Kasten Chase Applied Research Limited
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Kasten Chase Applied Research Limited

January 18, 2006 09:00 ET

Kasten Chase: Assurency'R' CipherShare Chosen by Bechtel Plant Machinery to Accelerate Contracting Processes and Share Information with Suppliers

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(CCNMatthews - Jan. 18, 2006) - Kasten Chase, a leading developer of storage security and secure collaboration products is pleased to announce that the Plant Machinery Division of Bechtel has chosen Assurency® CipherShare as a part of an e-commerce initiative to accelerate contracting processes and share information with its supplier base.

A high performance secure collaboration solution, Assurency CipherShare combines 'always on' security, sophisticated document management and collaboration services into a single, integrated and easy-to-use application. Providing full auto-versioning and notification, CipherShare ensures that all documents, files, messages and chat sessions shared between team members are always securely encrypted before being transmitted and stored. Even if a computer is lost or stolen, sensitive information will not be compromised.

Utilizing NIST 140-2 certified encryption and pre-approved for purchase by the Government of Canada, Assurency CipherShare provides 'anytime, anywhere' information access, highly optimized file sharing, real-time communication and robust data security. Simple to set-up and administer, CipherShare allows organizations to establish secure, virtual workspaces across network and organizational boundaries to enhance workgroup productivity. Employing strong authentication, granular access control and transparent data encryption, CipherShare protects collaborative information on servers, on desktops, mobile laptops and at all points in between.

About Kasten Chase

Kasten Chase (TSX:KCA) delivers innovative data storage security and secure collaboration solutions to mitigate information security risks, meet compliance obligations and reduce the cost and complexity of data storage operations. The core of the Company's award-winning, enterprise-class, storage security solution, is Assurency Keystone, a centralized, standards based key management platform that provides the capacity, scalability and interoperability to centrally manage encryption keys over distributed storage infrastructures, while integrating key management policies with data management processes for the protection, retention and sharing of information assets. 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 and is a certified ISO 9001:2000 company.

About Online Systems

Online Systems is a systems and network integrator, providing solutions in engineering, research and development, construction, surveying, architecture, medicine, finance, heavy industry and manufacturing. Based in Valencia, Pennsylvania, Online Systems is a licensed Kasten Chase reseller, offering Assurency CipherShare on both an installed and application hosted-basis.

To find out more about Kasten Chase and Assurency® CipherShare, please visit www.kastenchase.com or call 1-877-873-7277.

For more information about Online Systems visit: http://www.onsys.ws or call 1-412-894-7204.

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