Google Desktop Search Goes Corporate

New Desktop Search Application Offers Administrative Controls and Integration with IBM Lotus Notes

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. – May 18, 2005 – Google Inc. (NASDAQ: GOOG) today announced Google Desktop Search for Enterprise . This free downloadable application enables companies to provide employees with the ability to search for information on their computers with the same quality experience they’ve come to expect from Google.com. Based on Google’s popular desktop search application for consumers, Google Desktop Search for Enterprise adds new enterprise-level security, configuration and deployment controls, as well as the ability to search the full text of IBM Lotus Notes messages.

"Finding information quickly in business is more than a convenience it’s a necessity," said Dave Girouard, general manager of Google’s enterprise business. "With the addition of Google Desktop Search for Enterprise, businesses of all sizes can offer their employees one-stop Google search for the desktop, intranet, or web."

Through a collaborative effort between Google and IBM, the new Google Desktop Search for Enterprise provides simple, fast search across Lotus Notes messages.

"E-mail has evolved beyond messaging into a tool where people manage their activities and store critical business information," said Ken Bisconti, vice president of Workplace, Portal and Collaboration Software, IBM. "With Google Desktop Search for the Enterprise , we are giving more than 118 million Lotus Notes users greater flexibility in searching for critical business information stored on their desktop."

Google Desktop Search for Enterprise delivers high quality search results, one-stop search, simple deployment and a series of new features designed specifically to meet the needs of corporate environments.

One-Stop Searching for Employees

  • Search desktop files, the corporate intranet and global Internet all from one search box
  • Instantly find vital corporate email, files, web history, even instant messages
  • View web pages visited, even when not online

Centralized Administration and Security for the Enterprise

  • Administer control of all configuration settings. For example, restrict the indexing of secure sites, specific file types, or particular domains
  • Test and validate new software versions before deploying
  • Support for index encryption to protect the search index from unauthorized access

Easy Deployment for Everyone

  • Free download and unlimited, enterprise-wide use
  • Easy centralized deployment via the industry-standard installer
  • Centrally managed software update administration

In addition to Lotus Notes, Google Desktop Search is the first desktop search tool to access the full text of a user’s web page history and the only one to search AOL instant messages. Google works with most popular email clients, most popular file types (including text, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, PDF, MP3, image, audio, and video files) and web pages viewed using popular browsers (Internet Explorer, Firefox, Mozilla and Netscape).

Integration with Google Search Appliance

Google Desktop Search for Enterprise also offers full integration with the Google Search Appliance and Google Mini to deliver search results and convenient one-stop-searching from the desktop, intranet and Google.com.

Google Desktop Search for Enterprise is free and available at desktop.google.com/enterprise/. An optional premium support package is available, which includes access to information and assistance from Google experts, guaranteed response time on requests, and escalation for critical issues.

About Google Inc.

Google’s innovative search technologies connect millions of people around the world with information every day. Founded in 1998 by Stanford Ph.D. students Larry Page and Sergey Brin, Google today is a top web property in all major global markets. Google’s targeted advertising program, which is the largest and fastest growing in the industry, provides businesses of all sizes with measurable results, while enhancing the overall web experience for users. Google is headquartered in Silicon Valley with offices throughout the Americas, Europe, and Asia. For more information, visit www.google.com.

Media contact:

Nathan Tyler
Google, Inc.
+1 650-623-4211
nate@google.com

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