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You don’t want to follow Google into the Cloud?
You don’t have to.


With the iFinder5 elastic IntraFind offers an interesting alternative to Google Search Appliance (GSA). If you need to extend GSA in your company or you want to switch to a future-proof and stable solution, the following blog post is just right for you.

Many customers have invested in GSA because of the brand name Google - and not because an appliance was required. From the perspective of Google, the situation has developed as follows: With discontinuing GSA, the last remaining non-cloud solution is removed from the portfolio. A further development of the product or the support will probably only be done half-heartedly in the future.

GSA was primarily used to search on websites, in online shops and intranets - an environment in which a right-checked search is often not necessarily required

If you want to replace your existing solution, IntraFind offers a modern alternative with the iFinder as virtual appliance. Installation and configuration do not take more time, the administration is straightforward and time-saving and an existing content feed architecture for the data delivery to GSA can be maintained. This is what we guarantee.

We as a German company stand for data security and protection. The iFinder does not transmit sensitive data to the vendor and also provides significantly more search functionalities than GSA. We as a German company provide the best results at the top of the hit list, because we have invested a lot in our development to handle especially German-language documents optimally. This also applies to 32 additional major business languages.

We do not force our customers not to go into the cloud. The iFinder can be operated in your own IT infrastructure or in the cloud. We adapt to you - and not vice versa: You do not have to act in accordance with the requirements of the vendor.

Unlimited scalability, load balancing and real-time indexing guarantee that the iFinder can always grow with your needs. We use Elasticsearch as the basis of our advanced search and index solution.

A combination of hardware and software does not automatically make a modern search. Search must be safe, search must be easy to administer - more than 1000 iFinder customers rely on that for many years already. But search also has to be attractive.

With our autocomplete combined with semantic technologies and an understanding for the complexity of the German language, we inspire our customers with integrated typo correction and reasonable extension proposals. With this we provide the context of a query from the document contents and thus help to quickly find the one searched document or assist with exploring unknown content. In addition, all the information is right-checked in the context of the logged in user. When searching in shops for example, all set filters are applied to autocomplete as well.

As you can see: all in all a real and cheaper alternative to your GSA!

Our offer

Have a look at the iFinder during a web session or a recorded webcast. We discuss your individual situation and create a tailor-made, individual offer. And as soon as we replaced your GSA, we also take care of the free disposal of your electronic waste. We are looking forward to your inquiry.

Live Webcast May 12, 2016

Attend our live webcast "You want to replace your Google Search Appliance (GSA)?" on May 12, 2016 from 10 to 11 a.m. CEST. Please note that the webcast will be in German.

More information for your decision making

For more information please refer to our website >>

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The Author

Franz Kögl

Franz Kögl is co-founder and co-owner of IntraFind Software AG and has almost 20 years experience in Enterprise Search and Content Analytics. For more details about Franz Kögl please refer to the Management Profile.


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