Convera Signs Institutional Investor As First Financial

 Services Media Company; Media Firm Will Use Convera's Search Technology To  Develop Content Areas and Attract Users  VIENNA, Va.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--March 8, 2006 Convera Corporation (NASDAQ:CNVR), a leading provider of search technologies to commercial enterprises and government agencies, today announced Institutional Investor has signed a contract to use Convera's new Excalibur Web Index and Search service on its Website www.institutionalinvestor.com.  Convera recently announced the signing of its first three commercial customers - CNET, HighBeam and Vivisimo - for Excalibur, a new software search product adapted for Internet use from technology originally developed to help national security and government agencies find detailed information in their massive unstructured databases.  The terms of the Institutional Investor deal were not disclosed.  About Convera  Convera is a leading provider of search technologies to commercial enterprises and government agencies. Through its two offerings, Excalibur(TM), a newly developed Web search solution and RetrievalWare(R), its enterprise search product, Convera offers unique search technology capable of providing an integrated results page derived from both intranet and Internet content. Convera's technologies manage vast stores of structured and unstructured information that exist within internal repositories and on the Web by providing highly scalable, fast, accurate and secure search capabilities across text, video, image and audio information, in multiple languages. More than 900 customers in 40 countries rely on Convera search solutions to power a broad range of mission-critical applications. For more information, contact Convera at 800-755-7005, via e-mail at info@convera.com or on the Web at www.convera.com.  This release, including any statements from Convera personnel, contains statements about Convera's future expectations, performance, plans, and prospects, as well as assumptions about future events. The reader is cautioned not to put undue reliance on these forward-looking statements, as these statements are subject to numerous factors and uncertainties, including without limitation, business and economic conditions and trends; the ability to continue funding operating losses; fluctuations in operating results including impacts from reduced corporate IT spending and lengthier sales cycles; continued success in technological advances and development including the Excalibur Web initiative; possible disruption in commercial activities caused by terrorist activity and armed conflict, such as changes in logistics and security arrangements; reduced customer demand relative to expectations; competitive factors; and other risk factors listed from time to time in the company's reports to the Securities and Exchange Commission. Actual results may differ materially from our expectations as the result of these and other important factors relating to Convera's business and product development efforts, which are further described in Convera's filings with the SEC. These filings can be obtained from the SEC's website located at www.sec.gov. Any forward-looking statements are based on information available to Convera on the date of this release, and Convera assumes no obligation to update such statements. The Convera design logo and the following are worldwide trademarks of Convera: Convera(R), RetrievalWare(R), Excalibur(TM) and Screening Room(R). The names of actual companies and products mentioned herein, if any, may be the trademarks of their respective owners.  CONTACT: Convera Corporation  by Burson-Marsteller Andrew Nibley, 212-614-4399 andrew_nibley@marsteller.com