OneAmerica Financial Partners Eliminates Password Frustrations and Improves User Productivity With Imprivata
OneSign Enables IT Security to Become a Business Enabler
LEXINGTON, MA October 12, 2009 Imprivata®, Inc., the employee access management company, today announced that OneAmerica Financial Partners is successfully leveraging its OneSign Platform® to eliminate password management problems and increase enterprise security. With OneSign, OneAmerica enables secure and convenient access to corporate data, freeing users from password related issues to better allowing them to focus on their daily business.
OneAmerica has 1600 employees and approximately 50 affiliate offices spread across North America. As the company continued to grow, so did the number of applications and passwords employees needed to use to perform their jobs, causing a disruption in user workflow and a decrease in productivity. Employees became frustrated with remembering long, complex passwords to the 10-12 applications they needed to access daily and were often locked out of systems. It became clear that a solution was needed to better manage passwords while increasing security and improving workflow. OneAmerica turned to its partner, VIOPOINT, for counsel and after evaluating several single sign-on (SSO) solutions, the IT department selected Imprivata’s appliance-based solution because of its stability, cost-effectiveness and ease of use.
“With OneAmerica running on a variety of platforms and a diverse range of applications, OneSign was the perfect solution that deployed seamlessly to support existing employee workflows,” said Rob Cote, VP of Sales and Marketing of VIOPOINT. “Imprivata has been an ideal partner for us and our success stems from helping organizations realize true ROI by delivering solutions that reduce help desk calls, assist users with strong authentication, and empower them with self service password management.”
“OneAmerica takes pride in providing a secure and productive environment so we can best serve the financial needs of our clients,” said Jeff Hornung, vice president, IT risk management of OneAmerica. “When our password problems began to escalate, it was imperative that we adopt a solution that was easy to implement and one that would integrate smoothly with our existing applications. With OneSign, we were able to SSO enable 47 applications, quickly deploy to our users and enable single sign-on access for more than 45,000 logins every week. The IT security department quickly gained the reputation of a business enabler.”
The OneSign Platform is an employee access management platform that strengthens user authentication to desktops and networks, streamlines application access and simplifies the process of compliance reporting--all delivered through a secure, self-contained appliance that requires zero modifications to existing IT infrastructure. Centrally managed from a single administrative console, OneSign secures access across Windows, host-based, Citrix and virtual desktop environments. Imprivata OneSign empowers organizations to balance the need for stronger security with improved employee workflow and productivity. The solution also reduces the time and complexity of complying with regulated access control requirements and password management costs that consume IT help desk resources.
“Imprivata understands the unique security challenges financial services companies face, and that’s why enterprise banks and credit unions alike turn to Imprivata to keep their corporate data protected,” said Omar Hussain, president and CEO of Imprivata. “Financial institutions such as OneAmerica need safe and quick access to confidential data without interrupting user workflows. We are proud that OneSign continues to solve the pressing password management, security and productivity problems prevalent throughout the industry.”
VIOPOINT offers a blend of consulting and product based solutions that help organizations manage risk in the enterprise. Recognizing the need for innovative services that deliver efficient results, VIOPOINT leverages industry-leading process and tools to support all risk program initiatives. Areas of focus include single sign on, risk management, IT compliance, web application security, database compliance, log management, and disaster recovery.
Imprivata secures employee access to desktops, networks, applications and transactions. Its appliance-based, employee access management platform, OneSign, enables organizations to protect enterprise information assets while improving user productivity. 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 is a recognized leader in Authentication and Access Management, receiving 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 800 customers around the world. For more information, please visit www.imprivata.com.