U.S. Army National Ground Intelligence Center Expands Use of Verity Software
NGIC Applies Verity K2 Enterprise Software to Aid in Global War on Terrorism
SUNNYVALE, Calif., July 8, 2003 -- Verity Inc. (Nasdaq: VRTY), a leading provider of enterprise software that helps organizations maximize the return on their intellectual capital investment, today announced that the U.S. Army National Ground Intelligence Center (NGIC) has expanded the use of Verity(R) K2 Enterprise (K2E) software across the entire organization.
In addition to this significant extension of K2E, NGIC has implemented new knowledge management capabilities including Verity's parametric selection, Profiler and Locales technologies. Verity's parametric selection allows users to refine search results by drilling down into categories. Verity Profiler enhances the relevance of search results by classifying new and modified documents against a large number of classification profiles in real time. Verity K2E's Locales capability permits search of content in multiple languages.
The mission of NGIC, a part of the Army Intelligence & Security Command, is to analyze scientific and technical information, as well as general military intelligence, on ground forces outside the U.S. Verity K2E is used to organize and search a large amount of structured and unstructured information that resides in the NGIC content repositories.
The scalability of Verity K2E was a prime factor in NGIC's selection criteria for enterprise-wide deployment. There was a keen interest at NGIC to offer secure access to its repositories to other federal agencies with comparable missions. Verity K2E's brokered architecture permits data to be shared between authorized federal agencies to "connect the dots" without the need to integrate new software or hardware systems.
"Verity has been proud to serve the growing needs of NGIC in the last couple of years. NGIC's crucial role in the global war on terrorism is further aided with the expansion of Verity K2E across the entire enterprise," said Anthony J. Bettencourt, Verity's president and CEO. "This organization-wide deployment is a testimony to the power, scalability and versatility of Verity K2E. This software gives NGIC a way to maximize the value of the information it gathers, organizes and analyzes."
Headquartered in Sunnyvale, Calif., Verity provides software solutions that help organizations maximize the return on their intellectual capital investment by utilizing Verity's industry-leading enterprise search, classification and personalization technologies. Verity software is used for sharing information within and between enterprises; for facilitating e-commerce sales; and for B2B activities on Web-based market exchanges. In addition, Verity technology serves as a core component of many leading e-business applications.
Verity products are used by more than 3,500 organizations in the private and public sectors. Customers include Adobe Systems, AT&T, Bristol-Myers Squibb, Cisco, Cap Gemini Ernst & Young, Documentum, Dow Jones, EDGAR Online, Financial Times, H-P, Home Depot, Lotus, META Group, SAP, Siemens, Stellent, Sybase, Time New Media and Timex.
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