KOM Networks Celebrates 40 Years of Secure Archiving
Ottawa, ON Canada – October 13, 2009
KOM Networks, creator and world leading provider of Storage Management Solutions for secure archiving Compliant Data Protection and Retention, today announced it has reached the 40 year milestone marking four decades of delivering customer-centric solutions and service excellence. KOM Networks has led the Archive Storage Management software space since 1983, successfully supplying solutions to over 10,000 government agencies, Fortune 100 and Global 100 companies.
"Very few vendors have been able to survive the competitive storage market space for decades," said Gene Ruth, Senior storage analyst at the Burton Group. "The few that have survived have done so not just because they have functional technology, but the ability to adapt to changing infrastructures, technology and business processes. This requires an inordinate amount of experience working not just with network hardware, OS, virtual systems, document management, but knowledge of real world business acumen."
A client list that reads like a list of the world's most respected companies and customers ranging from the small business to large enterprise, have recognized KOM Networks as the quickest, easiest and most affordable way to store, access, and protect their data and meet compliance requirements. KOM Networks has set the standard for compliant data storage by pioneering flexible, effective solutions that enable enterprises to control and protect their business and mission critical information across many markets including Finance, Government, Healthcare and Education.
Founded in 1969, KOM Networks has set itself apart from other storage providers by being operating system and application agonistic. KOM is the only major vendor that does not require the purchase of proprietary hardware. KOM products seamlessly integrate with leading technology solutions from HP, DELL, IBM, Microsoft, and Sun Microsystems, to name a few.
KOM's technical expertise is based on an intimate understanding and appreciation that every customer environment is different and that deploying and employing a secure storage strategy should not impact the way they conduct their day to day operations nor impede their existing business processes or uproot their existing infrastructure. This knowledge and expertise coupled with a complete understanding of all major storage devices, enterprise network functionality and regulatory mandates such as the SEC, FINRA, NASD, SOX, PCI, FDA, FAA, DoD and HIPAA for data security, privacy, access and retention is rooted within the design of every KOM solution especially KOMpliance™ and KOMworx™ technologies to ensure the integrity of data and provide their customers a simple, efficient, cost-effective way to manage all aspects of information storage.
"KOM has been leading innovators in the archiving community for many years and we've gained a certain level of industry respect for that," says Kamel Shaath, CTO of KOM Networks. "We may not be a household name, but our customers are, and they rely on us to protect, preserve, secure, store and retrieve their most critical data."
KOM Networks is credited for the creation of the first software to manage optical disks in 1983, the first optical storage management software for Windows NT in 1995, and the first virtual file system with electronic file lifecycle management in 2001. KOM Networks holds nine US patents and four Canadian patents in data protection, archive, eWORM, drive names, virtual file systems, global namespace and electronic lifecycle management. Other notable achievements include the 2006 Microsoft Storage Solutions Excellence Award in advanced Infrastructure Solutions in recognition of KOM Networks' eWORM technology in providing a Windows-based hard disk archiving solution that simplifies compliance processes. KOM's achievements have always been measured by the success of its clients and OEMs such as a little unknown company from Massachusetts in the late eighties that has now grown into the household name EMC.
"We have successfully competed with many a player in the storage management space only to have them either adopt and embrace our approach or simply disappear from the market and close their doors. We have worked diligently to protect and secure our knowledge and intellectual property to make sure that we will be around for another 40 years," added Kamel. "At KOM Networks, customers and partners are top priority. Our 40 year anniversary is more than a marker of the company's success; it's a celebration of our continued commitment to our KOMunity Partners and valuable customers who are the cornerstone of our continued growth and success."
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.
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