Winners will be honored in San Francisco on February 29, 2012

Hitachi ID Systems has announced that Info Security Products Guide, the industry's leading information security research and advisory manual, has named Hitachi ID Identity Manager a finalist for the 2012 Global Excellence Awards in the Identity Management Category. These prestigious, global awards recognize security and IT vendors with advanced, ground-breaking products and solutions.

Hitachi ID Identity Manager offers administration and governance for users, as well as identities and security entitlements across a full spectrum of systems and applications. Organizations deploy Hitachi ID Identity Manager to ensure that users are granted appropriate access rights and that unnecessary rights are promptly deactivated when required. This is accomplished using a combination of automation, a self-service request portal, approval workflows, access certification and policy engines.

“It's a privilege to be shortlisted,” states Gideon Shoham, CEO Hitachi ID Systems. “This recognition emphasizes our commitment to manage identities and access rights, to lower IT operating costs and to comply with regulations.”

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.

About Info Security Products Guide Awards

Info Security Products Guide sponsors leading conferences and expos worldwide, while playing a vital role to keep end-users informed of the options available to them when protecting their digital resources. It is written for individuals who want to stay informed of security threats and the preventive measures they can take. In this guide, readers access a wealth of information including tomorrow's technology today, best deployment scenarios, people and technologies shaping info security, as well as relevant market research. The Info Security Products Guide Awards recognize and honor excellence in all areas of information security. To learn more, visit

For more information, please contact:

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