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ePresence and M-Tech partner to provide password management solutions

August 13, 2002
Westboro, Mass. and Calgary, Canada

Partnership designed to provide solutions for companies with multiple directories

ePresence, Inc., (Nasdaq: EPRE), a market leader in delivering Secure Identity Management (SIM) solutions based on directory technology, and M-Tech, Mercury Information Technology Inc., an industry leader in password management and account provisioning technology solutions, today announced a partnership. Designed to deliver integrated password management solutions to enterprises with multiple directories, the partnership also helps to extend the functionality of meta-directories.

"M-Tech's goal of providing password management to help enterprises utilize their directory-based infrastructure, complements our commitment to provide Secure Identity Management Solutions (SIM) for our clients." said Scott Silk, senior vice president of sales and marketing for ePresence. "M-Tech's Total Password Management Solution will help ePresence customers synchronize passwords across multiple directories, improve password security and streamline directory migration."

Leveraging ePresence's extensive experience of delivering solutions based on directory technology, the company will include M-Tech's P- Synch product as part of the Secure Identity Management (SIM) solutions ePresence provides to Fortune 1000 class enterprises. Aside from M-Tech's ability to synchronize passwords, enforce password policy and improve directory migrations, M-Tech also extends the functionality of meta-directory products by helping users and administrators effectively manage login passwords across directories after initial account creation.

"We're thrilled to be working closely with a leading provider of Secure Identity Management (SIM) solutions," said Idan Shoham, M-Tech's CTO. "This partnership allows M-Tech to leverage its product strength and ePresence's professional services and project management capabilities."

About ePresence

ePresence, Inc. (Nasdaq: EPRE) is a market leader in delivering Secure Identity Management (SIM) solutions based on directory technology that help companies reduce cost, enhance security, improve customer service and increase revenues. Our highly focused solutions have enabled numerous Fortune 1000-class companies to efficiently and securely provide personalized access to digital resources for their employees, business partners and customers, thus maximizing the ROI of their IT-based initiatives. ePresence is headquartered in Westboro, Massachusetts and can be reached at (800) 222-6926 or online at www.epresence.com.

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

ePresence and the ePresence logo are servicemarks of ePresence, Inc. in the United States. All other servicemarks, trademarks or logos are marks and logos of their respective owners.
Forward-looking Statements
Any statement in this press release that is not a statement of historical fact is a forward-looking statement that is subject to risks and uncertainties relating to, without limitation, the success of the relationship between ePresence and M-Tech, the success of ePresence's service offerings, competitive pressures and general economic conditions, as well as other risk factors detailed from time to time in ePresence's SEC filings.

For further information please contact:

Victor Beck
ePresence
508-898-1688
victor.beck@epresence.com

Dawn Mallyon
VP Marketing
Hitachi ID Systems, Inc.
500, 1401 1st Street S.E
Calgary, AB T2G 2J3
1.403.233.0740 ext. 324
dawn_mallyon@Hitachi-ID.com