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Calendra, M-Tech forge strategic partnership

December 11, 2002
Herdon, Virginia; Calgary, Canada

Alliance integrates leading identity management, password management solutions.

Calendra, the leading provider of directory access and management solutions, and M-Tech, the leading password management and user account provisioning provider, today announced the formation of a strategic sales, marketing and product integration partnership. The partnership extends the global presence of each company and provides a comprehensive identity management solution for their respective customers.

From a functionality standpoint, the joint integration allows M-Tech's password and account management capabilities to be invoked by Calendra Directory Manager. In addition, M-Tech's user self-service password reset and synchronization will be enabled via Calendra Directory Manager's user interface.

The partnership affords Calendra a variety of new platforms available for implementation, as M-Tech can manage passwords and accounts on over 60 applications and devices including MVS, OS390, AS400 hardware, groupware and email servers, routers, firewalls, and file servers.

For M-Tech, the integration provides essential delegated administration and role-based access control components. The flexible presentation layer of Calendra Directory Manager also enhances M-Tech's backend synchronization engine.

"Calendra and M-Tech are complementary in several respects, from functionality to global customer base," said Kregg Ray, Calendra's VP of U.S. Sales. "But it is our similar commitment to product leadership and customer service that makes this a truly ideal partnership"

"We are very pleased to announce this partnership," said M-Tech Director, Business Development, Jamey Miles. "Our companies are complementary on many levels including technical integration. Through joint marketing initiatives, we will be able to offer our clients an even broader range of flexible solutions."

About Calendra

Founded in 1997, Calendra has been marketing commercial directory management solutions since 1999. Today, with over 150 customers and over five million users worldwide, Calendra is poised for rapid growth and profitability in the global directory management market. Calendra, a privately held company, maintains offices throughout Europe and in the United States. With a focus on exceeding customer expectations, delivering a rapid return on investment, and superior product quality, Calendra has uniquely established Calendra Directory Manager as the only open platform for managing the entire diversity of the global enterprise directory infrastructure. Calendra targets Global 2000 organizations with complex business problems and large populations of employees, suppliers, partners and customers.

Calendra has its headquarters in Paris, France, with offices in Aubagne, London, Munich, Barcelona, and Washington D.C. For further information, please visit Calendra at www.calendra.com.

About M-Tech

M-Tech is a leading provider of identity management solutions. The M-Tech identity management software suite streamlines both password management and account provisioning, in addition to improving user self-service, and reducing user support costs.

P-Synch and ID-Synch improve the security of network systems and lower their operating costs. M-Tech's solutions are consistently chosen by Fortune 1000 enterprises such as Ford Motor Company, Sears Roebuck, Bristol-Myers Squibb and Cadence Design Systems. For more information on M-Tech, visit Hitachi-ID.com or call 1.403.233.0740.

Calendra Media Contact:
Dan Cox
Prophecy Communications
Phone: (415)-286-0415
Email: dan@prophecycom.com

M-Tech Media Contact:

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