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Secure Desktop Search for the Enterprise Now Available Free from X1 Technologies

Professional Client Controls User Search Access and Privileges While Adding User Productivity Features


PASADENA, CA – June 19, 2006 X1 Technologies, Inc., a leader in enterprise desktop search, today unveiled a free, secure desktop search solution for the enterprise. The award winning X1® Professional Client gives business users comprehensive desktop search capabilities without putting enterprise assets at risk. Free of charge to their organizations, business users can increase productivity by searching desktop email, calendars and documents quickly and easily while IT managers can feel comfortable that network assets are secure.
"For most information workers, desktop search is the only way to get at the mass of information they have stored and can no longer find," said Sue Feldman, Research Vice President, Content Management and Retrieval Solutions at IDC. "For enterprises concerned with both productivity and security, X1 provides the usability that end users need with administrative tools for enterprises to ensure that their information is secure, no matter where it is."
The free X1 Professional Client is the first Desktop Search product designed specifically for enterprise use. By disabling features that can put corporate data at risk and adversely affect exchange and network performance, X1 has delivered the first desktop search product that is safe for deployment on corporate networks.
"Free desktop search products designed for personal use are readily available on the internet, and these products are increasingly being downloaded at work by employees who need better tools for finding information," said Josh Jacobs, president of X1 Technologies. "Unfortunately, many of these products put information and systems at risk. With X1's Professional Client, organizations have the unique combination of a free desktop search solution that is designed specifically for secure environments. IT managers can give knowledge workers the desktop search capabilities they need to boost their productivity while maintaining control and integrity of their corporate data."
Today's announcement also brings additional functionality to boost productivity for the end user. New features include:
  • bundled Yahoo! Toolbar
  • search calendars and tasks
  • drag and drop search results
  • real-time indexing
  • search off-line or archived email
  • integrated web search button allows searches to be extended to the Internet.
X1 Professional Client
Using X1's proprietary indexing technology, relevant email, files, documents, attachments, tasks, calendar items and contacts appear as fast as you type. All search results can be previewed in X1's search user interface, even if the originating application is not installed on the user's PC.
The X1 Professional Client delivers the fastest desktop search experience possible, creating and refining search results with every new keystroke. It can search on 370+ different file types, including audio, video, .PST and archived files. In the preview pane, formatting is retained so you see the original layout-not just plain text.
Other productivity features include launch with Windows; highlight of search terms within the results Preview Pane; minimization to the system tray to preserve space on the taskbar; eliminate retyping with post-search action to save frequent searches; print email messages and files from within X1; index updates scheduling at any interval in the background.
Availability
Now available, individual users can download the X1 Free Professional Client for Outlook or Lotus Notes at http://www.x1.com. Also available for download is the X1 Enterprise Desktop Search Evaluation Kit which includes comprehensive tools for IT pilots and deployment as well as full support for free enterprise-wide deployments. Go to http://www.x1.com/download/enterprise_evaluation_kit.html to download the X1 Evaluation Kit.
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About X1 Technologies, Inc.
X1 Technologies, Inc., a recognized leader in desktop search solutions, was founded in 2003 to help business users easily access and act upon information that resides anywhere on a desktop or the corporate enterprise. Companies of all sizes use X1 Technologies' solutions for their enterprise desktop search initiatives. X1 Technologies was an early leader in the desktop search space with the launch of their flagship product, X1 Desktop Search, which garnered industry awards including the "Best of 2004" and "Technical Excellence" from PC Magazine. X1 Technologies has partnered with leading companies including IBM, Yahoo! and EarthLink to power their desktop search initiatives. Headquartered in Pasadena, California, X1 Technologies is an operating company of Idealab, and is backed by U.S. Venture Partners. For more information, visit www.x1.com or call 626-229-3050.
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