Imprivata Expands Digital Identity Offerings With Purchase of FairWarning

Dec. 2, 2020
Company says the combination of solutions will create a single digital identity platform that integrates role-based access controls, identity governance, and data privacy compliance

Imprivata, a company focused on digital identity and access management in healthcare, has acquired FairWarning Technologies LLC, which has developed an analytics and insider threat detection platform.

Lexington, Mass.-based Imprivata said the combination of solutions would provide customers with a single digital identity platform that integrates role-based access controls,  identity governance, and data privacy compliance.  

FairWarning’s platform ingests data from sources such as EHR, customer relationship management and human resources, and applies data logic and machine learning to identify potential breaches of protected information. Primarily serving the healthcare market, FairWarning provides patient data privacy intelligence and drug diversion analytics. The company also provides similar data privacy solutions specifically designed for business applications for enterprise and financial services. 

“Like Imprivata, FairWarning is focused on delivering a world-class experience that ensures customers benefit from the full value of the investment in their solutions,” said Gus Malezis, CEO of Imprivata, in a statement. “I’m thrilled about the similarities we share in culture and in our commitment to our customers. We’re excited to make FairWarning a key component of our go-forward analytics and digital identity strategy, and to be able to offer our customers a broader set of solutions from a single vendor that is committed to delivering innovative products and a signature customer experience.” 

In August 2020, the company introduced the Imprivata Digital Identity Framework for Healthcare, which it describes as a unified, security- and efficiency-focused structure for managing identities across the healthcare delivery organization’s complex ecosystem. The framework provides CISOs, CIOs, and other IT leaders with strategic guidance to drive their identity and access management strategy, along with insights about how healthcare’s unique considerations must govern solution choices.

The framework is structured according to several key categories: governance and administration; identity management; authorization; and authentication and access.