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M-Tech and Approva Corporation Partner to Offer Cost Effective, Sustainable Compliance Solution

March 19, 2007 - Orlando, Florida - InfoSec World 2007 - M-Tech Information Technology, Inc. and Approva Corporation announced a partnership today that affords customers the ability to combine M-Tech's user provisioning solution with Approva's continuous controls monitoring (CCM) solution.

The combined solution allows organizations to extract actual user rights from target systems, using M-Tech's ID-Synch. This data is fed into Approva's BizRights CCM Platform, which seeks out violations of security policies such as separation of duties. Violations can either be approved as exceptions or fed back into ID-Synch for correction.

In addition to analysis of pre-existing user rights, ID-Synch and Approva can work together to prevent new violations. ID-Synch can call out to Approva in real time, to validate proposed security changes before implementing them on target systems.

"By leveraging Approva's BizRights CCM Platform we enable our user provisioning customers to enforce stringent security policies, such as separation of duties and limited access to sensitive data, without having to build out a comprehensive privilege model. This is a practical, effective approach to the problem of secure privilege management," said Idan Shoham, M-Tech's CTO.

"By implementing Approva BizRights with M-Tech's ID-Synch customers will be able to establish a compliant provisioning process for heterogeneous IT environments," said Steve Elliott, Approva's CTO. "These preventive controls will reduce the cost of compliance and ensure companies keep their system free of segregation of duties violations".

To hear more about this combined solution, please visit the M-Tech's booth (#818) at the upcoming InfoSec World 2007 conference in Orlando, Florida from March 19-21 at the Rosen Shingle Creek Resort.

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.

About Approva

Approva® Corporation is the industry-leading provider of continuous controls monitoring and audit software. We enable business, finance, IT and audit professionals to automate the on-demand testing, closed-loop remediation and continuous, exception-based monitoring of controls within and across their business systems. Using our solutions, customers are able to significantly increase visibility into their controls, streamline the audit process, cost-effectively sustain their compliance initiatives and reduce exposure to mistakes, fraud and inefficiencies for business processes such as procurement, sales and delivery, payroll and financial close. In addition, our automated solutions act as key preventative and detective controls, further strengthening our customers. financial and operational control environments. Global companies such as Campbell Soup Company, Colgate-Palmolive, the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, DirecTV, Discovery Communications, McCormick & Company, P&G, Pratt & Whitney, Siemens and Wyndham Hotels & Resorts rely on Approva BizRights® Platform and Enterprise Controls Suite to reduce compliance risk, increase operational efficiency and flag exceptions to their business controls. For more information, visit www.approva.net.

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

Approva Contact
Matthew Langan
DBC Public Relations for Approva
matthew@dbcpr.com
(202) 298-7600, ext. 219

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