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Press Release

Press Release


Identity Management Visionary Complements Veteran Management Team and Board that Includes Addison Fischer, Reneé Bacherman, Mike Battaglia, and Brian O’Higgins

Naples, FL (May 31, 2005) -- Fischer International, thought leaders in Identity Management, today announced that Identity Management luminary William Malik, CISA, has joined the company as a corporate advisor. With an extensive technology background in this field, Mr. Malik will provide strategic counsel to the Fischer International board and senior management team.

Bill Malik has been an information technology visionary for more than 30 years at leadership enterprises that include Sun Microsystems and Gartner. When he was Director of Security Marketing at Sun, Bill helped prospects, customers, and internal teams address complex information security challenges. During his 11 years at Gartner, he founded and led the Information Security Strategies service, helping hundreds of organizations establish stronger and more cost-effective security and privacy. He also managed Gartner’s Applications Integration and Middleware services. Bill currently serves as Executive in Residence, College of Computing, Georgia Institute of Technology.

“Bill’s addition to the Fischer team extends our thought leadership and practical experience,” said Reneé Bacherman, president and CEO, Fischer International. “Bill’s vision helped shape the Identity Management marketplace. We look forward to working with Bill to make the best-designed Identify Management solution on the market today, even better.”

“I’m delighted to be on the Fischer team because they get it,” said Bill Malik. “While other technology vendors were acquiring companies and integrating disparate solutions, Fischer developed a robust compliance-oriented Identity Management solution from the ground up,” he said. “If you look at the competition, the opportunity, the marketplace, and the challenges system integrators are faced with, you’ll come up with the same conclusion I did – Fischer International is poised to become a major force in the Identity Management market.”

About Fischer International

Fischer International was founded in 1982 by Addison Fischer, a security visionary whose many accomplishments are recognized globally. Headquartered in Naples, Florida, Fischer International has a distinguished history of innovation and thought leadership in the security industry. Fischer continues this tradition by being the first to deliver the next-generation of Identity Management. The solution, Fischer Identity Suite, is built upon DataForum™, Fischer’s standards-based provisioning, approval, and compliance engine. By design, the engine is an integration technology as Fischer recognized that integration is the lifeblood of enterprise Identity Management. Additionally, compliance is organically incorporated throughout because compliance must be part of the DNA in any Identity Management solution. Like all Fischer solutions, the Fischer Identity Suite will stand the test of time. For additional information, please visit


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