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Imprivata and Teradici Announce Strategic Partnership to Provide Strong Authentication on PC-over-IP Zero Clients for VMware View

Imprivata and Teradici announced today that they are working as part of a strategic partnership to provide integration and interoperability of PC-over-IP (PCoIP) zero client devices with Imprivata’s industry leading authentication and single sign-on software. This interoperability will be incorporated into a future release of Teradici PCoIP firmware and Imprivata OneSign software. The joint solution will enable 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.

An increasing number of IT organizations in healthcare, government and other markets are looking to deploy VMware View and zero clients to avoid having to manage an operating system at the end point device, secure data and rapidly provision end users with desktops and applications. By providing a highly integrated solution, Imprivata, Teradici and VMware are enabling these organizations to fully realize the cost and workflow efficiency benefits of desktop virtualization and now extend single sign-on and strong authentication to healthcare applications using zero clients.

By adding firmware support for Imprivata OneSign, Teradici will enable its zero client partners to support a wide range of leading user authentication technologies such as a fingerprint biometrics or ID badge. PCoIP® zero client vendors include industry leaders Cisco, Dell, LG, Samsung and Wyse.

Rich media hardware zero clients with VMware View will support:

  • One-touch login for EMR, PACS and CPOE and other applications with smartcards, finger biometrics, proximity cards and more
  • Follow-me virtual desktop roaming, to maintain the desktop’s previous state as a user roams from workstation to workstation
  • Workflows that require transaction-based authentication such as prior drug disbursement or signing a prescription order for a controlled substance using Imprivata ProveID

Supporting Quotes:

“Interoperability between VMware View, Teradici-based zero clients and Imprivata OneSign is something we’re excited about. It will allow us to give our physicians the follow-me desktops they’ve asking for while reducing our management costs and risks.”

- Matthew Barrett, Infrastructure and Communication Services Manager, Jefferson Radiology

“Healthcare organizations want to leverage all the benefits of desktop virtualization with 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.”

- Christopher Young, vice president and general manager, End User Computing, VMware

“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.”

- Dan Cordingley, CEO, Teradici

“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 CEO, Imprivata

Published Monday, February 21, 2011 5:28 PM by David Marshall
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