New version simplifies deployment, eases configuration, adds application support and improves reliability.

Calgary, Canada -- April 7, 2009 -- Hitachi ID Systems, a leading provider of identity management (IdM) solutions, announced the release of version 6.0.1 of the innovative Hitachi ID Login Manager product.

Login Manager takes a unique approach to single sign-on technology. It reduces login time by automatically filling in application login IDs and passwords for users. Instead of depending on stored passwords and scripts to determine where and when to populate login IDs and passwords, Login Manager relies on password synchronization, provided by Hitachi ID Password Manager.

Login Manager automatically detects applications which use the same credentials as the Windows login. Once a synchronized login prompt has been detected, its location is stored and it is automatically populated whenever it appears again.

“This version is a direct result of a number of large production deployments of Login Manager,” says Idan Shoham, Hitachi ID' CTO. “It supports large scale deployment of this unique and cost effective single sign-on solution.”

Release notes for Login Manager 6.0.1 are available to all current and prospective customers. Customers may visit the support portal at the following URL or contact their account representative for details:

New capabilities in version 6.0.1 include:

  • Streamlined auto-detection of synchronized-with-Windows login prompts.
  • Application inclusion and exclusion lists, configured by an administrator.
  • Deployment and configuration using Active Directory Group Policy Objects.
  • Support for a variety of new platforms, including:
    • Windows Vista.
    • Windows 2008 Server.
    • Citrix Presentation Server.
    • Windows Terminal Services.
    • Windows 2008 Remote Applications.
  • Support for Lotus Notes, versions 6.0 through 8.5 (inclusive).
  • Support for Firefox 2.x and 3.x.
  • Support for Internet Explorer 8.


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