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M-Tech Enters Common Criteria Certification for Identity Management Suite 3.0

Internationally Recognized and Accepted Security Criteria Opens New Doors for M-Tech Business with Government and Foreign Customers.

Calgary, AB - September 15, 2004 - M-Tech Information Technology, Inc., a leading provider of identity management solutions today announced that their product suite has entered testing for Common Criteria security certification. Validation under Common Criteria will confirm to customers of identity management solutions that M-Tech complies with the highest, internationally developed and recognized security standards.

The Common Criteria certification was developed internationally by a team of national security coordinators to derive a common standard for testing and evaluating security applications. Security applications that complete the certification process are accepted across all borders of participating countries. The certification testing program specifies security functionality and assurance requirements for security products. With Common Criteria certifications in place, M-Tech customers will be assured that the product has been completely scrutinized and tested, allowing them to focus on reviewing features and benefits in their decision process.

"Common Criteria testing is a key requirement for many of our government and large corporate customers," said Idan Shoham, CTO of M-Tech. "Certification opens the door to additional opportunities for our government channel partners and provides a unique competitive advantage over other IdM vendors."

M-Tech is the only independent, platform neutral identity management vendor in the marketplace that has entered the Common Criteria certification program.

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, Hitachi ID Automated Discovery for account clean-up and reconciliation, Hitachi ID Access Certifier to provide regulatory assurance. 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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