S2 Security and Imprivata Partner to Provide Converged Physical/Logical Security Solution

March 29, 2006
Solution will use information about person's physical location as factor in network authentication

WELLESLEY, Mass., March 28 /PRNewswire/ -- S2 Security Corporation (S2) and Imprivata, Inc. today announced that they are collaborating on a joint solution that will enhance identification of users at the point of computer login. The new product will be available late this summer.

The new product will combine Imprivata's industry leading OneSign(TM) access and authentication management appliance platform with S2's NetBox physical access security solution. The converged solution will deliver an integrated physical/logical access system that will allow companies to use information about a person's physical location as a factor in their authentication and access privileges, delivering more comprehensive infrastructure for greater security and increased cost savings.

"S2 continues to be at the forefront of the convergence taking place between network security and physical security. This partnership is a natural step for S2 and the first in Imprivata's strategy to help enterprises finally realize the vision of securing access to all of their most critical networked assets," said Geoff Hogan, Senior Vice President, Business Development & Product Management/Marketing at Imprivata. "Since both companies have taken a novel appliance approach to making security as easy as possible to implement and administer, combining Imprivata OneSign with the S2 NetBox will quickly and easily enhance our customers' security capabilities. As an example, organizations will be able to deny remote network access if the user is already physically in the building."

The integration of the two systems is made possible by the application programming interface (API) offered on the S2 NetBox, and the fact that both systems are third generation network appliances. "When we talk about physical and logical security convergence, this is a pure example," said John L. Moss, CEO of S2 Security Corporation. "Only because both products share data over the same IP network, is this new application possible."

Using a common architecture based on shared network infrastructure has economic benefits as well. "Earlier approaches to this problem have been complicated and expensive to deploy," noted Hogan. "The converged S2 - Imprivata solution will not only be cost effective, it will also be the first of its kind to deliver true location based authentication. The solution will go a step further than other offerings by directly linking the currently independent physical and logical access systems' user identities."

About S2 Security Corporation

S2 Security Corporation, headquartered in Wellesley, Mass., is an innovator in the development of network-based integrated physical security systems supporting access control, alarm monitoring, temperature monitoring, video and intercom. S2's flagship product is the S2 NetBox(TM), a network appliance that is a "security management system in a box" facilities of all types to manage their physical security needs from anywhere over IP networks.

S2 Security Corporation Web site: http://www.s2sys.com.

About Imprivata

Based in Lexington, Mass., Imprivata develops enterprise single sign-on solutions that dramatically simplify password administration and enhance IT security. The company is privately held with venture funding from Polaris Venture Partners, Highland Capital Partners and General Catalyst Partners. Imprivata OneSign is changing the way midrange businesses secure their applications. Imprivata's OneSign product is packaged as an affordable, easy- to-implement and maintain appliance and is distributed through an established network of value-added resellers. For more information visit http://www.imprivata.com.

SOURCE S2 Security Corporation

CONTACT: Michael H. Welles of S2 Security Systems, +1-781-237-0800 ext. 222, [email protected]; or Jamie Farrell for S2 Security Systems, +1-781-289- 7088, [email protected]; or Molly Galetto of Imprivata, Inc., +1-781- 674-2736, [email protected]