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Google has introduced a new search appliance that features Google OneBox for Enterprise, which among other capabilities gives customers secure access to information in any application in the enterprise from the convenience of the Google search box.

Google reports OneBox for Enterprise functionality was developed by Google as well as by some of the world's leading enterprise companies, including: Cisco, Cognos, Employease, NetSuite, Oracle, and SAS.

The new Google OneBox for Enterprise API, and all of the development interfaces, are open to the community of developers, system integrators or ISVs interested in making information more accessible with the appliance. Google is also announcing a developers program, a community site where developers can get access to Google Enterprise SDKs and documentation, and post their work for sharing with other customers, partners and developers.

Google partners LTech Consulting and SADA Systems have developed OneBox modules to enable access to employee directory and calendar information from Microsoft Exchange. Google partner BearingPoint has developed OneBox modules that provide access to SAP and PeopleSoft, plus access to employee contact information in LDAP directories. Google partner Persistent Systems has developed a OneBox module for directory and calendar information in Lotus Notes. All of these Google OneBox for Enterprise modules are free for download from the Google Enterprise Developer forum.

For more information, technical specs for developing OneBox for Enterprise extensions and the full OneBox for Enterprise module gallery, please click here.

Google says its new Search Appliance includes features designed to improve the security, relevancy, reach and performance of enterprise information, specifically:

Reach. The extensions add searchable content from any business application. A Native File System crawler reaches all content in Windows-based file systems (more than 220 file types such as Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, PDF, etc.).

Security. Expanded enterprise security and authentication, including LDAP and standard SAML interfaces.

Quality. Search relevancy has been enhanced through context-sensitive stemming and synonyms, learned from billions of searches on, as well as a new index of external metadata repositories in document and content management systems.

Performance. Up to 25 queries per second can be performed on one server (500 percent increase), and up to 3 million documents can be handled on a single server (100 percent increase).

These features, including Google OneBox for Enterprise, are available as part of the new Google Search Appliance or as free upgrades to current Version 4 customers.

Google has also developed what it calls the next-generation Mini Search Appliance.

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