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Our history

Our History

Imprivata enables healthcare securely – a simple promise with a complex path. In 2002, our unofficial team of three saw an opportunity to address a common problem. We invested many hours listening to prospective customers across numerous verticals. We learned what caused frustration and what was missing from existing tech toolkits, sparking our passion for balancing security and convenience – a passion that continues to this day. Here are some highlights of our journey:


Funding secured.

Priorities: fingerprint/facial recognition biometrics and easy implementation.

First commercial shipment – big love for our single sign-on technology with multi-app access. All-night product testing fueled by warm donuts, marking the start of Imprivata food obsession.


Imprivata expands into the European market, supporting customers in banking and call centers. About 40% of business is healthcare-related.



HITECH Act prioritizes security for health information technology. Imprivata realigns business to focus on HIPAA-compliant innovations that protect privacy while enabling fast clinician access.

A busy NYSE trading floor


IPO complete, Imprivata listed on the NYSE.


Imprivata launches the Imprivata Confirm ID multifactor authentication suite, receiving high marks and wide adoption for a seamless “invisible security” experience. Acquisition of HT Systems expands biometrics capabilities.

Imprivata acquired by Thoma Bravo, LLC, a leading private equity investment firm.


Thoma Bravo

Thoma Bravo

Acquisition of Caradigm’s Identity and Access Management business widens our market reach, reduces security risks, and enhances our identity and access management portfolio.


Go Sox!

Boston’s beloved MLB team wins fourth World Series championship in 10 years.




Our tradition of innovation endures with advances in digital identity governance and access management to connect clinicians with their patients and medical devices securely.

And we’re always pushing forward.

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