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London, 24 January 2005 - Thor Technologies, Inc., a leading provider of identity management software that automates corporate compliance and reduces security risks, has expanded operations at its UK headquarters in order to respond to increased demand for its products in Europe.

Thor has extended its UK-based systems engineer and professional services teams, and recruited John Handelaar to fulfill the role of European business development director. Handelaar is responsible for all sales in Europe, as well as establishing and maintaining relationships with resellers and CSI partners. He was chosen because of his outstanding success in the identity management space.

To reflect the growing global demand for identity and management and provisioning, Michael Burling's role has been expanded from managing director EMEA to VP of international sales.

"With major customer winds such as HBOS and Barclays, 2004 has been a fantastic year for Thor. Our success means we are now in a position to expand our UK operation further into Europe to take advantage of the excellent opportunities there," said Burling. "Many companies are only just waking up to the significant business benefits an effective and secure identity and access management solution presents. Much of this is being driven by corporate governance initiatives and legislation, and customers recognise that provisioning solutions offer a quick and easy route to compliance and network security."

About Thor Technologies, Inc.
Thor Technologies provides identity management solutions to Global 2000 companies and public sector agencies. The most comprehensive provisioning solution for automating compliance, Thor's Xellerate Identity Manager® also eliminates security risks by managing 'who has access to what' across the enterprise. Thor counts HBOS Plc, Barclays Plc, Lehman Brothers, MphasiS, Nextel Communications, Sherwin-Williams and Toyota Financial Services as customers, as well as Accenture, BearingPoint, Booz Allen Hamilton, BEA Systems, Oracle Corporation and RSA Security as partners. For more information, please visit

Contact details:

Tel: +44 (0) 1932 268456

Jon Chambers
Tel: +44 (0) 1494 434434

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