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Bull Evidian reinforces its offer for the healthcare sector

Birmingham November  9, 2009 -


Bull Evidian, the European leader for identity and access management, enhances Enterprise SSO, the single sign-on module of its IAM Suite offer, in order to reconcile emergency and security with functions specifically designed for hospitals and clinics.  Some of these functions are:

  • Advanced kiosk mode: for strict patient-data access control on a terminal shared by several users.
    The healthcare staff members share the same PC but only access the data and applications for which they have access rights; they authenticate, among others, with a healthcare staff card. To meet strict constraints in hospitals, it takes just a few seconds to change users on the same PC, while keeping the Windows session open. 


  • Secure management of service PCs (roaming session): meets the needs of healthcare areas; priority is given to patient data access under the strict control of the local security policy. 
    Users working in secured areas may not be subjected to repetitive PIN or password input control. Instead, they will only be required to authenticate at the start of their service. They can thereafter access their applications, over a given period, simply by presenting their smartcard or through the proximity of their contactless card.  


  • Remote access to hospital applications with integrated web SSO": controls authorized staff's access from outside the healthcare facility.
    Doctors and other healthcare professionals do not always stop working when they leave the hospital at the end of their shift.  From their home or office, they safely access hospital applications (mail, patient data management, etc.) using their PC or personal digital assistant. Security may also be reinforced through their healthcare smartcard by means of a virtual keypad or one-time password.


All these functions are available for standard or thin-client applications, such as Citrix XenApp.


 A complete solution for the UK's National Health Service

Bull Evidian's solution has been optimized for the specific needs of NHS Trusts. It integrates with the Electronic Staff Record (ESR), automating the consolidation of user identities between the ESR and a hospital's user directory. In addition, Bull Evidian now offers the following features:


  • Bull Evidian offer both client-based and client-less SSO to support mobile clinicians
  • Bull Evidian IAM Suite integrates with Microsoft solutions such as IAG/UAG and the Microsoft Identity Lifecycle Manager suite
  • Bull Evidian IAM Suite natively supports Carefx's context management solutions
  • Bull Evidian is a McAfee Technology Partner. Bull Evidian offers the only "McAfee Compatible" single sign-on solution, integrating with McAfee's Endpoint Encryption.


Bull Evidian IAM Suite has been chosen by close to 50 National Health Service hospitals in the UK. Nationwide, clinicians securely access patient data every day using their NHS smartcard.


Global reach

In France, Bull Evidian IAM Suite is the only complete IAM solution that has been approved by the deontology college of GIP-CPS, the French government agency in charge of the national CPS card. This approval issued in 2009 concerns the main modules of Bull Evidia's comprehensive identity and access management offer which covers, in addition to single sign-on with Enterprise SSO, security policy management, application account provisioning, as well as synchronization with other existing identity directories in the healthcare facility.  Bull Evidian Enterprise SSO allows the deployment of strong authentication through CPS certificates, in keeping with French confidentiality law.

Other hospitals and clinics are also using the Evidian offer in the Benelux, Spain, Austria and the Middle East. In addition to hospitals and clinics, Bull Evidian IAM Suite is used worldwide by clinical testing laboratory companies and the pharmaceutical industry, as well as other organizations in most activity sectors where strict access rules are required for users.

The Bull Evidian offer received a positive rating in Gartner's report entitled -MarketScope for Enterprise Single Sign-O- in 2009.


About Evidian

Evidian, a Group Bull company, is the European leader and one of the major suppliers of identity and access management (IAM) software solutions across the globe.  Evidian's solutions include IAM Suite, high-availability and enterprise system supervision.  Evidian has offices and partners around the world.  Over 700 organizations worldwide are using Evidian's software to improve flexibility, security as well as legal and regulatory compliance, while bringing down costs. For more information on Evidian's solutions and partners, go to www.evidian.fr 

Contact : Florence Burnoud - Tel.: +33 (0)1 30 80 31 92 - E-mail: florence.burnoud@evidian.com

About Bull, an Atos company


Bull is the trusted partner for enterprise data. The Group, which is firmly established in the Cloud and in Big Data, integrates and manages high-performance systems and end-to-end security solutions. Bull's offerings enable its customers to process all the data at their disposal, creating new types of demand. Bull converts data into value for organisations in a completely secure manner.

Bull currently employs around 9,200 people across more than 50 countries, with over 700 staff totally focused on R&D. In 2013, Bull recorded revenues of €1.3 billion.

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About Atos

Atos SE (Societas Europaea) is a leader in digital services with 2013 pro forma annual revenue of €10 billion and 86,000 employees in 66 countries. Serving a global client base, the Group provides Consulting & Systems Integration services, Managed Services & BPO, Cloud operations, Big Data & Security solutions, as well as transactional services through Worldline, the European leader in the payments and transactional services industry. With its deep technology expertise and industry knowledge, the Group works with clients across different business sectors: Defence, Health, Manufacturing, Media & Utilities, Public Sector, Retail, Telecommunications and Transportation.

Atos is focused on business technology that powers progress and helps organizations to create their firm of the future. The Group is the Worldwide Information Technology Partner for the Olympic & Paralympic Games and is listed on the Euronext Paris market. Atos operates under the brands Atos, Atos Consulting, Atos Worldgrid, Bull, Canopy, and Worldline.

For more information, visit: atos.net

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