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M-Tech Releases ID-Synch Version 2.0 Identity Management Solution

M-Tech Announces Availability of ID-Synch v2.0

Industry's Most Flexible Access Management Solution Delivers Broadest Functionality

Calgary, Alberta, Canada. June 30, 2003.

M-Tech Information Technology, Inc., the leading provider of identity management solutions, today announced the availability of ID-Synch v2.0. ID-Synch is the most flexible and comprehensive access management solution, enabling enterprise organizations to securely manage user accounts and access rights more effectively and efficiently.

ID-Synch delivers a broad range of benefits to enterprise organizations including, enhanced systems security, reduced administration costs, improved corporate productivity, and increased customer satisfaction. ID-Synch enables organizations that are looking to streamline identity management to securely create new login accounts, provision physical as well as electronic access, manage user access, and effectively terminate user access to systems faster than manual provisioning.

"E.W. Scripps purchased M-Tech's P-Synch and ID-Synch because the solutions offered a high degree of flexibility and the features necessary to enable a successful deployment in a decentralized environment," said Jamey Maze, Information Security Manager, of E.W. Scripps Company.

ID-Synch supports the most number of updates compared to competitive solutions, including creating, deleting, enabling, disabling, renaming, moving, changing attributes and changing security group membership for users on over 60 different target systems. ID-Synch's unique architecture and design allows organizations to deploy it very quickly and with very little professional services.

"M-Tech customers working with ID-Synch say they are very pleased with the results," said Jim Hurley, VP of security and privacy with Aberdeen Group. "From customer experience, ID-Synch is doing for account provisioning, what P-Synch is doing for passwords."

ID-Synch Version 2.0 Features

New features in ID-Synch v2.0 include:

  • Automatic Access Management: Captures hires, moves and terminations on systems of records (such as HR) and automatically updates target systems.

  • Authorization Workflow for Change Requests: Provides powerful capabilities that extend beyond traditional user-add and user-delete, to include operations like move, change attributes, enable, disable, and join/exit a group.

  • Fulfillment Engine: SOAP and XML compatible web service for fulfilling updates authorized by other identity management systems. This service extends the reach of existing workflow engines, delegated administration systems and meta directories.

  • Central User Administration: Empowers security administrators to manage any user, on any system, from a single point. This web-based console makes security administrators mobile. Built-in support for delegation allows departmental IT staff to manage local users and systems.

  • Reporting and Auditing: Generates audit trails that report on the accounts that each user has, when they were created and who authorized them. Also report on orphan accounts, authorizer response times and much more. Pre-defined reports and a well-documented schema allow enterprises to audit privileges across systems and eliminate unused accounts.

  • Access Control System: powerful access control system combined with simpler management of access control lists. Authorizer ability to see or change user attributes is controlled and logged.

  • Platform Support: Supports over 60 different types of target systems out of the box. Also, allows for the provisioning of physical objects, such as SecurID tokens, down to the level of inventory management.

"This release validates our commitment to delivering the most comprehensive and complete access management solution," said Idan Shoham, M-Tech's Chief Technology Officer. "ID-Synch has been designed for rapid deployment, with minimal effort to deploy and maintain. This allows our customers to realize security, cost savings and productivity benefits quickly."

Pricing and Availability

ID-Synch v2.0 is available immediately. For more information on pricing, please contact M-Tech at 403.233.0740 or

About M-Tech Information Technology, Inc.

M-Tech is the leading provider of identity management solutions. M-Tech's solutions streamline both password and access management processes, giving organizations a quick ROI and improved security. M-Tech's product suite has a wide range of licensed users ranging from mid-sized companies to global enterprise installations with hundreds of thousands of users. M-Tech is the only identity management software vendor to consistently prove an ROI in three to six months.

Over 3.5 million users worldwide now use M-Tech's identity management solutions. Customers include Ford Motor Company, Washington Mutual, Sears Roebuck, Kimberly-Clark Corporation, Cadence Design Systems, Pfizer Inc., Bristol-Myers Squibb, MetLife, Maytag, Pitney Bowes, NiSource and more. For more information on M-Tech and its products, please visit or call 403.233.0740.

M-Tech Contact

Deanna Blake
Marketing Manager
Tel: 403.233.0740 x277


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