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IN-Q-TEL SIGNS STRATEGIC AGREEMENT WITH ENDECA TO BRING POWER OF GUIDED NAVIGATION TO GOVERNMENT AGENCIES

Oct. 2003

Major Contract for Software Liscense and Future Product Development to Assist in Information Search and Discovery for Intelligence Community

Endeca, an emerging leader in enterprise information access software and inventor of a breakthrough process for information retrieval and discovery in large data repositories, today announced the establishment of a strategic relationship with In-Q-Tel, a private, non-profit enterprise funded by the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA). In-Q-Tel’s mission is to identify and collaborate with companies developing cutting-edge information technologies that serve US national security interests.

Endeca and In-Q-Tel will work together to provide the government organizations with software solutions that enable a new generation of information integration and exploration. Endeca’s ability to overcome the performance challenges associated with huge volumes of raw data and distribute relevant search results securely and rapidly are important factors in In-Q-Tel’s decision to form a strategic relationship with Endeca. By collaborating with In-Q-Tel on the development of software that compresses the time between data acquisition and insight, Endeca will help the capabilities available to Government analysts.

According to Charles Battaglia, former staff director of the Senate Select Intelligence Committee and member of Endeca’s Government Advisory Council, “The Federal government is investing in key information technologies that will improve intelligence both here and overseas.  In-Q-Tel’s relationship with Endeca is further evidence that Endeca’s unique approach to searching for and retrieving relevant information, which Endeca terms Guided NavigationSM, is a powerful innovation that can help the government better manage their information assets.”

Gilman Louie, CEO of In-Q-Tel, added, “The challenge of information overload is not unique to the private sector. Endeca’s search and navigation software will help analysts work smarter and more productively.  We see significant opportunities to extend and apply their commercial technology in the pursuit of enhanced national security.”

Endeca Search and Guided Navigation solutions help public and private sector companies and organizations address the information overload problems associated with enterprise, content, and catalog information access and retrieval. Endeca solutions are built on innovative technology that makes it possible for the first time to offer search and navigation on structured and unstructured information with high performance, and low total cost of ownership, even at massive scale.

About Endeca
Endeca offers innovative Endeca Search™ and Guided NavigationSM information delivery solutions for companies who need to integrate, discover, and navigate enterprise data to solve the business problems associated with information overload. Endeca technology, a winner of Computerworld’s 2003 Innovative Technology Award, is already at work for leading retail, financial services and business-to-business companies like Barnes & Noble, Putnam Investments, and Arrow Electronics. Endeca solutions empower users to explore and discover relevant relationships in data and find accurate and precise results with unprecedented speed. This search and navigation technology can be applied across a wide-range of enterprise and customer applications including Knowledge Management, Customer Relationship Management (CRM), customer self-service, analytics, catalogs, directories, and portal integration. Endeca is a privately held company headquartered in Cambridge, MA.  Endeca is an IBM Advanced Business Partner. For more information, visit www.endeca.com or contact us at info@endeca.com.

Endeca, Endeca InFront and Endeca Navigation Engine are registered trademarks, Endeca ProFind and Endeca Data Foundry are trademarks and Guided Navigation is a service mark of Endeca Technologies, Inc. All other product and service names mentioned herein are or may be registered trademarks or trademarks of their respective companies or organizations.