Independent Research Firm Names Autonomy a Leader in Enterprise Search

CAMBRIDGE, England and SAN FRANCISCO , May 29 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Autonomy Corporation plc (LSE: AU. or AU.L), a global leader in infrastructure software for the enterprise, today announced that it was named a leader in the May 2008 Forrester Wave(TM): Enterprise Search, Q2 2008 report. In this extensive Forrester's 147-criteria evaluation of the enterprise search vendors, Autonomy received the highest score in all three categories, which include current offering, strategy and market presence. It also received the highest scores for its administration and security capabilities, product strategy and financial resources to support strategy.

The Autonomy FRCP-compliant pan-enterprise search platform, IDOL, automates the retrieval, processing, and management of all information throughout a global organization irrespective of languages, operating systems, and file types, and with high performance, scalability and fault-tolerance.

The report states, "Autonomy's IDOL solution is the most complete product evaluated with the best core technology architecture and security capabilities...IDOL's best fit is global, complex, information-intensive enterprises in markets such as finance, pharmaceuticals , and energy, that have the resources and readiness to invest in a single platform for all of their information processing needs."1

"With more than 17,000 customers worldwide, 350 OEM partners and a market cap of $4 billion, Autonomy's position as an industry leader has been widely recognized by industry analysts, such as Forrester Research," said Dr Mike Lynch , CEO of Autonomy. "Autonomy is proud to bring a compelling value proposition to our customers in private and public sectors from all different industries - the ability to automatically analyze and organize all of their enterprise content in real-time, including text, voice and video, bringing a new level of understanding and intelligence to that information."

Autonomy's pan-enterprise search platform performs conceptual and contextual analysis and probability matching on information to find the meaning within and the inter-relationships between and among disparate pieces of content. By supporting more than 1,000 different data formats, including structured, semi-structured, and unstructured data, located across 400 different content repositories, Autonomy can search all categories of information repositories in an organization. It is fault-tolerant using load balancing and mirroring, highly scalable, secure, and has sub-second performance on billions of files.

To find out more about Autonomy's FRCP-compliant pan enterprise search platform, please visit http://www.autonomy.com.

1. Forrester Wave(TM): Enterprise Search, Q2 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. 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 leader in records management software.

Autonomy and the Autonomy logo are registered trademarks or trademarks of Autonomy Corporation plc. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

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