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M-Tech Awarded "Best of 2007" from SC Magazine

SC Magazine selects M-Tech's P-Synch and ID-Synch as Best of 2007 in Identity Management Group Test

Calgary, Alberta, Canada - January 7, 2008 -M-Tech Information Technology, Inc., the leading provider in identity management software, is pleased to announce that ID-Synch and P-Synch have been awarded top honors in SC Magazine's Best of 2007.

M-Tech's password management solution P-Synch and automated user-provisioning product ID-Synch were recognized as the best full-featured identity management products in 2007. M-Tech was the sole recipient of an award within the identity management category.

"With the growing volume of users, current staffing cannot accommodate the enterprise's needs. Enterprises are looking to simplify administration and provide user self-service, thus containing (or reducing) administrative costs. In addition, user information can be leveraged in many business processes that provide a consistent and more-secure access control infrastructure," according to a November 19th Gartner report by Research Vice President Ant Allan, titled: Identity and Access Management Technologies Defined, 2008."

P-Synch is enterprise management software designed to assist companies in reducing help desk support costs through self-service password reset, increasing user productivity through password synchronization and by enhancing security through user authentication. P-Synch provides access controls and logs user access, allowing organizations to effectively meet regulatory requirements.

ID-Synch is a complete user provisioning solution designed to simplify managing users across more than 70 types of systems. It solves user provisioning challenges such as: long wait times for user access, redundant effort to create the same user on multiple systems, manual user administration and unreliable access termination. ID-Synch provides organizations with the ability to implement role based access control (RBAC) in order to efficiently manage changing user roles and access requirements.

"M-Tech is pleased to be honored. Our identity management products are cost effective, rapidly deployable and easy to administer. Customer needs will continue to be our primary focus," said M-Tech CEO Gideon Shoham.

About M-Tech

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 Identity and Access 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