Kasten Chase Applied Research Limited
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Kasten Chase Applied Research Limited

August 09, 2005 16:01 ET

Kasten Chase Expands U.S. Sales Force

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(CCNMatthews - Aug. 9, 2005) -

New Sales Executives to Lead Sales of the Company's Award-Winning Storage Security Solution

Kasten Chase (TSX:KCA), a leader in data storage security, today announced the expansion of its U.S. sales force with the addition of two seasoned sales executives, Salvatore Gerardo, Jr. and Richard Golub. Mr. Gerardo and Mr. Golub have extensive experience and outstanding track records within the information technology sector. In their new roles, they will aggressively pursue sales opportunities for Assurency® SecureData within the U.S. market.

"Effective data storage security solutions have become critical success factors for global enterprise organizations," said Mr. Gerardo. "Kasten Chase's Assurency SecureData system is a scalable, high-performance data storage security architecture for all enterprise storage requirements. I'm looking forward to building strong relationships with enterprise customers and their preferred channel partners, to effectively implement and deploy our award-winning solution."

"Storage security has become a top priority for enterprises recently, but they're going to be extremely careful about the solutions they deploy," said Mr. Golub. "Kasten Chase's established credentials in commercial and Government data security markets will weigh heavily in the selection process. Kasten Chase has both the solution and pedigree customers are looking for."

"We are excited by the experience and leadership Mr. Gerardo and Mr. Golub bring to our business development team," said Michael Milligan, President and CEO of Kasten Chase. "The storage security market is beginning to open up as new compliance requirements and recent security breaches drive demand. This addition to our sales force is the first step in an expansion of our presence within the U.S. and abroad."

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.

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