What You Should Know:
– Imprivata, the digital identity company for healthcare, today announced the acquisition of Xton Technologies, an innovative provider of privileged access management (PAM) solutions.
– Founded in 2017, Xton Technologies takes a modern approach to enterprise PAM. The company’s Xton Access Manager (XTAM) software, deployed in just hours, combines all the features of a traditional enterprise-grade solution in one platform with greatly simplified execution and at a very competitive price point. The company has been recognized as an emerging solution in the PAM market by analyst groups and industry leaders.
Acquisition Bolsters Imprivata’s Identity and Access Management Platform
Incorporating Xton’s easy-to-deploy PAM solutions into Imprivata’s existing Identity and Access Management platform extends the company’s digital identity protection deeper into the IT organization by adding access governance for its most privileged users.
Imprivata now expands its market-leading digital identity solutions, in healthcare and beyond, by providing more solutions for Xton and Imprivata customers. Key Xton and Imprivata combined capabilities include:
– PASM (privileged account and session management) to govern and record access to highly sensitive enterprise resources such as privileged accounts, servers, and databases
– VPAM (vendor privileged access management) to monitor and control vendor and other third-party access to the enterprise, expanding the footprint of strong security
– PAM integrated with Imprivata multifactor and single sign-on solutions to bolster authentication and access control over the most highly sensitive resources
This acquisition expands the Imprivata digital identity framework and extends access control to include administrators and root users – the user type that governs critical enterprise assets such as servers, network devices, databases, and other core resources,” said Gus Malezis, CEO at Imprivata. “While our existing identity and access management solutions are designed to govern access for the clinician and other staff, this highly innovative and nimble solution set extends this reach deeper into the enterprise to safeguard and control access to an ever broader set of mission-critical resources and data.”
“The elevated focus of ransomware attacks on healthcare, and other highly regulated enterprises handling sensitive data, makes digital identity a fundamental, necessary best-practice control for improved cybersecurity, and we’re excited to make Xton a central component of Imprivata’s go-forward digital identity strategy,” said Malezis. Through this acquisition, Imprivata will enable richer authentication and access management, a key pillar in the Imprivata digital identity framework, and broaden our mutual reach to new and current customers both domestically and internationally.”