SOURCE: BlackBall, Inc.

November 07, 2005 10:28 ET

BlackBall® and Teksouth Announce Strategic Partnership

Award-Winning Companies Integrate Industrial-Strength Searches, Managed File Transfer for Faster, More Secure File Sharing

SAN DIEGO, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- November 7, 2005 -- BlackBall® Inc., a leading provider of data search solutions, and Teksouth Corporation, a veteran provider of managed file transfer solutions, today announced a strategic partnership that will enable corporate end-users to quickly search large networks for files and emails, then rapidly transfer those files in a secure manner. The integrated solution, which combines BlackBall's SearchIn data search tool with Teksouth's IQ Swift™ managed file transfer software, finds and transmits information more easily and quickly than previously possible.

"SearchIn is the ultimate search tool for your entire network, regardless of operating system," said Patricia Brown, President of BlackBall. "It indexes not just the contents of a file, but also the metadata that describes unstructured files. Search queries can be narrowed down to specific metadata fields, allowing files to be identified for easy and secure transmission through the IQ Swift managed file transfer service."

Working together, SearchIn and IQ Swift make it possible for companies to rapidly find and reliably transfer information from location to location, whether across the office or across the world, without the myriad of operational snags that have plagued corporations for years.

"IQ Swift's proven performance has its roots in software we developed for the Department of Defense. It combines security, reliability, and speed of data transfer in a single, flexible package," said David Reeves, Director of Marketing for Teksouth. "SearchIn provides the ideal front end storage resource management capabilities necessary to allow users to quickly find the files they need to transfer. Together, these two products form an exceptionally powerful solution."

IQ Swift is Teksouth's revolutionary managed file transfer solution, designed to eliminate the shortcomings of the long-outdated file transfer protocol (FTP) for quickly and reliably moving important data. It allows users to transfer any size file or package of files quickly, reliably and securely, making IQ Swift ideal for compliance with government privacy regulations, such as the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), and the Sarbanes-Oxley Act.

BlackBall's SearchIn Server Edition software runs on 32-bit Windows Server Operating Systems, RedHat, Debian, and SuSE Linux, Sun Solaris and Mac OS X. SearchIn Server Agents support the above plus HP-UX, AIX, and Novell NetWare. SearchIn Server is available as a free trial download at SearchIn Server Edition retails for $695.00, Server Edition Agents retail for $395.00, and SearchIn Professional Seat Licenses retail for $29.95.

About BlackBall, Inc.

BlackBall, Inc., located in San Diego, California, leads the industry leader in Unstructured Information Asset Management solutions, receiving awards from Interop and Red Herring Magazine. BlackBall was also named one of the Top 100 Private Companies in North America for 2005. For more information or to download a free 30-day trail version of SearchIn, please contact BlackBall at, (877) 808-2288, or visit

About Teksouth Corporation

Teksouth Corporation ( is a twenty-two year old, privately held firm with headquarters in Birmingham, Alabama and strategically located program offices in the U.S. and around the world. Its primary high technology services include data warehouse development, implementation, and support; standalone/web-based decision support systems tailored to customer requirements, and high speed, secure data transfer management. It has successfully developed and implemented a terabyte-size data warehouse, supporting more than 5000 users Air Force-wide, including the Office of the Secretary of the Air Force and all major USAF commands. More information is available from the company's website, or by phone at 800-842-1470.

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