ICM supplier Kazeon Software Inc has become the latest company to allow its software to feed Google’s OneBox search appliance.
Kazeon is one of a handful of start-ups pioneering software that has been labeled information classification management. This is SRM on steroid overdose, as it reports on the contents of file servers not just by analyzing file meta-data, but also by searching and indexing file content.
While Google’s OneBox appliance also indexes file content, it cannot handle as many files as Kazeon’s Server1200 appliance. Kazeon said that the Google device costs around $0.5m-odd and handles around 30 million to 40 million files – fine for collaborative systems, but only a fraction of the total file data stored by large corporations.
A single $40,000 Kazeon device in contrast can build an index for up to 100 million files, and can be clustered up to sixteen ways to handle larger indexes and more data. And like other ICM products, Kazeon’s box includes data management functions that allow administrators to move or copy files to new directories, delete them, set retention dates, or attach tags such as case numbers. All this makes Kazeon’s tool highly suitable for e-discovery, or compliance or security audits.
Google’s OneBox in contrast scores over Kazeon in terms of it’s the relevance and quality of its search engine results, and its ability to search not just file data, but web server content, and content in repositories for applications such as Lotus Domino, and BI systems from vendors such as Cognos.
Using a $10,000 two-way software connector between the Google OneBox and Kazeon Server1200, results from searches made with the familiar Google OneBox interface can include Kazeon search results, and Kazeon data management functions.