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M-Tech Joins Liberty Alliance Project

Market Leader to play a role in developing identity management standards

Calgary, AB - November 15, 2004 - M-Tech Information Technology, Inc., a leading provider of identity management solutions, today announced that it has joined the Liberty Alliance Project as an associate member. Through the membership, M-Tech will offer its extensive industry expertise in identity management solutions to aid in the consortium's effort to develop an open and interoperable standard for federated network identity and identity-based web services.

As a member of the Alliance, M-Tech will work with other industry leaders in developing standards promoting effective identity management for organizations worldwide. Ensuring that its products and solutions are standardized demonstrates M-Tech's leadership role within the industry. M-Tech also plans to incorporate Liberty specifications in their identity management suite to further enhance product interoperability.

M-Tech chose to join the Liberty Alliance to support uniform standards for identity authentication that ensures protection of data and users, while providing a high level of usability. Customers of M-Tech will benefit from the enhanced interoperability of all their identity management projects. As well, M-Tech will play an active role in communicating educational and industry news from the Liberty Alliance to its 450+ customers.

"As a leader in the identity management solutions industry, M-Tech is committed to developing standards that profit the industry and its customers," says Robert Miller, VP of Marketing at M-Tech. "M-Tech joining the Liberty Alliance Project benefits our product development and enables us to play an integral role in the evolution of identity management."

The Liberty Alliance Project (http://www.projectliberty.org) is a consortium formed to develop open standards for federated network identity management and identity-based services. The Alliance is made up of over 150 members, representing a worldwide cross-section of organizations ranging from educational institutions and government organizations, to service providers and financial institutions, to technology firms and wireless providers. Federated identity will help drive the next generation of the Internet, offering businesses and consumer's convenience and choice. Membership is open to all commercial and non-commercial organizations.

About M-Tech Information Technology, Inc.

M-Tech is a leading provider of identity management solutions for the enterprise. The Hitachi ID Management Suite combines ID-Synch for user provisioning, P-Synch for password management, ID-Certify to provide regulatory compliance, ID-Access for self-service resource access, ID-Telephony for telephone password reset 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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