Autonomy Positioned in the Leaders Quadrant of the 2007 Information Access Technology Magic Quadrant

Sept. 12, 2007

CAMBRIDGE, England and SAN FRANCISCO , California, September 12 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Autonomy Corporation plc (LSE: AU. or AU.L), a global leader in infrastructure software for the enterprise, today announced that industry analyst group Gartner, Inc. has positioned Autonomy in the Leaders Quadrant of its 2007 Information Access Technology Magic Quadrant Report.1 The analysis is based on Autonomy's "Ability to Execute" and "Completeness of Vision".

"The first half of 2007 has been the most successful in Autonomy's 11-year history with continued strong organic growth and profitability. Autonomy has the most impressive and consistent track record in the industry and a market capitalization which ensures longevity and stability for our investors, customers and partners," said Mike Lynch , CEO of Autonomy. "Committed to our customers' success, Autonomy supports the industry's highest investment in R&D, over $70 million annually, which ensures our customers always maintain the leading technological edge and are at the forefront of business innovation in their respective industries. We believe Autonomy has firmly established itself as the unrivalled leader in the information access and discovery markets and remains uniquely positioned to serve global companies that are rapidly choosing Autonomy as the de facto industry standard for a single unified platform for all their information processing needs."

Autonomy delivers a wide range of powerful enterprise applications across every industry sector, helping businesses drive efficiency, productivity and profitability-----maximizing the value of information and mitigating its associated risks. Flexibility, security and scalability coupled with its vast array of superior functionality, allows Autonomy to deliver a horizontal technology that is used to generate new revenue streams and maintain competitive advantage across all industries and vertical markets including financial services, government, media, e-commerce, and pharmaceutical industries.

Lynch added, "We consider that our position in the Leaders Quadrant can be credited to our over 17,000 customers, who run some of the largest, most innovative installations in the world and by our dominance in the OEM market through partnerships with independent software vendors who recognize the strategic imperative of handling unstructured data in all of their solutions."

Finding information, and acting on it intelligently, demands increasingly sophisticated and innovative strategies and technologies alike. Gartner also recommends that "Global 2000 enterprises at least select a platform vendor for the majority of future projects. Platform vendors offer modular architectures, wide varieties of relevance modeling, multiple vertical applications and significant customizability." Moreover, "Enterprises must also recognize the need to explore more specialized products for important and specific projects, such as e-discovery, ecommerce search or research science support."

About the Magic Quadrant

The Magic Quadrant is copyrighted 2007 by Gartner, Inc. and is reused with permission. The Magic Quadrant is a graphical representation of a marketplace at and for a specific time period. It depicts Gartner's analysis of how certain vendors measure against criteria for that marketplace, as defined by Gartner. Gartner does not endorse any vendor, product or service depicted in the Magic Quadrant, and does not advise technology users to select only those vendors placed in the "Leaders" quadrant. The Magic Quadrant is intended solely as a research tool, and is not meant to be a specific guide to action. Gartner disclaims all warranties, express or implied, with respect to this research, including any warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose.

(1) Magic Quadrant for Information Access Technology, 2007, September 5, 2007 , Whit Andrews, Gartner

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, Kraft Foods, 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.

Autonomy and the Autonomy logo are registered trademarks or trademarks of Autonomy Corporation plc. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners. Autonomy Editorial Contacts: Winifred Shum Autonomy (US) +1-650-455-0638 [email protected] Edward Bridges Financial Dynamics (UK) +44-207-831-3113 [email protected] Julie Ginches Autonomy (US) +1-(415)-615-1529 [email protected] Ali Merifield Bite Communications (UK) +44-(0)20-8834-3441 +44-(0)20-8741-1123 [email protected]

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