March 11, 2014 - Calgary, Alberta, Canada - Hitachi ID is pleased to announce that one of the world's largest luxury goods companies – a Europe-based, multi-billion dollar enterprise, purchased the Hitachi ID Privileged Access Manager (PAM) product for implementation throughout their business.

“Hitachi ID Privileged Access Manager is network security software designed specifically to address the problem of insecure, static and shared administrator passwords. Most companies consider such non-monitored passwords one of the highest-risk weaknesses in their security setup,” says Gideon Shoham, CEO of Hitachi ID Systems. “We are very happy that this company has selected our best of breed PAM solution – and consistent with their overall approach to business, they recognize quality and advantages when they see it.”

The company evaluated all leading vendor solutions in the PAM market through a request for proposal (RFP) and detailed on-site proof of concept (POC). Hitachi ID's team was able to complete the POC in two days compared with over two weeks spent by its main competitor.

“Hitachi ID's Privileged Access Management solution is exactly what we want to implement,” says a representative of the company. “We tested Hitachi ID solution against other leading vendors in the space and found it to have, by far, the broadest coverage and lowest overall cost. The technical expertise and delivery abilities of Hitachi ID outperformed all competing vendors.”

About Hitachi ID Systems, Inc.

Hitachi ID Systems delivers access governance and identity administration solutions to organizations globally, including Fortune 500 companies to secure access to systems in both the enterprise and in the cloud.

To learn more about Hitachi ID Systems, visit Hitachi ID's website, e-mail, call 1.403.233.0740 or follow @Hitachi_ID on Twitter.

For more information, please contact:

Dawn Mallyon
VP, Marketing & Communications
Hitachi ID Systems

(403) 233-0740, ext 324