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What Is Secure Enterprise Search?

Find out how enterprise search helps customers find what they want easily, and how secure enterprise search helps secure the searches to avoid data breaches.
Ashley Stander
By Ashley Stander
Romi Hector
Reviewed by Romi Hector

Published April 28, 2022.

Many business owners think that having high quality data is a top priority for their business. While it is important, high-quality data is pointless if you don't have secure enterprise search. In other words, capturing high quality data is the easy part. Your data needs to be accessible to offer your customers real value. It also needs to be protected so that it doesn't get into the wrong hands. Talk about a catch-22!

Enterprise Search Defined

In short, enterprise search is an information access technique where you identify and then enable specific content within your organization for indexing and searching capabilities. This content is then displayed for authorized users. The aim of enterprise search is to make it easy for your customers to find what they are looking for. In doing so you keep your customer from becoming frustrated and going elsewhere to get what they need.

How to Make Enterprise Search Secure

So how do you enable your customers to easily find what they are looking for, but at the same time secure your data searches so that your sensitive information doesn't make its way into the wrong hands? You implement secure enterprise search software. Here are some of the more common features of secure enterprise search software:

  • Access authentication to different content source platforms is secured.
  • They provide alert mechanisms and intrusion detection to keep tabs on searches.
  • Vulnerability Assessment and Penetration Testing (VAPT) helps detect and address possible cybersecurity risks.
  • Data in transit and at rest is protected through encryption.
  • Single-tenant search solutions guarantee your content's security while maintaining indices and preventing accidental leaks.

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