Imprivata OneSign - Faster Access to VDI and Applications
July 30, 2018

Imprivata OneSign - Faster Access to VDI and Applications

Paul Pettit | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review

Overall Satisfaction with Imprivata OneSign

As a healthcare-specific VDI solution provider, Imprivata is used by the majority of our customers. It primarily helps our customers accomplish two things:

1. Quick access to virtual desktops with Citrix, VMware Horizon, or Microsoft RDS using just their proximity enabled name badge.
2. Provide Single Sign-On to applications. Enter a password once, and Imprivata will input it on subsequent application launches.
  • Allows admins to enable single sign-on to additional applications without Imprivata services. After a quick training session with Imprivata, most admins are easily able to enable additional apps.
  • Works well with many device types including Windows, IGEL, Teradici and many Linux based thin clients.
  • High availability and failover. Imprivata's implementation of this was one of the most well thought out and easy to implement of any solutions in our stack. It works very similar to Active Directory, but requires no real config or settings to make it happen. Add an additional appliance and the enterprise is automatically synchronized. If an appliance goes down, client software is aware and automatically switched to another appliance.
  • Licensing is per named user. This is off putting for many VDI customers who are accustomed to concurrent licensing models. They have a valid reason behind it, that each user that uses the system has a record with stored credentials and thus consumes a license, but still a different model than other VDI solutions.
  • Finding detailed information on configuration and support is more difficult than many other vendors they integrate with. Everything is behind a support wall vs VMware or Citrix who's solutions can be easily googled.
  • They've primarily branded as a healthcare solution, but their tools and software work well for non healthcare / commercial organizations.
  • Reduces time spent by clinicians entering their username/password.
  • Allows end users to focus on their workflow rather than credentials and system/application access.
  • Adds an additional layer of audit data that can be helpful for HIPAA, troubleshooting and general user activity reporting.
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Imprivata is a clear market leader for authentication management for healthcare. They don't have a whole lot of competition, and the few competitors that are out there don't really match up.