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Exalead Positioned in Challengers Quadrant of Magic Quadrant for Information Access Technology

SAN FRANCISCO, CA -- (Marketwire) -- 09/21/09 -- Exalead, a global leader of information access solutions and software for the enterprise and on the web, today announced that it has been recognized as challenger in the Magic Quadrant for Information Access Technology.*

"We are proud to be positioned in the challengers quadrant. In my opinion, this position demonstrates the significant customer adoption of our products in the past year and our ability to manage search installations with extremely large scale," said Paul Doscher, US CEO of Exalead. "Our strategy is to provide strong service to our customers while introducing new technology innovation to solve broader information challenges. As we look into 2010 and beyond, we expect that providing strategic solutions via direct sales and our partner ecosystem as a key driver for the growth of our business."

Among other recent industry recognitions for Exalead:

--  KMWorld Chose Exalead CloudView as a Trend-Setting Product of the Year
--  SearchDatamanagement.com Chose Exalead as Business Intelligence and
    Analytics 'Product of the Year'
--  EContent Magazine Chose Exalead to its Prestigious EContent 100 list
    in December 2008
    

* Gartner, Inc. "Magic Quadrant for Information Access Technology" by Whit Andrews, Sept. 2, 2009

About the Magic Quadrant

The Magic Quadrant is copyrighted 2009 by Gartner, Inc. and is reused with permission. The Magic Quadrant is a graphical representation of a marketplace at and for a specific time period. It depicts Gartner's analysis of how certain vendors measure against criteria for that marketplace, as defined by Gartner. Gartner does not endorse any vendor, product or service depicted in the Magic Quadrant, and does not advise technology users to select only those vendors placed in the "Leaders" quadrant. The Magic Quadrant is intended solely as a research tool, and is not meant to be a specific guide to action. Gartner disclaims all warranties, express or implied, with respect to this research, including any warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose.

About Exalead

Founded in 2000 by search engine pioneers, Exalead® is a global software provider in the enterprise and Web information access solution markets. Exalead's worldwide client base includes leading companies such as PricewaterhouseCooper, ViaMichelin, GEFCO, American Greetings and Sanofi Pasteur, and more than 100 million unique users a month use Exalead's technology for search. Today, Exalead is reshaping the digital content landscape with a platform, Exalead CloudView(TM), that uses advanced semantic technologies to bring structure, meaning and accessibility to previously unused or under-utilized data in the disparate, heterogeneous enterprise information cloud. The system collects data from virtually any source, in any format, and transforms it into structured, pervasive, contextualized building blocks of business information that can be directly searched and queried, or used as the foundation for a new breed of lean, innovative information access solutions.

Exalead is an operating unit of Qualis, an international holding company, with offices in Paris, San Francisco, Glasgow, Milan and Darmstadt. Readers who wish to gain more information about Exalead can contact (415) 230 3800 or visit www.exalead.com.

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