Hitachi ID Systems Restructures Product Lineup

Jun 21, 2010, 07:00 ET from Hitachi ID Systems, Inc.

Fewer products with more features increase value

CALGARY, June 21 /PRNewswire/ - Hitachi ID Systems, Inc., a leading provider of identity and access management solutions, is pleased to announce a streamlined grouping of the products in its identity management suite. Hitachi ID Systems software is now organized into fewer, more robust products, thereby creating more value and lowering TCO for customers.

The reorganized product lineup is the result of feedback from Hitachi ID Systems customers, who seek end-to-end solutions for managing users, entitlements, authentication factors and privileged accounts.

"Our customers expect us to provide the best technology at the lowest TCO," says Gideon Shoham, CEO. "In response, we have reorganized our suite into three core products, each offering significantly enhanced, broad functionality."

The new, streamlined Hitachi ID Management Suite consists of:

    * Identity Manager:

        The user provisioning solution includes role-based access control
        (RBAC), auto-provisioning, identity synchronization, self-service
        profile updates and delegated administration.

        Self-service management of groups and access to network resources,
        formerly in Hitachi ID Group Manager, is now included.

        Periodic certification of users and entitlements, formerly in Hitachi
        ID Access Certifier, is now included.

        Delegated construction of OrgChart data, formerly in Hitachi ID Org
        Manager, is now included.

        The broader functionality in Identity Manager is available with
        versions 6.1.2 and later, effective immediately.

    * Password Manager:

        The authentication management solution includes password
        synchronization and reset and adds smart card PIN reset, token PIN
        reset and full disk encryption key recovery.

        Enterprise single sign-on (ESSO), formerly in Hitachi ID Login
        Manager, is now included.

        Telephone self-service, formerly in Hitachi ID Telephone Password
        Manager, is now included. The broader functionality in Password
        Manager will be available in versions 7.0 and later, starting in
        July.

    * Hitachi ID Privileged Password Manager:

        The privileged access management product includes a password vault,
        password randomization system, ability to temporarily attach a user
        to administrator groups or SSH trusted key rings and extensive
        auditing capabilities.

        The entire Hitachi ID Management Suite shares a common
        infrastructure, including a rich set of connectors to enterprise and
        cloud-based systems and applications, a robust workflow engine, an
        auto-discovery system and more.

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 life cycle. Hitachi ID Management Suite includes Identity Manager, Password Manager and Privileged Password Manager.

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

    Hitachi ID Systems, Inc. Contact

    Dawn Mallyon
    VP Marketing
    Hitachi ID Systems, Inc.
    500, 1401 1st Street S.E
    Calgary, AB T2G 2J3
    1.403.233.0740 ext. 324
    dawn_mallyon@Hitachi-ID.com

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