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BrightStor Portal Integration Brings KOMworx Data Manager Administration to CA's New Storage Management Platform

Ottawa, ON Canada – October 28, 2002

KOM Networks, a leader in innovative data management software solutions, today announced that its KOMworx Data Manager software has been certified ca smart with the BrightStor Portal solution from Computer Associates International, Inc. (CA, NYSE:CA). The ca smart seal is earned by partners who deliver eBusiness value and technical excellence through the integration of their products with CA technologies

The power of CA's BrightStor Portal to continuously monitor, measure and analyze the status of enterprise storage resources complements the strength of KOMworx DM's automated policy-based file management and capacity management, and its ability to infinitely expand the virtual files space and enhance the performance of any storage configuration. KOM's technology, combined with the single point of storage management provided by BrightStor Portal, further reduces the cost and complexity of administering storage infrastructure.

Customers can administer file policies through the BrightStor Portal, have application-driven QoS (Quality of Service), and aggregate reporting from other connected applications integrated through CA's iSponsor technology, including storage resource management and backup and recovery solutions.

Furthermore KOMworx DM enhances other ca smart-certified virtualization engines like the Store-Age SVM and provides extended functionality to other BrightStor products that may be running in a customer's storage environment and managed by BrightStor Portal.

Steve Duplessie senior analyst at the Enterprise Storage Group said, "Automation becomes critical in the effort to move data to the appropriate resource at the appropriate time. Shouldn't smart software running on our smart storage network decide where to put things based on our business policies? Do we have policies? Are our policies enforced consistently?"

"KOM's ability to automate the storage environment through the BrightStor Portal's single gateway creates a compelling cost reduction model, and simplifies management throughout the entire storage system," said Gary McGuire, senior vice president, BrightStor solutions, CA. "Working closely with storage innovators like KOM Networks, we are providing these essential storage management capabilities through BrightStor Portal."

Dr. Taher Shaath, CEO of KOM Networks, said, "The number one problem raised by storage networking managers is the need for effective storage management. While there are a number of SRM solutions available, KOMworx Data Manager effectively and efficiently addresses the data side of this issue. And by combining KOMworx DM with CA BrightStor Portal, administrators can now have one central view of their entire storage infrastructure."

KOMworx Data Manager brings complete control, security, and flexibility to all storage environments, including RAID, SAN and NAS. KOMworx DM aggregates hard disk storage by integrating multiple storage devices into one homogeneous storage repository. Add new storage capacity and retire old devices from existing storage networks, simply and seamlessly, while never losing access to files. With KOMworx policy-driven file management, mission-critical files can be retained on your fastest, most efficient devices and pre-set policies will move less frequently accessed files to slower storage devices.

BrightStor Portal, a key element of CA's vision of "Managing Storage without Boundaries", reduces the cost of managing storage by providing a single-point-of-management for the aggregation and monitoring of data, applications and storage subsystems, from laptops to mainframes, including large-scale SAN environments.

KOM Networks will be participating in the Computer Associates iSponsor Suite at Storage Networking World Fall 2002, Orlando, October 28 to 30.


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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