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KOM Networks strengthens its position in the Japanese market

KOM leverages WiT's distribution network to provide industry leading data archiving software & services to Japan's large IT market

Ottawa, ON Canada – January 31, 2006

KOM Networks, a global leader of storage management software solutions providing Compliance, Archiving and Information Lifecycle Management (ILM) and WiT, a top storage distributor and system integrator in Japan today jointly announced a distribution agreement that will help address the growing demand for data archiving and compliance solutions in the Japanese IT market.

"KOM Networks is committed to supporting our customers in Japan by helping them with their data archiving and compliance needs. Working with WiT will enable us to be closer to our customers and gain a better understanding of their unique needs," said Dr. Taher Shaath, Chief Executive Officer of KOM Networks. "KOM's agreement with WiT is in line with our global expansion strategy. We looked at several companies and chose WiT due to their excellent reputation with their customer base and their deep knowledge and understanding of archiving and compliance solutions."

WiT will market, sell and service KOM Networks storage management software solutions that help a wide range of organizations archive, access and protect their digital assets across multiple storage devices. KOMworx Hard Disk Fixed Content Storage ( e-WORM), e-WORM++ (combining WORM permanence with high performance disk storage), ILM, NAS aggregation, obsolescence protection and dynamic capacity management.

"We are excited here at WiT about getting into this distribution relationship with KOM Networks and providing a truly scalable and secure storage solution to our customers," said Masanao Ishikawa, president of WiT Japan Co Ltd. "We conducted considerable research and tested some of the best data archiving and compliance products from around the world and identified KOMworx as better than its competition in terms of benefits, functionality and scalability. KOM Networks is a pioneer in developing archiving, compliance and ILM solutions and their established presence in the market place played a major role in our decision," he added.

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 WIT Japan

WIT JAPAN, founded in 1987, is a major provider of archiving solutions, storage systems and facility hardware for data centers in Asia. WIT interacts not only with the end users but also system integrators, storage vendors and institutions. WIT Japan has extensive network of clients and partners in Japan, China and other Asian countries to provide solutions for a wide variety of data centers, enterprise companies and businesses of all sizes. WIT's target market includes financial institutions, insurance companies, securities brokerage firms, telecommunications, data centers, internet service providers, system outsourcing, system integrators and other various fields.

For more information please visit www.wit-japan.co.jp

Contact Information: WIT JAPAN, System Sales Department
Tel: +81 (3)3293-0062
Fax: +81 (3)3293-0065
Email: info@wit-japan.co.jp
Website: www.wit-japan.co.jp

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