Hitachi ID Launches Privileged Access Manager, Self-Service Anywhere

Mar 23, 2011, 09:00 ET from Hitachi ID Systems Inc.

New release of Hitachi ID Management Suite includes access control for privileged accounts, session monitoring and access to self-service for mobile users

BOSTON, MA, March 23 /PRNewswire/ - Hitachi ID Systems, a leading developer of identity and access management solutions, today released version 7.1.0 of its ID Management Suite. The new release includes updates to Password Manager and a rebranded Privileged Access Manager, both with important new capabilities.

Privileged Access Manager

With the release of version 7.1.0, Privileged Password Manager is rebranded as Privileged Access Manager to reflect its broader functionality. This includes the ability to connect users to privileged accounts without manipulating passwords, as well as several other important new features, including:

  • Session monitoring, to record video display, keystrokes, webcam images and more during login sessions to privileged accounts. Session recording is accomplished without a software installation on user PCs or managed systems and without having to route user logins through a proxy server.
  • A new auto-discovery system, capable of discovering, classifying and probing over 10,000 managed systems per hour.
  • New access-disclosure methods, such as assigning temporary group memberships on Windows systems and establishing temporary SSH trust relationships on Unix/Linux systems.
  • Built-in identity management features to manage user membership in AD or LDAP groups, since these groups normally control access-disclosure policies.

"The new capabilities of Privileged Access Manager make it the most scalable and robust product available for securing administrator, DBA and service accounts," said Idan Shoham, Hitachi ID CTO. "The new auto-discovery system will significantly reduce the cost of deploying and managing Privileged Access Manager, while the new session-monitoring feature creates a detailed forensic audit trail. The new features are offered at no extra charge and create an excellent value proposition for our customers."

Password Manager

Version 7.1.0, of Password Manager is the first solution on the market to enable mobile users with corporate laptops that use cached domain credentials to access self-service password reset, right from their locked-out login screen. This capability, called Self Service Anywhere, allows access to password reset and smart-card PIN reset from home, from a hotel room and even using a public WiFi hot spot or aircard.

"Password Manager is the most comprehensive authentication-management platform available," said Shoham. "It supports password reset, PIN reset for smart cards and OTP tokens and key recovery for users with full disk encryption on their PCs.

"Users can access self-service from a full or smartphone web browser, over the telephone and even from a locked-out login screen, and from anywhere, be it a coffee shop or airport departures lounge."

This announcement coincides with a presentation by Shoham at SecureWorld Boston, titled "The Intersection of Cloud Computing and IAM."

Availability

Hitachi ID Password Manager 7.1.0 and Hitachi ID Privileged Access Manager 7.1.0 are both available immediately. Existing customers should contact their account representative to arrange for an upgrade. New customers should contact sales@hitachi-id.com or call 1.403.233.0740.

About Hitachi ID Systems, Inc.

Hitachi ID Systems, Inc. is a leading provider of identity management solutions. Hitachi ID Management Suite has been licensed by hundreds of mid- to large-sized organizations worldwide. Hitachi ID Systems' solutions enable organizations to effectively manage every aspect of the user lifecycle. Hitachi ID Management Suite includes Identity Manager, Password Manager and Privileged Access Manager. Industry analyst firm, Ovum Consulting recently ranked Hitachi ID among enterprise software powerhouses as an identity and access management suite provider to consider, citing the company's robust technology and exemplary customer support.

For more information about Hitachi ID Systems, Inc. and its products, please visit the corporate web site at http://Hitachi-ID.com or call 1-403-233-0740.

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