Imprivata Wins Best Security Solution for Healthcare at SC Magazine Awards for Second Year Running

OneSign recognised as leader in providing ease of access and greater security for European healthcare providers

LEXINGTON, MA – 23rd April 2008 - Imprivata, Inc., the converged identity and access management appliance company, has been named Best Security Solution for Healthcare at the prestigious 2008 SC Magazine Europe Awards for the second consecutive year. The ceremony, held alongside the Infosecurity Europe 2008 conference, saw Imprivata’s OneSign granted this highly prized award for the results it is delivering to healthcare organisations across the UK and Europe, including greater security, ease of management, and increased user productivity. Imprivata also received an Honourable Commendation in the Best Identity Management Solution Category at the Awards.

“We are honoured to have won the Best Security Solution for Healthcare Award at the SC Magazine Awards,” said Omar Hussain, CEO of Imprivata. “Our continued success in healthcare demonstrates the enormous commitment we have made to creating and improving a product that is greatly beneficial to hospitals and trusts across Europe. With eighty percent of the NHS Trusts in the UK choosing OneSign alone for their single sign-on requirements, it is no surprise that we continue to be recognized at the leader in this category.”

OneSign is an authentication and access management sso appliance designed to meet the needs of organisations of all sizes and access management requirements. It includes three separate but interconnected software modules:

  • OneSign Authentication Management supports multiple strong authentication factors, including smart cards, one-time passwords, finger biometrics and proximity cards, as well as the Connecting for Health smart card. Users can be assigned strong authentication factors to suit their working lifestyles, and groups of users can use different tokens or factors depending on their needs.
  • OneSign Enterprise Single Sign-On removes the pain of password management from the organisation by easily and quickly enabling applications for single sign-on. Password policies can be enforced as standard, while access to authorised applications is made as simple as possible as users no longer have to remember their credentials.
  • OneSign Physical/Logical takes the next step in converging physical and IT network security. OneSign not only makes use of building access cards as a form of strong authentication, but also enables the events from the building access system to allow or deny access to IT resources, based on the user’s location.

OneSign supports integration with the smart cards provided by the NHS Connecting for Health scheme, allowing single sign-on to both nationally provided applications such as the Spine, as well as those provided by the individual Trusts. Imprivata’s unique appliance-based approach, coupled with the support for the NHS smart card, demonstrates that OneSign is extremely simple to deploy and manage, and delivers a rapid return on investment for any healthcare organisation. “OneSign allows Trusts to protect sensitive citizen data while improving staff workflows,” said Hussain. “Users love SSO and strong authentication because it allows them to provide a higher quality of service to patients. By removing password problems and improving speed of access, OneSign generates additional value for the healthcare provider, as well as helping users become more efficient in general.”

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

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