Market leadership position in the identity management segment reinforced by continued growth

Calgary, Canada -- December 8, 2009 -- Hitachi ID Systems, a leading provider of identity and access management (IAM) solutions, has reached a significant milestone in 2009 -- over 10 million users licensed to use Hitachi ID solutions.

“This 10 million user milestone underlines the continuing, strong demand for Hitachi ID identity management solutions,” says Gideon Shoham, CEO. “The business case for these solutions is clear -- highest cost savings, and greatly improved user productivity, security, risk management and internal controls. Hitachi ID meets the identity management needs of large and mid size enterprises alike with fully functional and easy-to-deploy identity and access management solutions,” he added.

“We are especially pleased to have reached this milestone in the midst of a very challenging economic environment. Customers are putting greater scrutiny on total cost of ownership (TCO) in this environment. Lowering TCO is one of Hitachi ID's advantages,” added Shoham.

This milestone comes at the end of a very busy year for Hitachi ID Systems, Inc. where the company has released significant new features and products while accelerating the development of a network of reseller, integrator and outsourcer partners.

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