Autonomy Announces Industry's First FRCP-Compliant Pan-Enterprise Search Platform

CAMBRIDGE, England and SAN FRANCISCO , May 21 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Autonomy Corporation plc (LSE: AU. or AU.L), a global leader in infrastructure software for the enterprise, today announced the industry's first pan-enterprise search platform for legal eDiscovery and information access, simultaneously meeting an organization's litigation and knowledge management requirements. Autonomy's proven algorithms search across all sources of electronically stored information (ESI) including text, data, voice and video, finding relevant information for litigation with auditable and repeatable results, and applying a litigation hold function to preserve data from normally scheduled or ad hoc deletion.

The Federal Rules of Civil Procedure (FRCP) amendments render all relevant ESI discoverable, regardless of format or location, with non-compliance penalties that could run into the millions. This has drastically changed the way information officers, knowledge officers, and corporate librarians manage and store their ESI, and how they must use pan-enterprise search to collaborate with corporate counsels. The Autonomy pan-enterprise search platform automates the retrieval, processing, and management of all information throughout a global organization irrespective of languages, operating systems, and file types, avoiding non-FRCP compliant search techniques.

"Today, enterprise search and eDiscovery are viewed by CIOs and General Counsel as completely separate markets with different vendors," said Dr. Mike Lynch , CEO of Autonomy. "However, the fundamental problems of dealing with huge amounts of unstructured information pose a challenge to both parties and as a result, we expect that it will drive a convergence of these markets over the next few years. Autonomy is in a unique position being at the forefront of this market convergence."

The Autonomy platform supports both pan-enterprise search and FRCP compliance with its ability to:

Most of the other search engines available in the market today miss relevant information because of their performance enhancing shortcuts that are designed to improve the response time and relevancy of information access requests from employees. These shortcuts include 'jump out' which misses respondent documents as it stops looking across an index for potentially relevant information once it estimates a document is unlikely to make the top of section of the results list, and partial indexing which only indexes a subset of a document. For example, if a document contained 500 pages of information, the search engine may only index the first five pages to determine relevancy. Federated search can also present risks as it often involves out-dated, end-of-life search products that rarely search all information in the repository. While these methods might make sense for employees trying to find relevant information contained within an enterprise, they guarantee that information will be skipped and missed which is not acceptable for legal search.

"Other enterprise search platforms completely miss the mark with only basic keyword search, or lack the architecture or tools to support critical FRCP requirements," continued Lynch. "Autonomy's pan-enterprise search transcends company divisions, operating systems, language-barriers and file types to ensure all information can be searched for both legal and business purposes while respecting security."

Autonomy will be showcasing its FRCP-compliant pan-enterprise search platform at the Enterprise Search Summit to be held from May 20 to 21, 2008 at the Hilton New York Hotel, New York, NY . For more information, please visit

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

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