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KOM Networks and StoreAge Networking Technologies form Technology Alliance

Monterey CA, USA – June 11, 2001

KOM Networks and StoreAge Networking Technologies Ltd., two leading innovators of storage virtualization, today announced a Technology Alliance to work together, using their complementary technologies, to bring a complete storage virtualization solution to the marketplace.

The Technology Alliance includes both technical development and marketing initiatives focused on optimally integrating KOM Networks' cutting edge StealthWorx™ software with StoreAge's powerful SVM™ (Storage Virtualization Manager). These two products build on one another with StealthWorx™'s unmatched file-level storage virtualization and policy driven file lifecycle management capabilities, complemented by SVM™'s block-level and "off the data path" storage virtualization capability.

StealthWorx™, KOM Networks' flagship storage virtualization product, provides file-level storage virtualization and policy driven file lifecycle management in multi-vendor storage environments (LAN, SAN and NAS), and is topology independent (Fiber Channel, ISCSI, SOIP, InfiniBand ready), and storage device independent (Raid, JBOD's, Solid

State, Magneto Optical, DVD, CD). The product's file lifecycle management technology enables flexible and powerful data management while maximizing the allocation of storage resources. StoreAge's SVM™ is a SAN appliance that provides virtual volume management in a heterogeneous, multiple server, multiple storage sub-systems environment. The SVM™ provides effective storage allocation enabling highly scalable and highly available SAN configurations using innovative asymmetric virtualization architecture.

"Block-level storage virtualization is about managing space and controlling devices at the hardware level, and file-level virtualization is about managing the actual objects stored. They fit together naturally," said Dan Tanner, Senior Analyst for Storage and Storage Management at the Aberdeen Group. "KOM Networks virtualized, policy-driven StealthWorx™ file management combined with StoreAge's SVM™ - Storage Virtualization Manager should enable IT departments to manage far more digital content with far fewer precious skilled human resources."

"KOM Networks' Technology Alliance with StoreAge provides both StoreAge and KOM Networks with a unique opportunity to bring a complete storage virtualization solution to the market. We are extremely excited to continue to establish and grow our relationships with other industry leaders in storage virtualization," said KOM Networks Chief Executive Officer, Dr. Taher Shaath. "The combination of our products will offer customers superior virtualization and management capabilities/solutions for their environments."

"By teaming StealthWorx™ with our SVM™ product, we have established the most complete storage virtualization and management solution in the market today," said StoreAge Company President Eli Shapira. "I am confident that this will empower the relationship for ourselves, KOM Networks and our customers."


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

About StoreAge Networking Technologies

StoreAge Networking Technologies Ltd. (www.store-age.com) is a privately held company founded in 1999 as a spin-off from IIS Intelligent Information Systems (NASDAQ: IISL) and since then obtained over $28 million of equity investment from major strategic as well as leading financial groups. The Company has offices in Scottsdale, Arizona, USA and Haifa, Israel. StoreAge develops and provides innovative storage technology and products with a focus on Storage Area Network (SAN) architecture. StoreAge is a technology leader in storage virtualization using an asymmetric design implemented through a SAN appliance approach. The Company seeks to increase and expand its cooperation with major OEM partners, storage systems integrators and storage service providers to deliver advanced storage solutions to the enterprise market. StoreAge is a member of both the US and the European Storage Networking Industry Association (SNIA), of SNIA's IP Storage Forum and is a member of the Fiber Channel Industry Association (FCIA). For additional information about StoreAge Networking Technologies, visit our web site at www.store-age.com.

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