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Fellowes Capitalizes on M-Tech's Powerful Identity Management Suite

Global Supplier of Office Products Consolidates the Management of User IDs with M-Tech's Identity Management Solution

Calgary, AB - May 6, 2004 - M-Tech Information Technology, Inc., a leading provider of identity management solutions, today announced that Fellowes, a global supplier of office products for businesses and homes has selected the M-Tech Identity Management Suite to administer their corporate identity management requirements for users' accounts and passwords, as well as provide self-service employee access to network resources. By standardizing on M-Tech's comprehensive suite, Fellowes will improve their internal IT security processes, as well as regain user productivity currently hindered by manual processes.

Fellowes was facing several key user provisioning and password management challenges, including managing user IDs and passwords for their employees across heterogeneous environments, and multiple servers. As well, Fellowes had the challenge of manually creating and deleting user IDs across their systems, causing inefficiencies in their work processes. Fellowes selected M-Tech's proven identity management solution because of its rapid deployment process, comprehensive functionality, highly secure features and effective support. Fellowes has already successfully deployed M-Tech's password management component in their corporate headquarters in the U.S. and will be deploying the complete Hitachi ID Management Suite in a phased roll-out starting with their U.S. headquarters, followed by their Canadian and Australian subsidiaries.

"M-Tech's IDM Suite was the clear choice to meet our identity management requirements. It will provide us with a comprehensive and secure solution that has already proven to deploy rapidly and require minimum customization," said Brad Hillebrand, manager of enterprise technology for Fellowes. "In addition, our initial implementation of M-Tech's password management component was transparent to the user community and created no disruptions in workflow."

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 accounts and identities on enterprise systems and applications. P-Synch synchronizes passwords and enables users to perform self-service reset and synchronization, increasing password security while reducing calls to the help desk.

"Fellowes was seeking a comprehensive identity management solution that was both fully featured and offered a manageable deployment process," said Robert Miller, vice president marketing for M-Tech. "Fellowes' highly successful deployment again demonstrates M-Tech's commitment to providing solutions and services that are rolled-out rapidly to a maximum number of users while meeting the security and functionality requirements of our customers."

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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