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Imprivata Awarded Two New Patents for Advances in Strong Authentication

Monday, September 22, 2008

Latest Patents Cover Security and Privacy Issues Associated with Greater Biometric Adoption in the Enterprise

Lexington, MA -- Imprivata®, Inc., the converged authentication and access management company, announced today that it has been awarded two new patents by the United States Patent and Trademark Office. The patents, Patent US 7,356,705 and Patent US 7,398,549, cover advances in biometric authentication.

These patents, lead by the company’s co-founder and Chief Technology Officer (CTO) David Ting, are the latest example of Imprivata’s use of innovative technology to provide its customers with the strongest authentication and access management solutions on the market today. With the addition of these two, David Ting now owns eight patents. Imprivata has ten other patent pending applications currently dealing with technologies for fingerprint identification, single sign-on, application auditing and physical/logical convergence.

"Here at Imprivata, we are dedicated to innovation—it is a part of our culture—and our people are always looking for new ways to provide customers with the strongest and most robust authentication and access management technologies possible," said David Ting, Co-Founder and CTO, Imprivata. "Having our ideas and inventions accepted as US patents is not only a great honor, but is a strong validation of our products—and our approach."

Patent US 7,356,705, entitled "Biometric Authentication for Remote Initiation of Actions and Services," covers a security model that involves establishing trust for client side functionality only as a consequence of first establishing the user identity—in this case, as a result of biometric authentication.

The second patent awarded today, Patent US 7,398,549, is entitled "Biometric Authentication with Security Against Eavesdropping." This patent describes a model for biometric authentication designed for mobile biometric solutions, where the biometric templates are stored within a token such as a smart card, enabling a user to be validated without having to disclose the original reference template.

About David Ting, Co-Founder and CTO, Imprivata

Named one of Infoworld’s Top 25 CTOs of 2006, David has more than 20 years of experience in developing advanced imaging software and systems for high security, high-availability systems. Prior to founding Imprivata, he developed biometric applications for government programs and web-based applications for secure document exchange. He now holds eight patents, with several applications pending—and is a regular contributor to the Identity 360 blog.

David was formerly the technical manager of Kodak’s Boston Technology Center, where he managed a group that developed the software platform used in most of Kodak’s digital photography products. Prior to that position, he managed Atex System’s Imaging Department, where he was responsible for the first full color output system used in the newspaper industry. David was a member of the scientific staff at the BNR/INRS Labs in Montreal, a collaborative research institution operated by Bell-Northern Research and University of Quebec and has also worked for a number of start-ups including Lexidata, Inc., Delphax Systems (now a division of Xerox) and eCopyIt.

About Imprivata

Imprivata is the converged authentication and access management company. Its OneSign platform helps organizations safeguard enterprise information assets by enabling secure employee access to networks and applications—improving user productivity and convenience, while reducing the time, risk and cost of complying with data privacy and protection regulations. OneSign has received top ratings in product reviews throughout the industry and has been awarded numerous accolades from leading publications including Information Security, InfoWorld and SC Magazine. Headquartered in Lexington, Mass., Imprivata is one of the fastest growing IAM companies with more than 600 customers and over 200 partners around the world. For more information, visit

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

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