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The Center for Ecology and Hydrology (CEH) has deployed Verity Ultraseek enterprise search software to provide a comprehensive method to search for and retrieve information on its public Web site ( The CEH is the United Kingdom's Center of Excellence for research in the land and freshwater environmental sciences.

"Our number one goal was to find an enterprise search solution that simplified access to CEH's environmental data, which was previously scattered across nine different legacy Web sites," said Jonathan Miller, Web developer, CEH. "We found Verity Ultraseek to be extremely flexible. With Ultraseek, our team was able to index information from these disparate sources for a simple 'one box' search with advanced capabilities."

The CEH evaluated other search solutions before selecting Verity Ultraseek, including a hardware-based search appliance, but found that Ultraseek was simpler to deploy and integrate with its current IT environment. The Verity software-based solution also offered the customization features that CEH desired, including the ability to change the look and feel of the user interface and develop additional Web services. The CEH purchased Verity Ultraseek software through Global Secure Systems (GSS), a certified Verity reseller partner based in the United Kingdom.

"The CEH's selection of Ultraseek further validates Verity's position as a leader in all segments of enterprise search," said Anthony J. Bettencourt, Verity's chief executive officer. "We continue to receive positive feedback from our new customers like the CEH who selected Ultraseek for its flexible pricing structure, lower total cost of ownership and ability to scale over time to meet growing business needs."

The CEH Web site draws 13,500 unique visitors each month -- mainly researchers -- and offers data focused on six areas: biodiversity, water, biogeochemistry, climate change, sustainable economies and environmental informatics.

About the Center for Ecology and Hydrology

The Center for Ecology and Hydrology (CEH) undertakes high quality, internationally recognized research in land and freshwater environments. Their research portfolio responds to the changing requirements of their customers in government, academia, industry and commerce -- nationally and internationally. CEH collaborates in Europe-wide scientific activities, through the science programs of the European Union and through memberships with major European scientific networks.

About Global Secure Systems

Global Secure Systems was established over 7 years ago as a full service IT Security solutions provider. The company develops a product portfolio in accordance with the changing marketplace by providing best of breed security solutions for their customers. These include Wireless Security Solutions, Firewalls, Anti-Virus, Content Control, Intrusion Prevention, Desktop Protection plus Consultancy Services. For more information, visit

About Verity

Verity provides business search and process management software that more than 15,000 organizations rely on to gain greater visibility to and value from their people, processes and information.

Verity business search solutions provide unified results from multiple, simultaneous searches across targeted sources from the desktop to the enterprise. Verity Search, built to perform in a business environment, is tunable to relevance needs in a secure and compliant way.

Verity process management solutions bring together and automate paper-and digital-driven processes so organizations can bridge the gaps between their people, paper and systems and perform more efficiently.

Verity technologies are also embedded as core components of more than 260 OEM applications from leading independent software vendors.

Around the world, their customers include companies of all sizes, from small and mid-size businesses to the Global 2000, as well as public sector organizations. Corporate customers include ABB, AT&T, AXA, Bristol-Myers Squibb, Capgemini, Capital One, Cisco, Deloitte Consulting, EDGAR Online, Ford, GMAC, Hewlett-Packard, Kaiser Permanente, Mayo Foundation, PricewaterhouseCoopers, UBS and Verizon. In the public sector, customers come from all levels and branches of government, including the U.S. General Services Administration, the U.S. Department of Defense, including the armed forces units, and the U.S. Departments of Energy and Justice. Independent software vendors that integrate Verity technology include EMC Documentum, FileNet, Lotus, Oracle, Stellent, TIBCO and Xerox DocuShare.

Listed on the NASDAQ under the ticker symbol VRTY, Verity has its headquarters in Sunnyvale, California.

Verity can be found on the World Wide Web at

For more information, call 408/541-1500.
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