Imprivata Positioned in the Leaders Quadrant for Enterprise Single Sign-On

Company evaluated based on its ability to execute and completeness of vision

LEXINGTON, MA September 22, 2008 — Imprivata®, Inc., the converged authentication and access management company, today announced it has been positioned in the Leaders Quadrant in Gartner’s Magic Quadrant for Enterprise Single Sign-On1. Imprivata was placed in the Leaders Quadrant based on its ability to execute and completeness of vision.

“Being positioned as a leader in Gartner’s Magic Quadrant for Enterprise Single Sign-On reflects our continued commitment to delivering innovative authentication and access management solutions,” said Omar Hussain, president and CEO of Imprivata. “Naturally, we’re delighted to be recognized by Gartner and attribute this acknowledgement largely to our dedication to the complete satisfaction of the more than 600 companies worldwide that are realizing meaningful productivity and security gains through their implementation of Imprivata OneSign.”

The 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, single sign-on, physical access control and event reporting to provide one enterprise-wide 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. It also easily integrates with existing systems, leveraging and extending the value of previous security investments throughout the enterprise.

The platform consists of three specific modules—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 network and building access systems to provide a single consolidated user identity. These three modules can be licensed individually or as one complete solution, allowing each organization to adopt the preferred level of security as needed—all with a simple license key upgrade.

Criteria determining the placement of companies within the Gartner Magic Quadrant included marketing strategy; innovation; market understanding; sales strategy; offering (product) strategy; business model; vertical/industry strategy; and geographic strategy.

About the Magic Quadrant
The Magic Quadrant is copyrighted August 2008 by Gartner, Inc. and is reused with permission. The Magic Quadrant is a graphical representation of a marketplace at and for a specific time period. It depicts Gartner’s analysis of how certain vendors measure against criteria for that marketplace, as defined by Gartner. Gartner does not endorse any vendor, product or service depicted in the Magic Quadrant and does not advise technology users to select only those vendors placed in the “Leaders” quadrant. The Magic Quadrant is intended solely as a research tool and is not meant to be a specific guide to action. Gartner disclaims all warranties, express or implied, with respect to this research, including any warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose.

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 600 customers and over 200 partners around the world.For more information, visit

Imprivata is a registered trademark of Imprivata, Inc. in the USA and other countries. All other product or company names mentioned are the property of their respective owners.

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1) Gartner, Inc. 'Magic Quadrant for Enterprise Single Sign-On' by Gregg Kreizman, September 18, 2008