Google Brings Desktop Search to the Enterprisefor Free
Going beyond the company's consumer product, Google Desktop Search for the Enterprise offers search of e-mail messages from Lotus Notes 6.5 and later and of transcripts from Lotus Instant Messaging chat sessions.Google on Wednesday announced the release of its long-awaited enterprise desktop search product, which it will offer to business customers as a free download. The product, known as Google Desktop Search for the Enterprise, is modeled after a similar product that Google Inc. has offered to the consumer marketplace for the past six months. It is used to search for files and documents on a users hard drive. The software supports files on systems running Windows 2000 or later. Google Desktop Search for the Enterprise goes beyond Googles consumer desktop search product to offer search of e-mail messages from Lotus Notes 6.5 and later and of transcripts from Lotus Instant Messaging chat sessions. It also includes support for encryption of data files using Microsoft Corp.s encrypted file system technology, according to Google officials in Mountain View, Calif.
Like the consumer version of Google Desktop Search, the enterprise version also can search messages from Microsoft Outlook and from any IMAP e-mail client, officials said.