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Autonomy Unveils Most Advanced Audio eDiscovery for End-to-End eDiscovery Solution

Reduces Volume of Audio Recordings Requiring Review by 95 Percent; Saving Costs and Improving Investigators' Confidence

CAMBRIDGE, England and SAN FRANCISCO, February 2 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Autonomy Corporation plc (LSE: AU. or AU.L), a global leader in infrastructure software for the enterprise, today unveiled the world's most advanced audio eDiscovery solution that is integrated into the company's end-to-end eDiscovery solution. Users of the Autonomy's solution have reported a 95 percent reduction in the volume of audio recordings requiring review, significantly reducing eDiscovery costs while simultaneously boosting investigators' confidence. This is achieved due to Autonomy's unique ability to automatically understand the concepts and identify speakers in hundreds of hours of audio recordings, as well as its ability to link audio with other data types, including email.

Today, audio has become one of the most common forms of evidence requested by the United States Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), with legacy audio processing costing organizations 80 percent more per gigabyte than email. Recent regulations, such as the SEC 17a (4) in the United States and the FSA COBS 11.8 in the United Kingdom requiring that all content formats, including audio, be captured and maintained for compliance purposes are prompting global organizations to embrace Autonomy's Meaning-Based Computing for an end-to-end eDiscovery process.

Unlike legacy eDiscovery methods for audio, which are difficult to use, time-consuming and costly with the results often failing to meet the court's expectations, Autonomy fully integrates this traditionally untapped asset into all phases of the investigative process, saving costs and reducing risks of legal penalty for organizations. As the leading eDiscovery software & service provider, Autonomy utilizes a fundamentally different approach to eDiscovery and legal review by simplifying, unifying and delivering high quality results across all content formats. Autonomy provides a single platform for understanding and processing all digital information. Only Autonomy can perform keyword and conceptual search, speech analytics, advanced visual analysis, redaction and all aspects of the legal review and production process on all electronic forms, formats and languages in a single unified environment. This results in significantly faster, more relevant and lower cost for eDiscovery.

"The current economic environment has brought eDiscovery to the forefront with investigators increasingly looking for potentially incriminating evidence in previously overlooked formats, such as audio and video," commented Mike Sullivan, CEO of Autonomy ZANTAZ. "Autonomy's Audio eDiscovery allows legal teams to quickly evaluate audio assets and prioritize review, resulting in substantial cost-savings and providing organizations with a distinct advantage in and out of court."

Autonomy's Audio eDiscovery solution offers unique capabilities, including:

    - Adjustable search confidence - Autonomy's Confidence Bar
      allows the investigator to easily expand or tighten the focus of each
      search, a clear advantage when seeking the unknown needle in a haystack
      or following a known data trail.

    - Advanced audio redaction with redaction type and annotation -
      This Autonomy exclusive ability for legal teams to perform their own
      audio redactions in a manner virtually identical to text redactions

      will save countless hours and reduce costs significantly
    - Speaker identification - Eliminates the costly and protracted
      process of contracting lawyers to listen to hundreds of hours of audio
      to identity files containing specific speakers.
    - EDD capabilities for all major call center systems - Many call
      recording system utilize proprietary formats requiring a pre-processing
      step to reassemble the audio and associated meta and TAPI data to the
      original state. The Autonomy EDD process automates this step and
      provides complete documentation of the process.

    - Message Tracer, Clustering, and Find Similar - Help investigators
      put audio into context with other content, connecting custodians and
      improving understanding of the flow of information.

    - Phonetic, word spotting & conceptual searching - By automatically
      selecting the appropriate search technology for each task, the need for
      audio expertise is eliminated, search consistency is improved and the
      overall process is streamlined, reducing resource requirements and
      costs.


    Please visit http://www.autonomy.com/ediscovery, for more information.
    About Autonomy

Autonomy Corporation plc (LSE: AU. or AU.L), a global leader in infrastructure software for the enterprise, is spearheading the meaning-based computing movement and was recently ranked by IDC as the clear market share leader in enterprise search with market share nearly double that of its nearest competitor. 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, be it text, email, voice or video. Autonomy's software powers the full spectrum of mission-critical enterprise applications including information access technology, pan-enterprise search, information governance, end-to-end eDiscovery and archiving, records management, business process management, customer interaction solutions, and video and audio analysis, and is recognized by industry analysts as the clear leader in enterprise search.

Autonomy's customer base is comprised of more than 17,000 global companies and organizations including: 3, ABN AMRO, AOL, BAE Systems, BBC, Bloomberg, Boeing, Citigroup, Coca Cola, Daimler AG, 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. More than 350 companies OEM Autonomy technology, including BEA, Citrix, EDS, H-P, Novell, Oracle, Sybase and TIBCO, and the company has over 400 VARs and Systems Integrators. The company has offices worldwide. Please visit http://www.autonomy.com for more information on Autonomy.

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:

    Assia Svinarova
    Autonomy (UK)
    +44-1223-448000
    assias@autonomy.com

    Edward Bridges
    Financial Dynamics (UK)
    +44-207-831-3113
    edward.bridges@fd.com

    David Vindel
    The Red Consultancy
    +44-207-025-6529
    david.vindel@redconsultancy.com

    Ian Bain
    The Red Consultancy (US)
    +1-415-618-8806
    ian.bain@redconsultancy.com


SOURCE Autonomy Corporation plc

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