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Full Identity Management Suite Licensed by Symantec

October 23, 2002
Calgary, Alberta

Symantec account administration needs addressed by M-Tech solutions

M-Tech, Mercury Information Technology Inc., the industry leader of identity management software solutions, today announced that Symantec Corporation., the world leader in Internet security technology, has licensed both P-Synch, a total password management solution and ID-Synch, a comprehensive user account management solution, to meet their company-wide, cross-platform account administration and access control requirements.

Symantec was looking for a solution that would help reduce the volume of manual labor and decrease the turnaround time for password resets and changes as well as account creation and deactivation. By selecting and implementing M-Tech's solutions, P-Synch and ID-Synch, Symantec is able to automate their account administration throughout the company and allow its global employees the ability to administer their own accounts.

Symantec wanted an identity management solution that could provide compatibility with their existing installed infrastructure that was already supporting authentication and processes for provisioning user IDs.

By using the M-Tech solutions, Symantec plans to:

Mr. Gideon Shoham, M-Tech's CEO, said "M-Tech's identity management solutions will provide Symantec with a scalable database, customizable user interface, and integration points making it the most reliable and effective account administration solution for managing their large number of users."

"The implementation of both P-Synch and ID-Synch at Symantec shows that a complete identity management solution will not only save time and money by reducing the number of password-related problems, but it will also enhance existing network security," said Mr. Gideon Shoham.

Extensive functionality and coverage

Symantec chose P-Synch and ID-Synch because of the extensive functionality and coverage. The company required a solution that could support a wide range of platforms including Active Directory, Lotus Notes, Lotus Domino, Siebel and Oracle applications.

About Symantec

Symantec, the world leader in Internet security technology, provides a broad range of content and network security software and appliance solutions to individuals, enterprises and service providers. The company is a leading provider of client, gateway and server security solutions for virus protection, firewall and virtual private network, vulnerability management, intrusion detection, Internet content and e-mail filtering, and remote management technologies and security services to enterprises and service providers around the world. Symantec's Norton brand of consumer security products is a leader in worldwide retail sales and industry awards. Headquartered in Cupertino, Calif., Symantec has worldwide operations in 38 countries.

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: