KOM Networks and Total Tec Systems Announce Strategic Partnership to Deliver Regulatory Archive Compliance for Small to Enterprise Markets
KOMpliance online archive, a cost effective, high performance, secure alternative to obsolete optical archive solutions
Ottawa, ON Canada – July 28, 2008
KOM Networks, an innovative provider of Data Archiving Solutions and Storage Management software, today announced that it has partnered with Total Tec Systems, a leading systems integrator, to build, deliver and deploy KOMpliance Hard Disk e-WORM Archive appliances. Total Tec will build the entire KOMpliance Archive product line using KOM Networks' patented KOMworx technologies and HP ProLiant server and HP StorageWorks products. The KOMpliance Archive appliance offerings scale from small departmental deployments like the KOMpliance Workgroup Archive, to the KOMpliance Small Business Archive, while larger enterprises can leverage the KOMpliance Archive Server and the KOMpliance Archive Gateway for iSCSI & Fiber-Channel SAN environments. The integration will take place at Total Tec Systems' Edison, New Jersey integration facility, an ISO9001 certified facility for server and storage integration. The combined solution will enable customers to simplify the deployment and operation of consolidated storage and take advantage of compliance-enabling features such as enforced file retention, secure data shredding, SHA-256 digital signatures for data authenticity and AES-256 encryption for security.
"The KOMpliance Hard Disk Archive solution, in combination with the HP StorageWorks portfolio, brings the best of storage technology to the small and medium business market," said Taher Shaath, CEO, KOM Networks. "By combining KOMworx's patented e-WORM capability with the HP StorageWorks portfolio, customers can archive data on hard disk in an unalterable format and achieve compliance. KOMworx patented e-WORM technologies is the most cost effective online archive replacement for obsolete optical archive jukeboxes that are no longer supported and in most cases no longer compatible with new servers. Our partnership with Total Tec Systems will support the expansion of KOM Networks' reach into this market and provide an opportunity to rapidly gain market share among users who prefer these solutions on HP infrastructure hardware."
KOM Networks' e-WORM (advanced hard disk archiving) solution transparently archives files to high-performance RAID arrays and other hard disks for long-term data retention. With KOMpliance, customers can simply integrate the solution into their existing environment with no user modification or system downtime. The e-WORM solution is designed to complement the HP StorageWorks portfolio and is fully compatible with Windows Server platforms and Microsoft's storage technologies.
KOMworx e-WORM is also embedded in KOM Networks' latest product, KOMworx Archive Appliance. Archive Appliance features the 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.
"KOM Networks is a market leader in WORM Storage Archive solutions, with an award-winning family of products that complement our current offerings," said Paul Collins, Vice President, Technology, North America, Total Tec Systems. "We are especially pleased to be offering KOMpliance appliances with their rapid deployment and insurance of regulatory compliance for our customers. HP StorageWorks combined with KOM Networks' KOMworx-patented e-WORM software, 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."
About Total Tec Systems
Total Tec Systems, headquartered in Edison, N.J., hosts the largest enterprise IT integration facility on the East Coast, with regional sales offices throughout the eastern and southern U.S. Total Tec provides comprehensive professional services as well as solutions that are installed, integrated, and thoroughly tested prior to deployment at the customer's site. Total Tec is a wholly owned subsidiary of $3.2B global technology company Bell Microproducts (NASDAQ: BELM). For more information visit www.totaltec.com.
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, firstname.lastname@example.org or visit our website for more information. www.komnetworks.com.
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