Multi-factor authenticate

Build and ideal layered security regime to balance rock-solid security and clinical delivery


Multi-factor authentication is a security measure that allows for multiple forms of authentication or credentials. Authentication factors can include pieces of information, identifying qualities, or specific possessions that prove a user’s identity and allows them to access the information or services they need. The three types of factors most commonly used for authentication are:

  • Something a user has (i.e. a contactless payment card or proximity card)
  • Something a user knows (i.e. a password or an answer to a specific security question)
  • Something a user is (i.e. a biometric factor like a fingerprint or iris scan)

Imprivata supports a broad range of authentication modalities, depending on what is practical within an organisation.



Flexible Security

Different authentication methods suit different workflows and clinical departments. Imprivata supports a broad range of multi-factor authentication options including smart cards, proximity cards, passwords, tokens, and biometrics, allowing organisations to choose the best multi-factor authentication modalities for their users’ needs.

Broad Device Support

Imprivata offers flexible multi-factor authentication integration with a large number of clinical applications, allowing customers to leverage the full potential of their legacy IT systems and investments. 

Improved Convenience

Unlike traditional multi-factor authentication options, which can be cumbersome and repetitive for end users, Imprivata builds user convenience into the foundation of each authentication modality.