Imprivata OneSign leading the way in NHS security
35 NHS Trusts choose OneSign to meet local access requirements
LEXINGTON, MA- May 13, 2008 - Imprivata®, Inc., the converged identity and access management appliance company, today announced that it has delivered identity and access management solutions to 35 National Health Service Trusts across the UK. Imprivata OneSign is the access and identity management appliance-based solution that these Trusts are using to ensure that all passwords meet Trust security policies, that employees can get swift and secure entry to applications and that the Trust can provide reports and audit data on employees’ access to private patient information.
Omar Hussain, CEO at Imprivata, commented, “We are seeing strong demand for the OneSign appliance in the NHS because it solves major problems for Trusts around password management and enforcing security policy. OneSign continues to be the most popular solution on the market for these organisations because it is easily implemented and delivers a real return on investment. Imprivata understands and supports real-life workflow requirements of our hundreds of healthcare customers around the globe.”
University Hospital of North Staffordshire Trust is one of the latest organisations that has chosen Imprivata OneSign. The Trust has over 3,500 staff that use IT resources as part of their day-to-day activities. “Around 60 percent of calls to our help-desk were related to password reset requests,” said Matthew Eaves, desktop manager, University Hospital of North Staffordshire Trust. “Using OneSign, we’ll remove these problems as well as enabling increased productivity for both clinical and non-clinical staff. Imprivata OneSign was a proven solution for the issues that we were facing, and the level of support that we received during our pilot project convinced us that we made the right choice.”
During the past twelve months, Imprivata partners have installed OneSign at over 20 Trusts. Other NHS customers who have bought Imprivata during this period include Newcastle Upon Tyne NHS Foundation Trust, Liverpool Women’s Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, and Tameside and Glossop NHS Trust.
Hussain added, “Access to information is becoming a more critical issue at both the local Trust level as well as for the NHS in general. Additionally, being able to trace what activities are being carried out and the accounts linked to those access requests is critical. At the heart of this is applying a security policy that works for both the Trust and for employees. Imprivata OneSign can deliver these benefits within a package that is easy to deploy, simple to manage, and cost-effective.”
Imprivata OneSign is an appliance that delivers simple, effective identity and access management for organisations of all sizes. OneSign supports multiple strong authentication factors out of the box, including the NPfIT smart card, biometrics, one-time-password tokens, and other proximity / smart cards.
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 550 customers and 200 partners around the world.For more information, visit http://www.imprivata.com.
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