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Password Management Software Makes the Grade at Leading University

January 6, 2003
Calgary, Canada

Campus-wide, cross-platform password management requirements addressed with P-Synch

Princeton University's Office of Information Technology has licensed P-Synch , the Total Password Management solution, to meet their campus-wide, cross-platform password management requirements. The latest P-Synch purchase by a major higher education institution was announced today by M-Tech Mercury Information Technology Inc., the industry leader in password management software technology.

Today's universities are heavily dependent on computer technology, and must find better ways to manage faculty, administration, research, and student accounts. To access vital information on campus, users may require several different accounts for such services as research facilities and administrative systems making the likelihood of forgotten passwords a burden on support staff.

"Even with a stable student population, the demand for campus services is increasing," said Dan Oberst, from the Office of Information Technology at Princeton University. "P-Synch will enable us to support the increasing number of systems and accounts without having to add additional support staff. With P-Synch, our users can synchronize their passwords across multiple systems, and the automated self-service password reset facility will allow users to resolve problems on their own. P-Synch will also enhance network security at the university, as well as improve user productivity by allowing users to access systems on a timely basis."

Extensive coverage and functionality

Princeton's OIT chose P-Synch because of its extensive coverage and broad functionality. They required a solution that could support a wide range of platforms including:

Password Management Solution Spanning Multiple Campuses

Among those universities using M-Tech's password management software are the University of Auckland and the University of Ottawa. With over 26,000 students, the University of Auckland required a password management solution that could manage a complex infrastructure with the capability to synchronize passwords over more than 8,000 network-connected terminals, PCs, laptops, and Unix servers.

The University of Ottawa, the largest bilingual university in North America, implemented P-Synch to synchronize passwords on its Unix and PC computers. According to the Information Technology Director, Claude Dufresne, "Computing systems across campus now provide user-friendly and automated password self-reset to students and faculty. The decrease in help desk calls is a direct reflection of this implementation."

"We are thrilled to have been selected by OIT at Princeton University," said Mr. Gideon Shoham, CEO. "P-Synch is consistently chosen as the leading password management solution by customers looking for a flexible, scalable, and easily deployable solution to their password problems."

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 as well as institutions of higher learning. For more information on M-Tech, visit Hitachi-ID.com or call 1.403.233.0740.

About Princeton University

The fourth oldest university in the United States, founded in 1746, Princeton is an independent, coeducational, nondenominational institution that provides undergraduate and graduate instruction in the liberal arts, sciences, and engineering. Located in a suburban section of New Jersey and equidistant from the cities of New York and Philadelphia, Princeton enrolls approximately 4,600 undergraduate and 1,850 graduate students.