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KOM Awarded US Patent 6,438,642

File-Based Virtual Storage File System for Automated File Management on Multiple File System Storage Devices

Revolutionary Virtual File System Technology for Dynamic Scalability and Protection

Ottawa, ON Canada – August 20, 2002

KOM Software, Inc., a global leader in data security and 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 US Patent# 6,438,642 entitled "File-Based Virtual Storage File System, Method and Computer Program Product for Automated File Management on Multiple File System Storage Devices".

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 keep up with increasing data storage demands without the downtime associated with storage upgrades and costly overestimation of future capacity requirements.

This patent is a major technological advancement for organizations struggling to manage storage upgrades and capacity demands economically and effectively. The KOM technology provides a virtual storage device that can be upgraded dynamically without effecting users on the network and more efficiently utilizing existing storage resources and capacity.

"The acceptance of this patent demonstrates the incredible talent, dedication and expertise of our engineering, research and development teams. This technology is incorporated into our product offerings to provide our Customers and Partners with the most flexible, comprehensive and adaptive solutions that will address their needs for data storage management efficiency, archiving, and 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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