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KOM Networks and EqualLogic partner to deliver an iSCSI archiving solution

Ottawa, ON Canada – June 13, 2006

KOM Networks Inc., an innovative provider of Data Archiving Solutions and Storage Management software, and EqualLogic, a leading provider of enterprise-class iSCSI storage area network (SAN) solutions, today announced the deployment of a joint Hard Disk Archiving (e-WORM) and iSCSI SAN data archival solution. The combined solution allowed the customer to simplify the deployment and operation of consolidated storage and take advantage of compliance enabling features such as data authenticity and security.

"KOMworx Hard Disk Archiving solution in combination with EqualLogic iSCSI SAN solution is an innovative collaboration to bring the best of storage technology to the small and medium business market," said Babar Khan, Director of Marketing, KOM Networks. "By adding the KOMworx e-WORM capability to the EqualLogic SAN Solution, customers now have the means to archive data on hard disk in an unalterable format over SANs and achieve compliance."

KOM Networks e-WORM solution transparently archives files to high-performance RAID arrays and other hard disks for long-term data retention. With KOMworx, customers can simply integrate EqualLogic iSCSI solution into their existing environment with no user modification or system downtime. The e-WORM solution is designed to complement EqualLogic's iSCSI SAN solution, and is fully compatible with Windows Server platforms and Microsoft's storage technologies.

"EqualLogic has created a SAN solution that takes minutes to install instead of hours and allows IT administrators across all vertical industries to take advantage of easy-to-manage, enterprise-class consolidated storage," said Rob Higby, director of product marketing for EqualLogic. "Our iSCSI SAN combined with KOM Networks e-WORM solution, which permanently archives fixed content data on hard disks in an un-alterable format, helps customers not only archive data but also address ever-changing compliance requirements."

KOMworx e-WORM is also embedded in KOM Networks latest product, KOMworx Archive Appliance. The Archive Appliance features the advanced hard disk archiving (e-WORM) and storage management capabilities of KOMworx software, with the reliability of HP ProLiant servers and the power and simplicity of Windows Storage Server 2003 R2. EqualLogic's iSCSI SAN solution is fully supported by the new KOMworx Archive Appliance.

"Customers want a broad choice of Windows-based storage technologies, and KOM Networks' e-WORM combined with EqualLogic iSCSI SAN solutions fit the bill by providing a Windows-based hard disk archiving solution that leverages existing resources and enables compliance," said Dr. Claude Lorenson, group product manager, Storage Technologies at Microsoft Corporation.


About EqualLogic

EqualLogic, Inc., is a leading provider of intelligent, enterprise-class iSCSI storage area network (SAN) solutions that enable businesses - from Fortune 100 to small and mid-size organizations - to realize the economic benefits of consolidated, self-managing storage. The EqualLogic PS Series of storage arrays, based on the company's patented peer storage architecture, is the industry's first automatic storage platform that delivers operational simplicity, comprehensive data management services and high data availability in a single, scalable pool of storage. EqualLogic's headquarters are located in Nashua, New Hampshire.

About KOM Networks

KOM Networks is a world leading provider of flexible, secure data archiving and storage management software. Over 10,000 of the world's leading corporations have recognized KOM Networks as the most logical, unobtrusive and secure way to store, access and protect their data. KOM is enabling enterprises large and small a cost effective way to improve productivity and meet compliance requirements without altering their network infrastructure or daily business routines. The industry pioneer holds vital industry patents for electronic file lifecycle management, virtual file management and eWORM fixed content hard disk archiving. Find out how KOM Networks can help you implement a comprehensive information lifecycle solution to optimize your existing storage environment and meet your compliance requirements. Contact us at 1-888-556-6462, sales@komnetworks.com or visit our website for more information. www.komnetworks.com.

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Contact Information:   Barbara Tarallo
KOM Software, Marketing Department
Tel: +1(613)599-7205
Fax: +1(613)599-7206
Email: sales@komsoftware.com
Website: www.komsoftware.com

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