X1 Named a 2015 Cool Vendor in Endpoint Computing By Gartner

X1, a leading enterprise search software company supporting enterprises across on-premise, virtual, and cloud environments, announced today that Gartner, Inc. has named X1 a “Cool Vendor” in the prestigious Cool Vendors in Endpoint Computing, 2015 report for its X1 Search Virtual Edition solution (*).

X1’s innovative X1 Search Virtual solution uniquely enables an effective search experience within a virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI). According to Gartner’s report, “endpoint computing vendors are trying to innovate with products that address old problems as well as products that address shortcomings of new technologies.” Platforms like VDI and DaaS hold great promise, but the user experience with VDI is often suboptimal, thereby hindering widespread adoption.

One key to an optimal user experience is the ability to easily search for information. Best practice in VDI dictates turning off Windows indexing, which results in a lack of search capabilities. “We believe X1’s recognition by Gartner as a Cool Vendor validates our innovation in cloud and virtual environments as well as our commitment to provide a stellar end-user experience,” said John Patzakis, CEO of X1. “Many of our customers report dramatic improvements in their VDI environment with X1 Search Virtual, enabling wider user adoption and the overall success of the organization’s VDI investment. We will continue to innovate while we execute on our product roadmap, such as adding additional cloud sources like our existing Box support so users can search all content available to them with X1. We are committed to delivering the best search experience across any kind of desktop, physical, virtual or cloud-based.”

X1 Search provides users the ability to search a single, unified interface for content that may live in diverse locations – email, files, network file shares, email archives, Box and SharePoint. With X1’s single-pane-of-glass view of this content, workers can very quickly find the information no matter where it lives.

For complimentary copy of the Cool Vendors in Endpoint Computing, 2015 report, please click here.

(*)Gartner “Cool Vendors in Endpoint Computing, 2015” by Michael A. Silver, Nathan Hill, Kevin Knox, Ronni J. Colville, Federica Troni, 2 April 2015.

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About X1

X1 offers next generation desktop and enterprise search solutions specifically designed for professionals who need to quickly find and act on critical business data. X1 uniquely operates in traditional as well as virtual environments, including the cloud. The same platform allows for IT and legal professionals to perform powerful searches of their organization’s data for compliance, eDiscovery and data migrations. X1 was founded by Idealab and is powered by award winning and patented X1 Search Technology for business professionals, which has over 500,000 users worldwide. For more information, please visit www.x1.com.

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For X1
Cathryn Goodman, 626-229-3071
VP, Marketing

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