Reuters deploys content monitoring software from Fast Search & Transfer


Fast Search & Transfer (FAST), the leading developer of enterprise search and real-time alerting technologies, announced today that Reuters will deploy a software solution developed by FAST that enables the company to protect its intellectual assets by improving brand and content protection.

In identifying and logging Reuters content on the Internet, the FAST search derivative application (SDA) for content monitoring will generate reports for Reuters that will help the company to monitor the Internet for copyright infringements of Reuters content.

Reuters' deployment of the FAST content monitoring application capitalises upon its current use of FAST ESP, FAST's powerful, real-time enterprise search platform. The Reuters News Distribution Service (NDS) uses FAST ESP to provide thousands of news service subscribers with customised information that is highly relevant to the news articles they are developing. In addition, FAST ESP enables Reuters NDS subscribers to save specific company and news triggers, so that they can be alerted in real-time as new information on these topics are made public.

"As the world's largest international multimedia news agency and content provider, it is important to know as much as we can about how Reuters' copyrighted news content is being used by our subscribers, as well as the general public," Paul Hansford, Global Head of Content Quality at Reuters. "FAST's ability to filter and retrieve news results from thousands of data sources, in multiple languages, with the highest relevancy for our subscribers has impressed us. We are looking forward to seeing how the implementation of FAST ESP will help us track copyright infringements and protect our corporate identity."

FAST's unique, single-platform approach is setting new search standards by providing customers and partners worldwide with scalable, industrial strength search solutions that address their needs and allow them to migrate from smaller installations to enterprise-wide deployments, as required, without changing software platform.

"Whether it used by millions of news subscribers around the world, or for internally tracking copyright infringements on the Internet, the FAST enterprise search solutions offer global organisations, such as Reuters, the tools to maximise the value of the information they gather, organise and analyse," said John M. Lervik, FAST's chief executive officer. "We are pleased that Reuters has decided to expand their use of FAST ESP for new applications across their enterprise."

Running on low-cost, high performance servers, the precision-engineered FAST ESP enables organisations to efficiently gain a 360-degree view of relevant structured data stored in databases, as well as the unstructured data of documents, emails, presentations, Web pages and more. Whether
data exists in multiple databases and applications, on corporate intranets or on the Web, FAST ESP provides unlimited access and scalability in data volume, number of users and freshness of data. It also enables organisations to draw one complete, accurate, secure, and intelligent view of all the information they need to advance the fortunes of the enterprise.

FAST ESP is offered through the FAST Data Search suite of enterprise search solutions, which includes FAST Data Search for Site Search; FAST Data Search for Compliance; FAST Data Search for eCommerce; FAST Data Search for Intranets; and FAST Data Search 360. The FAST Data Search product suite supplies a complete information retrieval solution ideal for key vertical markets and applications including e-Commerce and Internet Portals, Financial Services; Government; Life Sciences; Media and Publishing; and Telecom.

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