Microsoft announced strong momentum for the Sentillion family of identity and access management (IAM) solutions for healthcare. Microsoft has expanded distribution of the Sentillion line of products into the Asia Pacific market, introduced new functionality for Vergence and expreSSO products, and seen continued strength in demand for the company's solutions among health organizations, ranging from single facilities to large, complex, multistate health systems.
Microsoft also continues to see rapid enterprisewide deployment of Sentillion solutions at health organizations, bringing to approx. 575,000 the total number of users of Sentillion products across a customer community of > 220 organizations representing more than 1,400 hospitals.
In 2010, demand for Sentillion Vergence, expreSSO and proVision products was strong, with more than 50 new customer deals signed by health organizations looking to significantly streamline the workflow of caregivers by giving them rapid, authorized access to the applications and patient data they need.
Also in 2010, Microsoft continued to evolve the functionality of the Sentillion product line with Service Pack releases for Vergence and expreSSO. Vergence 4.5 SP1 constitutes the first combined release of Vergence Wizard with BridgeWorks. The Vergence Wizard is used to help customers rapidly create customized Bridges between Vergence and their specific healthcare apps. Other key features include additional card and device support including Dell E6400 and Net Motion; virtual desktop infrastructure support for shared and personal workstation modes; Windows 7 32-bit client support; support for 32-bit apps on 64-bit Citrix/WTS Server; and Active Directory 2008 R2 support.
Sentillion ExpreSSO 2.5 Service Pack 1 features Windows 7 client support, 64-bit Citrix server support, and expanded card reader support for Citrix.