imprivata’s OneSign Platform is the right solution to help companies across EMEA, and I look forward to working closely with partners and customers to achieve their security and productivity objectives.”
Imprivata’s OneSign Platform enables secure employee access, improves user productivity and lowers overall costs, helping to protect an organization’s critical information assets. 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.
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 http://www.imprivata.com.
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