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...


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.

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