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KOM Networks Signs Partnership Agreement With Government Micro Resources (GMR)

Ottawa, ON Canada – October 31, 2001

KOM Networks, a leading innovator of storage virtualization and data management software, today announced that it has signed a partnership agreement with Government Micro Resources (GMR). GMR is a rapidly growing network integrator and applications developer offering a portfolio of large-scale open systems and client/server solutions. The companies plan to focus their sales and marketing initiatives on providing state-of-the-art, end-to-end storage management solutions while specifically targeting GMR's high profile government clients.

KOM Networks software solutions will be aggressively promoted and sold by GMR, with an emphasis on technical deployment and marketing initiatives aimed at implementing KOM's versatile suite of products. By building the most innovative and comprehensive mass storage solutions, the two companies will further entrench themselves into the ever growing and lucrative government contract market. In particular, KOM plans on working closely with GMR as a subcontractor for the recently awarded SEWP III contracts. SEWP III is a full and open procurement vehicle with a maximum ceiling of four billion dollars awarded by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). GMR has also established U.S. government contracts with the Department of Defense (DOD), the Department of Justice (DOJ), the Department of Labor (DOL), NASA, the U.S. Navy and the Federal Communications Commission (FCC). In addition, GMR holds a GSA Information Technology Schedule and has a National BPA.

"One of our key corporate objectives is to continue to build and develop our partner channels," commented KOM Networks C.E.O. Dr. Taher Shaath. "Our partnership with an industry leader such as GMR is consistent with our expansion strategy and helps solidify KOM Networks' position in a strategic vertical market – the government.

"The government contract market can be very demanding but also very rewarding," explained Steve Thomason, Business Development Manager of Enterprise Storage Solutions at GMR. "That's why we must respond to the faith our government clients have shown in us by providing them with the best, safest and most complete hardware and software solutions. We do considerable business with the U.S. government and have been entrusted with managing and archiving very critical and sensitive information. The bottom line is we have to align ourselves with partners like KOM Networks that advance our ability to meet the stringent demands of such customers. I believe that KOM has been able to get a jump on the competition with its latest storage virtualization software that integrates seamlessly into any network environment."


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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About GMR

GMR is a leading network integrator and applications developer offering a portfolio of large-scale open systems and client/server solutions for large or small organizations from such well known manufacturers as Sun, Compaq, Cisco, Oracle, Informix, Sybase, 3Com, IBM/Sequent and Veritas, to name a few. GMR is able to grow at a 20-30% level each year because the company offers leading-edge enterprise computing technologies, superior price and performance, and personalized service. 100% customer satisfaction is an important part of GMR's business philosophy. All of GMR's project-oriented offerings include a range of professional services that allow its clients to leverage today's information technology investments for enhanced performance now and well into the 21st century. The depth and breadth of GMR's services include software engineering design and development, architectural and technical systems integration and consulting as well as business process analysis and re-engineering. Professional services from GMR link companies' current and future information technology (IT) investments to their business strategy. Further, GMR's relationships with expert vendors in many different industry disciplines allows GMR to access a variety of resources to deliver complete solutions that bring a true return-on-investment (ROI) to its clients. Headquarters: Manassas, VA. www.gmri.com

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