Imprivata Delivers Next Version of OneSign

Converged identity and access management platform now designed for the extended enterprise


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 OneSign’s identity-centric access and authentication services across system and geographic boundaries with complete distributed management, delegated administration and business continuity capabilities. OneSign’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 industry’s most easy-to-use and deploy solution without requiring changes to existing IT and physical access infrastructures.

“Our 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,” said Omar Hussain, president and CEO of Imprivata. “The OneSign platform’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.”

“Convergence is more than just the use of the ‘Swiss Army Knife’ smart card for physical access and ‘traditional’ IT authentication,” noted Mark Diodati, Identity and Privacy Strategies Senior Analyst at Burton Group. “Organizations, particularly those that are large and geographically-disbursed, want to make important security decisions based upon the user’s physical location at the time of access, and correlate user activity for intrusion prevention and forensic purposes.”

New Distributed Architecture Powers Multi-Location Management and Fault Tolerance

The distributed functionality introduced with version 4.0 extends OneSign’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 – all with consolidated reporting – regardless of number of users, locations or access management needs.

“Imprivata’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,” said Christopher Paidhrin, chief information security officer, Southwest Washington Medical Center. “As 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.”

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