SAN FRANCISCO, November 8, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- ARMA 2010 -- Autonomy Corporation plc , 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 strategy.

Meaning-Based Automatic Classification Enables Compliance and Cost Savings

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 Strategies

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 professionals. - 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 capabilities.

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.

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About Autonomy

Autonomy Corporation plc , 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.

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CONTACT: Winifred Shum of Autonomy (US), +1-408-771-6668,; or Louise Kehoe of Ogilvy PR (US), +1-415-677-2739,, for Autonomy Corporation plc; or Edward Bridgesof Financial Dynamics (UK), +44-207-831-3113,; orDavid Vindel of The Red Consultancy (UK), +44-207-025-6529,, both for Autonomy Corporation plc