Recent security breaches highlight the urgent need for strong IT controls in general, and for secure and accountable access to systems by administrators in particular.

Hitachi ID Systems is a leading publisher of identity and access management software. Hitachi ID Privileged Access Manager addresses the risks posed by shared and static passwords to administrator and other privileged accounts. This is achieved by (a) automatically discovering systems and privileged accounts; (b) frequently randomizing privileged passwords and storing them in a secure and replicated vault; (c) applying policy and workflow approvals to control access to administrator accounts and (d) generating detailed logs, including session recordings, as a forensic audit trail regarding the use of these accounts.

A privileged access management system changes the daily work process for a large number of stake-holders in an organization. For example, system administrators no longer know the passwords to privileged accounts needed to do their work, and must sign into the privileged access management system before they can launch login sessions.

Due to the importance of secure access to privileged accounts, Idan Shoham, CTO, Hitachi ID Systems, has committed to host a free webinar on Thursday, June 23 at 10:00AM PT / 1:00PM ET entitled “A Day in the Life of a Privileged Access Management System”. In the webinar, he will demonstrate the interaction between a variety of stake-holders and a privileged access management system. The webinar is of interest to security officers, system administrators, application owners and auditors.

“Hitachi ID Privileged Access Manager changes the day-to-day workflow for many people in an IT organization. In this webinar, we will explore the impact on these stake-holders,” says Shoham. "The net effect is a more secure infrastructure and - if we've done our job well - time savings for all the participants."

To watch this hour-long webinar, Hitachi ID Systems invites you to register at:

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.

For more information, please contact:

Dawn Mallyon, VP Marketing
Hitachi ID Systems
(403) 233-0740, ext 324