Hitachi has purchased majority ownership in the software company M-Tech which gives Hitachi a deeper foothold in the marketing of identity management solutions. As part of the purchase, M-Tech is changing its name to Hitachi ID Systems Inc. Geoff Kohl, Editor of SecurityInfoWatch.com, reports that the software from M-Tech, which is designed for network security and self-service process for management of user passwords and access rights, ties in with existing Hitachi expertise in the area of finger vein biometrics. The company plans to leverage its channels to expand M-Tech’s market, and will tie in with Hitachi solutions for biometrics, RFID and smart card systems. M-Tech’s core products for identity management include the P-Synch password management software and ID-Synch user provisioning software.
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