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Press Release


Naples, FL – (January 27, 2005) -- Fischer International, a provider of identity management and messaging solutions, today announced that Brian O’Higgins has joined the Fischer International Board of Directors. As a member of the board he will provide a wealth of expertise in the security area, as well as experience in setting the strategy and positioning for emerging technologies.

Mr. O’Higgins is a co-founder of Entrust, a leading Internet security company, and served as Chief Technology Officer until stepping down at the end of 2004 to join Third Brigade, an emerging start-up in the Host Intrusion Prevention (HIP) security market. Brian has been involved in the telecom and IT industry for over 25 years. He started his career with Bell Northern Research in 1979 after graduating from Carleton University with a degree in Electrical Engineering. In 1993 he moved to Nortel to establish the Secure Networks group, which spun out in 1997 to become Entrust.

Brian is best known in the security community for introducing public-key infrastructure (PKI) technology and products, and establishing Entrust as the leader in its field. He also serves on the boards and advisory boards of several industry associations and private companies, and is a recognized speaker on IT and Internet security.

“Fischer International is an interesting company that has a long history with several products in the IT security market,” said Mr. O’Higgins, Chief Technology Officer, Third Brigade and Board member, Fischer International. “These products span multiple generations of computing technology, and now they are ready again with an innovative approach to the identity management market. I look forward to helping the company as it takes these new solutions to the field.”

“We are extremely excited to have Brian O’Higgins as a member of our Board. Brian’s expertise and experience will be a key factor in helping Fischer International extend our presence and success,” said Reneé Bacherman, President and CEO of Fischer International.

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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