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ID-Certify Wins Top Marks in SC Magazine's Evaluation of Policy Management Solutions

Industry Expert Lauds M-Tech's Access Certification Solution

Calgary, AB - October 4, 2006 - M-Tech Information Technology, Inc., a leading provider of identity management (IdM) solutions is pleased to announce that ID-Certify, M-Tech's access certification solution, has received top marks from industry expert Julian Ashbourn. SC Magazine's review gave ID-Certify four stars in its recent "Policy Management Solutions" group test, which is published in the October 2006 edition of the technology magazine.

The review highlights ID-Certify's ease of use, focused functionality and straight-forward deployment. It points out that ID-Certify is an excellent solution for cleaning up user privileges where "applications have complex and dissimilar rules around the control of access."

"For some companies, this could be a godsend in terms of saved time alone", states Ashbourn. "(ID-Certify) is an extremely useful tool to ensure that your access rules are being maintained across the enterprise".

To read the full article, please visit http://Hitachi-ID.com/news/SCMag_Oct06.pdf

ID-Certify is a unique M-Tech solution for distributed review and cleanup of user entitlements. ID-Certify ensures that user access rights are current and appropriate by periodically requiring business stake-holders to review user profiles, login accounts and security group memberships. Different stake-holders can be asked to review different users: managers review their direct subordinates, application owners review the users of their applications, and security group owners review their memberships. ID-Certify easily enables an organization to comply with regulatory requirements that stem from Sarbanes-Oxley, HIPAA, 21CFR11, Gramm-Leach-Bliley, the EU Privacy Directive, PIPEDA and more.

To learn more about ID-Certify and about other M-Tech Information Technology, Inc. products, please visit booth #1428 at the upcoming Gartner Symposium and ITxpo from October 8-13, 2006 at the Walt Disney World Dolphin Hotel in Lake Buena Vista, Florida.

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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