FileNet and Hitachi Data Systems Deliver Joint ECM and Data Retention Solution Integrated Solution Designed to Protect Sensitive Information, Manage Email and Help Ensure Regulatory Compliance


May 18, 2005, 01:00 ET from FileNet Corporation

/PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- FileNet Corporation (Nasdaq:   FILE), the leading
 provider of Enterprise Content and Business Process Management solutions and
 Hitachi Data Systems Corporation, provider of Application Optimized
 Storage(TM) solutions and wholly owned subsidiary of Hitachi Ltd. (NYSE:   HIT),
 today announced an integrated solution designed to help customers preserve and
 protect sensitive enterprise information.  This solution, based on Hitachi
 industry-leading storage systems, integrates Hitachi Data Retention Utility
 software with the FileNet P8 Enterprise Content Management (ECM) platform
 release 3.5.
      FileNet P8 enables companies to make better decisions faster by uniquely
 addressing their content and process needs, including managing content in and
 outside of FileNet repositories from a central, federated catalog.  Together,
 FileNet and Hitachi Data Systems will provide solutions that include
 integration of FileNet's Content Manager, Email Manager, Records Manager and
 Image Manager with the Hitachi Data Retention Utility software.  The Data
 Retention Utility provides Write-Once Read-Many (WORM) functionality for disk
 media across all tiers of Hitachi storage.
     This combination plus Hitachi Data Systems recently announced HiCommand(R)
 Tiered Storage Manager provides an enabling infrastructure to effectively
 manage information as enterprise content management and information lifecycle
 management technologies continue to converge.
     HiCommand Tiered Storage Manager builds upon the large-scale
 virtualization capabilities of the Hitachi TagmaStore(TM) Universal Storage
 Platform and is the first software product to help users define and
 dynamically move data across multi-dimensional tiers of storage without
 disruption to the application itself.
     The new joint FileNet-Hitachi Data Systems solution will help customers
 manage and store very large volumes of documents, including critical email and
 other business records on Hitachi's high performance storage area network
 (SAN)-based storage subsystems.  In addition, this solution can address
 corporate governance and regulatory compliance directives including Sarbanes
 Oxley, SEC 17a-4, and HIPAA, which mandate specific document retention
 periods, immutability and the establishment and proof of required document
 control and management processes.
     "Enterprise Content Management and high performance storage infrastructure
 solutions are a natural complement when it comes to helping customers meet the
 challenges of managing information," said Martyn Christian, chief marketing
 officer, FileNet Corporation.  "We believe this joint solution offers
 tremendous synergy between the two companies' technologies, offering
 opportunities to enhance our respective capabilities and address compliance of
 regulatory initiatives and management of the information lifecycle in order to
 deliver greater customer benefits."
     FileNet's support of Data Retention Utility further extends the company's
 long-established support of Hitachi storage products and solutions.  With a
 shared installed base of more than a hundred of the Fortune 2000 customers in
 today's key industries including financial services, government,
 telecommunications, utilities and manufacturing, the Data Retention Utility
 support effort has already galvanized increased activity between FileNet and
 Hitachi Data Systems growing Enterprise Content Archival solution sales and
 marketing group.  The joint FileNet-Hitachi Data Systems solution is targeted
 for customer availability in Q3 of 2005.
     "Working with FileNet will enable Hitachi Data Systems to take another
 step toward delivering the most comprehensive and integrated portfolio of
 Application Optimized Storage solutions," said Scott Genereux, executive vice
 president and general manager of Worldwide Sales, Channels and Support at
 Hitachi Data Systems.  "The combination of Hitachi storage systems and
 software with FileNet's industry-leading ECM solutions enable our customers to
 archive data while managing costs and ensuring regulatory compliance.  Working
 together, we can deliver a strong value proposition to our mutual customers by
 offering a range of cost effective storage solutions that precisely match
 application requirements."
     About FileNet
     FileNet Corporation (Nasdaq:   FILE) helps organizations make better
 decisions by managing the content and processes that drive their business.
 FileNet's Enterprise Content Management (ECM) solutions allow customers to
 build and sustain competitive advantage by managing content throughout their
 organizations, automating and streamlining their business processes, and
 providing a spectrum of connectivity needed to simplify their critical and
 everyday decision-making.
     FileNet ECM products are designed to deliver a broad set of capabilities
 that integrate with existing information systems to provide cost-effective
 solutions that solve real-world business problems.
     Since the Company's founding in 1982, more than 4,000 organizations,
 including more than three quarters of the FORTUNE 100, have taken advantage of
 FileNet solutions for help in managing their mission-critical content and
     Headquartered in Costa Mesa, Calif., the Company markets its innovative
 ECM solutions in more than 90 countries through its own global sales,
 professional services and support organizations, as well as via its
 ValueNet(R) Partner network of resellers, system integrators and application
     About Hitachi Data Systems
     Hitachi Data Systems leverages global R&D resources to develop storage
 solutions built on industry-leading technology with the performance,
 availability and scalability to maximize customers' ROI and minimize their
 risk.  By focusing on the customer's perspective as we apply the best
 hardware, software, and services from Hitachi and our partners, we uniquely
 satisfy our customers' business needs.
     With 2,900 employees, Hitachi Data Systems conducts business through
 direct and indirect channels in the public, government and private sectors in
 over 170 countries.  Its customers include more than 50 percent of Fortune
 100 companies.  For more information, please visit our Web site at
     About Hitachi, Ltd.
     Hitachi, Ltd., (NYSE:   HIT), headquartered in Tokyo, Japan, is a leading
 global electronics company with approximately 347,000 employees worldwide.
 Fiscal 2004 (ended March 31, 2005) consolidated sales totaled 9,027.0 billion
 yen ($84.4 billion).  The company offers a wide range of systems, products and
 services in market sectors including information systems, electronic devices,
 power and industrial systems, consumer products, materials and financial
 services.  For more information on Hitachi, please visit the company's Website
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      FileNet Corporation
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