Imprivata Named to CRN Emerging Vendors List

Imprivata Recognized by Leading Channel Authority for its Innovative OneSign Identity and Access Management Solutions

LEXINGTON, MA - June 30, 2008 - Imprivata®, Inc., the converged identity and access management appliance company, has been selected by Everything Channel as a CRN Emerging Tech vendor for its OneSign technology. CRN's Emerging Tech list captures companies that are delivering high margins for solution providers with innovative and easy-to-use technology that undercuts industry giants. Final selection to the Emerging Technology list was made at the discretion of the CRN editorial staff.

“The channel is central to Imprivata’s success, and being recognized by one of the industry’s preeminent authorities is great validation that we are delivering solutions that resellers can build their businesses around,” said Eric Blatte, director, channel sales and programs, Imprivata. “We look forward to providing new innovations for the channel to use to capitalize on the mounting demand for identity and access management solutions.”

The OneSign® platform is a converged identity and access management solution conveniently packaged in an affordable and secure purpose-built appliance. It offers an effective means to achieve compliance while solving password management problems, reducing IT help desk costs and improving user productivity and security. The solution’s access management capabilities enable organizations to control and record who accesses what, when and from where, helping to comply with industry and/or government regulations. The OneSign platform includes 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 building and network access systems to enable location-based authentication.

According to the CRN Emerging Tech Survey, the top reasons solution providers add emerging technologies include, the technology is superior to other products in the market segment; the technology compliments a solution providers’ existing practice areas; emerging vendors provide better services opportunities; emerging vendors pay better attention to partners; emerging vendors offer higher margins, customers want alternative product choices; and emerging vendors have better joint marketing programs. In addition, 61 percent of solutions providers surveyed plan to increase the number of emerging technology vendors they partner within the next 12 months.

“New and innovative vendor partners can help spur profitable and innovative ideas that Solution Providers can use to build revenue and customer loyalty. The CRN Emerging Tech list is where Solution Providers go to find these vendors,” said Robert C. Demarzo, senior vice president and editorial director, Everything Channel editorial.

“Imprivata OneSign is a great solution for our customers due to the pure and simple fact that it works as advertised,” said Rob Cote, president, VIOPOINT. “The appliance-based architecture makes it very efficient from both a deployment and operational perspective and the short deployment timeframes deliver high value and a quick return on investment, which translates into great value for VIOPOINT customers.”

Everything Channel (,
Everything Channel, formerly CMP Channel, is the global leader in technology sales and serves as the one stop shop for the sales channel that drives 75 percent of technology sales throughout the world. IT suppliers and Solution Providers turn to Everything Channel to manage and accelerate their business. Everything Channel provides the answer to strategy and branding, online marketing, research/market intelligence, lead generation, branded and custom events, education and workflow tools targeted to those who buy and sell through the Channel. Everything Channel is a subsidiary of United Business Media (, a global provider of news distribution and specialist information services with a market capitalization of more than $2.5 billion.

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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