Retail customers from A&P Tea Company to already leverage Hitachi ID solutions to address identity and access management challenges

January 5, 2011 -- Calgary, Canada -- With an identity management suite already deployed to over 10 million users at over 800 organizations world-wide, Hitachi ID Systems ( has a lot of experience in addressing the compliance, controls and operational needs of many organizations, in many verticals, including retail.

In the retail segment in particular, Hitachi ID solutions help some of the world's leading companies address challenges including PCI compliance and high employee turn-over.

Retailers are required to comply with the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI-DSS) -- a clear and concise set of IT operational guidelines designed to prevent disclosure of credit card numbers and transaction records. These requirements include the use of hard-to-guess passwords, effective controls over access to administrator accounts and more, assignment of job-appropriate security entitlements and more, as described in:

“Retailers are faced with two core identity-related challenges. They have to comply with a variety of regulations designed to protect consumer privacy and they simultaneously have to run very cost-effective systems,” says Gideon Shoham, Hitachi ID Systems CEO. “We look forward to demonstrating how our solutions can help retailers meet these objectives at the National Retail Federation's annual conference and exhibition.”

NRF conference attendees are invited to visit Hitachi ID on the exhibition floor in booth 3211. The show is at the Javits Convention Center in New York on January 10 and 11, 2011.

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, 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, 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

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