New release fully supports Windows 2008 and Lotus Notes R8, along with various functional enhancements.

Calgary, Alberta, Canada - July 10, 2008 - Hitachi ID Systems, Inc., a leading provider of identity management software, today announced the release of Hitachi ID Password Manager 6.4.2. with updated integrations and various functional enhancements to the industry's leading password management solution.

Hitachi ID Password Manager is one of five core identity management modules in the Hitachi ID Identity and Access Management Suite - a complete identity management solution that enables organizations to more securely and efficiently manage the user lifecycle across enterprise applications and systems.

"In today's challenging economic environment, it is more important than ever to deploy solutions that reduce IT support costs. Our customers have a great track record of significantly reducing password-related help desk call volume with Hitachi ID Password Manager, and we believe version 6.4.2 will make this easier than ever," said Idan Shoham, Hitachi ID Systems's CTO.

This release also marks the coming end of the guaranteed level of support for older versions of Hitachi ID Password Manager, up to version 6.2.9. Customers running Hitachi ID Password Manager version 6.2.9 and earlier are encouraged to upgrade by the end of 2009, when SLA targets for Hitachi ID Password Manager 6.2.9 and earlier will no longer be guaranteed.

Changes in Hitachi ID Password Manager 6.4.2 include:

  • Windows 2008 support: as a host platform, a target system, a password synchronization trigger system and a host for the secure kiosk account.
  • Support for workstations running Lotus Notes R8.
  • Official support for multiple, separate password policies on the same Active Directory domain trigger system (PSINTCPTX).
  • Official support for password synchronization triggered from 64-bit Windows server operating systems.
  • A productized and well-documented mechanism for workstations to launch a temporary VPN connection, over which remote users can access self-service password reset.
  • Re-branding to Hitachi ID Systems

"Password management tools provide self-service password reset and password synchronization across a broad range of target systems. These capabilities can reduce help desk calls volumes by more than 80%," states Gartner in a report titled, "Identity and Access Management Technologies Defined, 2008."

"This is one in a series of significant product releases we will be announcing in the latter half of 2008," said Gideon Shoham. "Major enhancement announcements for other Hitachi ID Identity and Access Management Suite modules including Hitachi ID Identity Manager, Hitachi ID Access Certifier, Hitachi ID Privileged Access Manager and Hitachi ID Group Manager will follow," he added.

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