Info Security Products Guide recognizes Hitachi ID Privileged Access Manager, Hitachi ID Systems's privileged password management tool, with top award in Identity Management.

Calgary, Alberta, Canada - May 7, 2008 - Hitachi ID Systems, Inc., a leading provider of identity management solutions, is pleased to announce that Privileged Access Manager has been awarded top honors in Info Security Products Guide's 4th Annual Tomorrow's Technology Today Awards.

Info Security Products Guide Awards recognized Hitachi ID Systems's privileged password management solution Privileged Access Manager as the sole winner in the identity management category.

"By year-end 2010, more than 50% of large enterprises will use SAPM tools to manage passwords for shared accounts," according to an April 9th Gartner report by Ant Allan, titled: Market Overview: Shared-Account/Software-Account Password Management Tools.

Privileged Access Manager is privileged password management software designed to secure large numbers of local administrator accounts, service accounts and application logins. It works by frequently randomizing each sensitive password, typically on a daily schedule. Privileged Access Manager discloses sensitive passwords to well-authenticated system administrators, updates the service control manager on Windows with new passwords and allows application passwords to retrieve database and middleware connect passwords.

This solution eliminates inappropriate retention of sensitive administrative access by current and former staff and mitigates risks posed by password cracking software.

"Hitachi ID Systems is pleased to receive this award. It is a component of our wider solution, which also provides user lifecycle management and reduced sign-on,. said Hitachi ID Systems CEO Gideon Shoham.

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, Hitachi ID Password Manager and Hitachi ID 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 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