Attensa, Inc. has introduced an enterprise feed management appliance. The Attensa Feed Server is a Web feed server appliance that can be installed behind the firewall to create a secure, scalable, enterprise RSS environment.
The Attensa Feed Server makes it easy for administrators to set-up and manage Web feed usage. IT administrators have full control over subscription access and the appliance makes it easy to quickly configure specific feeds for individuals and groups.
With the Attensa Feed Server individuals, workgroups, departments and entire organizations can securely receive internal and external RSS information. RSS articles can be read in Microsoft Outlook, in a secure online reader or on a mobile device.
Attensa's AttentionStream synchronization ties the server to the company's desktop, web and mobile RSS readers so articles read, filed and deleted are continuously updated, regardless of when or where they are accessed.
The company says the turnkey appliance is deployable in less than three hours and resides behind the firewall ensuring all data is kept private. It is a Linux-based system utilizing Java, TomCat and Apache. The appliance uses an open source database for its data store and can be optionally integrated with Microsoft Active Directory for user and group information, and with Microsoft Exchange for feed delivery via Outlook and other Exchange clients.
Deployment is simplified because there is no need to install client software. RSS users can access their feeds through Attensa's AJAX Web RSS reader application. Or the server can be connected with Microsoft Exchange, so users can access their feeds via Microsoft Outlook.
Organizations can further trim the costs of information work by connecting the Attensa Feed Server to Attensa for Outlook, a business class RSS reader designed to help knowledge workers cut through information overload by intelligently prioritizing RSS feeds and articles. Attensa for Outlook uses a unique predictive ranking technology which prioritizes RSS subscriptions and articles based on their importance to the reader.