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Product Update: Introducing Tessian’s Cloud Email Security Platform’s New Search Functionality

Friday, January 20th, 2023

We’re constantly adding new features and functionality to the Tessian Cloud Email Security Platform, and our latest update lets you find exactly what you need, fast. 

At Tessian, our engineering team hosts a Hackathon four times a year a year. The aim is to work as a team, share new ideas, and flex some engineering muscle (see our open engineering roles here).

The output should be something that tangentially supports an area of the business. Some examples are: internal tools to optimize a specific process for example, or code that performs a new function or feature. Sometimes though, an idea is so useful, it gets further development beyond the Hackathon and the ultimate prize of being added to the product.

At our most recent Hackathon, one team thought the Tessian platform has grown so much that sometimes you just want to get to a specific function fast, without having to navigate in the traditional manner using menus. After all, search has already overtaken navigation in many consumer and mobile apps. 


So we’re excited to launch the Tessian Search functionality. Tessian’s search based navigation can be used to quickly access pages across the Tessian Platform.

How to Search in Tessian

To search for any page or component in the portal, simply open the search on the top right to engage with the search. You can also use the shortcut CTRL+K (on Windows and Mac) or Command+K on Mac.

Tessian's search function

The obvious benefit is that the user doesn’t have to know exactly where the feature they are looking for is, in order to access it. It also supports synonyms so alternative names can be used to get to the same place. For example, searching for “Threat Prevention Events” and “Defender Events” leads to the same page.

We’ve also added support for typos through “fuzzy” searching. For example: Typing “protectd mailb” correctly leads the user to the “Microsoft Office 365 Mailbox Protected Mailboxes”. And the “Recently visited” section shows a list of pages you’ve recently visited in the portal itself. It even supports navigating to specific page sections. For example: “attachment scanning” will lead to the Platform Settings.

tessian's search function

What’s more you can add commonly used pages to your favorites, by either clicking the star icon or typing CTRL+Enter. However, favourites and recently visited pages are specific to the browser instance. Meaning that, if you frequently switch browsers, this state will not persist and you may want to save them on each browser.

Finally, it supports adding pages to your favourites for quick navigation, by either clicking the star icon in the search modal or by typing CTRLl+Enter (Windows and Mac) or Command+Enter (Mac).

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