Portland, OR (PRWEB) April 19, 2007
Attensa, Inc., the leading developer of RSS software for businesses, today introduced significant enhancements to the Attensa Feed Server, a dedicated web feed server designed to manage enterprise RSS, ATOM and XML feeds for users and groups behind the firewall. With the Attensa Feed Server 1.2, administrators and users can create and publish custom web feeds and content simply by using their email client. The new version also includes sophisticated aggregation, matching and correlation search tools to automatically deliver intelligently filtered information from public and custom content that precisely matches the searcher's criteria. New attention analytics tools rank feeds by use patterns in the organization and provide the ability to search for relevant feeds and articles stored on the Feed Server. Backup and restore capabilities have been added to insure that subscriptions, user and group settings are protected.
"Attensa continues to deliver comprehensive tools and innovative capabilities that harness the collective intelligence of an organization and help people discover, create, filter and channel highly relevant information to the right people at the right time using Web feed workflows," said Eric Hayes, Attensa's Vice President of Research and Development.
Attensa Feed Server 1.2 brings together all of the tools IT that administrators, team leaders and users need to manage and streamline the delivery of critical business information using web feeds behind the firewall. The new capabilities and feature set have been developed based on extensive input from IT professionals and users in some of the world's largest corporations including the leading companies in global logistics services, energy, financial services, investment banking, insurance, pharmaceuticals and health care.
Effortlessly Create Custom Feeds and Publish Content Using Email Clients
With the newest version of the Attensa Feed Server, users can publish, distribute and read Web feeds using Microsoft Outlook or other email clients. Users can easily create custom feeds and use their email client to write and forward content to the newly created feeds. Content can be added to the feed as easily as forwarding an email.
Enhanced Attention Reporting -- Feed Rankings and Discovery
Managers, team leaders and admins can access new reports based on Attensa's unique AttentionStream™ analytics. Community feeds can be ranked by the number of subscribers. Users with permission can discover and easily subscribe to new feeds. Reports can be used to identify must-read feeds and the most effective communications channels for getting information to specific users and groups. Detailed Attention reports are searchable based on feeds, groups and users.
Three Search Tools and Techniques to Discover and Channel Highly Relevant Content
Search Feeds and Articles Stored on the Feed Server
Users can search across feeds and articles stored on the feed server and easily subscribe to new feeds that capture their attention.
Search the Open Web with Persistent Search Tools
Administrators and users can set up dynamic searches across 18 Web, blog and social network search engines. The ability to add search from premium content providers is also available. Search feeds are hosted on the server and can be channeled to specific users and groups. Users can add new searches through the Attensa Feed Server's Web reader.
Simply typing search keyword queries once will launch searches across multiple search engines. Search results are updated automatically on a continuous basis.
Search Custom Content Channels Using Precision Search Tools
Users can create precisely focused search channels that automatically and continuously deliver exactly the content they are searching for without duplication. Precision search differs from conventional indexing searches by matching and filtering results in real time. Researchers can fine tune their search criteria, in real time, to deliver exactly the information they are searching for as soon as it is observed on in the content channel.
Designed for Scaling Efficiency and Lower Total Cost of Ownership
The Attensa Feed Server scales more efficiently than conventional clustered server approaches used in competitive enterprise RSS solutions. The server uses Attensa's AttentionStream™ processing to intelligently manage and direct workload demands to task specific servers. AttentionStream™ processing running on the Linux OS lowers TCO by requiring fewer servers to support workloads and reduces software licensing costs.
Backup and Restore
Customers' Feed Server subscriptions and user settings are protected by automated backups. The frequency can be scheduled by the administrator. Feed Server information can be restored to users from backed-up files.
The Attensa Feed Server -- Putting Web Feeds to Work Behind the Firewall
The Attensa Feed Server 1.2 is available as an appliance and as a virtual appliance. It can be easily installed behind the firewall to create a secure, scalable, enterprise RSS environment that integrates seamlessly into the fabric of IT network environments. With the Attensa Feed Server, individuals, workgroups, departments and entire organizations can securely receive internal and external RSS information. RSS articles can be read in Microsoft Outlook, in Windows and Mac desktop feed readers, in a secure online feed reader, in Sametime Instant Messaging and on mobile devices. Attensa's unique AttentionStream™ synchronization ties the server to the company's desktop, web and mobile RSS readers so articles read, filed and deleted are continuously updated, regardless of when or where they are accessed. The Attensa Feed Server streamlines collaboration, business intelligence and knowledge management workflows.
Attensa, Inc. is a venture backed software company developing enterprise RSS software that gets the right information to the right people at the right time using enterprise web feed workflows.