Groupe Mutuel Selects Autonomy For Corporate Intranet

Wed May 21, 2008 4:00am EDT

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Leading Swiss Insurance Company to Use Meaning-Based Computing Technology to
Improve IT Infrastructure

CAMBRIDGE, England and SAN FRANCISCO, California, May 21
/PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Autonomy Corporation plc (LSE: AU. or AU.L), a
global leader in infrastructure software for the enterprise, today announced
that Groupe Mutuel, Switzerland's leading insurance company, has selected
Autonomy's Meaning-based Computing solution for its corporate intranet as
part of an initiative to improve the company's entire IT infrastructure.
Autonomy's Intelligent Data Operating Layer (IDOL) will allow Groupe Mutuel
to aggregate its data silos and deliver information more efficiently to over
1,300 employees across various geographical locations.
    Groupe Mutuel will use IDOL to index more than five million documents in
French, German, Italian and English across various data types and from
multiple content repositories. By aggregating all of the company's
information into one single access point, Groupe Mutuel will be able to
better leverage its data assets, avoid duplication of effort and ensure that
its employees are provided with the right information at the right time.
    As with all modern organizations, especially those within the financial,
legal or insurance sectors where litigation and regulatory compliance are key
factors, Groupe Mutuel needed a solution that could scale in a large and
diverse IT environment. Security was also imperative. Groupe Mutuel found
that only Autonomy was able to offer mapped security, a highly configurable,
accurate and fast method for respecting third-party security entitlements.
IDOL maps the existing underlying security system to ensure that there are no
security breaches whilst retrieval speed levels are maintained.
    "We selected Autonomy from a long list of technology vendors as the only
solution able to meet all of our business requirements," commented Stephane
Rard, IT Management Team at Groupe Mutuel. "The conceptual, secure, scalable
approach offered by IDOL across multilingual, disparate content will add a
great deal of value to our organization and we are also excited by the future
possibilities offered by this technology."
    Autonomy's IDOL technology is increasingly being used by organizations
within the financial and insurance sectors, like Groupe Mutuel, to provide a
single, secure access point to all their corporate data. Groupe Mutuel also
has future plans to incorporate some of Autonomy's other advanced features
such as Autonomy Cardiff's Business Process Management technology and
Autonomy etalk's call center solution, as part of an IT initiative to improve
efficiency, productivity and intelligence across the organization.
    "We are delighted that Groupe Mutuel has selected Autonomy to play a key
part in improving its IT infrastructure," commented Mike Lynch, CEO of
Autonomy. "With the increasing eDisclosure pressures, regulatory changes and
legislation in Europe, we look forward to working with Groupe Mutuel as the
company expands Autonomy's technologies into its other business areas."
    About Groupe Mutuel
    Groupe Mutuel is one of the largest health insurance agencies in
Switzerland specializing in health, life and corporate insurance. It employs
a total of 1,300 staff in 7 principal offices and 30 subsidiaries.
    About Autonomy
    Autonomy Corporation plc (LSE: AU. or AU.L) is a global leader in
infrastructure software for the enterprise and is spearheading the
meaning-based computing movement. Autonomy's technology forms 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, BI, CRM, KM, call center solutions,
rich media management, information risk management solutions and security
applications, and is recognized by industry analysts as the clear leader in
enterprise search.
    Autonomy's customer base comprises of more than 17,000 global companies
and organizations including: 3, ABN AMRO, AOL, BAE Systems, BBC, Bloomberg,
Boeing, Citigroup, Coca Cola, Daimler Chrysler, 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.
Autonomy also has over 300 OEM partners and more than 400 VARs and
Integrators, numbering among them leading companies such as BEA, Business
Objects, Citrix, EDS, IBM Global Services, Novell, Satyam, Sybase, Symantec,
TIBCO, Vignette and Wipro. The company has offices worldwide.
    The Autonomy Group includes: Autonomy ZANTAZ, the leader in the
archiving, e-Discovery and Proactive Information Risk Management (IRM)
markets; Autonomy Cardiff, a leading provider of Intelligent Document
solutions; Autonomy etalk, award-winning provider of enterprise-class contact
center products, Autonomy Virage, a visionary in rich media management and
security and surveillance technology and Autonomy Meridio, a leading provider
of records management software.
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    Autonomy Editorial Contacts:

    Sarah Webster
    Autonomy (UK)
    +44(0)1223-448074
    sarahw@autonomy.com

    Sayo Ogundiran
    Cohn & Wolfe (US)
    +1-415-365-8552
    cwna-autonomy@cohnwolfe.com

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

    Bite Communications (UK)
    +44(0)20-8834-3518
    autonomy@bitepr.com



SOURCE  Autonomy Corporation plc

Autonomy Editorial Contacts: Sarah Webster, Autonomy (UK), +44(0)1223-448074,
sarahw@autonomy.com; Sayo Ogundiran, Cohn & Wolfe (US), +1-415-365-8552,
cwna-autonomy@cohnwolfe.com; Edward Bridges, Financial Dynamics (UK),
+44-207-831-3113, edward.bridges@fd.com; Bite Communications (UK),
+44(0)20-8834-3518, autonomy@bitepr.com
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