Imprivata, a single sign-on technology specialist, has announced technology to link physical access with network access, providing greater security for enterprises.

An excerpt from TechWorld:

“Every organization has two trusted authentication systems — a door badge and a network user name, both are trusted but they don’t talk to each other,” said Omar Hussein, Imprivata’s CEO.

“So we extended the network access system to the physical access system. It can now check if you’re badged in as you log in, so if one trusted system denies you, the others will too.”

The solution simplifies managing access for personnel across locations and within the same office. It does not add a new layer of authentication, but the bridging of physical security with network security is helpful to enterprises.

Do you see advantages or disadvantages to this bridging of access management?

More information:

Imprivata Delivers Next Version of Its Converged Identity and Access Management Platform – Now for the Extended Enterprise (BusinessWire)