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M-Tech releases P-Synch/Lite

Calgary, Alberta
April 2, 2001

M-Tech Mercury Information Technology Inc, the leader in enterprise password management technology, today announced the release of P-Synch/Lite: the first free, self-service, web-based password reset automation solution. With P-Synch/Lite, organisations will be able to empower their users to quickly and securely reset their passwords without having to call the corporate help desk.

"P-Synch/Lite will revolutionise the password management marketplace," said Gideon Shoham, M-Tech's co-founder and CEO. "Organisations will now be able to effectively "divert" the majority of help desk password reset calls, which typically account for 20 to 30 percent of call volume."

P-Synch/Lite is available for download over the Internet to any organisation, free of charge, as an entry-level password self reset technology. P-Synch/Lite users will be able to seamlessly upgrade to the fully-featured P-Synch product as their requirements evolve.

P-Synch/Lite is also available for license by software vendors for integration into their products. M-Tech is now in the final stages of negotiations with several large help desk and self-service software vendors who are integrating P-Synch/Lite into their own offerings. A series of announcements on these arrangements will be released shortly.

P-Synch/Lite features

P-Synch/Lite is web-based, and requires no client deployment.

Enterprises no longer require significant investments in a self-service Q&A profile builder. This facility is an integral component of P-Synch/Lite.

Other features included in P-Synch/Lite:

The fully featured P-Synch package

For organizations whose requirements extend beyond self-service password reset, the fully featured P-Synch package offers many additional capabilities, including:

How to download P-Synch/Lite

To find out more, and obtain a free license for P-Synch/Lite, visit:

For more information about P-Synch, visit Hitachi-ID.com/password-manager.

About M-Tech

M-Tech is a computer security products company. The M-Tech identity management suite streamlines both password management and account provisioning, in addition to improving user self-service, and reducing user support costs. Hitachi ID Password Manager (formerly P-Synch) and Hitachi ID Identity Manager improve the security of network systems and lower their operating costs. The M-Tech client list includes top Fortune-500 companies such as Ford Motor Company, Sears Roebuck, AT&T Wireless, Bristol-Myers Squibb, and many more. For more information, please visit: Hitachi-ID.com