IT search engine company Paglo Labs has launched its enterprise search software for beta testing which will enable enterprises to search IT data from their networks, computers, and security systems through a free, web-based application.
The company claims that its web-based application will spider a company’s IT infrastructure and will be able to gather IT information from all software and hardware in its environment. The crawler is compatible with Windows, Linux, Unix and Macintosh operating systems.
According to Computerworld, Brian de Haaff, chief executive at Paglo said: We enable IT administrators to capture all the information on the systems, network and users, then be able to search it and pull out results in simple text and rich quantitative data.
The on-demand application is available for free to users. The crawler component of the software is open-source while the rest of the application is proprietary. The software can be extended with plug-ins to remove data from additional data sources.
Users access their IT information through a customizable Paglo Dashboard, which presents results from their saved queries. Users can create separate dashboards to view operations, network management, and security assets. These views can also be saved to the Paglo community for anyone to use.
The company has also invited users to sign up for a private beta testing which will be announced later in the month.
The company faces competition from Splunk, which also offers enterprise IT systems search and has 450 customers, including Yahoo, British Telecom and Dow Jones. Splunk also launched the version 3.0 of its flagship IT search engine in October 2007, which enables non-IT people to search IT data generated by applications, servers, and network devices.
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