Secure password policy

More easily implement password policy with single sign-on


Many organizations today have implemented password policy to secure applications, manage authentication, and control access to valuable corporate and customer data. But password policy can be notoriously difficult to manage and enforce. Users are given multiple passwords for a variety of applications, with some requirements to change passwords frequently to maintain password policy and effective security. Yet in their confusion, users often end up jotting passwords on sticky notes and leave them on the desk, making password policy ineffective and diminishing the security it was meant to provide.

Single sign-on (SSO) technology holds the promise of simplifying policy management and making users' lives easier, but many SSO solutions require costly recoding of existing applications, modifications to directories, or end-user workflow changes that are inconvenient.

For companies seeking to simplify password policy with single sign-on technology that is cost-efficient, easily implemented, and highly effective, Imprivata is the answer.


Imprivata-superior SSO technology for password policy


Imprivata® OneSign® Single Sign-On is an appliance-based SSO solution that solves the challenges of managing password policy. As an appliance, OneSign Single Sign-On is easy to implement-no scripting is required, no modifications to directories or applications are needed, and no changes to end-user workflow are necessary.

OneSign Single Sign-On automates many aspects of password policy management, reducing administrative burden and cost. OneSign can enable ALL types of applications - client/server, JAVA, and Web and legacy applications-and it supports a range of strong authentication options. OneSign Single Sign-On automates redundant tasks, monitors access automatically, and tracks, traces, and reports on password policy across a distributed network.


More effective password management and cost-efficient policy enforcement


With OneSign Single Sign-On, organizations can:

  • Implement password policy and perform automatic password changes for users
  • Provide support for strong authentication methods beyond passwords, including active or passive proximity cards, Windows smart cards, USB tokens, finger biometrics, national ID smart cards, and ID tokens.
  • Demonstrate Regulatory Compliance using a variety of canned and customized reports to demonstrate who accessed what from when and where
  • Deploy self-service password reset to minimize calls to the help desk, thus restoring user productivity more quickly.
  • Achieve ROI quickly by reducing management and IT help desk costs and improving employee productivity.
  • Improve end-user workflow by supporting shared workstations and fast user switching.

Learn more about Imprivata and password policy, as well as healthcare single sign on, identity access management, enterprise security, user authentication, single sign on server solutions, universal password technology, and more.


Password Policy Resources

20 Practical Tips on Single Sign-On & Strong Authentication
20 Practical Tips on Single Sign-On and Strong Authentication from Healthcare IT Professionals

This whitepaper features Imprivata customers who have successfully deployed Imprivata OneSign® Single Sign-On (SSO) and strong authentication at their hospitals to provide care providers with fast access to patient health information. These Healthcare IT professionals offer 20 valuable tips for successful procurement, implementation and deployment of SSO technology.

Renasant Bank CSS
Renasant Bank Withdraws Password Management Issues from Its Organization with Imprivata’s OneSign Single Sign-On

Read this customer success story to learn about how Imprivata OneSign SSO enables Renasant Bank to monitor, capture, and log password-related user access events in a centralized database, allowing IT staff to easily monitor access records for every user, application, or workstation in one central location.

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