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MetaPass and Avatier Partner

Companies Combine Products and Expertise To Deliver Complete Identity & Access Management Solution

SUNNYVALE, CA and SAN RAMON, CA--(Marketwire - June 5, 2008) - MetaPass, Inc. and Avatier Corporation today announced a partnership delivering a complete Identity and Access Management (IAM) solution to customers worldwide. MetaPass provides the only single sign-on (SSO) solution in the industry that is universal, integrating instantly and effortlessly with any system, standard and non-standard, on multiple platforms such as Windows/Mac/Linux. Avatier provides the Avatier Identity Management Server (AIMS), which leverages market-proven web service technology, along with feedback from over a million managed accounts, to deliver the most efficient solution for automating daily operational processes such as user provisioning, account management, and self service password reset and password synchronization. The combination of MetaPass' and Avatier's superior technologies provides unique value to customers.

"Since the beginning, MetaPass has had the vision and discipline to deliver very complex and powerful, platform- and language-independent IAM technologies in the form of products that are very easy to use and to deploy," said David Dupouy, CEO at MetaPass. "Avatier shares this philosophy and it makes sense to partner with them for the benefit of customers."

Products from MetaPass and Avatier provide complementary IAM functions. They also share critical design requirements such as native support for the widest set of system, application and directory platforms and double-byte compliance to support Western and Eastern languages such as Chinese, Japanese and Korean.

"The next generation identity management and SSO solutions from Avatier and MetaPass form a natural combination," said Nelson Cicchitto, CEO at Avatier. "AIMS provides a streamlined solution for managing user access rights and account credentials, while Metapass provides users with a universal access point to all those resources."

Single sign-on (SSO) gives computer users the ability to log onto multiple systems without having to authenticate with passwords multiple times. Users securely logon once and then access all other applications with a single click, dramatically increasing network security and user productivity, while reducing user frustration and help desk costs. MetaPass is the only single sign-on solution to offer 100% compatibility with all customer applications without any expensive and time-consuming integration work - installation takes at most one day. Because it is universal and system-independent, MetaPass is the only SSO in the industry that runs on multiple platforms, such as Windows, Linux, and Mac OSX, on both server and desktop sides. As a flexible and extendable platform, it also integrates with directories (LDAP), provisioning systems (SPML), and strong authentication devices such as smart cards, tokens, and biometics.

Avatier Identity Management Suite provides an automated, programming-free solution to efficiently manage the entire user lifecycle with the controls necessary to meet internal security policies and comply with external regulations. Using its unique Business Services Repository, an easily implemented visual model of all available roles, entitlements and assets, and automatically generated workflow, AIMS User Provisioning can be deployed in weeks instead of the months or even years common with legacy systems. Integration with leading HR systems enables automated "day one" provisioning of new users and immediate disabling of terminated users. Additional access rights can be requested via a drag-and-drop interface triggering an automated approval process and comprehensive audit logging. AIMS Password Management provides self-service password reset and policy enforcement - further reducing help desk call volume while enhancing corporate security.

The combined MetaPass-Avatier solution will be marketed by both companies and is available immediately. Contact MetaPass or Avatier sales for more information.

About MetaPass, Inc.

Headquartered in Sunnyvale, California, MetaPass provides the industry's only multiplatform identity and access management software that does not require scripting or programming for total customer integration. Enterprises around the world benefit from MetaPass patented platform to control and simplify access to their digital assets, strengthen security, and comply with regulations.

About Avatier Corporation

Avatier is transforming the identity management software market for organizations worldwide facing security exposure, compliance mandates and spiraling IT costs. Avatier's award-winning products are deployed worldwide in hundreds of organizations of all sizes from 250 to 300,000 employees. The Company distributes its products directly and through global partnerships. Avatier is based in San Ramon, California, and is privately-held. For more information on Avatier Corporation, go to https://www.avatier.com or call 800-609-8610.

Avatier, Avatier Identity Management Suite, Avatier Password Station, Avatier Password Bouncer, Avatier Account Terminator, Avatier Account Creator, Avatier Identity Enforcer, Avatier Password Management, Avatier User Provisioning are all properties of Avatier Corporation. All other names and services are properties of their respective companies.