Hitachi ID Systems reviewed and said to be ‘best choice’

Calgary, Canada -- November 12, 2008 -- Hitachi ID Systems, Inc., a leading provider of identity management solutions, is pleased to announce that it has earned four out of five stars for ID-Archive, Hitachi ID Systems' privileged password randomization tool in SC Magazine's group test of password management tools.

ID-Archive was reviewed as ‘easy to deploy’ and ranked very high in the ease of use, performance, support and documentation categories, and received an overall verdict of ‘Best Choice’.

ID-Archive enables organizations to secure privileged passwords:

  • It periodically randomizes every privileged password, with support for more than 70 types of servers and workstations.
  • IT users are forced to sign into ID-Archive when they need a sensitive password.
  • The process creates strong, personal authentication, authorization over which passwords are visible to whom and an audit history of each access (AAA).

The review is found in the November issue of SC Magazine, and can be read online at;


About SC Magazine
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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