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Wendy's International Selects M-Tech's Identity Management Suite for User Provisioning and Password Management

Hitachi ID Management Suite Provides Wendy's With Consolidated and Reliable Management and Organization of User Identities and Passwords

Calgary, AB - March 23, 2004 - M-Tech Information Technology, Inc., a leading provider of identity management solutions, today announced that Wendy's International Inc. (NYSE: WEN) has selected the M-Tech Identity Management Suite to provide enterprise-wide identity management solutions for their corporate operations.

As Wendy's user base grew, it was important to implement a system that would automate the addition and removal of users from a central control point. Reduction of help desk calls for user password resets was also a key goal. The M-Tech Identity Management Suite (M-Tech Identity Management Suite) was chosen by Wendy's to meet these goals. The suite includes ID-Synch for user provisioning, P-Synch for password management, Hitachi ID Automated Discovery for account clean-up and reconciliation and ID-Access for self-service resource access.

"Our identity management strategy called for reliable technology to automate routine tasks within our existing workflow processes. The M-Tech Identity Management Suite successfully met our business and security criteria and we're able to integrate with our environment of legacy and custom applications," said Steve Mitchell, manager of systems and security administration, Wendy's International Inc.

M-Tech's customer-proven identity management solutions enable organizations to streamline the user provisioning and password management processes. ID-Synch for user provisioning delivers the most comprehensive set of functionality for securely creating, modifying and deleting user identities on enterprise systems and applications. P-Synch enables users to perform self-service reset and synchronize passwords, while enforcing corporate password composition and expiration policies.

"Wendy's presents a complete vision of identity management that capitalizes on the full set of capabilities we offer," said Robert Miller, vice president marketing at M-Tech. "We recognize the competitive and global scope of Wendy's operations and our solutions are designed to support our clients' dynamic operational environments now and in the future."

About M-Tech Information Technology, Inc.

M-Tech is a leading provider of identity management solutions for the enterprise. The M-Tech Identity Management Suite combines ID-Synch for user provisioning, P-Synch for password management, ID-Access for self-service resource access and Hitachi ID Automated Discovery for account clean-up and reconciliation. Combined, these products offer a comprehensive identity management solution for mid-sized organizations to global enterprises. 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

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