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FAST Partners With LegitiName to Enhance Brand Management Through Enterprise Search

    Oslo, Norway and Luxembourg (ots/PRNewswire) -

    - LegitiName to Integrate the FAST InStream(TM) OEM Enterprise Search Solution With its Award-Winning Brand and Trademark Protection Solution

    Fast Search & Transfer(TM) (FAST(TM)), (OTC: FASRF, OSE: FAST), the  leading developer of enterprise search and real-time alerting technologies, and The Legitiname Group, a developer of brand management solutions, today announced an OEM partnership through which FAST InStream(TM) will enhance the search capabilities of LegitiNames's brand and trademark protection solutions. FAST InStream is the OEM-specific enterprise search solution developed specifically to meet the complex application-based search requirements of independent software vendors (ISVs).

    LegitiName offers comprehensive brand protection and e-market intelligence services. The LegitiName "Brand & Market" approach provides the essential backbone of a company's e-marketing strategy by protecting intellectual property and securing a company's Internet market presence. LegitiName will integrate FAST's OEM enterprise search capabilities into its entire suite of brand management solutions, which will provide superior brand monitoring services to the company's customers.

    "With the proliferation of nefarious activities on the Internet, protecting a company's brand is more important than ever before," said Nicolas van Beek, Director Associate at LegitiName. "Our brand management solutions are constantly crawling millions of Web sites for potential brand fraud and we needed a partner that could help us evaluate and analyze this data. The scalability and flexibility of FAST's enterprise search platform will enable us to provide more extensible and accurate service to our customers today and far into the future."

    "Brand protection has never been more important or more difficult to manage," said Ali I. Riaz, FAST's chief operating officer. "FAST InStream will provide LegitiName's customers with an enhanced ability to scour the Web and identify new levels of brand fraud that were previously impossible to find, adding tremendous strength to its already powerful solutions."

    FAST InStream, FAST's enterprise search solution specifically designed for embedded delivery, is designed to increase the value of enterprise applications and boost ROI for the partner's customers by leveraging the power of FAST Enterprise Search Platform (FAST ESP(TM)) technology. Supporting both structured and unstructured data, FAST InStream provides unique value across all types of software applications, and will be an asset to LegitiName's brand and trademark protection solutions that protect an organization's intellectual property and secure its market presence.

    About LegitiName

    The Legitiname Group, based in Luxembourg, Switzerland, France, Germany and Thailand, offers comprehensive brand protection and market monitoring services. Our "Brand & Market" approach provides the essential backbone of your e-marketing strategy by protecting your intellectual property and securing your market presence. For more information, please visit

    About FAST

    FAST creates the real-time search and filter technology solutions that are behind the scenes at the world's best known companies with the most demanding search problems. FAST's flexible and scalable integrated technology platform elevates the search capabilities of enterprise customers and connects people to the relevant information they seek regardless of medium. This drives revenues and reduces total cost of ownership by effectively leveraging IT infrastructure. FAST's powerful enterprise search technology solutions are used by more than 2,000 global customers and partners, including America Online (AOL), AT&T, Cardinal Health,, Chordiant, CIGNA, CNET, Dell, Factiva, Fidelity Investments, Findexa, IBM, Knight Ridder, LexisNexis, Overture, Rakuten, Reed Elsevier, Reuters, Sensis, Stellent, Tenet Healthcare, Thomas Industrial Networks, T-Online, US Army, Virgilio (Telecom Italia), Vodafone, and Wanadoo.

    FAST is headquartered in Norway and is publicly traded under the ticker symbol 'FAST' on the Oslo Stock Exchange. The FAST Group operates globally with presence in Europe, the United States, Asia Pacific, Australia, South America, and the Middle East. For further information about FAST, please visit <>.

    (c) 2005 Fast Search & Transfer ASA - Fast Search & Transfer, FAST, FAST ESP, FAST Data Search, FAST Marketrac, FAST AdVisor, FAST InStream, FAST ImPulse, FAST mSearch, FAST ProPublish and the FAST four-colored logo are trademarks of Fast Search & Transfer ASA. All rights reserved. FAST disclaims any proprietary interest in the marks and names of others. All other trademarks mentioned in this document are the property of their respective owners.

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For more information, please contact: Fast Search & Transfer, Brian
Greehan (U.S.), +1-781-274-6061 x214, or Carine
Zeier (Europe), +47-23-01-13-47, +47-48-01-13-47 (Mobile);
LegitiName, Nicolas van Beek, Luxembourg headquarters, +353-48-90-90,

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