The only healthcare-specific, enterprise-class SSO solution that is low
cost, full featured and reduces deployment time from months to days Compliments Connecting for Health initiatives, Supports NHS Smartcards
LONDON, Sept. 24 /PRNewswire/ -- Sentillion, the company that created healthcare single sign-on (SSO), today announced their next generation SSO solution called expreSSO(TM). Developed exclusively for healthcare, expreSSO builds on key elements of Sentillion's proven identity and access management (IAM) platform to create an affordable "plug and go" solution that makes enterprise-class SSO accessible to the widest possible range of healthcare organisations. Out of the box, expreSSO will support NHS Smartcards to enable users to swiftly authenticate to their applications, thus reducing the time spent signing on and improving the Trust's security position.
"While working with over 450 hospitals to implement comprehensive identity and access management solutions for their clinical care environments, we noticed an emerging trend where organisations wish to focus initially on single sign-on," said Paul Roscoe, president of worldwide sales & marketing for Sentillion. "expreSSO was created to meet this need by dramatically reducing the cost and complexity classically associated with single sign-on deployments"
Gartner, Inc.'s recent magic quadrant for enterprise single sign-on stated that "most enterprises' initial implementation times range from three to six months; this is the time it takes to integrate a planned set of applications (from 10 to 20) and to deploy an initial set of users (hundreds to 2,000)(1)."
With expreSSO, Sentillion has streamlined this once complex process through innovative technology that enables healthcare organisations to deploy single sign-on trust-wide in only a matter of days. For example, expreSSO's intelligent agent technology profoundly simplifies the generation of application connectors through a unique point-and-click methodology that presents each connector's capabilities as a series of interactive animations. Each animation sequence can be easily configured to meet the specific needs of each target application. Using a wizard, connectors for a broad range of applications -- including Windows, Web, and terminal-based -- can be easily generated. In addition, expreSSO includes a catalog of pre-built SSO application connectors, which Sentillion continues to expand, that provide "off the shelf" application integration to even further accelerate the speed of deployment and clinical adoption.
Additional key features and benefits of expreSSO include:
-- Support for graceful single sign off in addition to single sign on,
-- Fast User Switching, enabling users to log on and off of shared
workstations in a matter of seconds,
-- Built-in support for strong authentication including smartcards,
fingerprint biometrics, active proximity, or passive proximity and
combinations of these technologies,
-- Enterprise Grace Period to enable organisations to automatically adjust
the type of authentication required during the course of each
clinician's work day,
-- Secure self-service password reset, even on a locked workstation, to
eliminate help desk calls,
-- Intelligent agent technology with extensive catalog of application
connectors for rapid SSO integration with Windows, web, and terminal
-- Unique animated wizard for rapid point-and-click generation of new
application connectors when needed,
-- Quick-start wizard for expedited system set-up,
-- Plug-and-play with automatic user identity import and ongoing
synchronisation with enterprise directories along with automated
application password learning to enable rapid deployment,
-- Easy to use centralised system administration with automatic event
-- A proven appliance-based five-nines (99.999% uptime) fault tolerant
architecture capable of supporting and maintaining more than 100,000
-- Scalable from departmental to enterprise-wide to national deployments,
-- Disaster recovery-ready for multi-site active or hot-standby
-- Centralised single sign-on audit log with built-in reporting,
-- An array of fixed-price services and support options to meet the
specific needs of each trust.
For almost a decade, Sentillion has been at the forefront of innovation when it comes to delivering solutions that help healthcare organisations overcome the challenges associated with identity and access management. The first company to bring an SSO solution on a network appliance to market, Sentillion's IAM solutions are the most widely deployed in healthcare and used daily by more than 275,000 caregivers. Sentillion's solutions are in use at prestigious UK trusts including Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children NHS Trust (GOSH), Portsmouth Hospitals NHS Trust and City Hospitals Sunderland NHS Foundation Trust.
"With our unwavering commitment to bringing our customers live, Sentillion has clearly established itself as the lowest risk, highest value option among all identity and access management offerings," said Robert Seliger, Sentillion's CEO. "Now, with expreSSO we are delighted to make the core benefits of our technology even more appealing by offering healthcare organisations a new option: an affordable SSO solution that quickly and easily improves caregiver satisfaction, enables them focus greater attention on the patient and provides an immediate return on investment."
Pricing & Availability
For pricing details, please contact Sentillion directly. The product will be generally available in Q4 2007.
For More Information
To learn more about expreSSO, please visit http://www.sentillion.com/expresso.
Since 1998, Sentillion has been revolutionizing healthcare IT with award winning, industry recognized identity and access management technology. Sentillion has successfully combined patented technology with a deep understanding of the healthcare industry to deliver the most comprehensive set of solutions for single sign-on, user provisioning, clinical workstations and virtualized remote access. Sentillion is the only identity and access management company whose solutions are used daily by over 275,000 caregivers in leading healthcare organizations across North America and Europe. Sentillion is a privately held company headquartered in Andover, Mass. For more information, visit Sentillion at http://www.sentillion.com.
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(1) Gartner, Inc., "Magic Quadrant for Enterprise Single Sign-On, 2007" by
G. Kreizman. August 30, 2007_
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