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KOM Software Awarded US Patent 6,349,294

Method of Determining and Storing Indexing Data on a Sequential Data Storage Medium

Adds another building block to its ILM Technology Strategy

Ottawa, ON Canada – February 19, 2002

KOM Software, Inc., a global leader in storage management software, specializing in Archiving, Security and Information Lifecycle Management (ILM) software solutions, today announced the United States Patent and Trademark Office has granted the company U.S. Patent# 6,349,294 entitled "Method of determining and storing indexing data on a sequential data storage medium for supporting random access of data files stored on the medium".

The award of this patent further strengthens the company's technological leadership position and reaffirms its commitment to innovation and ingenuity. KOM Software developed this technology to deliver an innovative and effective; embedded indexing mechanism that keeps track of the data on sequential media, enabling faster data location and retrieval. This patent is a major technological advancement that will significantly impact performance, reliability and recovery capabilities of any environment by revolutionizing the use of sequential and linear storage devices such as tape as well as random access technologies including Write-Once (Magneto-Optical, UDO and PDD technologies).

"We are extremely pleased with the acceptance of this patent as it demonstrates the incredible talent, dedication and expertise of our engineering, research and development teams. This technology will be incorporated into our product offerings; providing our Customers and Partners with the most flexible, comprehensive and adaptive solutions that will address their needs from basic archiving to regulatory compliance" said Dr. Taher Shaath, Chief Executive Officer of KOM Software.

About KOM Software

KOM Software 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 Software 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 Software can help you implement a comprehensive information lifecycle solution to optimize your existing storage environment and meet your compliance requirements.

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