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Like the previous version, the software allows users to search and access all data stored in a corporate system regardless of location and file format. The product searches corporate networks, intranets, extranets, various business applications and the Web. It also boasts a "universal view" of information stored in the corporate systems, allowing users to access the data without launching multiple applications.
The new version also has the added features of document-level security and open architecture. Because AltaVista Enterprise Search 2.0 is based on open architecture, it can be customised as well as integrated with legacy systems, the company said. The new product also features a document-level security framework that leverages a company's existing security infrastructure, so that users can only access indexes and documents that they have permission to view.
Users of Enterprise Search 2.0 can choose to have pricing based on the number of documents indexed or the number of users. Implementation of the software starts at $30,000 (£21,055). The product is now available worldwide.
AltaVista is also offering an add-on AutoCategorizor module with the latest version of the search tool, which organises information into directories. Pricing of the module ranges from $30,000 to $140,000, based either on the number of documents or the number of users.