LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- Honeywell (NYSE: HON) is collaborating with Imprivata® to offer a complete solution that integrates physical and IT access control to provide greater enterprise security and policy management. The solution combines Honeywells Pro-Watch® physical access control system with Imprivatas OneSignÔ Physical/Logical location-based authentication solution. The combined solution will enable organizations to grant or restrict access to physical locations, IT networks and applications based on an individuals credentials. The integration of Pro-Watch and OneSign Physical/Logical is easy to deploy and use, and allows security managers to leverage the proven Pro-Watch physical security platform to improve IT security and increase the value of existing Pro-Watch system investments.
The integration of Pro-Watch and OneSign Physical/Logical lets customers extract greater value from their existing keycard and door readers, said John Lorenty, president, Honeywell Systems Group. Because it works with existing network authentication infrastructure to provide a single audit trail, this solution delivers a way to maximize existing security investments, added Lorenty.
Pro-Watch is Honeywells complete security management platform that integrates access control, intrusion, video surveillance and CCTV into a single system. OneSign Physical/Logical is a component of Imprivatas OneSign identity and access management platform, which seamlessly integrates single sign-on, user provisioning, physical access control and event reporting to provide one automated employee information access policy managed and enforced within a single administrative framework. OneSign Physical/Logical leverages Pro-Watch to allow or deny network access based on a users physical location, organizational role, and/or employee or badge status.
Until now, physical and logical security systems have existed in separate technology silos. The integration of Pro-Watch and OneSign Physical/Logical facilitates coordinated communication between the two systems to achieve a stronger and more compliant security solution, said Omar Hussain, president and CEO, Imprivata. By implementing this integrated solution, potential gaps between disparate systems are eliminated and the overall enterprise security system is strengthened, added Hussain.
Honeywell International Inc. (NYSE: HON)