New improved authentication and virtualisation technology from Imprivata

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Imprivata has launched new products in the virtualisation, mobility and workflow spaces.

Imprivata has launched new products in the virtualisation, mobility and workflow spaces.

A new version of its OneSign, in an appliance format, now provides ‘anywhere, anytime' authenticated access to enterprise and Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) web-based applications.

Named OneSign Anywhere, the company said that it also offers support for iPads and smartphones for application access, without requiring the installation of software on the device and allows mobile employees to securely access applications whether they are inside or outside the corporate firewall.

According to Imprivata, OneSign Anywhere users launch a web browser with an internet connection to gain authenticated single-sign-on (SSO) access to their corporate enterprise and web-based applications.

Dr. Barry Chaiken, chief medical officer at Imprivata, said: “As more physicians use mobile devices to access electronic medical records, the issue of security has emerged as an even stronger consideration for healthcare IT executives.

“With OneSign Anywhere, physicians can move from location to location without the need to remember multiple passwords, enabling them to spend more time on patient care and less time remembering credentials.”   

Imprivata has also announced a strategic partnership with Teradici to provide SSO software on PC-over-IP zero client devices. It said that the joint solution will enable healthcare providers to deploy VMware View virtual desktops with secure and rich-media hardware zero clients that provide clinicians with one-touch desktop roaming and strong authentication.

Christopher Young, vice president and general manager of end-user computing at VMware, said: “Healthcare organisations want to leverage all the benefits of desktop virtualisation with VMware View, while being able to provide their end-users with the richest desktop experience and easy access to mission critical medical applications.

“The integration of Teradici PC-over-IP zero clients and Imprivata OneSign is a natural extension of VMware View and will offer strong authentication, one touch roaming and a non-stop clinical desktop.”

Dan Cordingley, CEO of Teradici, said: “We are seeing a lot of interest from our healthcare customers for strong authentication on PC-over-IP zero clients. Our collaboration with Imprivata broadens the market opportunity for our extensive ecosystem of OEM partners, providing them with a flexible, secure solution for healthcare, government and other regulated industries.”

Omar Hussain, president and CEO of Imprivata, said: “Teradici's PC-over-IP technology resolves the challenges of managing, maintaining and securing clinician desktops, offering a true, uncompromised computing experience for doctors and nurses, while supporting the efficiency and security of centralised computing.”

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