LEXINGTON, Mass. -- Imprivata, Inc., the converged identity and access management appliance company, today announced a significant advance in its award-winning OneSign platform. Version 4.0 extends OneSignâ€™s identity-centric access and authentication services across system and geographic boundaries with complete distributed management, delegated administration and business continuity capabilities. OneSignâ€™s integrated authentication management, single sign-on and physical/logical convergence functionalities can now be implemented in a fully-distributed enterprise environment.
For the first time, a single centralized employee IT access policy can determine every aspect of access across all users, all rights, all locations and all conditions. OneSign delivers these capabilities with the industryâ€™s most easy-to-use and deploy solution without requiring changes to existing IT and physical access infrastructures.
â€œOur success in helping mid-sized companies manage any number of identity-related initiatives has attracted strong interest from larger organizations suffering from the inability to effectively manage user authentication and access across networks, applications and physical locations,â€ said Omar Hussain, president and CEO of Imprivata. â€œThe OneSign platformâ€™s flexible foundation and our on-going push to extend its capabilities have led to the development of this new version that enables organizations of any size to effectively apply identity management best practices.â€
â€œConvergence is more than just the use of the â€˜Swiss Army Knifeâ€™ smart card for physical access and â€˜traditionalâ€™ IT authentication,â€ noted Mark Diodati, Identity and Privacy Strategies Senior Analyst at Burton Group. â€œOrganizations, particularly those that are large and geographically-disbursed, want to make important security decisions based upon the userâ€™s physical location at the time of access, and correlate user activity for intrusion prevention and forensic purposes.â€
New Distributed Architecture Powers Multi-Location Management and Fault Tolerance
The distributed functionality introduced with version 4.0 extends OneSignâ€™s platform capabilities to manage multiple locations with a single implementation, enabling enterprise-wide user identity roaming and seamless fail-over for business continuity. Now a OneSign implementation can provide secure two-factor user network authentication, single sign-on (SSO) to any application and physical/logical identity convergence for increased security â€“ all with consolidated reporting â€“ regardless of number of users, locations or access management needs.
â€œImprivataâ€™s OneSign is a complete identity and access management security platform that can enable an organization to implement an authentication strategy, single sign-on and now a physical access control system - integrating previously segregated domains,â€ said Christopher Paidhrin, chief information security officer, Southwest Washington Medical Center. â€œAs a customer from the early days of OneSign, we can appreciate the way in which Imprivata has now extended its model to handle a more distributed environment. The introduction of OneSign 4.0 extends these powerful capabilities to distributed organizations, increasing security and improving the workforce experience, regardless of access points in the organization.â€