Attivio has been at the forefront of secure search-based applications for the last 8 years. Using our patented query-time join capabilities we are able to store security information in the index separate from the content and use it to apply security filters automatically to ensure that end users only see the most relevant content they are allowed to see. This allows us to automatically preserve security permissions from sources such as SharePoint, Jive, Confluence and other content repositories.
The search market has come a long way from 2007 when Attivio was founded. We took some time to chat with Attivio co-founder and CTO Will Johnson about just how far Attivio has come and how the search market itself has evolved.
Q: You are one of Attivio’s founders. What’s the story behind Attivio’s origins? What challenges were you addressing?
WJ: The original founders of Attivio came from various search backgrounds: FAST (Fast Search and Transfer) which was sold to Microsoft, Altavista, and Northern Light. We had a lot of deep search expertise.