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Leading Research Firm Publishes Case Study with M-Tech's Identity Management Solutions

New Research Note Shows U.S. Beverage Producer Gained Substantial Cost Savings by Using Automated Password Reset

Calgary, AB - December 21, 2004 - M-Tech Information Technology, Inc., a leading provider of identity management solutions, today announced the availability of a new Gartner, Inc. research note profiling how a large U.S. beverage producer reduced its IT service desk costs by more than $600,000 in only one year by implementing P-Synch, M-Tech's password management solution. This new Gartner research note entitled "Automated Password Reset Can Cut IT Service Desk Costs" was published on December 13, 2004.

"Self-service password reset is a viable, cost saving information security control. It is, by far, one of the strongest business cases for automation," states Gartner analysts Roberta Witty and Kris Brittain in the research note.

P-Synch is part of the M-Tech Identity Management Suite that provides complete user provisioning, regulatory compliance management and password management technologies to large enterprise organizations.

"M-Tech has built its reputation on providing easily deployable Identity Management Solutions that result in a rapid ROI for our customers," said Robert Miller, vice president of marketing at M-Tech. "After the very successful launch of P-Synch, a record time was broken to implement ID-Synch", M-Tech's user provisioning solution. "This new Gartner report featuring P-Synch provides important information for organizations that are looking to implement identity management solutions in the near future."

This new research note can be found on the Gartner website at: www.gartner.com.

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.

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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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