Hitachi ID Systems's Hitachi ID Password Manager Selected a 2008 Best Products and Services Winner

awardCalgary, Alberta, Canada - August 5, 2008 - Hitachi ID Systems, Inc., announced today that Network Products Guide, a world-leading publication on technologies and solutions, has named Hitachi ID Systems's Hitachi ID Password Manager a winner of the 2008 Best Products and Services Award. This respected annual award honours products and services that represent the rapidly changing needs and interests of the end-users of technology worldwide. As part of the technology industry's leading awards program, this year's Best Products and Services were nominated from all over the world.

Hitachi ID Systems's Hitachi ID Password Manager, a component of Hitachi ID Systems's extensive identity management suite, is the industry's leading password management solution. Hitachi ID Password Manager helps organizations manage passwords and other authentication factors more effectively in order to reduce IT support cost, increase user productivity and strengthen corporate security.

Hitachi ID Password Manager features include password synchronization, self-service password reset, token management, biometric enrolment, certificate management and more.

“Increased maturity in corporate IT processes are pushing vendors to deliver more advanced security solutions and more predictable services,” says Rake Narang, editor in chief, Network Products Guide. “Hitachi ID Password Manager provides users with a convenient mechanism to both reduce the number of passwords they have to remember and simultaneously choose passwords that are more resistant to automated guessing attacks.”

“The Network Products Guide awards go to the best technology products every year and we are honoured to be recognized this year,” says Idan Shoham, Hitachi ID Systems's CTO. “We are committed to delivering successful implementations and are pleased to be recognized as a trusted vendor by the most important constituency -- our customers.”

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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