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Semiconductor Manufacturer / Hitachi ID Privileged Password Manager Case Study

Securing intellectual property and keeping plans confidential is crucial to success in the semiconductor industry. Chip design and fabrication companies must protect their own data, adhere to contractual obligations to protect customer and partner data and must comply with legislative requirements regarding corporate governance and privacy protection.

Hitachi ID's customer, a global semiconductor company, needed a more effective way to secure and manage data distributed over thousands of servers.

The customer knew that effective management of local administrator passwords is critical to securing data. This required that local administrator passwords be changed regularly, and that passwords were immediately changed whenever an IT worker with elevated privileges left the company. The existing, manual process to change administrator passwords posed both productivity and risk problems, taking up to three days to respond to staff terminations.

To address these challenges, the company required a reliable, secure, scalable and efficient solution that could:

  • Randomize passwords across thousands of servers on a regular basis.
  • Streamline the process for responding to IT worker departure.
  • Authenticate, authorize and audit access to sensitive passwords.
  • Operate across firewalls, to manage isolated servers.

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.

With fully integrated and user friendly solutions and an exceptionally experienced team, customer service and satisfaction remains Hitachi ID's number one priority. The scalable product architecture delivers excellent management and governance of user access for global enterprises, while a pragmatic design minimizes total cost of ownership and makes the solution affordable for mid-sized organizations.

Hitachi ID's solutions enable organizations to effectively manage every aspect of the user lifecycle. The Suite includes Hitachi ID Identity Manager, Hitachi ID Access Certifier, Hitachi ID Password Manager, Hitachi ID Privileged Password Manager and Hitachi ID Group Manager.

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