KnowNow Inc., a provider of enterprise RSS solutions, has announced improved security, and new application integration in the newest version of Enterprise Syndication Solution (ESS), the company's flagship solution designed to accelerate information flow across the enterprise and the web. With KnowNow ESS, enterprises can syndicate business information, designed to allow customers, partners, and employees to subscribe to the information they need. KnowNow ESS ‘RSS-ifies' non-RSS enabled systems, unlocking and delivering information from those systems--alongside any RSS or XML-based content. Knowledge workers specify the information they want delivered, when and where they want it, and KnowNow delivers relevant, filtered information as it happens.
Features of the new version include: KnowNow's ability to block unwanted scripts before they become annoying pop-ups; deeper integration with Microsoft Vista and Microsoft Exchange. Enhanced features support Internet Explorer 7 and Mozilla Firefox 2.0 gives users the option of using their browser as their RSS reader. Enhanced deployment options with Microsoft's Active Directory through LDAP gives network administrators more choices to customize and group RSS subscriptions by department, job function, or any other variable; the ability to route RSS alerts to users' mobile phones as SMS messages; and an enhanced desktop interface offers offline viewing of content in addition to more powerful personal content-filtering tools. The new filtering capabilities are designed to eliminate duplication of information from multiple information sources and help users customize what information they receive, and how they receive it.