Connectivity without Custom Code

Connect and Integrate over 60 Systems

  • Provides secure, high performance crawling and indexing
  • Connects to a wide variety of systems
  • Manages sophisticated security scenarios
  • Maps security entitlements with source systems into search
  • Ensures results are trimmed to expose only content the user has access to

SharePoint Connectors

Key Capabilities:

Smart Security Mapping

provides powerful security integration across the heterogeneous security schemes used by different source systems. 'Early binding' security makes it possible to deliver secure, high-performance search solutions. AD-based systems benefit from automatic AD group binding; non-AD systems benefit from advanced security mapping that goes beyond the claims-based security of native search platforms. 

Easy Administration

with automatic metadata mapping and an integrated Test Bench make it possible to rapidly deploy, configure, and test connectivity. Once deployed, crawling is monitored and managed transparently through the familiar SharePoint crawl management tools. Scheduled jobs for common tasks such as security sync, backups, and mailbox management enable straightforward administration.

Advanced Configuration

through connections, content sources, items, and metadata can be configured and extended to customize the content and tailor how search fields are populated.  Custom scripting, using familiar Visual Basic syntax, can be applied to security, crawling, and metadata to handle even the most demanding applications.

Universal SQL Connector Toolkit

supports secure indexing for any SQL-based source system with the flexibility to tailor the way database content is composed and transformed into indexed items. Swift, wizard-driven creation of custom connectors for sources enables development of new, fully secure connectors on demand, with the flexibility to tailor content handling and metadata mapping. 

Web Services Connectors

integrate securely with complex business systems with proprietary APIs without installing software on production systems.

Targets

deliver content from a source repository to other locations, to support a broad range of scenarios beyond indexing for search.  Pre-built targets include SharePoint Lists, Libraries, and User Profile Store. Custom Targets, fileshare Targets, and database Targets can also be created on demand.

Smart Metadata Mapping

automatically maps metadata to managed properties, and provides dataset lookup to external sources in order to augment and normalize fields; a flexible metadata mapping facility; and a scripting capability that enables the manipulation of metadata fields. Associated crawls add supplementary information as content is indexed. For example, a fileshare may have an associated database holding metadata; both the file and the metadata are indexed as a single item using an associated crawl.

Key Benefits:

High Performance

Light Touch

Unparalleled Security

Flexibility