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Kasten Chase Applied Research Limited

October 13, 2005 16:01 ET

Kasten Chase Assurency SecureData Solution Available Through EMC Select Program

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(CCNMatthews - Oct. 13, 2005) - Kasten Chase (TSX:KCA), a leader in data storage security, today announced its award-winning Assurency® SecureData solution is now available through the EMC Select Program. Through this program, customers can purchase a range of qualified storage security and infrastructure solutions directly from EMC. The EMC Select Program is designed to help customers easily acquire all the required components to deploy an end-to-end information lifecycle management (ILM) solution.

Assurency SecureData provides high performance, cost-effective data security within EMC Centera content addressed storage (CAS) environments without impacting storage or backup performance. Offering fully transparent data encryption and strong data compartmentalization, Assurency SecureData protects data at rest and in transit regardless of location, replication or transport protocol.

"We're pleased to work with Kasten Chase to offer the Assurency SecureData solution directly to our customers through the EMC Select partner program," said Roy Sanford, vice president of Centera Marketing at EMC. "This program enables our customers to leverage EMC® Centera™ in combination with specific best-of-breed technologies to help them meet their business objectives."

"Inclusion in the EMC Select Program is a strong indicator of the growing importance of encryption in data storage," said Michael Milligan, CEO, Kasten Chase. "We believe our combination of 'out-of-the-box' support for a broad range of storage topologies and applications including EMC Centera CAS environments, coupled with our centralized key management approach, will provide the most cost effective, scalable storage security solution for EMC customers."

The Assurency SecureData solutions are available immediately through the EMC Select Program.

About Assurency SecureData

Assurency SecureData is an enterprise-class data security solution for networked, archive and off-site backup storage that utilizes a distributed, scalable and cost-effective architecture. Integrating information security functionality with data management, SecureData delivers enhanced compliance, improved risk management, and greater optimization of storage resources.

SecureData employs FIPS-certified Advanced Encryption Standard (AES) algorithms to selectively encrypt stored data in accordance with security policies. It employs strong cryptographic means to safeguard, compartmentalize, and control access to data of different classifications.

About Kasten Chase

Kasten Chase (TSX:KCA) delivers innovative data storage security solutions to mitigate information security risks, meet compliance obligations and reduce the cost and complexity of data storage operations. The Company's award-winning, enterprise-class, storage security solution, utilizes a distributed, scalable architecture to encrypt networked, archive and backup storage. Kasten Chase complements its award-winning technology with business services that assess information risk and audit compliance practices for enterprise storage. Kasten Chase is headquartered in Mississauga, Ontario with offices in Ottawa, Ontario and Sterling, Virginia. Kasten Chase is a certified ISO 9001:2000 company.

For more information, please visit www.kastenchase.com.

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