Detailed analysis of IAM solutions positions Hitachi ID Systems as a
CALGARY, April 27 /CNW/ - For the second time this year, analyst firm
Ovum Consulting has positioned Hitachi ID Systems, a developer of identity and access management (IAM) solutions, as an
IAM vendor to consider. Most notably, the recently released report
draws attention to Hitachi ID's impressive customer sentiment score and
highlights the company's technology score, both of which rival those of
the largest IAM vendors in the market. An earlier Ovum report praised
Hitachi ID's robust technology and exemplary customer support.
This most recent report, "Identity and Access Management 2011/12:
Delivering essential business protection and compliance," compares and
evaluates the technology of the key IAM vendors on the market. It
explores the competitive dynamics within the IAM security market and is
designed to help organizations make informed choices among the leading
offerings while presenting a view of the market based on three factors:
technology assessment, user sentiment and market impact. Along with
Hitachi ID Systems, the report also covered products from CA, Entrust,
Evidian, IBM, Microsoft, Novell, Oracle and RSA Security.
According to the report, "Hitachi ID Customer Sentiment scores are
exceptional and it outscores more than eight of the other vendors
profiled in this Decision Matrix on six of the eight Customer Sentiment
The 264-page report also highlights Hitachi ID's performance on the
technology front. "Hitachi ID is among the four top performers in the
'Infrastructure Supported' technology dimension, which is highly
unusual for an IAM vendor of its size. Only Novell, CA, and IBM score
higher in this dimension and none of the vendors of comparable size
score close to Hitachi ID. The IAM vendor's role management capability
set is comprehensive, and support for cloud-delivered applications
includes the now-mandatory set of SaaS applications, Google Apps and
"Ovum believes that Hitachi ID will continue to be valuable in
deployment sites that are expanding the scope of IAM from web access
management and web SSO to a well-structured system for provisioning,
de-provisioning and password management. Hitachi ID's offerings in the
relatively smaller parts of IAM, such as privileged user management,
are impressive as well," the report said.
"Hitachi ID has impressed on all fronts, and its positioning on the
technology front is clear," said Graham Titterington, Ovum analyst.
"While Hitachi ID is one of the smaller IAM vendors, they should be
seriously considered because of the impressive nature of their full IAM
"This report validates our focus on customer service and customer-driven
innovation," said Gideon Shoham, CEO of Hitachi ID Systems. "While we
may be smaller than many of our IAM market competitors, we are also
agile and able to deliver robust technology and excellent service to
The full Ovum report is available for a short period to selected,
qualified companies. Please visit Hitachi-ID.com/cgi-bin/emaildoc?document=IAM_REPORT.pdf to request.
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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