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Thunderstone Releases Version 17

July 14, 2016
Thunderstone Releases Version 17

New search features include

Drop in search interface
It is now easier to add a search interface to a website by embedding some simple HTML code into a web page. Using Javascript and AJAX the search interface and result pages are created without needing to create several custom pages and actions on your website.
link: syntax
Search users can now use the link: syntax to find pages that link to a specific page.
Unprimer URLs
If the crawler needs to logout from a website or take another actions at the end of the crawl an unprimer URL can be specified that behaves similar to the primer URL for logging in at the start of a crawl.
Other fixes
Miscellaneous other bug fixes and enhancements to the crawl and search interfaces.

Availability

Search Appliance Version 17 is available to all Search Appliance and Parametric Search Appliance customers who have a current maintenance plan by following the menu System / System Setup / Update Software.

Webinator Version 17 is available to all Webinator customers who have a current maintenance plan by contacting Thunderstone.

For 35 years Thunderstone Software has been dedicated to providing the best search solutions possible to government, corporate, and non-profit customers, with exceptional service and devotion to finding the right solution for the customer.

For further information call +1 216-820-2200, visit www.thunderstone.com.

 

Thunderstone Releases Version 16

February 1, 2016
Thunderstone Releases Version 16

CLEVELAND, OH, February 1, 2016 — Improving the quality of search for intranet, public facing websites and aggregator sites -- Thunderstone Search Appliance and Webinator Version 16 is here.

New crawl features include

Additional authorization options
If you have websites that require user authentication, the latest version of the Search Appliance and Webinator include support for:
  • Central Authentication Service (CAS): These form-based logins may now be crawled simply with a user name and password, without needing to create custom authentication rules.
  • Negotiate Kerberos option authentication is now supported for crawls.
Simplified crawl configuration
In addition to CAS, version 16 also adds support for:
  • Sitemaps allowing easier crawling of sites where URLs are not easily determined from a crawl.
  • XML/XSL site support by applying stylesheets to sites that deliver content via XML and XSL instead of HTML; the searchable text is better identified.
  • Proxy Auto-config (PAC) file support which makes it easier to index and crawl enterprises composed of different networks with varying proxy rules: the same config files used by browsers may now be used at crawl time.
  • The Ajax crawlable URL scheme from Google is supported, allowing Ajax based dynamic sites that support it to be crawled and indexed more effectively.
Additional fixes and enhancements
In addition improvements have been made to the administrative interface as well as some file-format processing.

Availability

Search Appliance Version 16 is available to all Search Appliance and Parametric Search Appliance customers who have a current maintenance plan by following the menu System / System Setup / Update Software.

Webinator Version 16 is available to all Webinator customers who have a current maintenance plan by contacting Thunderstone.

For 34 years Thunderstone Software has been dedicated to providing the best search solutions possible to government, corporate, and non-profit customers, with exceptional service and devotion to finding the right solution for the customer.

For further information call +1 216-820-2200, visit www.thunderstone.com.

The Benefits of Thunderstone's Investment Protection Program

December 15, 2015

Nobody wants a bad investment. You paid good money for a service, and you don't want to be trapped by a bad decision. Thunderstone helps you unlock the information within your organization while helping you protect the investment you made in a search solution.

The Benefits of Thunderstone's Investment Protection Program

When you work with Thunderstone, you get treated fairly. There's no sudden realization that you need to upgrade to a new version to get what you really wanted. You won't feel forced to comply with unreasonable demands because you don't control a key component of your business.

No, you'll get full ownership of your Thunderstone search solution, meaning you're in charge and won't have to be afraid of being overcharged in the future.

Search Solutions That Grow With Your Organization

With Thunderstone, your company won't be penalized for success. If you are a current client, you won't be charged full price when you need to move up to an upgraded search solution. Instead, you'll only pay the difference between your current search capacity and the level of your new search solution.

Searching for the Right Solution

An investment in Thunderstone is one that allows your search solution to grow with you. Contact us online or give us a call at 216-820-2200 today to talk to one of our experts about a search solution for your organization.

Upgrade from Google Mini with Thunderstone

December 8, 2015
Upgrade from Google Mini with Thunderstone

You don't need to be a big business to get quality service. While the Google Mini was discontinued by Google, Thunderstone still takes care of small- and medium-sized businesses in need of a search appliance by upgrading your old option.

Out With the Old Search Appliance and In With the New

You shouldn't be left out in the cold because your old search appliance was discontinued. Our products are designed with the flexibility to meet your needs. The Thunderstone Search Appliance benefits your organization through:

  • Increased website ROI
  • Reduced customer service costs
  • Increased productivity
  • Customized configuration and integration

Customers that upgrade to the Thunderstone Search Appliance will receive assistance from our experts during the transition so that you can see the difference for yourself. We also set you up with a 30-day money back guarantee in case the search appliance isn't for you.

Search Appliance Solutions from Thunderstone

We've worked with customers of all shapes and sizes, ranging from government entities to businesses. Google may not cater to smaller organizations, but our premier search appliances can help your business get the results it needs. Contact us online or give us a call at 216-820-2200 for more information about upgrading to Thunderstone.

Thunderstone Releases Search Appliance Version 15

November 2, 2015
Thunderstone Releases Search Appliance Version 15

CLEVELAND, OH, November 2, 2015 — Improving the quality of search for intranet, public facing websites and aggregator sites -- Search Appliance Version 15 is here.

New crawl features include

Performance improvements indexing many sites at once
If you are creating a search that indexes many different websites the performance of the indexing has been improved. This will allow for more frequent indexing of such indexes.
MIME type enforcement
When crawling across many sites you may find that the web server may still return content that does not match the Mime Types requested. The setting will now be enforced by the crawler, which can help eliminate a lot of unwanted content from a crawl.
Client Certificate option
The crawler can be given a client SSL certificate to use when crawling HTTPS sites, allowing crawling of sites that use client SSL certificates for authentication.

New search features include

Quotes for Literal option
Allows you to change the meaning of quoting a search term from creating a phrase that is still subject to the normal thesaurus, word form and other linguistic processing to searching for exactly what you typed in, although still case-insensitive.
Improved HTML Highlighting
Lets users see the results in the original HTML for better contextual information with support for more complex HTML.

Availability

Search Appliance Version 15 is available to all Search Appliance and Parametric Search Appliance customers who have a current maintenance plan by following the menu System / System Setup / Update Software.

For 34 years Thunderstone Software has been dedicated to providing the best search solutions possible to government, corporate, and non-profit customers, with exceptional service and devotion to finding the right solution for the customer.

For further information call +1 216-820-2200, visit www.thunderstone.com.

 

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