Autonomy Meridio Awarded the U.S. Federal Government's Smartbuy Contract for Electronic Data and Records Management

CAMBRIDGE, England and BELFAST , April 21 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Meridio, an Autonomy company (LSE: AU. or AU.L) and the leading provider of Records Management software, today announced that it has been awarded a General Services Administration (GSA) SmartBUY contract for Electronic Document and Records Management software. This agreement certifies Autonomy Meridio as a key partner in enabling e-government and helping to meet the goals of the President's Management Agenda, a strategy designed to improve the management of the federal agencies. The contract is for the entire Meridio software suite and includes the Autonomy ZANTAZ Enterprise Archive Solution (EAS), as well as related professional services and support.

The SmartBUY program consolidates the purchasing power of the US Federal Government to obtain optimal pricing with preferred terms and conditions. The GSA is the executive agent leading the SmartBUY initiative. The Autonomy Meridio SmartBUY agreement provides government-wide enterprise pricing for Meridio's Records Management as both a COTS and hosted solution. Autonomy ZANTAZ EAS, which was recently named a leader in the Forrester Wave(TM): Message Archiving Software Q1 2008 report, provides on-site software for mailbox management, archival of content including text, voice and video, and automatic categorization and analysis of archived content. Any US Federal, State or Local Government agency can now use the Autonomy Meridio SmartBUY contract.

"This agreement demonstrates Autonomy Meridio's long-term partnership and commitment to the federal government," said Brian Baird , CEO of Autonomy Meridio. "The SmartBUY initiative is a tremendous procurement innovation for the government. Under this agreement, government agencies of all levels will have an effective program to support the procurement and deployment of our award-winning records management solutions. We are pleased to be a key partner in enabling e-government."

About SmartBUY

SmartBUY is a federal government procurement vehicle designed to promote effective enterprise level software management. By leveraging the government's immense buying power, SmartBUY can potentially save taxpayers millions of dollars through government-wide aggregate buying of Commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) software products. In addition to providing reduced prices and more favorable terms/conditions, the SmartBUY program assists agencies in achieving greater standardization, improved configuration management, and more robust IT security.

About Meridio

Meridio, an Autonomy company (LSE: AU. or AU.L), is a leading provider of complete lifecycle information management solutions, from creation and retention to disposition. Meridio enables organizations to achieve global compliance by creating and applying flexible master policies to their electronic records in accordance with international and local statutes and regulations. Meridio's solutions are certified on major global regulatory standards, including US DoD 5015.2 Ch 2 (including joint certification with MOSS2007) and Ch 4 - Management of Classified Records, Australian VERS standard and UK TNA 2002. Meridio is compliant with ISO 15489 and the European MoReq standard. Customers include BioPAD, ConocoPhillips, CDW, Hipoteku Banka, NZ Ministry of Fisheries, Pacific Life, StatoilHydro, Scottish and Southern Energy, the UK Ministry of Defence and the US Air Force.

About Autonomy

Autonomy Corporation plc (LSE: AU. or AU.L) is a global leader in infrastructure software for the enterprise and is spearheading the meaning-based computing movement. Autonomy's technology forms a conceptual and contextual understanding of any piece of electronic data including unstructured information, be it text, email, voice or video. Autonomy's software powers the full spectrum of mission-critical enterprise applications including information access technology, BI, CRM, KM, call center solutions, rich media management, information risk management solutions and security applications, and is recognized by industry analysts as the clear leader in enterprise search.

Autonomy's customer base comprises of more than 17,000 global companies and organizations including: 3, ABN AMRO , AOL, BAE Systems, BBC, Bloomberg, Boeing, Citigroup, Coca Cola, Daimler Chrysler, Deutsche Bank, Ericsson, Ford, GlaxoSmithKline, Lloyd TSB, NASA, Nestle, the New York Stock Exchange, Reuters, Shell, T-Mobile, the U.S. Department of Energy, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. Autonomy also has over 300 OEM partners and more than 400 VARs and Integrators, numbering among them leading companies such as BEA, Business Objects, Citrix, EDS, IBM Global Services, Novell, Satyam, Sybase, Symantec, TIBCO, Vignette and Wipro. The company has offices worldwide.

The Autonomy Group includes: ZANTAZ, the leader in the archiving, e-Discovery and Proactive Information Risk Management (IRM) markets; Cardiff , a leading provider of Intelligent Document solutions; etalk, award-winning provider of enterprise-class contact center products, Virage, a visionary in rich media management and security and surveillance technology and Meridio, a leading provider of records management software.

SOURCE Autonomy Corporation plc