Autonomy Provides Infrastructure for Majority of Data Loss Prevention Market Leaders

CAMBRIDGE, England and SAN FRANCISCO , July 1 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Autonomy Corporation plc (LSE: AU. or AU.L), a global leader in infrastructure software for the enterprise, today announced that Autonomy's Intelligent Data Operation Layer (IDOL) technology is licensed by the majority of Data Loss Prevention (DLP) market leaders to provide enhanced analytical capabilities for content inspection capabilities. Content inspection technologies are used to prevent leaks of sensitive data in the enterprise, such as information protected by industry regulations, human resources data, or confidential business documents.

According to Gartner, "DLP is emerging as an important information security control, with capabilities beyond those traditionally affiliated with monitoring. DLP assists management to identify and correct faulty business processes, identify and prevent accidental disclosures of sensitive data, and provide a mechanism for supporting compliance and audit activities. As such, many DLP tools offer hooks into identity and access management, document management, archiving systems and other content-rich sources, which will help to create a new market segment that addresses the requirements of compliance auditing." 1

Autonomy's IDOL technology is licensed by key vendors in the Content Monitoring and Filtering and DLP market, including Palisade Systems, Proofpoint, Trend Micro, Verdasys, Vericept and Websense. These vendors' technologies restrict access and use, as defined by policy, of sensitive information. According to a leading independent analyst firm, Autonomy IDOL provides a framework for consistent policy definition across these offerings.

"Information governance is rapidly becoming top of mind for the CIO and compliance officers," said Mike Lynch , CEO of Autonomy. "Enforcing policies for the use and distribution of confidential enterprise information is becoming a key initiative in the organization, and our partners recognize that the functionality in the IDOL platform to support this provides an accelerated time to market and clear competitive advantage."

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1Gartner, Magic Quadrant for Content Monitoring and Filtering and Data Loss Prevention, Eric Ouellet and Paul E. Proctor , June 17, 2008

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. More than 350 companies OEM Autonomy technology, including Business Objects, Citrix, EDS, H-P, Novell, Oracle, Sybase and TIBCO, and the company has over 400 VARs and Systems Integrators. 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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