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TT04.06
MphasiS Launches Portal Provisioning Solution Based on Thor Technologies' Xellerate Identity Manager Software

MphasiS and Thor Technologies Deliver the First Employee Portal Provisioning Solution to Improve Employee Productivity and Communication

London, 10 November 2004 - Thor Technologies, Inc., the secure enterprise provisioning expert®, together with MphasiS [MBFL.BO], a global IT and business process outsourcing firm, has announced the availability of the industry's first portal user provisioning solution.

The MphasiS Portal User Provisioning Solution (PortalUP) is powered by Thor's Xellerate® Identity Manager and enables complete automation and consistent view of user access rights and privileges across the portal and all connected systems. PortalUP is available immediately on a global basis. The first release is available for BEA WebLogic PortalT 8.1.

"User management is a common problem that de-rails many portal initiatives," said Jeroen Tas, vice-chairman and co-founder, MphasiS. "As a result, we worked with Thor to develop a differentiated solution for our clients that will increase efficiency across all employee channels. The solution reduces the cost and effort involved with managing user accounts, improves security by eliminating rogue and orphan accounts and ensures that security policies are enforced across the employee portal and all participating IT systems. We are confident that by continuing to combine our expertise with Thor's technology we can deliver measurable business value to our customers and address key security issues around identity and access management."

"As a partner of both companies, we are very excited that Thor and MphasiS have launched their provisioning solution for portals," said Paul Patrick, chief security architect, BEA Systems. "Thor's provisioning technology coupled with MphasiS' implementation expertise is designed to greatly improve user management capabilities in portal initiatives."

PortalUP includes pre-packaged resource adapters, business rules and workflows for the most common applications that are integrated with employee portals: content management systems, enterprise directories and email systems. The PortalUP package also includes the skilled professional services required to architect and deploy this solution and customises workflows to match corporate business processes. In addition, PortalUP can accelerate the on-boarding process for new employees and immediately revoke access for terminated employees across all connected systems, minimising operational risk from unauthorised user access privileges to resources within the portal.

"Identity management is a complex business and technical issue that requires a high level of expertise to capably serve enterprises that depend on a robust digital identity infrastructure in order to do business," said John Aisien, vice president of marketing and business development, Thor Technologies. "Working with tier-one partners, such as MphasiS, provides us with the unique insight into the challenges that our joint customers face and a channel for delivering solutions that anticipate and address specific business problems in an effective and compelling manner."

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Thor Contact:
Michael Burling
Thor Technologies
Tel: +44 (0) 1932 268456
email: michael.burling@thortech.com

Press Contact:
Jon Chambers/Dulcie McLerie
STRATEGIC
Tel: +44 (0) 1494 434434
email: jonc@strategicpr.net

About Thor Technologies, Inc.
Since 1991, Thor Technologies has provided secure enterprise provisioning solutions to Global 2000 companies and public sector agencies, including application service providers, financial services and telecommunications companies. Thor's Xellerate® secure enterprise provisioning system enables enterprise customers to quickly implement, automate and manage user access, significantly improving security and lowering administrative costs without changes to existing IT infrastructure, internal business processes or policies. In addition, Thor's unique Adapter Factory® technology allows customers to extend Xellerate's standard connectivity to support additional application targets. For more information, please visit www.thortech.com

About MphasiS
MphasiS is an IT and business process outsourcing service provider for Global 2000 companies in the financial services, logistics and technology industries. MphasiS' 7,500+ employees focus on developing and operating systems that provide its clients best practice sales and service processes across branch offices, customer care centres, mobile and web-based channels. The range of MphasiS services covers the entire spectrum from IT architecture to application development and integration, maintenance, enhancement, testing and transformation of legacy systems and business process outsourcing services, including contact centres and business processes outsourcing.

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