Imprivata is planning to leverage that portfolio to improve remote security now that it has formally completed its acquisition. In that regard, Imprivata believes that SecureLink’s tech will be especially useful for healthcare organizations that do a lot of work with third-party vendors, who are often not fully integrated with the rest of an organization’s internal cybersecurity system. That can create significant vulnerabilities in the current environment, to the point that more than half (51 percent) of all data breaches are attributed to third-party gaps.
The problem, according to Imprivata, is that third-party vendors with access to a system still have credentials that can be stolen and exploited if they are not properly accounted for. Imprivata is hoping that its acquisition of SecureLink will help address that problem, and provide clients with a comprehensive identity solution that can be used to secure digital and physical resources for everyone who needs to access a given system. On that front, Imprivata suggested that the new offering can provide coverage for cloud applications in addition to the shared devices and workstations that are often found at a medical facility.
“If organizations are serious about securing third party identities and access, they need solutions specifically designed for the challenge,” said Imprivata CEO Gus Malezis. “SecureLink uniquely addresses these critical, but often overlooked and vulnerable points of access, and we’re thrilled to offer our customers the leading solution to this challenge.”
“The combined organization creates a holistic set of capabilities that enable the secure and efficient use of digital identities, while providing visibility and control of how they are used,” added SecureLink CEO Patrick Tickle.
Imprivata indicated that the arrangement would help automate certain identity procedures to make security more efficient. The company acquired Xton Technologies and FairWarning in 2021 and 2020, respectively, and reported a 13 percent increase in new client bookings in its latest year-end report.
April 11, 2022 – by Eric Weiss