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Ford Motor Company extends use of P-Synch

Calgary, Alberta, Canada
April 15, 2002

M-Tech Mercury Information Technology, Inc. today announced that Ford Motor Company [NYSE: F] which purchased P-Synch, the total password management system in 2000, is extending the number of users of the cutting-edge software to 190,000 to 350,000 over the next few months.

Ford Motor Company, a global leader in the automobile industry, operates on 6 continents, and is one of the five top Fortune companies in the world, with nearly 400,000 employees. Over the past century, Ford Motor Company has grown to offer consumers eight of the world's most recognizable automotive brands.

Ford Motor Company's wide-spread and diversified operations are supported by one of the most diverse computer systems with many platforms and enterprise applications.

Ford Motor Company's users require a very scalable and robust password management system to support their worldwide organization. These requirements led Ford to select P-Synch as the password management solution to support all password management functions across the enterprise.

In order to strengthen network security and minimize the number of password related calls to their help desk units, Ford Motor Company implemented many P-Synch features including:

Idan Shoham, M-Tech's Director of Technology, explained that "P-Synch is able to offer a complete password management solution to companies as large as Ford due mainly to its unique and scalable architecture, and the ability to deliver all functionality without any software being required at the desktop."

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