Imprivata Wins Best Biometrics Solution in SC Magazine Awards 2010

OneSign's support for broad range of biometric devices for strong authentication earns distinction for balancing user productivity with IT security

LEXINGTON, MA – 28rd April 2010 - Imprivata®, Inc., the company that simplifies and secures user access, has been awarded the prestigious 2010 SC Magazine Europe Award for Best Biometric Solution. The ceremony, held alongside the Infosecurity Europe 2010conference, saw Imprivata’s trademark OneSign solution named the inaugural winner in this new category award. OneSign was acclaimed for its flexible support for a broad range of biometric devices, enabling organisations to enforce strong security policies across the enterprise while increasing user satisfaction and improving workflow. Imprivata was also named as a finalist for Best Information & Access Management Solution, as well as Information Security Project of the Year for its implementation at Invensys Rail.

“We are honoured to have won the Best Biometrics Solution Award at the SC Magazine Awards,” said Omar Hussain, CEO of Imprivata. “Our continued efforts to developing OneSign’s support for a wide range of the latest strong authentication methods demonstrates the enormous commitment Imprivata has made to simplifying and securing user access.”

Imprivata’s unique appliance-based approach provides built-in support for a wide variety of plug-and-play biometric authentications, including biometric management support for solutions either external to or embedded in Lenovo, Dell, and other laptop PCs, tablet computers, etc., including the UPEK TouchStrip biometric scanners and USB’s or Authentec biometric technology.

Imprivata OneSign is an authentication and access management appliance that strengthens user authentication to networks at the same time as streamlining application access and simplifying compliance reporting” said Hussain. “The appliance is designed to meet the needs of organisations of all sizes and authorisation requirements and requires no modifications to the existing IT infrastructure which makes life very simple for customers.” OneSign supports multiple strong authentication factors, including finger biometrics, proximity cards, smart cards, many national and government ID cards, One-Time-Password tokens, and can also grant access based on an employee’s physical location through tracking technology.

About Imprivata
Imprivata is the leading independent vendor focused on simplifying and securing user access. By strengthening user authentication, streamlining application access and simplifying compliance reporting across multiple computing environments, customers realize substantial IT Help Desk and administration cost savings, while achieving the security standards they demand.

Imprivata has received numerous product awards and top review ratings from leading industry publications and analysts. Headquartered in Lexington, Mass., Imprivata partners with over 200 resellers, and serves the access security needs of more than 900 customers around the world. For more information, please 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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