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Ingersoll Rand Security Technologies / Access Smart Provide Smart Card Cyber Security

aptiQ smart card technology adds new enterprise password management for Windows

CARMEL, IN – July 30, 2012 – Ingersoll Rand Security Technologies announced that aptiQ™ smart card users can now deploy the Access Smart® Power LogOn® as their password manager for Windows. No longer will employees have to self-manage their passwords, a practice which can easily lead to an expensive company security breach.

“When employees self-manage their passwords, the network access authentication becomes very insecure. Passwords are written down, simple passwords are used and the same password is used for multiple sites and applications,” explains Dovell Bonnett, Access Smart founder and CEO. “IT administrators using Power LogOn in combination with aptiQ smart cards can now easily add secure network access authentication. Businesses of all sizes must comply with state and federal privacy protection laws and cyber criminals are aggressively targeting businesses. Power LogOn securely authenticates a user before they are allowed past the firewall.”

“Smart cards are seen by security experts as the best way to authenticate users since many require multi-factor authentication,” adds Jeremy Earles, Ingersoll Rand Security Technologies portfolio manager, credentials and readers.  “Now, users of aptiQ smart cards can extend such security throughout their network. Computers, networks, web sites and applications, needing a user name and password, will now automatically launch and enter strong logon credentials with only two mouse-clicks.”

According to Bonnet, an enterprise password manager is the first line of network defense because organizations need to know who is really knocking on their network’s “front door.” Network access authentication safeguards a company’s network and implements the data security protection required for HIPAA, HITECH, FACTA, CJIS and other compliance standards, typically controlled by user-managed PINs. Using Power LogOn and aptiQ smart cards, employees will better protect their company’s computers, networks and data from cyber thieves. The combination of both physical and logical access control on a single badge offers security, convergence and low cost of ownership.

About Access Smart

Headquartered in Ladera Ranch, California, Access Smart, LLC is dedicated to empowering businesses, agencies and institutions to securely regain control over their computer network authentication and data access authorization. Security does not have to be cumbersome to be effective. That is why our products are designed using state-of-the-art security technologies while focusing on ease-of-use and low-cost-of-ownership. Security should never be a luxury, especially with rampant data breaches and privacy regulations. Please contact Access Smart as to discuss how best to implement Authentication, Authorization and Non-Repudiation into your business. Access Smart – The Easy, Affordable Alternative to PKI. For more information about Access Smart, please visit http://www.Access-Smart.com .

About Ingersoll Rand

Ingersoll Rand (NYSE:IR) advances the quality of life by creating and sustaining safe, comfortable and efficient environments. Our people and our family of brands—including Club Car®, Ingersoll Rand®, Schlage®, Thermo King® and Trane® —work together to enhance the quality and comfort of air in homes and buildings; transport and protect food and perishables; secure homes and commercial properties; and increase industrial productivity and efficiency. Ingersoll Rand Security Technologies’ market-leading products include electronic and biometric access control systems; time-and-attendance and personnel scheduling systems; mechanical locks; portable security; door closers, exit devices, architectural hardware, and steel doors and frames; and other technologies and services for global security markets. Ingersoll Rand is a $14 billion global business committed to a world of sustainable progress and enduring results. For more information, visit ingersollrand.com or securitytechnologies.ingersollrand.com.

August 16, 2012 I Written By

Ievo Fingerprint Reader with Lumidigm MSI Sensor Receives Raves from Benchmark

“…with regard to scan credibility, the MSI sensor is certainly the best we’ve seen!” —Benchmark magazine, May 2012

ALBUQUERQUE, NM – May 15, 2012 – Lumidigm today announced that Benchmark magazine, after conducting a competitive test of fingerprint readers, concluded, “use of the MSI technology, and the consistency with which it performed in conditions that would see other units simply fail really does set the [Lumidigm] technology apart from its peers.

The May 2012 article in the British journal begins, “One of the biggest issues with biometrics-based fingerprint readers is that many models will struggle to obtain a clear and usable scan if the digit being presented is damp, dirty or damaged.  This is because most sensors rely on an optical scan only.  However, multispectral imaging (MSI) [from Lumidigm] can provide a more robust solution.

Lumidigm partner Ievo™ submitted its Ultimate™ reader with the Lumidigm sensor for the Benchmark test. Ievo Managing Director Shaun Oakes reports, “Benchmark is known for its rigorous testing methods and independent reviews. We welcomed the opportunity to show what the superior Lumidigm technology brings to our fingerprint reader and to our customers.”

“This review verifies for many people what we already knew from field experience,” asserts Lumidigm Vice President, Transaction Systems Bill Spence.  “Now, independent testing confirms the superior fingerprint reading capabilities that Lumidigm technology brings to any application.  Customers expect better performance now and Lumidigm is providing it.”

A video of the reviewed product, available at www.lumidigm.com/video-fingerprint-reader-put-to-the-test/, demonstrates the fingerprint reader being subjected to various real world conditions, including damp and wet, dry and dirty. Lumidigm technology extracts unique fingerprint characteristics from both the surface and subsurface of the skin, allowing results that are more consistent, more inclusive and more tamper resistant than conventional technologies.

About Benchmark

Benchmark is a monthly publication dedicated to security technology. The only publication of its type, Benchmark is totally focused on delivering tests, assessments and reviews of products, systems and technologies. It has been designed solely for the needs of security installers, system integrators, specifiers, consultants and security managers involved in making buying decisions relating to products and systems. Benchmark is the fastest growing publication in the security market today!

About Ievo

Leveraging over a decade of biometric experience, Ievo develops biometric solutions for the access control market.  Their background has driven them to consider all aspects of biometric installation in the design of their products, from the specification process and installation all the way through to the end user experience. The newest offering delivers a minimalist, reliable and fit-for-purpose solution that allows seamless integration and works alongside currently installed systems using card/fob/PINs, as opposed to looking to replace whole systems.  Ievo ensures that the best sensor is used and all other components are of the highest quality possible, including the world’s leading algorithm.  Coupled with its low cost, the Ievo solution takes biometrics into new markets that have previously withdrawn from or have not been suitable for biometrics due to the low quality of traditional products.  Located in the United Kingdom, Ievo readers are currently available direct to trade customers in the UK and globally.

About Lumidigm

Lumidigm Inc., a global authentication solutions company, is dedicated to enabling convenient, secure, and reliable identification of people, products and credentials.  Lumidigm’s multispectral imaging technology and innovative software work in real world applications for those customers that need to know “who” or “what” to a high degree of certainty.  Headquartered in Albuquerque, New Mexico, Lumidigm’s biometric fingerprint sensors and optically enhanced machine vision solutions have met the needs of customers across the globe for physical and logical access control in markets such as banking, healthcare, entertainment and theme parks, and government and civil ID.  Lumidigm and our strategic partners are working on solutions for industrial, commercial, and transportation applications.  For more information, visit www.lumidigm.com.

May 17, 2012 I Written By

aptiQmobile™ Keys from Ingersoll Rand Security Technologies Turn Smart Phones into Credentials

CARMEL, IN, March 15, 2011– Ingersoll Rand Security Technologies, a leading global provider of security and safety solutions and manufacturer of contactless smart credentials and readers, introduced its new aptiQmobile™ web-based key management system. The system will send access control credentials over the air to Near Field Communications (NFC)-enabled smartphones, allowing people to use their phones to enter buildings in place of their smart-card ID badges.

“Many smartphones currently on the market are already NFC-enabled with more models being launched every month,” emphasizes Jeremy Earles, Ingersoll Rand Security Technologies product marketing manager, readers and credentials. “NFC-enabled phones can send encrypted data a short distance to a NFC-enabled reader located, for instance, next to a retail cash register or a door lock.

“To turn these smartphones into an access control credential, you simply download the aptiQmobile app to your smart phone and use it to retrieve your secure mobile key that was set up by your access control site administrator,” explains Earles. “Once your mobile key is downloaded, open the app and tap it to the reader just like using a smart card.  It’s very secure and extremely easy to use.”

Research shows that nearly two-thirds of college students are interested in using their mobile phones in place of their ID card and aptiQmobile brings the industry one step closer to that reality. Ingersoll Rand is currently conducting aptiQmobile pilot trials across the country to issue credentials over the air to phones and using those phones in day-to-day access control scenarios. The aptiQmobile management system will become commercially available later this year as NFC-enabled smartphones become more widely available.

At the ISC West Exposition, to be held in Las Vegas March 28-30, attendees visiting the Ingersoll Rand Security Technologies booth 16053 will see a smartphone with the aptiQmobile app being used just like a smart card (or proximity card) to open a locked door. They will also learn about a successful pilot program using aptiQmobile at a major East Coast university.

About Ingersoll Rand

Ingersoll Rand (NYSE:IR) is a world leader in creating and sustaining safe, comfortable and efficient environments in commercial, residential and industrial markets. Our people and our family of brands—including Club Car®, Ingersoll Rand®, Schlage®, Thermo King® and Trane® —work together to enhance the quality and comfort of air in homes and buildings, transport and protect food and perishables, secure homes and commercial properties, and increase industrial productivity and efficiency. Ingersoll Rand Security Technologies’ market-leading products include electronic and biometric access control systems; time-and-attendance and personnel scheduling systems; mechanical locks; portable security; door closers, exit devices, architectural hardware, and steel doors and frames; and other technologies and services for global security markets.  Ingersoll Rand is a $14 billion global business committed to sustainable business practices within our company and for our customers. For more information, visit www.ingersollrand.com or www.securitytechnologies.ingersollrand.com.

March 19, 2012 I Written By

Announcing Password-free Mobile Roaming To and From Desktops and Tablets – #HIMSS12

Indigo’s mobile solution offers clinicians the ultimate flexibility and security in virtual environments

MINNEAPOLIS, MN – February 17, 2012 – Indigo Identityware, Inc. (Indigo), a leader in the Identity & Access Management industry, announces password-free  roaming capabilities to and from the desktop and mobile devices including Android® tablets and iPads®. This unique clinical functionality provides clinicians the ultimate flexibility and allows them to provide safe, efficient and effective patient care.

Indigo’s unique and proprietary architecture knows exactly who each user is and how they work. Doctors using a mobile tablet to access patient health records can effortlessly and securely switch to the desktop as they move throughout the hospital. Once they are done on the desktop and want to be mobile again, they simply switch back to their tablet using Indigo’s password-free strong authentication solution, iDNA™.
“Indigo is redefining the way clinicians work. With iDNA™, clinicians can securely roam throughout their enterprise to and from any mobile device back to the desktop whenever needed. The mobility and ease of access saves physicians time and allows them to provide better, more efficient patient care,” said Tom Rheineck, President and CEO of Indigo Identityware. “We are just at the start of seeing the benefits of secure mobile healthcare and Indigo is looking forward to leading this charge with absolute identity security so only those that should be accessing the information, do.”

To see Indigo’s solution first hand, visit them in Booth 4059 at the HIMSS12 Conference at the Sands Expo and Convention Center in Las Vegas, Nevada, February 21-23.

About Indigo
Indigo Identityware, a leader in the identity and access management industry, distinguishes itself by providing password-free mobile and virtual strong authentication. Indigo’s software-only architecture was built from the ground up for mobile, virtual and clinical cloud computing. This differentiates Indigo from all other identity management solutions. Indigo’s solution works in any virtual environment and has been certified as Citrix Ready. Its flexible design supports multiple strong authentication methods, including next generation biometrics, providing users with secure and fast access to information. Indigo’s software-only solution increases workflow productivity while helping customers ensure regulatory compliance. To learn more, visit www.indigoidware.com.
February 20, 2012 I Written By

Symantec Introduces Intelligent Authentication to Combat Evolving Threats

With healthcare records, containing perhaps the most private and vital personal information, becoming electronic, user access policy is key. Getting the proper personnel the correct level of access to the right information requires layers of authentication, and the tug of war between security and user-friendliness stands to increase complexity for the process.

Symantec is announcing a powerful new addition to its cloud-based user authentication service, Symantec VIP.  Symantec VIP Intelligent Authentication enables strong authentication while providing end users with a seamless authentication experience.

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. – October 11, 2011 – Symantec Corp. (Nasdaq: SYMC) today announced Symantec VIP Intelligent Authentication, a powerful addition to its cloud-based user authentication service, Symantec VIP. Dedicated to protecting an organization’s network and applications against unauthorized access, Symantec VIP Intelligent Authentication enables strong authentication that is both effective and unobtrusive for the end user.

Symantec VIP Intelligent Authentication employs advanced security technologies including: system fingerprinting, user behavior monitoring and geolocation access monitoring. In addition, Symantec VIP Intelligent Authentication leverages Symantec DeepSight intelligence, which has some of the most extensive data on IP address reputation and URL reputation, in order to thwart potentially malicious activity by denying access.

“As more organizations push to online` and mobile channels to deliver services to their end users, the need for simple, yet strong authentication solutions will continue to grow as a password only approach is simply not secure,” said Fran Rosch, vice president, Trust Services and Identity Protection, Symantec. “The new VIP Intelligent Authentication gives organizations one of the most advanced authentication solutions in the market that is delivered as a cost effective cloud-based service and provides end users with a seamless authentication experience.”

Superior Protection from Emerging Threats

Attackers are constantly changing tactics by leveraging malware and social engineering efforts to steal password credentials and hopping between compromised hosts to launch attacks, thus organizations must stay ahead of these emerging threats.

Symantec VIP Intelligent Authentication offers a unique suite of tools providing among the best possible protection for customers. Using DeepSight intelligence derived from the Symantec Global Intelligence Network, VIP Intelligent Authentication can quickly identify and prevent potentially damaging login attempts from IP addresses associated with known attack actors. VIP Intelligent Authentication can also strengthen the authentication process by leveraging devices already equipped with Symantec Endpoint Protection, Norton, or Intel Identity Protection Technology (IPT) to better prevent logins from unknown or risky endpoints.

Further demonstrating its dedication to the security and management of mobile devices, Symantec VIP Intelligent Authentication extends strong authentication to web-based applications accessed from these devices. With the influx of mobile devices across the globe, organizations can now provide secure multi-factor authentication using VIP Intelligent Authentication.

Convenient, Strong Authentication

While most organizations are aware that simple usernames and passwords no longer provide adequate resilience against today’s sophisticated attacks, they’re also concerned that an onerous technology may hurt adoption and usage. Symantec VIP Intelligent Authentication solves this problem, providing strong, multi-factor authentication without changing the login experience for users. All the strong authentication—such as device verification, behavior analysis, reputation and geo location analysis—happens seamlessly. Only if a login is deemed suspicious, is the user challenged to provide more information such as a onetime password that is sent over email or SMS.

A Comprehensive Solution

As part of the Symantec Validation and ID Protection Service (VIP), VIP Intelligent Authentication validates Symantec’s promise to deliver a comprehensive, flexible, and robust set of authentication solutions. With Symantec VIP, organizations can deploy not only risk-based authentication, but also hardware or software one-time password (OTP) tokens, mobile OTP tokens, and SMS or voice-enabled OTP authentication—all from a single, unified authentication solution. Strong authentication, coupled with Symantec’s Encryption and Data Loss Prevention products, not only enhances the VIP portfolio but provides a firm foundation for an information-centric approach to protecting an organizations’ data from unwanted viewers.

Availability

Symantec VIP Intelligent Authentication is available now and included with Symantec VIP at no additional incremental cost. Symantec VIP is delivered as a cloud-based service and licensed on an annual per-user subscription basis. For more information, please visit:  http://symantec.com/business/verisign/vip-authentication-service.

 

About Symantec

Symantec is a global leader in providing security, storage and systems management solutions to help consumers and organizations secure and manage their information-driven world. Our software and services protect against more risks at more points, more completely and efficiently, enabling confidence wherever information is used or stored. More information is available at www.symantec.com.

October 18, 2011 I Written By

Lumidigm’s Multispectral Imaging Sensor Biometrically Enhances Innometriks’ Cheetah Reader

Innometriks has added Lumidigm’s Mercury multispectral biometric sensor to the Innometriks Cheetah card reader, which meets or exceeds credential authentication requirements as set forth by the U.S. Government identity programs including FIPS201/PIV, SP800-116 and the Transportation Worker’s Identity Credential (TWIC).  Mercury biometric sensors feature multispectral imaging, a sophisticated technology developed to overcome the fingerprint capture problems conventional imaging systems have in less-than-ideal conditions.

Next Generation Card Reader Solution for Strong Identity Authentication and Smart Card Access Control Systems

To Be Showcased at Lumidigm ASIS Booth 2937 Biometric Consortium Conference – Lumidigm Booth 311 – September 27-29 

ALBUQUERQUE, NEW MEXICO – September 19, 2011 – Lumidigm today announced that Innometriks has added Lumidigm’s Mercury multispectral biometric sensor to the Innometriks Cheetah card reader, which meets or exceeds credential authentication requirements as set forth by U.S. Government identity programs including FIPS201/PIV, SP800-116 and the Transportation Worker’s Identity Credential (TWIC).  Mercury biometric sensors feature multispectral fingerprint imaging, a sophisticated technology developed to overcome the capture problems conventional imaging systems have in less-than-ideal conditions.

“Multispectral imaging from Lumidigm lets our Cheetah reader capture superior fingerprint images quickly on all people in all environmental conditions,” emphasizes John Cassise, Innometriks CEO.  “The Mercury sensors incorporate this field-proven technology into a reliable platform that allows for a smaller form factor and a lower cost.”

“Our Mercury multispectral sensors coupled with the Cheetah’s strong credential authentication provide a truly cost-effective reader for those who are serious about the entire security process,” adds Bill Spence, Lumidigm vice president, transaction services.  “Security professionals now have a reader that seamlessly connects the next generation of credentials with the next generation of reliable fingerprint technology.”

Lumidigm Mercury multispectral fingerprint sensors capture fingerprint data beneath the surface of the skin so that dryness or even damaged or worn fingers create no problems for reliable reads.  Using multiple wavelengths of light and advanced polarization techniques to extract unique fingerprint characteristics from both the surface and subsurface of the skin, the sensors provide Cheetah users with results that are more consistent, more inclusive and more tamper resistant than conventional biometric readers using an optical technology.

The Innometriks Cheetah reader and Lumidigm’s new Mariner fingerprint reader will be showcased at ASIS in Orlando, September 19-21 in Lumidigm booth 2937 and at Biometrics Consortium Conference in Tampa, September 27-29 in Lumidigm booth 311.

About Innometriks

Innometriks develops and manufactures a suite of hardware and software products that provide strong identity authentication for mission critical environments.  Strong identity authentication verifies an individual’s identity using technologies including biometrics, Public Key Infrastructure (PKI) and digital signatures, providing greater protection of critical assets and sensitive information.  Innometriks innovative and comprehensive application suite offers credential validation and registration on a platform that is open, scalable and extensible.  www.innometriks.com

About Lumidigm

Lumidigm Inc., the multispectral imaging biometrics company, is dedicated to enabling convenient, secure, and reliable identification and verification. Lumidigm fingerprint sensors capture superior images quickly, on all people, in all conditions. Everyone can be enrolled. Everyone can be verified. Lumidigm’s sensors are quick and easy to use — perfect for any application in which speed, security and reliability are paramount. Headquartered in Albuquerque, New Mexico, Lumidigm sensors are distributed worldwide. Lumidigm’s initial venture capital investors are DFJ New England, Draper Fisher Jurvetson, Epic Ventures, Intel Capital, International Venture Fund and Solstice Capital. Other investors include Methode Electronics, Motorola Ventures, New Mexico Co-Investment Partners managed by Fort Washington Capital, and Sun Mountain Capital. For more information, visit www.lumidigm.com.

September 28, 2011 I Written By

Lumidigm Highlighted in “TOP 300 STARTUPS”

Lumidigm has been chosen for inclusion in the 2011 Edition of the fundedIDEAS publication – TOP 300 STARTUPS.  According to fundedIDEAS, inclusion in TOP 300 STARTUPS demonstrates Lumidigm’s commitment to innovation, sustainability and excellence.  Lumidigm was specially selected by an eminent panel of business and industry leaders spanning the globe based on 14 parameters including strength of the management team, business model and execution strategy as well as industry and sector outlook.

Lumidigm selection based on strength of the management team, business model and execution strategy

 

ALBUQUERQUE, NM – April 19, 2011 – Lumidigm today announced that the company has been chosen for inclusion in the 2011 edition of the fundedIDEAS publication TOP 300 STARTUPS.  Lumidigm develops and deploys biometric fingerprint sensors that use multispectral imaging to capture superior images quickly, on all people, in all environmental conditions.

TOP 300 STARTUPS features those startups that secured the highest overall rating across 14 parameters that were applied to over 2500 companies that secured venture funding in 2010. Lumidigm emerged near the top of that elite list — with a final ranking of 29 — on the strength of its management team, business model, execution strategy and technological innovations.

“From the start, Lumidigm was able to demonstrate how its new technological approach to biometric authentication could solve the performance problems plaguing the industry,” said Steve Jurvetson, Managing Director of Draper Fisher Jurvetson (DFJ). “Because Lumidigm had a highly differentiated solution and was led by a top-notch management team with the insight and capability to disrupt a market, we knew we had a winner.” DFJ was part of a strong group of initial venture capital investors in Lumidigm.

Lumidigm makes biometric authentication secure and convenient by using its patented multispectral imaging technology to extract unique fingerprint characteristics from both the surface and subsurface of the skin. This enhanced data capture mitigates traditional system vulnerabilities and makes Lumidigm’s sensors more reliable, more inclusive and more tamper-resistant than conventional biometric readers.

“We are excited to feature Lumidigm as a TOP 300 STARTUP,” said Jonathon Marcus, Editor with fundedIDEAS. “We are extremely confident of their ability to innovate and adapt to changing market and customer needs while driving innovation in the sector.” The fundedIDEAS editorial team conducted a rigorous four-month selection process prior to selecting Lumidigm for inclusion.

“Lumidigm continues to innovate off of its extensively-patented multi-imaging technology platform as it identifies and meets market needs,” emphasized Jurvetson. “I am delighted to see an independent analysis concur with DFJ’s assessment of Lumidigm.”

The research firm of Frost & Sullivan recently awarded the New Product Innovation of the Year Award, Fingerprint Biometrics, North America, 2010, to Lumidigm.  According to Frost & Sullivan, Lumidigm’s “innovative technology allows Lumidigm fingerprint sensors to provide highly accurate biometric data even in adverse conditions where traditional fingerprint sensors fail.”

More information about Lumidigm is available at www.lumidigm.com.

 

About Lumidigm

Lumidigm Inc., the multispectral imaging biometrics company, is dedicated to enabling convenient, secure, and reliable identification and verification. Lumidigm fingerprint sensors capture superior images quickly, on all people, in all conditions. Everyone can be enrolled. Everyone can be verified. Lumidigm’s sensors are quick and easy to use — perfect for any application in which speed, security and reliability are paramount. Headquartered in Albuquerque, New Mexico, Lumidigm sensors are distributed worldwide. Lumidigm’s initial venture capital investors are DFJ New England, Draper Fisher Jurvetson, Epic Ventures, Intel Capital, International Venture Fund and Solstice Capital. Other investors include Methode Electronics, Motorola Ventures, New Mexico Co-Investment Partners managed by Fort Washington Capital, and Sun Mountain Capital. For more information, visit www.lumidigm.com.

About fundedIDEAS

9 out of 10 startups fail to achieve their stated business objectives. fundedIDEAS was established with the sole objective of discovering the ones that will. Rating each startup on 14 parameters, from strength of the management team, business model and execution strategy to industry and sector outlook – we deploy the most advanced methodology to establish the stability, sustainability and outlook of venture funded startups. To know more, please visit www.fundedIDEAS.com

April 25, 2011 I Written By

Breakthrough in Secure Mobile Device Access Using a Universal Corporate Identity

PLEASANTON, Calif., February 17, 2011 — idOnDemand, the pioneers in smart identification, introduces the world’s first “clientless” One-Time Password (OTP) mobility solution using a contactless smart identity card. The idOnDemand SmartID mobile technology revolutionizes corporate VPN and information access from mobile devices. Using its patent pending technology, users simply touch their idOnDemand Personal Identity Verification (PIV) compatible corporate ID to facilitate a highly secure login from their tablet computer, smart phone or hand-held mobile phone.

With this groundbreaking extension to idOnDemand’s managed identity service, customers can use one identity card for building access, computer access, cloud security and now compatible mobile devices. This solution replaces the need to carry expiring hardware OTP tokens with hard to read LCD screens or install and manage soft token clients on personal and corporate mobile devices.

“With the increase in workforce mobility, organizations are being caught off guard by the use of personal tablet computers and smart phones within the corporate environment. Personal devices are being used to store or interact with sensitive systems and data, often only protected by a username or password,” said Jason Hart, Chief Executive Officer at idOnDemand. “We are at the forefront of innovation by bringing to market a solution that securely authenticates to corporate or cloud resources without the need for a client or custom application to be installed on personal mobile devices. By simply touching your corporate identity card on your device and entering your pin you can gain secure access to resources from any compatible mobile device.”

idOnDemand SmartIDs can be used with any OATH compliant authentication server or managed authentication service. Unlike other mobile solutions such as SMS or soft tokens, the idOnDemand solution works out of the box on a new compatible device, eliminating the need for software to be installed. Additionally, users do not depend on network availability or text fees. The idOnDemand SmartID mobile feature can redirect the user to a predefined URL after presenting their card to the phone where they securely authenticate to applications, cloud resources like Google apps, salesforce.com and other corporate websites.

“Leveraging industry standards like OATH gives customers choice and flexibility,” said Donald Malloy, chair of the Marketing Committee for OATH. “We are pleased that idOnDemand selected OATH as the backbone of their One-Time Password strategy.”

The idOnDemand SmartID mobile functionality is unique because all personal information related to the individual, and the logic that drives the behavior, is on the PIV compatible smart card and not the mobile device. Organizations no longer have to provision and manage mobile software clients in the traditional sense because there is no software to install. All of the management is done through policy and secure issuance of the corporate credential, enabling enterprises to embrace a single secure identity no matter how their people access corporate information.

The idOnDemand SmartID mobile feature is based on Near Field Communication (NFC) technology. This solution allows customers to deploy one infrastructure that supports both PIV x.509 certificate authentication and OTP authentication when certificates are not practical.

The idOnDemand SmartID mobile feature is now available as part of the idOnDemand managed identity service and completes the idOnDemand vision of having one secure identity for buildings, computers, in the cloud and on the go.

About idOnDemand
idOnDemand delivers a standards based, single trusted identity and smart card solution. Using the idOnDemand managed service, organizations can quickly, easily and cost effectively grant trusted access for employees, customers and partners to information and assets such as IT systems, remote access, data encryption, secure email, building access and mobile authentication. Authorized users no longer need to carry multiple tokens, ID cards, building access cards or remember multiple passwords.

idOnDemand has offices in the United States and Australia. For more information, visit www.idOnDemand.com.

February 18, 2011 I Written By

John Lynn is the Founder of the HealthcareScene.com blog network which currently consists of 15 blogs containing almost 6000 articles with John having written over 3000 of the articles himself. These EMR and Healthcare IT related articles have been viewed over 14 million times. John also manages Healthcare IT Central and Healthcare IT Today, the leading career Health IT job board and blog. John launched two new companies: InfluentialNetworks.com and Physia.com, and is an advisor to docBeat. John is highly involved in social media, and in addition to his blogs can also be found on Twitter: @techguy and @ehrandhit and Google Plus.

KLAS Single Sign-On Performance Report Names Imprivata’s OneSign Solution #1

KLAS Single Sign-On Performance Report Names Imprivata’s OneSign® Solution #1

Company Rates Highest Customer Scores for Clinician Satisfaction, Productivity and Workflow Enablement.


LEXINGTON, Mass. — December 21, 2010—Imprivata, the #1 independent single sign-on  and access management provider for health care and other regulated industries, today announced that KLAS, the health care industry’s leading independent research firm, has named Imprivata’s OneSign® the number one Single Sign-On (SSO) product in its “2010 Single Sign-On: To Identity Management and Beyond” report.

“Imprivata led the pack as the highest-rated vendor in this report, excelling in keeping promises, ease of use, and delivering a product that works as promoted,” commented Paul Pitcher, author of the report and research director at KLAS. “Imprivata received more positive commentary on the solution’s ability to improve clinician satisfaction and employee productivity than any other vendor in this report. “

Imprivata’s emergence as the market leader in the KLAS Single Sign-On report comes on the heels of the company’s “Strong Positive” rating in the Gartner 2010 Marketscopefor Enterprise Single Sign-On and further validates the value that Imprivata OneSign brings to healthcare organizations today.  The company has seen unprecedented growth as hospitals and clinics turn to SSO and Strong Authentication to accelerate adoption of clinical applications to meet the government’s requirements for Meaningful Use of electronic medical records (EMR). Today more than one million care givers rely on Imprivata OneSign for fast and secure access to EMR and other healthcare applications.

“It is a very exciting time to be in the healthcare IT industry,” commented Ed Gaudet, Chief Marketing Officer at Imprivata.  “The KLAS SSO report substantiates the elevated interest in Single Sign-on and Strong Authentication as a key component in accessing EMRs. From what we’re hearing from our customers, every hospital will require single sign-on to achieve meaningful use and CPOE requirements. ”


Links:
The Single Sign On: To Identity Management and Beyond report is available for purchase from KLAS:  http://www.klasresearch.com/Store/ReportDetail.aspx?ProductID=603

The Gartner 2010 Marketscope Report is available from Imprivata:
http://www.imprivata.com/marketscope_for_enterprise_single_signon


About KLAS:

KLAS is a research firm specializing in monitoring and reporting the performance of health care vendors. KLAS’ mission is to improve delivery, by independently measuring vendor performance for the benefit of our health care provider partners, consultants, investors, and vendors. Working together with executives from over 4500 hospitals and over 2500 clinics, KLAS delivers timely reports, trends, and statistics, which provide a solid overview of vendor performance in the industry. KLAS measures performance of software, professional services, and medical equipment vendors. For more information, go to www.KLASresearch.com, email marketing@KLASresearch.com, or call 1-800-920- 4109 to speak with a KLAS representative.


About Imprivata:
With more than one million health care users, Imprivata is the #1 independent provider of authentication and access management solutions for health care, transforming the way hospitals are transitioning from paper to digital. Focused on simplifying and securing access to electronic patient health information, Imprivata is enabling hospitals to create a secure environment that both streamlines clinical workflow and protects patient privacy. The Company’s signature OneSign® technology integrates within the daily clinical workflow, giving clinicians quick and convenient access to the critical patient information they need to deliver the highest level of quality health care. For more information, please visit www.imprivata.com or follow us on Twitter at @Imprivata.

Imprivata is a registered trademark of Imprivata, Inc. in the USA and other countries. All Imprivata products are trademarks of Imprivata, Inc. in the USA and other countries. All other product or company names mentioned are the property of their respective owners.

January 13, 2011 I Written By

John Lynn is the Founder of the HealthcareScene.com blog network which currently consists of 15 blogs containing almost 6000 articles with John having written over 3000 of the articles himself. These EMR and Healthcare IT related articles have been viewed over 14 million times. John also manages Healthcare IT Central and Healthcare IT Today, the leading career Health IT job board and blog. John launched two new companies: InfluentialNetworks.com and Physia.com, and is an advisor to docBeat. John is highly involved in social media, and in addition to his blogs can also be found on Twitter: @techguy and @ehrandhit and Google Plus.

Imprivata’s OneSign Single Sign-On Named Category Leader

Imprivata’s OneSign Single Sign-On Named Category Leader in the “2010 Top 20 Best in KLAS Awards” Report

Top Rating Signifies New Leader in the Single Sign-on Market

LEXINGTON, Mass. — January 11, 2011—Imprivata, the #1 independent single sign-on  and access management provider for healthcare and other regulated industries, today announced that KLAS, the healthcare industry’s leading independent research firm, has named Imprivata OneSign® the Single Sign-On category leader in its “2010 Top 20 Best in KLAS Awards: Software & Professional Services” report. This prestigious recognition is a definitive sign from the healthcare industry that Imprivata is the preferred SSO provider and Category Leader.

The “2010 Top 20 Best in KLAS Awards: Software & Professional Services” report is an overview of performance ratings for vendors offering software, professional services, and medical equipment to the healthcare industry. Individual rankings in the report are determined exclusively through active user participation and feedback from thousands of healthcare organizations.  According to the KLAS report, as a Category Leader, Imprivata has excelled in their market segment and has demonstrated leadership in working with customers to resolve issues and match expectations to reality. Imprivata OneSign was also recently named the #1 Single Sign-On (SSO) solution in the KLAS “2010 Single Sign-On: To Identity Management and Beyond” performance report.

Imprivata’s emergence as the SSO category market leader in the two KLAS reports comes on the heels of the company’s “Strong Positive” rating in the Gartner 2010 Marketscope for Enterprise Single Sign-On and further validates the value that Imprivata OneSign Single Sign-On brings to healthcare organizations today.  Currently more than one million care givers rely on Imprivata OneSign for fast and secure access to EMR and other healthcare applications.

“We’re honored that hospitals rated Imprivata OneSign higher than any other SSO solution,” commented Ed Gaudet, Chief Marketing Officer at Imprivata. “What gives us even greater satisfaction is that our customers tell us Imprivata plays an important role in helping them accelerate adoption of clinical applications to demonstrate Meaningful Use of electronic medical records.”

Links:
“2010 Top 20 Best in KLAS Awards: Software & Professional Services” report is available for purchase from KLAS: http://www.KLASresearch.com/Store/ReportDetail.aspx?ProductID=612

The Single Sign On: To Identity Management and Beyond report is available for purchase from KLAS:  http://www.klasresearch.com/Store/ReportDetail.aspx?ProductID=603

The Gartner 2010 Marketscope Report is available from Imprivata:
http://www.imprivata.com/marketscope_for_enterprise_single_signon


About KLAS:

KLAS is a research firm specializing in monitoring and reporting the performance of healthcare vendors. KLAS’ mission is to improve delivery, by independently measuring vendor performance for the benefit of our healthcare provider partners, consultants, investors, and vendors. Working together with executives from over 4500 hospitals and over 2500 clinics, KLAS delivers timely reports, trends, and statistics, which provide a solid overview of vendor performance in the industry. KLAS measures performance of software, professional services, and medical equipment vendors. For more information, go to www.KLASresearch.com, email marketing@KLASresearch.com, or call 1-800-920- 4109 to speak with a KLAS representative.

About Imprivata:
With more than one million healthcare users, Imprivata is the #1 independent provider of authentication and access management solutions for healthcare, transforming the way hospitals are transitioning from paper to digital. Focused on simplifying and securing access to electronic patient health information, Imprivata is enabling hospitals to create a secure environment that both streamlines clinical workflow and protects patient privacy. The Company’s signature OneSign® technology integrates within the daily clinical workflow, giving clinicians quick and convenient access to the critical patient information they need to deliver the highest level of quality healthcare. For more information, please visit www.imprivata.com or follow us on Twitter at @Imprivata.

Imprivata is a registered trademark of Imprivata, Inc. in the USA and other countries. All Imprivata products are trademarks of Imprivata, Inc. in the USA and other countries. All other product or company names mentioned are the property of their respective owners.

I Written By

John Lynn is the Founder of the HealthcareScene.com blog network which currently consists of 15 blogs containing almost 6000 articles with John having written over 3000 of the articles himself. These EMR and Healthcare IT related articles have been viewed over 14 million times. John also manages Healthcare IT Central and Healthcare IT Today, the leading career Health IT job board and blog. John launched two new companies: InfluentialNetworks.com and Physia.com, and is an advisor to docBeat. John is highly involved in social media, and in addition to his blogs can also be found on Twitter: @techguy and @ehrandhit and Google Plus.