New IDOL-Powered Autonomy Records Manager Ushers in New Era of Information Governance

By Autonomy Corporation Plc, PRNE
Sunday, November 7, 2010

Market-Leading Information Governance Solution Automatically Understands Meaning of Content, Powering Automatic Classification On-Premise and in the Cloud

SAN FRANCISCO, November 8, 2010 - ARMA 2010 — Autonomy Corporation plc (LSE: AU. or AU.L), a global leader
in infrastructure software for the enterprise, today announced that Autonomy
Records Manager, now powered by IDOL, continues to transform the information
governance market with its unique meaning-based technology. Based on IDOL's
ability to understand concepts and patterns in all forms of data, Autonomy
Records Manager applies automatic classification, retention, and disposition
to information, and stands alone as the solution of choice for organizations
looking to stay ahead of the evolving information management challenges of
today's marketplace. Autonomy Records Manager provides new modules for the
enterprise, legal, and government customers, and includes new
auto-classification and cloud computing capabilities to allow organizations
to develop a much more intelligent and comprehensive information governance

Meaning-Based Automatic Classification Enables Compliance and Cost

As the volume of information, complexity of regulations, and velocity of
business continue to escalate, global organizations realize that traditional,
manual records management tools have become obsolete. Autonomy Records
Manager allows records management professionals to keep pace with these
market dynamics by offering an automated approach that applies policies
consistently across all data without copying or moving information. These
methods of automation include manage-in-place, "click-to-declare", automatic
grouping of like-content, and identification of near-duplicates.

Autonomy Records Manager leverages the IDOL platform for scalability,
connectivity, and mapped security, as well as for indexing and analyzing the
meaning of content. It can automatically create taxonomies, records
categories, file plans based on the corpus of data, import an existing
taxonomy, or allow users to train the records categories or file plan, so
that IDOL can automatically identify content across all repositories in an
organization that should be managed as records. This functionality not only
solves the task of identifying records in legacy repositories, but it also
automatically categorizes new content, eliminating the need to train the user
manual management processes.

New Cloud, On-Premise, and Hybrid Capabilities Enable Range of Governance

Autonomy Records Manager is available to customers both on-premise and
in-the-cloud. Autonomy manages the world's largest private cloud with over 17
petabytes of email, documents, and multimedia data on 6,500 servers in 8
state-of-the-art, highly secured data centers around the world. Autonomy's
cloud-based Records Manager fully complies with the recently-released ARMA
International's "Guideline for Outsourcing Records Storage to the Cloud".

Businesses can maintain a hybrid deployment that includes a combination
of cloud and on-premise information, allocating data to each environment
based on policies and company strategy. This greatly benefits organizations
that wish to move to the cloud in small stages; for instance, if a business
would prefer to manage email over six months old in the cloud, and keep new
types of application data, like SharePoint, on premise.

Autonomy Records Manager offers the following new modules to meet the
needs of the different markets:

    - Enterprise: Module delivers federated capabilities with a
      manage-in-place model, enabling global enterprises to automatically
      manage their hundreds of data sources, including both electronic and
      physical records. It provides advanced automation for taxonomy
      creation, declaration and classification, helping to reduce both the
      reliance on employees and the workload of records management
    - Government: In addition to the above capabilities, this
      module provides support for real-time data delivery, FOIA processing,
      and enhanced military-grade security. Autonomy is an early adopter of
      international standards and is certified against the United States' DoD
      5015.2 (ch. 2, 3, 4), UK TNA, and VERS.
    - Legal: This module supports the unique requirements of the
      law firm by providing dual hierarchy file plans for the management of
      both client and firm records, mobility support, ethical wall security,
      federation across all data sources, including robust physical records
      management, as well as manage-in-place and case management

"Today, thousands of customers around the world rely on Autonomy for
Meaning Based Governance," said Reed Irvin, vice president of Information
Governance at Autonomy. "Thanks to IDOL's unique ability to automatically
understand and apply policies to all forms of information, Autonomy Records
Manager gives institutions a significant advantage in their ability to
protect their organization, and forms a much more intelligent foundation from
which to drive their compliance and eDiscovery initiatives."

As a key solution in Autonomy's Protect product line, Autonomy Records
Manager fulfills a critical role in delivering Meaning Based Governance to
enterprises, government agencies and law firms. It works transparently with
Autonomy's comprehensive set of information governance modules, including
Early Case Assessment, Investigator, Legal Hold, Introspect, ControlPoint,
WorkSite, Consolidated Archive, and Supervisor. When coupled with Autonomy
ControlPoint, Autonomy Records Manager enables organizations to apply policy
controls to manage non-records, and leverages our unique governance dashboard
for complete control and visibility of all content across the enterprise.

Please visit for more information on Autonomy
Records Manager.

About Autonomy

Autonomy Corporation plc (LSE: AU. or AU.L), a global leader in
infrastructure software for the enterprise, spearheads the Meaning Based
Computing movement. IDC recently recognized Autonomy as having the largest
market share and fastest growth in the worldwide search and discovery market.
Autonomy's technology allows computers to harness the full richness of human
information, forming a conceptual and contextual understanding of any piece
of electronic data, including unstructured information, such as text, email,
web pages, voice, or video. Autonomy's software powers the full spectrum of
mission-critical enterprise applications including pan-enterprise search,
customer interaction solutions, information governance, end-to-end
eDiscovery, records management, archiving, business process management, web
content management, web optimization, rich media management and video and
audio analysis.

Autonomy's customer base is comprised of more than 20,000 global
companies, law firms and federal agencies including: AOL, BAE Systems, BBC,
Bloomberg, Boeing, Citigroup, Coca Cola, Deutsche Bank, DLA Piper, Ericsson,
FedEx, Ford, GlaxoSmithKline, Lloyds Banking Group, NASA, Nestle, the New
York Stock Exchange, Reuters, Shell, Tesco, 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 400 companies OEM Autonomy technology,
including Symantec, Citrix, HP, Novell, Oracle, Sybase and TIBCO. The company
has offices worldwide. Please visit to find out more.

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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Winifred Shum of Autonomy (US), +1-408-771-6668, wshum at; or Louise Kehoe of Ogilvy PR (US), +1-415-677-2739, louise.kehoe at, for Autonomy Corporation plc; or Edward Bridges of Financial Dynamics (UK), +44-207-831-3113, edward.bridges at; or David Vindel of The Red Consultancy (UK), +44-207-025-6529, david.vindel at, both for Autonomy Corporation plc

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