Hitachi ID Identity and Access Management Suite 6.0 delivers RBAC and SoD policy engine along with excellent scalability using a new platform

Calgary, Canada -- February 3, 2009 -- Hitachi ID Systems, a leading provider of identity management (IdM) solutions, is pleased to announce the release of its next generation of IdM solutions. This release establishes Hitachi ID Suite 6.0 as the most scalable and cost-effective user provisioning and access certification solution on the market.

“Hitachi ID Suite 6.0 is a major rewrite of much of our core technology and has been under heavy development for almost two years,” says Idan Shoham, Hitachi ID CTO. “As the economic climate worsened through 2008, we realized that customers would want us to focus increasingly on total cost of ownership (TCO) and on cost savings from effective deployments. With that in mind, we have focused on ease of deployment and low ongoing administration cost for this release,” he added.

Hitachi ID Suite is a complete identity management enterprise solution enabling organizations to more securely and efficiently manage the user lifecycle across all enterprise applications and systems.

Hitachi ID Suite 6.0 includes four products:

  • Hitachi ID Identity Manager
  • Hitachi ID Group Manager
  • Hitachi ID Access Certifier
  • Hitachi ID Org Manager

Some highlights of the release include:

  • Major new role based access control (RBAC) capabilities, including persistent role assignment, automatically calculated role changes and role-centric access certification.
  • A built-in segregation of duties (SoD) engine, which intercepts and resolves policy violations before they happen.
  • A code-less identity synchronization engine, that customers can easily configure to keep personal data in sync between multiple systems and applications.
  • A completely new workflow API, used by both internal business logic and stand-alone applications, such as custom onboarding systems.
  • Numerous usability improvements have been made, both to the end-user and the administrator components.

Hitachi ID Suite 6.0 is very fast, making it one of the most scalable products on the market. It is also Unicode-ready, making it suitable for global deployments.

Customers may deploy Hitachi ID Suite 6.0 using either Microsoft SQL Server 2005 or Oracle 10g as the back-end database server.


About Hitachi

Hitachi, Ltd. (NYSE: HIT / TSE: 6501), headquartered in Tokyo, Japan, is a leading global technology company, with approximately 384,000 employees worldwide. Fiscal 2006 (ended March 31, 2007) consolidated revenues totaled 10,247 billion yen (.8 billion). The company offers a wide range of systems, products and services in market sectors, including information systems, electronic devices, power and industrial systems, consumer products, materials and financial services. For more information on Hitachi, please visit the company's website at

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