Autonomy Corporation plc (LSE: AU. or AUTN.L) announced availability of a new release of K2 Enterprise Search, K2 version 7, and a new support offering, the K2 Customer Assurance Program. Autonomy K2 version 7 (K2 7) extends the product line by delivering K2’s robust enterprise search capabilities on the IDOL kernel, providing performance and scalability improvements and access to over 500 advanced features. The K2 product line includes K2 Enterprise Search, Profiler, Federator, Collaborative Classifier, and KeyView. The K2 Customer Assurance Program delivers a lifetime support guarantee to customers who are on Autonomy’s maintenance program by providing support for all currently supported releases as well as an upgrade to K2 version 7 with no additional software license fees for previously licensed K2 functionality. No migration is necessary as existing K2 applications run without change. No additional hardware is required to realize significant performance improvements that include a doubling in indexing performance and seven times increase in simple keyword query performance. Autonomy is currently offering an Early Release Program that existing K2 customers on support and maintenance can participate in at no additional cost. This Program will provide customers access to the software, prior to general availability, which is scheduled for the summer of 2006.