Google Search Appliance
Google Search for your Business.
Google Search Appliance (GSA) is an integrated hardware and software search solution that brings the ease of Google search to intranets and websites of any size. Leveraging algorithms specifically designed for enterprise content, Google Search Appliance provides users with fast, highly relevant results. Organizations can use GSA to make data on servers, content management systems, databases, and business applications instantly and securely available from a single familiar search box. More than 35,000 companies worldwide use Google Enterprise search solutions.
Access all of your business content through one search box
With Google Search Appliance, your company’s intranet or website search engine can be as relevant and reliable as Google’s – and just as easy to use. GSA provides universal search for business, letting enterprise or website content be searched through one easy, familiar search box. The Appliance searches intranets, web servers, portals, file shares, databases, content management systems, and real-time data in business applications, and now, cloud based systems, such as Google Apps, Google Site Search and Twitter.
Search information in the cloud
With the new Cloud Connect feature, the Google Search Appliance can access public and private content in the cloud, including emails and documents and also search across public resources on the web. Further, through the Appliance’s OneBox capability, diverse content can be searched through a single query, providing real-time access to business applications such as ERP, CRM, or business intelligence systems.
Scale effortlessly to billions of documents
The Search Appliance’s scalable architecture allows multiple appliances within one organization to share search indices across vast ranges of content and still provide unified results. This brings scale to existing enterprise search deployments, without disruption or changes to hardware or software, and allows unified search across multiple instances – even across multiple departments or geographies with separate Appliances. The Appliance provides rigid security across millions or even billions of content sources.
Secure search, every time
The Search Appliance integrates with your existing security and access control systems so that users only see search results if they have access to the source content. GSA supports numerous authentication and single sign-on mechanisms, including LDAP, basic and NTLM authentication, PKI authentication with X.509 certificates, Kerberos, and Windows Integrated Authentication.
The Appliance supports both early binding and late binding options, regardless of the scale of deployment, providing maximum flexibility to customers. GSA integrates across all enterprise security mechanisms, supporting single sign-on systems as well as multiple credentials to ensure secure results.
Customize search to your exact needs
GSA provides highly relevant results “out of the box,” without the complexity and expense of custom-configuring hardware and operating systems. Organizations that wish to further customize search can utilize a full array of intelligent biasing features, such as source, date, metadata, collection, and node biasing. Additionally, GSA allows customization of user interface and security.
GSA offers end users many of the same benefits they have come to expect from Google.com, but with specific enterprise enhancements that make search easy, useful, and intuitive.
To find out more about Google Search Appliance, email email@example.com.