Our history

Our history

Imprivata enables healthcare securely – a simple promise with a complex path. In 2002, our unofficial team of three saw an opportunity to address a common problem. We invested many hours listening to prospective customers across numerous verticals. We learned what caused frustration and what was missing from existing tech toolkits, sparking our passion for balancing security and convenience – a passion that continues to this day. Here are some highlights of our journey:

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2000

Funding secured.

Priorities: fingerprint/facial recognition biometrics and easy implementation.

2004

First commercial shipment – big love for our single sign-on technology with multi-app access. All-night product testing fueled by warm donuts, marking the start of Imprivata food obsession.

2018

2006

Imprivata expands into the European market, supporting customers in banking and call centers. About 40% of business is healthcare-related.

2009

HITECH Act prioritizes security for health information technology. Imprivata realigns business to focus on HIPAA-compliant innovations that protect privacy while enabling fast clinician access.

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Busy NYSE trading floor

2014

DING!

IPO complete, Imprivata listed on the NYSE.

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2015

Imprivata launches the Imprivata Confirm ID multifactor authentication suite, receiving high marks and wide adoption for a seamless “invisible security” experience. Acquisition of HT Systems expands biometrics capabilities.

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2016

Imprivata acquired by Thoma Bravo, LLC, a leading private equity investment firm.

2017

Acquisition of Caradigm’s Identity and Access Management business widens our market reach, reduces security risks, and enhances our identity and access management portfolio.

2018

2018

GO SOX!

Boston’s beloved MLB team wins fourth World Series championship in 10 years.

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2019

Imprivata acquires GroundControl to expand mobile offerings

2020

The acquisition of FairWarning adds risk analytics and intelligence to our portfolio of digital identity management solutions.

2021

Imprivata adds privileged access management to its digital identity capabilities with the acquisition of Xton Technologies

2022

Imprivata acquires SecureLink to deliver the only single-vendor platform to manage and secure all enterprise and third-party digital identities

And we’re always pushing forward.

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