Enterprise search involves identifying and enabling specific content across the enterprise to be indexed, searched and displayed to authorized users. Use of an enterprise search tool is typically done through a portal tool (portlet) or through a web interface.
An enterprise search differs from a web search, such as is done using Google’s search engine, in that it searches only the information and data on the organization’s enterprise servers and central repositories. The All Star enterprise search solution enables an organization to provide its employees with a simple, easy-to-use search experience that also meets the security and workflow requirements your business demands. Enterprise search gives secure access to all of your organization’s data sources—Web sites, file servers, content management systems, enterprise resource planning and customer relationship management systems, business intelligence systems, and databases.
The components of a successful enterprise search solution include:
- Highest level of security—Multiple layers of security for enforcing information access for regulatory compliance, IP protection, and privacy concerns
- Broadest set of enterprise data sources—Out-of-the-box access to more applications than any other search engine and standards-based interfaces for connecting to custom data sources
- Fastest time to value—Familiar Web search look and feel assures rapid user adoption. Web-based administration supports easy tuning of results to drive the right information to your users
- Hot-pluggable—Virtual directory system simultaneously supports Oracle and third party identity management systems, and federated search integrates results from third-party search engines