Autonomy's Virage Unveils New Release of its Command and Control Platform

ISC West, LAS VEGAS , April 2 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Autonomy Corporation plc (LSE: AU. or AU.L), a global leader in infrastructure software for the enterprise, today unveiled new and enhanced features for Virage's Command and Control, a complete...


ISC West, LAS VEGAS , April 2 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Autonomy Corporation plc (LSE: AU. or AU.L), a global leader in infrastructure software for the enterprise, today unveiled new and enhanced features for Virage's Command and Control, a complete infrastructure platform for security and surveillance operations. By bringing together best-of-breed technologies in video surveillance and analytics, business process management and information infrastructure, this new release of Virage's Command and Control pro-actively assists security officers, streamlines operations, and delivers relevant intelligence in real-time. The enhanced platform will be showcased at ISC West 2008, taking place in Las Vegas , NV from April 2nd to 4th 2008.

Command and Control, originally launched in 2006, brings together information from a wide range of applications and allows holistic monitoring and analysis of security data in real-time. The new release is available with Virage Visor, a new intuitive user-interface through which users can pre-define alerts and reactions to events, and has been integrated with Autonomy Cardiff's LiquidOffice Business Process Management capabilities to automate reporting and Incident Process Management. Powered by Autonomy's Intelligent Data Operating Layer (IDOL), this new release of Command and Control also features Halo for automatically understanding and cross-referencing intelligence data.

David Humphrey , Virage's CTO, commented: "The combination of Virage's Security and Surveillance expertise with Autonomy IDOL's industry-leading ability to make sense of unstructured information is incredibly powerful and unique in this industry. These new features provide security professionals with revolutionary tools to connect intelligence, offering unrivalled ability to automate security operations and uncover threats which would otherwise be missed."

Virage's Command and Control platform provides three levels of functionality for a range of different environments and needs, from simplistic rule-based models to highly complex, intelligent solutions based on conceptual analysis:

- Level One: Provides straightforward operations such as monitoring and alerting, all controlled through Virage Visor. It offers a complete set of tools to monitor and analyze information from any content source, such as live and playback in synched and un-synched groups, sequential navigation through thumbnails and timeline, switch camera view automatically or through 'drag and drop', bookmark events, search all data by event, time or date and can export data to any format.

- Level Two: Introduces Incident Process Management, which automatically generates and delivers reports, reducing the time taken for data processing, eliminating duplication of effort and enhancing the user experience.

- Level Three: Employs Halo's advanced functionality and analytics to add intelligence to an unrivalled range of security operations and information retrieval. Halo forms a conceptual understanding of the meaning of any piece of data in real-time, be it in the form of text, video, or audio, and performs advanced tasks such as Hyperlinking, Clustering, Anti-Clustering and Profiling on all data. Halo provides users with relevant background information, cross referencing data according to its conceptual content to reveal emerging trends and identify potential threats, delivering it directly to the user in the form of hyperlinks or thematically similar clusters.

For more information on Virage's Command and Control platform, please visit http://www.virage.com.

About Virage

Virage, an Autonomy company, provides world-leading video analytics solutions for a wide range of applications. Virage's security monitoring solutions enable all organizations to respond to increasingly complex security concerns at a corporate, national and global level. By providing the technology which allows organizations to understand and interpret the potential significance of large volumes of data, Virage facilitates superior real-time surveillance, detection and protection operations in all security environments and is already trusted by some of the most prestigious intelligence and security agencies in the world.

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