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September 29, 2010 11:25 ET

Imprivata Appoints Ed Gaudet as Chief Marketing Officer

Proven Enterprise Software and Security Industry Executive Brings Extensive Strategic Marketing and Product Management Experience to Accelerate Company's Global Growth

LEXINGTON, MA--(Marketwire - September 29, 2010) -  Imprivata®, Inc., the company that simplifies and secures user access, today announced that Ed Gaudet has joined the company as chief marketing officer. With more than 20 years of executive marketing experience in high-growth companies, Gaudet will be responsible for leading the development and communication of Imprivata's marketing vision and product strategy for the next stage of growth while building its market leadership worldwide in key sectors like healthcare, government, biopharmaceutical and financial services.

"Imprivata has grown significantly in recent years, building a strong foundation of more than 1,000 customers and tight partnerships with many of the most recognized brands in enterprise IT," said Omar Hussain, Imprivata president and CEO. "As Imprivata moves into its next stage of growth, Ed brings deep expertise in product management and marketing combined with a keen understanding of market trends that will enable Imprivata to accelerate growth while helping customers solve the user access challenges they face every day."

Ed brings more than 20 years of product management, marketing and business development experience to Imprivata as well as industry thought leadership as a frequent speaker on regulatory compliance and information security. Prior to joining Imprivata, Ed was Senior Vice President of Corporate Development, Sales and Marketing at Liquid Machines, a leading software provider of data protection solutions which was acquired by Check Point Security Technologies in June 2010. An executive founder, Ed created and led the Liquid Machines' widely-acclaimed go-to-market and product strategy, and is a co-inventor of patent #7,587,749, Computer Method and Apparatus for Managing Data Objects in a Distributed Context. Under his leadership, the company delivered the industry's first Enterprise Rights Management platform in 2003, expanded its product portfolio to include document, messaging and gateway-based solutions, and executed successful strategic alliances with Microsoft and Symantec. Previously, Ed was Vice President of Worldwide Marketing for IONA Technologies, the leading middleware and e-business platform provider for Web services integration. He has also held several senior marketing, product management and business development positions in various early stage and public software companies, including Rational Software, a provider of an integrated enterprise development environment, and SQA Inc., a leader in automated testing solutions.

"Imprivata has established its market leadership position by listening closely to customers and delivering innovative solutions that solve their real business challenges in an affordable way," said Ed Gaudet, chief marketing officer, Imprivata. "Imprivata has a tremendous opportunity to extend its trusted relationship to over 1,000 healthcare, government and commercial customers by delivering world-class products and services that make access and authentication seamless. With superior ease-of-use access and powerful authentication capabilities, Imprivata turns security into a business enabler, allowing its customers to significantly enhance electronic workflows. I'm looking forward to working with the company's experienced management team as we take Imprivata through it next growth phase."

Imprivata OneSign strengthens user authentication to desktops and networks, streamlines application access and simplifies the process of compliance reporting -- all delivered through a secure, self-contained appliance that requires zero modifications to existing IT infrastructure. Centrally managed from a single administrative console, OneSign secures access across Windows, host-based, Citrix and virtual desktop environments. Imprivata OneSign empowers organizations to balance the need for stronger security with improved user workflow and productivity. The solution also reduces the time and complexity of complying with regulated access control requirements and password management costs that consume IT help desk resources.

About Imprivata
Imprivata is the leading independent vendor focused on simplifying and securing user access. By strengthening user authentication, streamlining application access and simplifying compliance reporting across multiple computing environments, customers realize substantial IT helpdesk and administration cost savings, while achieving the security standards they demand.

Imprivata has received numerous product awards and top review ratings from leading industry publications and analysts, including a Strong Positive rating in Gartner's 2010 ESSO Marketscope. Headquartered in Lexington, Mass., Imprivata partners with over 200 resellers, and serves the access security needs of more than 1,000 customers around the world. For more information, please visit www.imprivata.com.

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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