Autonomy's Industry-Leading eDiscovery Technology Now Available on an Easy-to-Use Appliance

Only Autonomy's Meaning-Based eDiscovery Appliance Combines Advanced Early Case Assessment and Legal Hold

Jan 27, 2010, 04:04 ET from Autonomy Corporation plc

CAMBRIDGE, England and SAN FRANCISCO, Jan. 27 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Autonomy Corporation plc (LSE: AU. or AU.L), a global leader in infrastructure software for the enterprise, today announced the availability of the Autonomy eDiscovery Appliance.  The industry's only eDiscovery appliance that combines early case assessment (ECA) and legal hold capabilities, the Autonomy eDiscovery Appliance arms General Counsel and law firm partners with a powerful solution for quickly defining and executing an eDiscovery strategy.  Powered by Autonomy's meaning-based technology, this highly scalable platform provides an extremely fast and effective on-ramp to the eDiscovery process.

General Counsel and law firm partners today face immense pressure.  With every legal action, they face scrutiny from either their clients, board of directors, or government regulators, as well as extremely fast timetables established by the courts.  Failure to quickly craft and execute an effective strategy for each matter can put the case in jeopardy.  Likewise, failure to meet legal hold obligations will subject the organization to significant fines and penalties as well as the potential for individual fines, jail time, and loss of license.  

Due to the crushing timetables of the eDiscovery process, the faster counsel can accurately assess the relevant information for each case, form a legal strategy, and apply the necessary legal hold, the more likely they will protect the organization and themselves, ensuring a successful outcome.  However, this has proven to be a huge and expensive challenge for corporations and law firms alike, as traditional systems are unable to perform an FRCP-compliant search on the constantly growing and diverse set of data, and require managing costly, time-consuming, and manual processes.

The Autonomy eDiscovery Appliance automates this process by enabling counsel to quickly and easily run their data through the appliance, obtain a comprehensive and precise understanding of their case, and apply legal holds when appropriate.  The appliance is highly scalable, capable of reviewing and understanding petabytes of information, including all languages and file types, in a matter of hours.  It leverages Autonomy's unique ability to analyze the data in-place, and perform FRCP-compliant search, automated clustering, contextual analysis, and audio search.  

"Autonomy is reinventing the eDiscovery process to meet the needs and realities of the modern day market," said Mike Sullivan, CEO of Autonomy ZANTAZ.  "The traditional approach, which depends on antiquated keyword search technology and an army of technicians, is simply too time-consuming and costly, and puts businesses at serious risk.  Autonomy is bringing the power of its end-to-end eDiscovery technology to a turnkey appliance, to radically simplify and accelerate the eDiscovery process for corporations."

The Autonomy eDiscovery Appliance delivers a broad set of unique capabilities to provide an easy-to-use eDiscovery appliance, including:

  • Unmatched FRCP-complaint search capabilities – unlike legacy technologies which are limited to stemming, Autonomy provides true meaning-based technology  
  • Analyze-in-Place – the only solution that can analyze data in-place, prior to collection, from more than 400 enterprise data sources
  • Advanced visual analytics – link maps, automatically generated concept clusters and message tracers provide legal counsel with a bird's-eye view of the data corpus
  • All data types – ability to handle more than 1,000 file types natively, including audio and video
  • Petabyte scalability – the Autonomy Discovery appliance is the only solution able to handle petabytes of data
  • Extensive reporting and analytics – the only FRCP-compliant and defensible solution provides extensive reporting and visibility into the process

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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, Daimler AG, Deutsche Bank, DLA Piper, Ericsson, FedEx, Ford, GlaxoSmithKline, Lloyds TSB, 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.

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