Strengths: Adds a lot of strong security and password management features to an existing identity management platform.
Weaknesses: Does not do provisioning on its own.
Verdict: This tool is focused on identity management, but needs an external provisioning tool.
SummaryThe Imprivata OneSign appliance provides identity management and single sign-on capabilities in one appliance. This product can leverage already existing identity management deployments by vendors, such as Courion, IBM Tivoli and Fischer International, and add a multitude of functions and features for full-scale identity and single sign-on password management.
We found this to be straightforward to install and configure. The appliance is available both as a physical and a virtual appliance for VMware ESX Server. For our tests, we used the physical appliance. The initial setup of the appliance consists of assigning the IP address via the LCD screen on the appliance and then browsing to the IP via a web browser. Once there, a short configuration wizard assists in getting the initial configuration up.
After the initial configuration is complete, all other configuration is done through the intuitive management interface. This product offers some solid features to add to existing identity management products.
We found the guides to be easy to follow and they were split up in organized sections, so it was easy to find information quickly.
Imprivata offers annual support contracts, which include access to product updates and releases, as well as named contacts for phone and email technical support.
Imprivata OneSign for 1,000 users runs $31 for authentication management and $45 for single sign-on. Secure Walk Away, licensed separately, costs approximately $150 per workstation and requires the purchase of an authentication management license. At a price starting at around $50 per user for the authentication management and single sign-on bundle for 1,000 users, plus an additional $150 per workstation for Secure Walk-Away, this product can become very expensive quickly, especially considering this product does not do any provisioning on its own. We find it to be an average value for the money as an identity management platform.