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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:

“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:

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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