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February 24, 2011

Imprivata Inks Deal with Teradici for Enhanced Desktops

Imprivata, an independent vendor focused on simplifying and securing user access via identity management solutions, has signed a strategic partnership deal with Teradici, a provider of PC-over-IP(PCoIP) technology, which enables the practical consolidation of all IT resources into a data center.

Through this deal, the company aims to provide integration and interoperability of PCoIP zero client devices with Imprivata's authentication and single sign-on software. The company also clarified that this interoperability will be incorporated into a future release of Teradici PCoIP firmware and Imprivata OneSign software.

Also, the joint solution is aimed at enabling 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. VMware View is said to modernize desktops and applications by moving them into the cloud and delivering them as a managed service. By adding firmware support for Imprivata OneSign, Teradici will enable its zero client partners to support a wide range of user authentication technologies such as a fingerprint biometrics or ID badge.

"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 centralized computing," Omar Hussain, president and chief executive officer at Imprivata said in a statement.

Christopher Young, vice president and general manager, End User Computing at VMware said in a statement, "Healthcare organizations want to leverage all the benefits of desktop virtualization ith 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."

"We're seeing a lot of interest from our healthcare customers for strong authentication on PCoIP 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," added Dan Cordingley, chief executive officer at Teradici.

TMC (News - Alert) recently reported on the announcement of Imprivata launch of a host of new products and industry partnerships at HIMSS11, the Healthcare IT Conference and Exhibition. TMC also recently reported that Imprivata’s OneSign Virtual Desktop Access will now be integrated with Dell's (News - Alert) Mobile Clinical Computing platform for Dell healthcare customers using VMware View. This furthers Imprivata's commitment to helping clinicians get access to patient data in virtual desktop environments.

Jai C.S. is a contributing editor for TMCnet. To read more of Jai's articles, please visit his columnist page.

Edited by Tammy Wolf

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