Independent Research Firm Names Autonomy ZANTAZ a Leader in Message Archiving Software

CAMBRIDGE, England and PLEASANTON, California, February 15 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Autonomy ZANTAZ, a leader in the archiving, eDiscovery and Proactive Information Risk Management (IRM) markets, (LSE: AU.)(LSE: AU.L), today announced that it was named a leader in the February 2008 Forrester Wave(TM): Message Archiving Software, Q1 2008 report. This is subsequent to the recently published Forrester Wave(TM): Message Archiving Hosted Services, Q1 2008 report, where Autonomy ZANTAZ was the only leader named in the report, and in which the independent research firm stated that Autonomy ZANTAZ " leads the pack with strong search functionality and vision for its services." (1) (See full press release: http://www.autonomy.com/content/News/Releases/2008/0211a.en.html)

In Forrester's 85-criteria evaluation of message archiving software vendors, The Forrester Wave(TM): Message Archiving Software, Q1 2008, the independent research firm found that Autonomy ZANTAZ "provides the best set of value-add functionality like eDiscovery support and advanced analytics and search to address customer pain points."(2) Forrester reviewed the current offering, strategy, and market presence of top message archiving software vendors, which included the Autonomy ZANTAZ Enterprise Archive Solution (EAS). Autonomy ZANTAZ was named a leader in this report, receiving top scores for vision and product strategy, range of content types supported, and message management.

The report states, "Autonomy offers an EAS product with strong search, analytics, a broad range of content types supported (native, integrated offerings for file system archiving and SharePoint archiving), and advanced eDiscovery capabilities - the value-add features customers are demanding."(3)

Information and Knowledge Management (I&KM) professionals often turn to message archiving tools first when deploying solutions for retention management. Data retention/archiving has moved close to the top of the list of storage priorities in the next 12 months, outranking traditional concerns like updating infrastructure and improving data protection.

Autonomy ZANTAZ EAS, powered by Autonomy's award-winning Intelligent Data Operating Layer (IDOL), is the first of its kind to provide a single platform that enables intelligent information processing across both an enterprise's operational systems and archived data. EAS 6 gives companies the first and only consolidated archive for all information sources in more than 1,000 different data formats, including voice and videos, and across 100 languages stored in more than 400 different content repositories. Highly scalable and secure, EAS has the ability to process data from tens of thousands of users across locations worldwide.

"The ever-increasing volume of messages has posed a major IT challenge for global organizations when it comes to eDiscovery compliance," said Anthony Bettencourt , CEO of Autonomy ZANTAZ. "With the increase in variety of message formats in today's enterprises, including instant messages and voicemails, it has become mission-critical for I&KM professionals to select an effective enterprise archiving solution that can help them to better understand the corporate value and legal significance hidden within their information. ZANTAZ' EAS has helped hundreds of global customers to facilitate the seamless processing of their data from initial search and collection all the way to eventual trial presentation."

To find out more about Autonomy ZANTAZ Proactive Information Risk Management solutions, please visit http://www.ZANTAZ.com.

Autonomy ZANTAZ is the leader in the archiving, eDiscovery and Proactive Information Risk Management (IRM) markets. It is the only vendor that offers an entire spectrum of Proactive Information Risk Management solutions ranging from consolidated archiving of all information sources including email, IM, enterprise systems, voice and video, to discovery and review, advanced eDiscovery, real-time policy management and analytics - all based on a common platform, IDOL. ZANTAZ solutions, which support more than 100 languages, are available as on-site software applications or on-demand software services (SaaS), or a combination of both. ZANTAZ customers include 10 of the top 10 global law firms, 13 of the Fortune 25 and 14 of the top 20 financial securities firms. Customers include Abbott Laboratories, Capital One, JMP Securities, Johnson & Johnson, Liberty Mutual, Linklaters, Philip Morris International and the U.S. Department of Interior. For more information, visit http://www.ZANTAZ.com or call +1-800-636-0095.

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 and Virage, a visionary in rich media management and security and surveillance technology.

SOURCE Autonomy Corporation plc



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