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Hitachi ID Systems Releases Password Manager 6.4.3

Patchlevel release updates connectors, addresses requirements in complex deployments.

Calgary, Canada -- March 16, 2009 -- Hitachi ID Systems, a leading provider of identity management (IdM) solutions, announced the release of version 6.4.3 of the award-winning Hitachi ID Password Manager product.

“We've updated important connectors in this release, including adding support for Lotus Notes 8.5,” says Idan Shoham, founder and CTO. “We have also made various enhancements, for example to support propagation of intruder unlocks in complex Active Directory environments and to support multi-threading password synchronization for users with hundreds of login IDs.”

Release notes for Password Manager are available to all current and prospective customers. Customers are asked to visit the support portal at the following URL or to contact their account representative for detailed release notes.

https://Hitachi-ID.com/portal/

Existing Password Manager clients should note that 6.4.3 is the final scheduled release of the product that will support CodeBase as the platform for the identity cache. The next major release -- 7.0 -- will require either Microsoft SQL Server or Oracle Database to run.

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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 http://www.Hitachi.com.

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 Identity Manager http://Hitachi-ID.com/identity-manager/, Password Manager http://Hitachi-ID.com/password-manager/ and Privileged Access Manager http://Hitachi-ID.com/privileged-access-manager/. These products manage identities, entitlements and authentication factors across both on-premise 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 http://Hitachi-ID.com/ 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
dawn_mallyon@Hitachi-ID.com