Thunderstone Software Announces Version 6.3 of the Thunderstone Search Appliance

With New SOAP API and Single Sign-On Authentication Helper for Windows Environments

CLEVELAND, OH - May 27, 2008 - Thunderstone Software LLC (http://www.thunderstone.com), a long-time industry R&D leader in providing extremely robust search solutions for businesses, NGOs, governments and educational institutions, today announced that it has released Version 6.3 of the Thunderstone Search Appliance.

The newest Appliance software enhancements, which apply to both the Thunderstone Search Appliance and the Thunderstone Parametric Search Appliance, include:

  • DataLoad SOAP API
  • Search SOAP API
  • Single Sign-On Authentication Helper for Windows environments (e.g. ActiveDirectory/SmartCard)

The SOAP API allows users to more easily access the Appliance programatically for the purpose of loading data and searching. It should integrate easily into any development environment that supports SOAP.

The Single Sign-On Authentication Helper lets the Appliance make use of ActiveDirectory based authentication schemes for results authorization.

The Thunderstone Search Appliance is a plug-and-play device combining the simplicity of a hosted service with the security and performance of a local solution. Built on Thunderstone's advanced Texis software, the Appliance can handle more than 1,000 typical queries a minute -- providing excellent value without adding administrative overhead.

The Thunderstone Parametric Search Appliance combines the flexibility and power of Texis with the ease of use of an appliance. It provides an easy way to create applications that combine full-text and structured data without programming.

About Thunderstone
Thunderstone Software LLC (http://www.thunderstone.com) pioneered simultaneous searching of both structured and unstructured data with the Texis relational database optimized for full-text search. Since 1981 Thunderstone has continued to develop its global reputation as provider of the world's most powerful, scalable and flexible enterprise search solutions.

Sales contact: Fred Harmon

+1 216 820 2200 ext.105

Media contact: Peter Thusat

+1 216 820 2200 ext.118

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