Texas Taps Single Sign-On

Collin County has chosen Imprivata OneSign Enterprise Single Sign-On (ESSO) to simplify employee access to applications

LEXINGTON, Mass. -- Imprivata®, Inc., the enterprise authentication and access management appliance company, today announced that Collin County, home to more than 700,000 citizens in north central Texas, has chosen Imprivata OneSign™ Enterprise Single Sign-On (ESSO) to simplify employee access to applications. Additionally, OneSign ESSO will eliminate the increasing trend of employees attaching post-it notes to monitors with user IDs and passwords, a practice which has been compromising Collin County’s computer security.

In 2005, the County began researching and evaluating single sign-on products in order to ensure user compliance to increasing internal security policies. The solution needed to be easy for IT to administer and maintain and able to work with the County’s current applications including AS400, Citrix and various judicial applications. Above all, it needed to have minimal impact on the user which would, in turn, ensure that its 1000 employees working on computers daily would actually make use of the single sign-on solution. After a thorough evaluation process, and a proof of concept comparison between the two finalists, Collin County selected Imprivata’s OneSign ESSO appliance.

Packaged as an affordable, easy-to-implement appliance, OneSign ESSO uses patent-pending technology to enable SSO without modifying existing applications. With the appliance, users have the ability to access all applications with one primary password or authentication method. Additionally, OneSign ESSO can be rolled out in a matter of days, because its Application Profile Generator™ learns the password behavior of all applications, thus requiring no scripting or application changes.

“Imprivata’s application model enables IT departments like Collin County’s to tackle user access issues quickly and easily,” said Omar Hussain, CEO of Imprivata. “In fact, since our appliance is so simple to work with, Collin County, like many of our other customers, have amazed us by racking and readying OneSign ESSO even before our team went onsite for our three-day install.”

Imprivata Inc.