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Hitachi ID Systems and ClearPoint Metrics Announce Partnership

Integrated Solution Provides Enterprises with Metrics for Secure Password Management

Burlington, MA & Calgary, Alberta -- May 11, 2009 - ClearPoint Metrics and Hitachi ID Systems today announced a partnership that integrates Hitachi ID Password Manager with ClearPoint Metrics Security Performance Manager™.

“We are very pleased to have Hitachi as a strategic partner,” said Jim Acquaviva, CEO of ClearPoint Metrics. “By integrating with Password Manager, we deliver a comprehensive data security metrics offering around Hitachi's identity management software, allowing organizations to track adoption, password strength, security incidents, and more. We look forward to working with them on many joint customer implementations.”

With ClearPoint┐s Security Performance Manager, security executives and their teams can reliably, confidently, and cost effectively measure, monitor, and communicate the effectiveness of their information security controls, enabling them to deliver fact-based evidence supporting their strategic governance, compliance, and risk initiatives.

ClearPoint Metrics delivers the industry's first purpose-built solution designed for CIOs, CISOs, and CROs, enabling them to eliminate manual self-assessments and rely on fact-based performance metrics. ClearPoint's portfolio of data adapters delivers connections to a large number of critical security and business applications, including threat managers, anti-virus incident managers, intrusion detection and prevention, identity and access managers, asset managers, network/system managers, vulnerability scanners, vulnerability managers, and patch managers.

“ClearPoint Metrics provides Password Manager users with the ability to track and analyze security adoption,” said Mike Miazga, VP Business Development. “This type of metric helps a successful password management deployment. We're happy to partner with ClearPoint.”

Password Manager, a component of the Hitachi ID Identity and Access Management Suite, is the premier solution for enterprise password management. Password Manager reduces the frequency of help desk calls, improves user productivity, and strengthens authentication security. Password Manager accomplishes this with password synchronization and simplified administration of other authentication factors, such as hardware tokens and biometrics. Password Manager includes connectors to manage passwords on over 70 kinds of systems and applications.

Hitachi ID Systems is a leading publisher of identity management software. Its products help organizations strengthen network security, lower IT support costs and improve user productivity. Hitachi ID Systems customers achieve these results by implementing automation and self-service processes to more effectively manage passwords and other authentication factors, to provision and deactivate user access, and to manage user privileges.

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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

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