Hitachi ID Systems introduces the Password Manager 7.0, an authentication management system said to manage any and all authentication factor used by corporation users. Hitachi claims that the Password Manager 7.0 promises better security, scalability and improved ROI to users with SQL Server or Oracle back-end, a real-time data replication service, high performance data updates and Unicode support.
The most significant features added to this service include authentication chains, supporting context-sensitive and multi-step processes for validating user identity, such as the use of mobile phones for authentication.
Additionally, a password synchronization service on Windows servers that can minimize the code running in the operating system kernel and implement user filtering will also be available on the Password Manager.
This product is especially useful to the larger organizations that wish to control the incoming user access. The recent enhancements to the managed user enrollment system give the enterprises that secure control over the system.
The product comes with connectors for over 100 types of systems and applications in the market from the common Active Directory and SAP to cloud-hosted systems such as Google Applications and WebEx. Integrations with the Windows login process and 10 types of help desk incident management applications are included as well.