Google announces the fifth generation of its iconic Google Search Appliance hardware. The Google Search Appliance provides universal search capabilities to secure repositories, such as enterprise content systems.
To help break silos and reach into more enterprise content, the Google Search Appliance 5.0 now includes an enterprise connector framework for access to enterprise content management (ECM) systems. This framework extends the already sizable reach into 220 file formats, file shares, intranets, databases, applications, and hosted services.
Various connectors, made available under open-source licenses, includes EMC Documentum, IBM FileNet, OpenText Livelink, and Microsoft SharePoint.
Where security is concerned, support for Microsoft Windows Integrated Authentication (WIA) has been added. Secure crawling and serving of file system content is now provided as well as significant performance increases in the SAML-based Authentication ad Authorization API.
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