Hitachi ID Systems' Privileged Password Manager is now available to customers of Hitachi Systems and Services in Japan

Jun 09, 2010, 14:20 ET from Hitachi ID Systems, Inc.

Automates secure and efficient management of access to privileged accounts.

CALGARY, June 9 /PRNewswire/ - Hitachi Systems and Services Tokyo, (hereinafter Hitachi Systems) will start offering Hitachi ID Privileged Password Manager in Japan, effective June 10th, 2010. Additional identity and access management solutions from Hitachi ID Systems, Inc. will be added to the Hitachi Systems product line-up later.

Masato Saito, Chief Strategy Officer of Hitachi ID Systems, Inc. commented regarding the agreement with Hitachi Systems, "Hitachi ID Privileged Password Manager has been widely deployed at large corporations in North America and Europe. We are confident that the combination of Hitachi ID's technology and Hitachi Systems' integration expertise and local market presence will enable many Japanese customers to benefit from the same robust internal controls."

Over the past few years, many enterprises have started deploying identity management systems to strengthen internal controls and to improve user productivity and IT efficiency. However, many IT departments continue to share passwords to privileged accounts(1), with manual processes to coordinate password changes and system access. This situation can lead to information leakage incidents, unauthorized access and audit failures.

(1) Privileged accounts refer to login IDs on systems and applications which are used to manage those systems, run services or authenticate one application to another. Privileged accounts, such as root on Unix and Administrator on Windows, generally have more security entitlements than regular user accounts.

Hitachi ID Privileged Password Manager helps organizations to secure access to privileged accounts by:

    -  Periodically randomizing passwords on privileged accounts.

    -  Storing current password values in an encrypted, physically
       distributed vault.

    -  Controlling and auditing access of IT users to privileged accounts.

    -  Re-randomizing privileged passwords after every login session.

    -  Streamlining access of heavy users to privileged accounts by
       automatically launching login sessions from the Privileged Password
       Manager web UI.

    -  Supporting one-time access to privileged accounts through a request
       form and sophisticated workflow engine.

Privileged Password Manager's geographically distributed, fault-tolerant architecture ensures that the password vault will survive everything from equipment failures to physical disasters.

Privileged Password Manager's security model ensures that only the right user can gain access to sensitive accounts, only at the right times and that users always leave a clear, documented audit trail.

Built-in auto-discovery infrastructure and a remote-connector architecture allow Privileged Password Manager to be deployed without installing agent software on existing systems and applications, significantly reducing project risk cost and delays.

Hitachi Systems projects the sales of its identity management solutions to reach 1 billion Yen in three years by adding Hitachi ID Privileged Password Manager to its product line-up.

About Hitachi Systems & Services

Hitachi Systems & Services, Ltd. was established in 1978 in the Hitachi Group and is now one of the largest providers of systems integration services with more than 4,000 systems engineers and approximately 5,000 total employees in Japan. With its unique know-how, proven track record, and human capital, Hitachi Systems & Services offers one-stop solutions of the highest value for clients in a wide range of industries spanning the process of consulting, system design and implementation, operation and on-going maintenance. Hitachi Systems & Services has established strong partnerships with more than 90 advanced IT enterprises from around the world. For more information on Hitachi Systems & Services, please visit the company's website at www.hitachi-system.co.jp/.(Japanese only)

    About Hitachi ID Systems, Inc.
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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 Hitachi ID Identity Manager, Hitachi ID Access Certifier, Hitachi ID Password Manager, Hitachi ID Privileged Password Manager and Hitachi ID Group Manager.

For more information about Hitachi ID Systems, Inc. and its products, please visit the corporate web site at Hitachi-ID.com, the product web sites at Identity-Manager.Hitachi-ID.com, Password-Manager.Hitachi-ID.com, Access-Certifier.Hitachi-ID.com, Privileged-Password-Manager.Hitachi-ID.com, Group-Manager.Hitachi-ID.com, or call 1.403.233.0740

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