Fewer products with more features increase value

Calgary, Canada -- June 21, 2010 -- Hitachi ID Systems, Inc., a leading provider of identity and access management solutions, is pleased to announce a streamlined grouping of the products in its identity management suite. Hitachi ID software is now organized into fewer, more robust products, thereby creating more value and lowering TCO for customers.

The reorganized product lineup is the result of feedback from Hitachi ID customers, who seek end-to-end solutions for managing users, entitlements, authentication factors and privileged accounts.

“Our customers expect us to provide the best technology at the lowest TCO,” says Gideon Shoham, CEO. “In response, we have reorganized our suite into three core products, each offering significantly enhanced, broad functionality.”

The new, streamlined Hitachi ID Identity and Access Management Suite consists of:

  • Hitachi ID Identity Manager:

    The user provisioning solution includes role-based access control (RBAC), auto-provisioning, identity synchronization, self-service profile updates and delegated administration.

    Self-service management of groups and access to network resources, formerly in Hitachi ID Group Manager, is now included.

    Periodic certification of users and entitlements, formerly in Hitachi ID Access Certifier, is now included.

    Delegated construction of OrgChart data, formerly in Hitachi ID Org Manager, is now included.

    The broader functionality in Identity Manager is available with versions 6.1.2 and later, effective immediately.

  • Hitachi ID Password Manager:

    The authentication management solution includes password synchronization and reset and adds smart card PIN reset, token PIN reset and full disk encryption key recovery.

    Enterprise single sign-on (ESSO), formerly in Hitachi ID Login Manager, is now included.

    Telephone self-service, formerly in Hitachi ID Telephone Password Manager, is now included.

    The broader functionality in Password Manager will be available in versions 7.0 and later, starting in July.

  • Hitachi ID Privileged Access Manager:

    The privileged access management product includes a credential vault, password randomization system, ability to temporarily attach a user to administrator groups or SSH trusted key rings and extensive auditing capabilities.

The entire Hitachi ID Suite shares a common infrastructure, including a rich set of connectors to enterprise and cloud-based systems and applications, a robust workflow engine, an auto-discovery system and more.

About Hitachi ID Systems, Inc.

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 https://Hitachi-ID.com/identity-manager/, Hitachi ID Password Manager https://Hitachi-ID.com/password-manager/ and Hitachi ID Privileged Access Manager https://Hitachi-ID.com/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 https://Hitachi-ID.com/ or call 1.403.233.0740.

Hitachi ID Systems, Inc. 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