SOURCE: RiverGlass, Inc.

RiverGlass, Inc.

August 18, 2009 14:00 ET

RiverGlass Introduces Web and File System Scanner to Open Source Community

Offering Intended to Complement Apache Lucene Capabilities

WEST CHICAGO, IL--(Marketwire - August 18, 2009) - RiverGlass now offers RiverGlass® EssentialScanner, an Open Source web and file systems scanner, to the Lucene developer community under the GNU Lesser General Public License (LGPL). The tool is intended for developers in need of robust yet low-cost and easy-to-deploy scanner capabilities as part of larger enterprise search solutions they are building. Information collection covering internal repositories and file systems as well as the WWW is supported.

"RiverGlass® EssentialScanner is the same technology base upon which we build our intelligent search solutions currently in use at numerous government agencies and corporations. We are excited to make our scanner technology available to the Open Source community and hope our extensive experience working with Lucene will benefit others. We also look forward to a lively, productive interaction with that developer group," said Doug Marquis, RiverGlass VP of Product Development.

Users of RiverGlass® EssentialScanner can take advantage of technical support programs for direct access to RiverGlass' Lucene experts in helping to quickly resolve any issues developers have during project build-out -- no matter the stage -- to ensure effective, efficient software development.

Additionally, users can license cutting-edge analytics for building even more powerful search solutions. Offered a la carte or as bundled packages, users can enhance the capabilities of RiverGlass® EssentialScanner by adding features like context driven page ranking, conceptual search and entity extraction.

For complete technical specifications and to download RiverGlass® EssentialScanner -- as well as for more information on available support programs -- please visit us at Downloads are also possible through

About RiverGlass

RiverGlass, Inc. ( is a leading provider of intelligent information search, collection and analysis solutions. The company was formed in 2003 to commercialize eight years of grant-funded research at the National Center for Supercomputing Applications (NCSA) at the University of Illinois. RiverGlass provides application solution to government agencies and command in defense, intelligence, law enforcement, and major corporations. RiverGlass is a private company with principal offices in West Chicago, Illinois and Champaign, Illinois.

The development of the RiverGlass technologies was funded in part through a grant by the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity.

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