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Press Release

Press Release

FISCHER INTERNATIONAL iFLY ENABLES PROVISIONING REQUESTS TO BE HANDLED FROM PDAS

First Mobile Solution in the Identity Management Industry Eliminates Delays While Helping Organizations be in Compliance

Naples, FL (November 29, 2005) -- Fischer International, thought leaders in Identity Management, today announced that Fischer iFlyTM enables provisioning requests to be received and processed directly from PDAs. Managers may approve, deny, or escalate requests from any location, and add notes and attachments – all within Fischer's fully-audited solution. No longer do users need to access a browser, or require the development of special web pages for the WAP client.

Mike Neuenschwander, VP & Research Director, Burton Group views Fischer's iFly mobile provisioning feature as a boost for both business agility and compliance. "Fischer's iFly approval feature is a clear extension of what people want to do. People can work unteathered and according to their own work models, without being tied to PCs." Mr. Neuenschwander continued, "Compliance is pulling direct managers into the approval process, who are often away from their PCs. Managers need to be able to work no matter where they are."

This Identity Management-first has several important benefits, including:

  • Keeps business moving by providing the fastest access.
  • Helps organizations remain in compliance. There’s no longer a need to go outside the system. Instead, management knows who had access to what and when, as well as who approved access.
  • Records action taken, attachments, notes, and all other approval events in a centralized audit database.
  • Approvals and modifications can be scrutinized against the organization’s business and privacy policies.

Fischer iFly is an exclusive solution that helps mobile workers stay productive and business processes flowing, by enabling secure access to messaging, calendars, contacts, directories, password management, and administrative updates from a PDA platform. The mobile approval feature is currently available for Pocket PCs, and will extend to Blackberry and Palm devices in Spring 2006.

“We are the first vendor in the industry to apply next generation solutions to solve today's complex identity-related security and compliance challenges,” said Reneé Bacherman, President and CEO of Fischer International. “Not only does Fischer enable customers to deploy complete provisioning solutions more efficiently and at a lower cost, but Fischer Identity Suite facilitates our customers' ability to become self-sufficient with the technology. This self-sufficiency is invaluable in today's adaptive enterprise.”

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 www.FischerInternational.com

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Media Contacts:

Vic Beck
Peter Arnold Associates
(781) 239-1030 x114
vbeck@parnold.com

Dennis McDermott
Chief Marketing Officer
Fischer International
(239) 643-1500
dennis.mcdermott@fisc.com