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M-Tech Information Technology, Inc. Placed in Challenger Quadrant of Analyst Firm's 1H06 User Provisioning Magic Quadrant

User-provisioning implementations are increasing due to regulatory compliance needs.

Calgary, AB - May 3, 2006 - M-Tech Information Technology, Inc., a leading provider of identity management solutions, today announced that it has been positioned in the Challengers Quadrant of the 'Gartner Magic Quadrant For User Provisioning Vendors, 1H06' report (authored by Roberta J. Witty, Ant Allan, Ray Wagner: April 25,2006). The report is available at www.gartner.com.

"In this Magic Quadrant, Gartner ranks vendors based on product capability and market performance through March 2006. This Magic Quadrant considers which vendors will likely dominate sales and influence technology directions through 2006, as well as considers which vendors are most visible among clients, generate the greatest number of requests for information and contract review, and account for the most new and ongoing installations in Gartner's client base. For more details, see 'User-Provisioning Market: Definition and Description, 1H06.'"

"We believe the Gartner report reflects our focus on customer success and acknowledges our responsiveness to complex customer needs, such as access attestation, orgchart construction and secure management of administrative credentials." said Gideon Shoham, M-Tech CEO. "Our number one priority is lowering deployment time, and we measure this with an industry-leading services-to-license ratio," he added.

M-Tech's user provisioning product, ID-Synch, is designed to manage user objects across a variety of directories, systems and applications. It includes automated change propagation, a workflow engine to automate self-service access change requests, consolidated and delegated user administration and enterprise-wide access reporting. ID-Synch can create, modify and delete user accounts, identity attributes and security group memberships across more than 70 types of systems.

About the Magic Quadrant

The magic quadrant is copyrighted April 25, 2006 by Gartner, Inc. and is reused with permission. The magic quadrant is a graphical representation of a marketplace at and for a specific time period. It depicts Gartners analysis of how certain vendors measure against criteria for that marketplace, as defined by Gartner. Gartner does not endorse any vendor, product or service depicted in the Magic Quadrant, and does not advise technology users to select only those vendors placed in the "Leaders" quadrant. The magic quadrant is intended solely as a research tool, and is not meant to be a guide to action. Gartner disclaims all warranties, express or implied, with respect to this research,including any warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose.

About M-Tech Information Technology, Inc.

Hitachi ID Systems, Inc. is a leading provider of identity and access management solutions. Hitachi ID software helps almost 1000 organizations with over 12 million combined users meet security, internal control, regulatory compliance, IT cost reduction and user service objectives.

Hitachi ID Management Suite includes Identity Manager http://Hitachi-ID.com/identity-manager/, Password Manager http://Hitachi-ID.com/password-manager/ and Privileged Access Manager http://Hitachi-ID.com/privileged-access-manager/. These products manage identities, entitlements and authentication factors across both on-premise and SaaS applications in the cloud.

Industry analyst Ovum Consulting recently recognized Hitachi ID Systems as an enterprise identity and access management powerhouse, citing the company's robust technology and exemplary customer support. Ovum “believes that Hitachi ID's focus on reducing the administrative and helpdesk burden and the company's focus on bottom-up IAM reflects the way in which organizations operate.”

For more information about Hitachi ID Systems and its products, please visit http://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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