Search Engine Studio FAQ

Question ID:
Q2000
Question:
I want to index a confidential website. Is the search engine data safe?
 
Search engine generated by Search Engine Studio offers a great advantage over other available search solutions that index your website and keep the database on their server since both the script and data reside on your webserver. If you are indexing an intranet site, no data is sent to the outside world when creating the search database. The search script doesn't communicate with any external servers during execution. In other words, the search data is as safe as other data kept on the server. Only people with read access to your cgi-bin directory (or in case of the PHP script version, to the directory where the script and databases reside) will be able to read the data. However, you must keep in mind that this data is not encrypted. An additional advantage to storing your data locally is a great improvement in speed.