M-Tech meets rising customer demand by incorporating RBAC and segregation of duties policy enforcement engines into ID-Synch

Calgary, Alberta, Canada - March 19, 2008 - Responding to growing interest from customers to more effectively secure user privileges and to simplify administration of user rights, M-Tech Information Technology, Inc., a leading provider of identity management software, today announced significant new RBAC features in its user provisioning solution, Hitachi ID Identity Manager.

The new RBAC features in Identity Manager provide a role/policy enforcement engine, available to customers as a free download that extends Identity Manager. This enables Identity Manager to identify and correct inappropriate user privileges, which violate either the RBAC model or segregation of duties policies.

"Role management is becoming a 'must have' rather than a 'nice to have' capability for identity administration in larger enterprises," according to a November 19th Gartner report by Ant Allan, titled Identity and Access Management Defined, 2008

"The new features meet growing customer demand for role-based user provisioning solutions," said Idan Shoham, Hitachi ID Systems CTO. "We are embedding them into our core user provisioning solution, at no extra cost, to improve customer experience and lower TCO."

About Hitachi ID Systems

Hitachi ID Systems, Inc. is a leading provider of identity and access management solutions. Hitachi ID software helps almost 1000 organizations with over 12 million combined users meet security, internal control, regulatory compliance, IT cost reduction and user service objectives.

Hitachi ID Identity and Access Management Suite includes Hitachi ID Identity Manager https://Hitachi-ID.com/identity-manager/, Hitachi ID Password Manager https://Hitachi-ID.com/password-manager/ and Hitachi ID Privileged Access Manager https://Hitachi-ID.com/privileged-access-manager/. These products manage identities, entitlements and authentication factors across both on-premises and SaaS applications in the cloud.

Industry analyst Ovum Consulting recently recognized Hitachi ID Systems as an enterprise identity and access management powerhouse, citing the company's robust technology and exemplary customer support. Ovum “believes that Hitachi ID's focus on reducing the administrative and helpdesk burden and the company's focus on bottom-up IAM reflects the way in which organizations operate.”

For more information about Hitachi ID Systems and its products, please visit https://Hitachi-ID.com/ or call 1.403.233.0740.

Hitachi ID Systems Contact

Dawn Mallyon
VP Marketing
Hitachi ID Systems, Inc.
500, 1401 1st Street S.E
Calgary, AB T2G 2J3
1.403.233.0740 ext. 324