MPHASIS LAUNCHES PORTAL PROVISIONING SOLUTION BASED ON THOR TECHNOLOGIES’ XELLERATE IDENTITY MANAGER

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


Digital ID World, Denver, CO – October 26, 2004 –– Thor Technologies, Inc., the secure enterprise provisioning expert®, and MphasiS [MBFL.BO], a global information technology (IT) and business process outsourcing (BPO) firm, today 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 a consistent view of user access rights and privileges across the portal and all connected systems. PortalUP will be available immediately on a global basis. The first release is available for BEA WebLogic Portal Server 8.1. A version for IBM Websphere portal server will be available in December 2004.

“User management is a common problem that derails 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 will be able to 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 the first available comprehensive provisioning solution for portals,” said Paul Patrick, chief security architect at BEA. “Thor’s unmatched provisioning technology coupled with MphasiS’ implementation expertise will greatly improve user management capabilities in portal initiatives.”

End-to-End Provisioning across Enterprise Portals
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 e-mail systems. The PortalUP package also includes the skilled professional services required to architect and deploy this solution and customizes workflows to match corporate business processes. PortalUP can also accelerate the on-boarding process for new employees and immediately revoke access for terminated employees across all connected systems, minimizing operational risk from unauthorized user access privileges to resources within the portal. Key features of PortalUP include:
• A single console for administering user accounts across all systems integrated with the portal.
• Assignment of entitlements governed by access rules, to ensure that an employee’s entitlements are aligned to organizational roles.
• Extensible approval and other workflows, which enable implementation of complex real-world user management processes.
• Integration with Human Resource Management systems to allow for automatic creation, deletion and modification of accounts based on Human Resources events like new employee record creation.
• Reconciliation across all managed systems in order to detect and correct user accounts and entitlements within these systems that were not created in accordance with policies.
• Comprehensive audit reporting on accounts and entitlements across systems, enabling compliance with regulations like the Sarbanes-Oxley Act.

“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 way.”

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 http://www.thortech.com, or contact the company at info@thortech.com or +1 (800) 274-8467 in North America and +44 (0) 1932 268 456 in the UK.

About MphasiS:
MphasiS is an IT (Information Technology) and BPO (Business Process Outsourcing) service provider for G2000 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 centers, mobile and web-based channels. The range of MphasiS services covers the entire spectrum from IT architecture to application development & integration, maintenance, enhancement, testing & transformation of legacy systems and BPO services, including contact centers & business processes outsourcing.

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