Paglo is taking the wraps off of what it claims is the first search engine for IT. The Paglo Crawler continuously indexes corporate networks to discover devices, networks and other IT assets as basis for search queries.
Many other tools discover and catalog devices, networks and collect metadata, such as configurations, for operations management, security and auditing purposes. It would be more accurate to call Paglo the first free, open source, on demand and ad hoc IT search and discovery tool. Those characteristics are how Paglo intends to differentiate itself in the marketplace.
In fact, in hope of quickly building a user base and proving its value, Paglo is currently completely free--no fee-based subscription service for support or additional features. And, the Paglo Crawler is licensed under the GPL license. The company hopes that developers will write plug-ins to extend the types of information Paglo can collect.
Paglo also created its own SQL-like query language (PQL) for requesting information from Paglo's database, which handles both structured and unstructured information.
Paglo also provides a dashboard, which shows saved queries. The queries can be categorized by topics such as network management, operations and security. Queries and dashboard views can be saved and optionally shared with the Paglo community.
The company was founded just four months ago Brian de Haaff and Chris Waters, formerly of Network Chemistry, which was sold to Aruba Networks. A private beta will get underway later this month, the company said.