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De Persgroep Selects Hitachi ID Systems for Identity Management

Largest Publishing Company (newspapers, magazines and websites) in Belgium and the Netherlands to also work with Hitachi ID Systems on future IDM strategy

March 18, 2014 - Calgary, Alberta, Canada - Hitachi ID Systems is pleased to announce that, in collaboration with Hitachi Data Systems Belgium, De Persgroep has purchased the Hitachi ID Identity and Access Management product suite for implementation throughout their company. De Persgroep is the largest media company in Belgium and The Netherlands, with more than 3,000 employees.

“We are very pleased both with how Hitachi ID's IAM solutions aligned with our strategy and the stability provided by the Hitachi group of companies”, says Luc Verbist, CIO of De Persgroep. “We went through an extensive review of all IDM solutions and are satisfied that we chose the 'Best of Breed' solution offering the lowest total cost of ownership, and backed by a global corporation.”

De Persgroep evaluated several leading vendors in the IAM market over a course of eight months. They determined that Hitachi ID solutions address the company's present and future IAM needs.

“The flexibility and interoperability of Hitachi ID identity and access management suite allows De Persgroep to quickly reach their short term IDM goals while being positioned to accommodate their future needs,” says Gideon Shoham, CEO of Hitachi ID Systems. “Recognized by numerous analyst groups as an industry-leading IAM vendor, the selection of our solution by several major European corporations like De Persgroep is driven by offering the broadest functionality at the lowest total cost of ownership.”

About De Persgroep

De Persgroep Publishing is the largest Publisher of newspapers, magazines and websites in Belgium and the Netherlands. As a true market leader, it has had a strong position for many years. Het Laatste Nieuws, Dag Allemaal, Goed Gevoel and HLN.be/7sur7.be are flagship products in Belgium, where De Persgroep is market leader. AD, de Volkskrant, Trouw and Het Parool are strong brands in the Netherlands.

De Persgroep, a business that has expanded from a local, Flemish media company to a leading bi-national organisation with more than 3000 employees in Belgium and the Netherlands. With a turnover of almost 1 billion euro De Persgroep is one of the largest media companies.

About Hitachi ID Systems, Inc.

Hitachi ID Systems delivers access governance and identity administration solutions to organizations globally. Hitachi ID solutions are used by Fortune 500 companies to secure access to systems in the enterprise and in the cloud.

Hitachi ID Systems is based in Calgary, Alberta Canada, with offices in Montreal, New York, Amsterdam and Brisbane, Australia. It was founded as a startup in 1992 and now employs almost 200 worldwide including more than 100 in Calgary.

Hitachi ID identity management and access governance solutions are analyst-recognized leading products in the IDM industry. Cited often as a solution providing the quickest ROI, easiest deployment and highest number of system integrations, the Hitachi ID Identity and Access Management Suite has been a clear choice by over a thousand major corporations worldwide.

To learn more about Hitachi ID Systems, visit http://Hitachi-ID.com/, e-mail info@Hitachi-ID.com, call 1.403.233.0740 or follow @Hitachi_ID on Twitter.


For more information please contact:

Dawn Mallyon
VP, Marketing
Hitachi ID Systems
(403) 233-0740, ext 324
dawnm@hitachi-id.com

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