Foxit® Makes Searching for PDFs Easy with PDF IFilter 3.0

Get PDF File Search Results Utilizing Microsoft® Search Capabilities

FREMONT, Calif. - August 14, 2013 - Foxit® Corporation, a leading provider of solutions for reading, editing, creating, organizing, and securing PDF documents, today announced the delivery of PDF IFilter 3.0. PDF IFilter is a server based plug-in to the Microsoft IFilter architecture which permits users to utilize Microsoft search to get search results which include PDF files. 

Users Require a Single Search That Returns All File Types
Since PDF has become a popular file format for storing documents, it has become a mission critical technology for most organizations. As a result, the growth in the number of PDF documents has exploded. There are numerous times when users need to find specific files to comply with IT governance, legal concerns, industry regulations, and more. Many times these files are stored in PDF and other file formats like Microsoft Office®.  As a result, users need a single search engine that returns all these file types. 

The Need for a PDF IFilter
In order for files to be returned in a search result, the search engine needs to have indexed all the files on the server. If the search engine has to read through every file whenever a user performed a search, performance and scalability would be intolerable. Therefore, search engines index files beforehand, which provide it with a quick lookup. In order to index a file, the search engine needs to understand the file format. A PDF IFilter is the mechanism in which Microsoft search technologies can understand and properly index PDF files.

Unique Multi-Core Support Delivers Fastest Index Available
Indexing performance is the most important aspect of an IFilter. Foxit PDF IFilter is designed to unleash the computing power of today's advanced server architectures to perform indexes at blazing speeds. It takes full advantage of today's multi-core server architectures, is thread safe, and is available for both 32-bit and 64-bit operating systems - making it the absolutely fastest PDF IFilter available. PDF IFilter's superior performance and scalability reduce customers' total cost of ownership through decreased costs of server hardware, data center floor space, power and cooling, and administration. It is also standard compliant, so it will work with your existing PDF documents.

New Capabilities in PDF IFilter 3.0
New capabilities in Foxit PDF IFilter 3.0 include the ability to index:

  • PDF portfolios
  • PDF forms and form data, for both standard PDF forms and XFA forms
  • PDF documents using right-to-left languages

In additional to these new capabilities, PDF IFilter supports indexing of PDF content, titles, subjects, authors, keywords, annotations, bookmarks, attachments, create time/date, number of pages, and the names of the creating applications. Indexing on all these attributes lead to more precise indexing results.

"The ability to use one search to find all the files you need, regardless of the file type, is a pretty important requirement for enterprise users," said Frank Kettenstock, VP of marketing for Foxit Corporation. "If your files are located on Microsoft servers, Foxit PDF IFilter is the obvious choice due to its performance and for all the attributes it indexes."

Customers choose Foxit products since they are fast, affordable, secure, and easy to deploy. With over 150 million users, award winning Foxit PDF solutions have been chosen by over 95,000 customers in over 190 countries. Since Foxit products are ISO 32000-1 / PDF 1.7 standard compliant, they are compatible with other PDF products like those from Adobe®.

For more information, contact Foxit at or at 1-866-MYFOXIT.

About Foxit Corporation
Foxit Corporation is at the forefront of cost-effective electronic document solutions. Customers of Foxit’s award-winning products include major technology and healthcare companies, global financial services firms, and government agencies. Founded in 2001, Foxit Corporation believes in innovative, standards-based technology and unrivalled customer support, with a deep commitment to sustainable, environmentally sound products and services.


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