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Hitachi ID Systems Releases Identity Management Suite 6.1

RBAC enforcement, real-time auto-provisioning and an enhanced user experience make Hitachi ID Identity and Access Management Suite 6.1 a major milestone.

September 1, 2009, Calgary, Canada -- Hitachi ID Systems, a leading provider of identity and access management (IdM) solutions, is pleased to announce the general availability of version 6.1 of its identity management suite.

“Hitachi ID Identity and Access Management Suite 6.1 is a major milestone in our program to deliver a high-value, low-cost solution to customers. It introduces strategic features such as RBAC enforcement, innovative technologies such as real-time user provisioning and significantly improved usability,” says Idan Shoham, Hitachi ID Systems' CTO. “The new version reduces deployment time by avoiding the need to deploy complex business logic on systems of record.”

The new release builds on the architecture first introduced in Hitachi ID Identity and Access Management Suite 6.0 and adds significant new features. Notable among them are:

  • A new RBAC enforcement engine:
    When role definitions are changed, this engine automatically adds and removes entitlements to and from users. Also, if administrators change user entitlements out of band, the enforcement engine brings users back into compliance.
  • Real-time user provisioning:
    A new subsystem allows systems of record to trigger automatic provisioning, deactivation and synchronization actions in real time. Of note is that this is done without having to deploy complex business logic on ERP or HR applications.
  • Simplified request user interface:
  • Pre-defined requests allow administrators to create simple forms for popular requests, such as “Hire a contractor” or “Schedule termination.” Users can then submit change requests without having to navigate through all of a recipient's identity and access information.
  • One stop shop user interface:
    The new version supports automated, manual and mixed-mode integrations. This allows organizations to deploy Hitachi ID Identity Manager as the single place where users request access changes, regardless of whether a connector has been fully or partially deployed to the system in question.
  • Seamless requests for shares and folders:
  • A new client component intercepts “Access Denied” error messages on Windows workstations and allows users to proceed directly to the appropriate access request page.

“Identity management needs to deliver significantly more for the enterprise than a few years ago,” says Felix Gaehtgens, senior analyst, Kuppinger Cole + Partner. “Instead of managing just 'identities', entitlements need to be managed and attested regularly. Under pressure to deliver more for less, IT departments look at automation and self-service.”

“Hitachi ID Systems has rewritten their product from a password management solution into a flexible platform for identity management. They can now take advantage of this by adding modular features and drive innovation of their products,” he added.

Hitachi ID Identity and Access Management Suite includes:

  • Identity Manager -- for provisioning, managing access rights and identity attributes and deactivating users.
  • Group Manager -- for managing user membership in security groups.
  • Access Certifier -- for periodically reviewing and remediating access rights.
  • Org Manager -- for constructing and maintaining organizational relationship data.

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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 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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