FAST Recognized as a Premier Leader in the Enterprise Search Industry

Industry analyst group Gartner - in one of the most important annual evaluations of the global enterprise search marketplace - has positioned FAST high in the elite Leaders quadrant of its newly released 2005 Information Access Technology Magic Quadrant Report.

Industry analyst group Gartner - in one of the most important annual evaluations of the global enterprise search marketplace - has positioned FAST high in the elite Leaders quadrant of its newly released 2005 Information Access Technology Magic Quadrant Report. This is the fourth consecutive year that FAST has increased its ranking.

Most notably in this year's analysis, in addition to once again recognizing FAST as a leading visionary, Gartner catapulted FAST above all other market players for our ability to execute. Twenty-five vendors are included in this year's analysis of the enterprise search market.

Gartner's analysis further confirms both our strategic vision and our ability to deliver innovative, game-changing solutions for our customers. This year has brought us continued success in all components of our business - financial performance, customer sales and deployments, technology innovation, and worldwide partnership expansion.

As Ali Riaz, our President, said as he was reading the report, "Market leadership is more than simply having ideas - leadership is the combination of vision and the ability to make that vision a reality. At FAST, we fuel innovation and power results that bring bottom-line business value for our customers and our partners' customers."

To obtain a complimentary copy of Gartner's 2005 Information Access Magic Quadrant Report, please register on FAST's Web site at: http://www.fastsearch.com/gartner2005report .

To learn more about FAST solutions, visit us at www.fastsearch.com or contact us at (877) 285-FAST (3278). We look forward to the opportunity to leverage our market-leading capabilities to help your business grow and prosper.