Arkeia Expands Product Line to Include Mac OS X Backup Support; Beta
Version of Mac Client Now Available With MySQL Plug-In

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CARLSBAD, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Feb. 18, 2003–Arkeia Corp. today
announced that its Arkeia v5 network backup solution now supports Mac OS X
operating systems and offers a plug-in to safeguard Mac MySQL databases.

The Arkeia beta version of the Mac OS X client performs backup of all
files, including documents and applications, as well as important system
files such as the Netinfo database. In addition, users can preserve
privilege information and special file system features like Mac OS resource
forks and Finder attributes. The backup solution is compatible with 10.1
and above Mac OS X and Mac OS X server operating systems.

“Thousands of heterogeneous networks around the world include Macintosh
computers within their business,” said Phil Roussel, Arkeia CEO. “We’re
filling a gap in the Mac OS environment for companies which need
professional solutions that handle heterogeneous network backup. As one of
the leading developers of enterprise software for open source environments,
Arkeia is committed to reaffirming its reputation for breaking new ground
in solutions for heterogeneous networks.”

Additionally, Arkeia is also providing protection for MySQL operating on
Mac OS X computers, for both offline and online databases. Arkeia developed
this plug-in to enable users to protect information on MySQL’s widely used
open source database which is pre-installed on Xserve machines.”

“MySQL is shipped with Apple’s Mac OS X server and is becoming very popular
as a high-performance database solution on the Mac platform,” said Bertrand
Matthelie, Director of Alliances at MySQL AB. “By offering a MySQL plug-in
with the Arkeia v5 network backup solution, Arkeia is providing an
additional level of protection for MySQL data on the Mac, supporting the
development of high-end MySQL database applications.”

Both the Mac OS X client and MySQL plug-in are available for download at
the Arkeia Web site at

Production versions of these new products will be available in March with
the upgrade to Arkeia 5.1.

About Arkeia Corp.

Formerly Knox Software, Arkeia Corp. is noted for its early and
comprehensive support for the Linux open source operating system, Arkeia is
a leading provider of enterprise network backup solutions. Founded in 1996,
the company’s mission is to provide fast, reliable, easy-to-use and
affordable network backup solutions for heterogeneous networks.

The distributed client/server architecture, administrative capabilities,
and multiplexing technologies enable Arkeia to provide enterprise-class
technology at an affordable price. Arkeia supports hundreds of tape
libraries, tape drives and more than 30 operating systems/hardware

The Arkeia product line — Arkeia Light, Arkeia MicroLan, MiniLan,
EnterpriseLan and Arkeia Virtual Server — has attracted more than 90,000
users worldwide who rely on Arkeia for their data protection needs. Arkeia
is privately owned and has offices in Carlsbad, Calif. and Paris. For
further information about Arkeia, visit its Web site at