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University of Alaska Anchorage Standardizes on M-Tech's Identity Management Solutions

P-Synch provides University of Alaska Anchorage with identity management solution
Delivers increased service to users and significant cost savings

Calgary, AB - November 7, 2003 - M-Tech Information Technology, Inc., a leading provider of identity management solutions, today announced the University of Alaska Anchorage purchased 20,000 licenses of M-Tech's P-Synch, to securely manage user passwords across the organization and drive down operational costs. P-Synch provides password synchronization, self-service reset combined with rapid deployment that is important for the University of Alaska Anchorage's dynamic environment.

"Deploying P-Synch has practically eliminated the predictable Monday morning onslaught of help-desk calls by users with forgotten passwords," said Peter Rock, director of information technology services infrastructure at University of Alaska Anchorage. "By leveraging M-Tech's identity management capabilities we are able to streamline the password and account management processes, improve the overall quality of service we deliver to students, faculty and staff while significantly reducing support costs."

P-Synch simplifies the password management process for the help desk, students, faculty and staff by providing comprehensive functionality that is intuitive for all levels of users. With P-Synch, students, faculty and staff are able to reset their lost or forgotten passwords through self-service password reset and help desk staff can use P-Synch to identify any unused accounts and clean up corporate directories.

"We are excited to add the University of Alaska Anchorage to our growing list of educational market successes," said Robert Miller, vice president of marketing at M-Tech. "Our ability to offer secure and effective solutions eliminates the need for extensive consulting services and has been very attractive to cost conscious organizations."

About M-Tech Information Technology, Inc.

M-Tech is a leading provider of identity management solutions. M-Tech's solutions streamline user access and password management processes, providing organizations with improved security and a quick ROI. M-Tech's product suite, containing ID-Synch for user provisioning and P-Synch for password management, combine to provide a comprehensive solution for enterprise identity management. Deployments ranging from mid-sized companies to global enterprise installations with hundreds of thousands of users rely on M-Tech for complete identity management services. M-Tech is the only identity management software vendor to consistently prove an ROI in three to six months.

M-Tech's customers include Avon, Bank of America, Bristol-Myers Squibb, Cisco, eBay, Ford Motor Company, Intel, Kimberly-Clark Corporation, Merck MetLife, NCR Corporation, Pfizer, Pitney Bowes, Sears, Shell, Symantec, Wells Fargo and many more.. For more information on M-Tech and its products, please visit Hitachi-ID.com or call 1.403.233.0740.

M-Tech 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