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SWISS IT MAGAZINE NAMES FISCHER "BEST IN TEST," FOUR STARS IN CLOUD IDENTITY MANAGEMENT SHOOT-OUT

Analyst Concludes that Identity Management in the Cloud is
"Thoroughly Convincing"

Naples, FL (January 12, 2010) -- Fischer International Identity, a leader in the enterprise-class security software market, announced today that their Identity as a Service™ (IaaS™) solution was given top honors in Swiss IT Magazine’s test of cloud-based identity management solutions conducted by Identity Management expert Dr. Martin Kuppinger of German identity management advisory firm Kuppinger-Cole.

Of all the technologies reviewed, the Fischer solution was named "Best in Test" and received four stars for its wide range of capabilities, intuitive self-service interfaces, and piece-of-mind that comes from an established provider with nearly three decades of enterprise security experience. Dr. Kuppinger concluded that Fischer’s Identity as a Service™ solutions are “undoubtedly a viable alternative to current internally installed provisioning solutions."

Fischer's IaaS™ offering reaches across the cloud to manage clients’ on-premise systems and remote SaaS applications that deliver the compliance, security, and workforce effectiveness benefits of identity and access management (IAM), but without the risk, cost, and delay typically associated with on-premise IAM projects. Fischer's patented technology is composed of multiple IAM services, including role management (provisioning), password management, privileged account management, audit and reporting and access termination.

“Of all identity services, customers are most surprised to see provisioning in the cloud” said Dennis McDermott, Vice President of Sales & Marketing for Fischer. “Historically, user provisioning is a high-touch, sensitive application that requires significant skilled resources to manage access to enterprise systems. However, Fischer’s secure, new-generation solution reduces complexity and enables remote deployment and administration to make SaaS-based provisioning a reality.”

About Fischer International
Since 1982, Fischer International has established a solid tenure and reputation as a leader and innovator in security technology. In 2006, Fischer International Systems Corporation founded Fischer International Identity, to focus solely on Identity Management. With its 28-year heritage in shaping the enterprise security industry, Fischer continues its history of technology leadership and innovation by bringing to market an identity services platform that truly simplifies Identity Management, scales seamlessly from the SMB to the largest enterprise, and can be deployed either as a traditional on-premise solution or via any outsourced delivery model. Fischer’s solutions provide organizations of all sizes with greater choice in how they derive the benefits of Identity Management, but without risk or compromise. For more information, please visit www.fischerinternational.com

Trademark Notice
Fischer International, Fischer International Identity, Identity as a Service, and IaaS are the trademarks and/or registered trademarks of Fischer International Identity.

Contact
Dennis McDermott
Fischer International
(239) 643-1500
dmd@fischerinternational.com

Sahana Jayaraman
Peppercom
415-633-3216
sjayaraman@peppercom.com