SB-Series Small Business Search Appliances

High performance. Low cost.

MaxxCAT SB-series of SMB Search Appliances

The MaxxCAT™ SB-series search appliance is targeted at small to mid-sized businesses who need a fast, inexpensive search solution to index web sites, intranets, file systems or document archives. The SB-series can easily index hundreds of thousands of documents, and provides simple set up and rapid retrieval. Because of the ease of configuration, the appliance can be up and running in as little as 15 minutes. The SB-255 provides a great value combined with unrestricted licensing.

High Performance

The SB-series is the fastest entry-level appliance on the market, at 12,500 Queries per Minute (QPM). The entry level appliance is a 2U form factor unit with 250GB of storage - more than than enough for a large website or small collection of local files.

MaxxCAT EX-series of High Performance  Search Appliances for SMB
MaxxCAT EX-series of low cost  Search Appliances for SMB

Low Cost

Starting at $3,495, the SB-series offers one of the most affordable points of entry to the search appliance market. By bundling the hardware, software and support into a single 2U form factor rack unit, startup is cost effective too. Simply plug in and, with our streamlined Quick Start feature, you can begin crawling your site in moments.


Because the MaxxCAT search appliances are scalable, customers can begin with an SB-255, and as their future needs require, can preserve their investment with a straightforward upgrade path into larger machines. All data, customizations, and configurations are fully compatible across the MaxxCAT product line. And because of the unrestricted license, all MaxxCAT enterprise search appliances can index content from multiple sources, and there is no artificial expiration of the license or artificially imposed document limit.

sb-255 / sb-255d
sb-355 / sb-355d
Base Price
Executed QPM
Maximum Searchable Documents
Index Storage
Index Speed
280 MB/Minute
560 MB/Minute
Simultaneous Crawls
Load Balancing
Mount Local File Shares
High Availability
100 Megabit
100 Megabit
Rack Size
2U (d is desktop tower form factor)
2U (d is desktop tower form factor)
Power (120 V USA, 220 V Euro)
200 Watt
200 Watt
Data Formats
HTML, XML, Office, PDF, PPT, many others
HTML, XML, Office, PDF, PPT, many others

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