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KOM Software Awarded US Patent 6,546,384

Method of Determining and Storing Indexing Data on a Sequential Data Storage Medium for Supporting Random Access of Data Files Stored on the Medium

Expands Information Lifecycle Management Technology Strategy

Ottawa, ON Canada – April 8, 2003

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 US Patent# 6,546,384 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 innovative technology to simplify data management on sequential storage technologies such as traditional magnetic and optical worm tape.

This patent is a major technological advancement for managing the storage of large quantities of data on sequential storage technologies that will revolutionize how date is stored and retrieved from tape storage devices. As tape technology evolves with greater capacity and performance the KOM invention will provide the means and solution to transform the ways data is stored and accessed, minimizing retrieval times and cataloging of valuable information they need to manage and maintain. The KOM patented technology will enhance and transform backup application and solutions.

"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 efficient data storage management, archiving, and regulatory compliance" said Kamel Shaath, Chief Technology Officer at 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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