KOM Networks teams with Hummingbird to provide integrated data archival and content management solution
Strategic Partnership leverages technology leaders' latest software release to address customers' end-to-end solutions needs
Ottawa, ON Canada – September 19, 2005
KOM Networks, Inc., a global leader in Compliance, Archiving and Information Lifecycle Management (ILM) solutions, today announced a strategic alliance with Hummingbird Ltd. (NASDAQ: HUMC, TSX: HUM), a leading global provider of integrated enterprise content management (ECM) and network connectivity solutions, to provide a combined content management and data archival solution. By combining KOMworx® compliance and archiving software with Hummingbird Enterprise™ software, organizations are able to take advantage of an end to end solution that offers compliance enabling features such as data authenticity, integrity and security.
Today's customers require data storage technologies and software capabilities that not only can archive and secure data, but also manage content throughout the entire information lifecycle in an efficient and cost effective manner. Hummingbird and KOM Networks combined solution is able to offer data archiving and compliance, ILM, content/document management, records management and e-mail management, utilizing existing resources and infrastructure and increasing content efficiencies in meeting business and regulatory compliance requirements.
"As compliance issues continue to be the top priority for every major organization, content, e-mail and records management have become critically important for many chief compliance officers," said Andrew Pery, Chief Marketing Officer and Senior Vice President of Hummingbird . "Working with KOM Networks enables Hummingbird to offer an end-to-end solution which includes the data management aspect as well as the integration of our content management with KOM Networks software that provides the resources and the framework ensuring data protection and retention as well as managing the distribution of data within designated storage resources," he added.
KOMworx®, KOM Networks flagship product, is the ideal solution for businesses and mission critical applications such as Content, Document Management and Email Archiving solutions that must now adhere to strict regulations. KOMworx extends Hummingbird's enterprise content management (ECM) and e-mail archiving applications to enable compliance utilizing existing resources and infrastructure. KOMworx innovative software provides Hard Disk Fixed Content Archiving (e-WORM), e-WORM++ (which combines WORM permanence with high performance disk storage), ILM, NAS aggregation and dynamic capacity management.
"Our customers continue to demand products and solutions that can manage the entire content lifecycle and together with Hummingbird, we are able to address their critical need," said Dr. Shaath, Chief Executive Officer of KOM Networks. "Our strategic alliance with Hummingbird is a perfect example of our continued commitment to our customers to provide turnkey solutions that will enable them to truly maximize the value of their content management solutions and meet their data archival and retention requirements and obligations," he added.
About Hummingbird Enterprise™
Hummingbird Enterprise provides an integrated platform for enterprise content management that provides global organizations with solutions to manage business interaction information such as documents, records, virtual deal room exchanges, discussions, email or financial data - linking business processes, information and people. Hummingbird's solutions are designed as modular applications that are fully interoperable with each other, enabling customers to incrementally build an enterprise content management solution to meet their evolving information needs in a cost effective manner.
Hummingbird Ltd. (NASDAQ: HUMC, TSX: HUM) is a leading global provider of enterprise software solutions. The Company's enterprise software solutions fall into two principal categories: enterprise content management (ECM) solutions, and network connectivity solutions. Hummingbird's ECM solutions enable organizations to manage the lifecycle of enterprise content from creation to disposition, thereby enabling organizations to address critical business needs, such as information management, business continuity, compliance and risk mitigation. The network connectivity solutions provide a comprehensive set of core network technologies that enables the enterprise to connect to any type of legacy system.
Founded in 1984, Hummingbird employs over 1,525 people and serves more than 33,000 customers, including 90% of Fortune 100. Hummingbird solutions are sold directly from 40 offices worldwide and through an Alliance Network of partners and resellers. For more information, visit http://www.hummingbird.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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