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Technology Executive and Business Advisor Joins Storage Virtualization Leader's Management Team

Ottawa, ON Canada – March 1, 2001

KOM Networks, a leading storage management software company, today announced the appointment of Jeffrey Dale as the company's new President. Mr. Dale will take responsibility of guiding the company's corporate positioning and growth. He joins KOM Networks from Tellamon Photonic Networks Inc., where he was the Vice President of Business Development. He is also an investor and business advisor to a number of start-up technology companies.

Mr. Dale brings to KOM Networks a strong background in corporate development and growth management for both start-up and established companies. He has extensive experience in securing private financing and seed capital. In 2000, he guided Tellamon Photonic Networks Inc., a fast-growing optical networking start-up company, through its set-up and product development phases and has played an active role in securing US$21 million in private financing. Prior to this, Mr. Dale held senior management positions at SHL Systemhouse. As Systemhouse's Vice President of Sales from 1996 to 1999, he played a key role in growing the company's revenues and profits.

"We are pleased to have attracted Jeffrey to our executive management team. His proven expertise in management, business development, product launches and financing will provide us with a strategic advantage in successfully charting the course of our company's growth," said Taher Shaath, CEO of KOM Networks. "Jeffrey's leadership skills and business acumen will help us accelerate the expansion of our technology leadership into new areas."

"KOM Networks is a leader in developing enterprise storage solutions, one of the IT industry's fastest-growing markets. With an industry-leading team, superior products, and the strategies to deliver storage virtualization solutions ahead of its competitors, KOM Networks has all of the ingredients for success," said Jeffrey Dale, President of KOM Networks. "It's an exciting opportunity for me to bring my skills and experience to this highly competitive area."

Storage Virtualization is a new method of storage management that dramatically cuts costs and time for storage administration in companies and institutions. KOM Networks' storage virtualization technology is unique among vendor neutral, virtualization software products currently available because its virtualization technology operates at the file-level instead of the block-level, allowing enterprises to manage information across their entire storage network.

KOM Networks' latest virtualization product suite is called StealthWorx™. The initial product is Virtual StorageWorx™, which can store and manage virtual volumes of up to 500 petabytes of information, giving organizations complete control over their data environments. Its policy driven file lifecycle management allows administrators to assign routine data management procedures that automate the storage process.

Furthermore, Virtual StorageWorx™ enables a storage infrastructure to dynamically expand and shrink while maintaining continued access to data.


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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KOM Software, Marketing Department
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