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KOM Networks Teams With Northern Micro To Deliver Storage Solutions

Ottawa, ON Canada – February 14, 2002

KOM Networks, a leading innovator of software solutions encompassing file level storage virtualization, data management and data protection is pleased to announce that it has signed a partnership agreement with Northern Micro. Northern Micro is one of the largest providers of personal computers and technology solutions to the Canadian Government. Northern Micro will leverage KOM Networks' expertise in data storage to deliver complete end-to-end storage management and security solutions to the Canadian Government and related agencies.

In light of recent events, the Canadian Government and its related agencies are more committed than ever to implementing storage solutions that effectively store and secure their mission-critical data. Government agencies have to provide immediate access to information and protect it against the threats of virus attacks, hackers, data loss and user error. As well, various government departments and agencies must be able to readily share information among each other. KOM Networks' intimate knowledge of storage requirements and proven storage solutions have already greatly benefited Canadian Government organizations such as National Defense, Fisheries and Oceans and the Library of the House of Commons who are now able to store and manage their information more efficiently.

KOM Networks suite of data storage software products will be a key component of Northern Micro's enterprise storage solutions. These products, which have been successfully implemented by numerous Fortune 500 companies, have helped make KOM Networks an industry leader in the areas of storage management, data archiving and data protection. KOM Networks products will be actively promoted and sold by Northern Micro as part of a complete data storage and management solution.

"Our complementary relationship with Northern Micro will enable customers to implement storage strategies that will allow them to store, move, manage and access any data quickly and easily over any network architecture," commented KOM Networks C.E.O. Dr. Taher Shaath. "KOM Networks' patented technology coupled with Northern Micro's exceptional delivery and deployment capabilities will enable us to provide our government customers with the most complete and secure data storage solutions in the marketplace."

"At Northern Micro we are focused on delivering the highest quality and most complete solutions to our customers" stated Northern Micro President Herman Yeh. "KOM Networks products and services exceed this standard and are an extremely good fit with ours and will rapidly advance our positioning as a technology and data solution provider."

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 Northern Micro

Founded in 1985, Northern Micro is now a leading provider of personal computers and technology solutions in Canada. Northern Micro's commitment to excellence and quality control was recognized as a recent award winner in Canada's 50 Best Managed Companies Program for 2001, sponsored by Andersen, CIBC, National Post and Queen's School of Business. Northern Micro has also achieved an ISO 9002 registration since 1993. Keeping the customer in mind, Northern Micro has developed reliable, high performance Spirit systems and servers. The company's strategic partnerships with world industry leaders such as Intel, AMD, Compaq, HP and IBM enable Northern Micro to provide its customers with a wide range of IT Solutions. Northern Micro is a one-stop shop for data storage, high quality monitors, networking hardware, notebooks, desktops, printers, servers and wireless e-mail solutions. Northern Micro has always been an active supporter of many great social and educational programs such as Industry Canada's SchoolNet, the Canadian Special Olympics, United Way, the Canadian Red Cross and the Canadian National Marsville Program. Visit Northern Micro at: www.northernmicro.com.

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