Imprivata is bolstering its identity verification portfolio through the acquisition of Xton Technologies. Xton is best known as a provider of privileged access management (PAM) solutions, and Imprivata is planning to use the company’s technology to provide its own customers with more flexibility in their access control operations.
The pairing will specifically allow organizations to create separate access tiers that give administrators and other authorized individuals unique access to important workplace materials. Those individuals will be able to use the same authentication methods as other workers, and will not need to jump through any additional hoops in order to log in and perform the more sensitive aspects of their jobs.
Imprivata’s current digital identity solution is designed around doctors and clinical workers, and provides the same level of access to every registered user. The integration of Xton’s PAM tech will allow Imprivata to deliver a more comprehensive and more customizable solution that better meets the needs of different organizations.
The Xton Access Manager (XTAM) can be deployed in a matter of hours, and will create an auditable record of logins to sensitive systems. The software can also be used to set up access privileges for third-party vendors.
“The elevated focus of ransomware attacks on healthcare and other highly regulated enterprises makes digital identity a fundamental, necessary best-practice control for improved cybersecurity,” said Imprivata CEO Gus Malezis. “Through this acquisition, Imprivata will enable richer authentication and access management and broaden our mutual reach to new and current customers both domestically and internationally.”
The two companies did not disclose the terms of the acquisition. The news itself comes shortly after Imprivata picked up a Fortress Cyber Security Award in the Authentication and Identity category. Imprivata has traditionally authenticated users with palm vein recognition, though it has partnered with IDEMIA and Aware to add contactless facial recognition capabilities.
July 12, 2021 – by Eric Weiss