NEW YORK, Aug. 29, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Flashpoint, the global leader in Business Risk Intelligence (BRI), today announced the integration of Flashpoint Business Risk Intelligence with IBM® i2® Enterprise Insight Analysis (EIA), the gold standard for analyzing and visualizing large data sets. Users of i2 will now be able to leverage Flashpoint's data, tools, and expertise for an unprecedented and safe view of the dangers and business risks emanating from the Deep and Dark Web.
Flashpoint gathers data from the Deep and Dark Web to produce intelligence that enables business functions across the enterprise to make informed decisions and mitigate risk. Flashpoint's BRI provides relevant context to business units not traditionally afforded the benefits of intelligence from the Deep and Dark Web. BRI can not only bolster cybersecurity but also confront fraud, detect insider threats, enhance physical security, assess M&A opportunities, and address vendor risk and supply chain integrity. The results are typically better decisions that protect a company's ability to operate and thrive.
IBM i2 EIA is an open and interoperable solution that helps organizations accelerate the data-to-decision process by scaling and enabling analysis and advanced analytics at critical speed. With this integration, customers of IBM i2 EIA will be able to leverage Flashpoint's data, tools, and expertise to gain an unprecedented, safe viewport into a burgeoning network of threatening actors and activities.
Flashpoint will be exhibiting at the IBM i2 Summit for a Safer Planet in Washington D.C. on August 30-31st.
"When comprehensive data sets, such as those available from Flashpoint, are incorporated into the wider intelligence picture, they can greatly enhance an organization's ability to react quickly and effectively to the increasingly-complex threats and challenges facing society today," said Bob Griffin, General Manager, IBM Safer Planet. "The collaboration between Flashpoint and IBM further enhances the capability of IBM Enterprise Insight Analysis to make sense of the mass of disparate data to provide organizations with as complete an intelligence picture as possible."
For i2 customers, the integration with Flashpoint allows them to enrich their analysis with difficult-to-obtain data and intelligence from the Deep and Dark Web while minimizing risks. For Flashpoint customers, the integration will provide data analysts with the tools to more easily and quickly explore the structure of forums, discussion threads, posts and users in the Deep and Dark Web.
"As threatening actors continue to collaborate and engage in illicit activities via the Deep and Dark Web, more organizations are falling victim to targeted exploitation schemes that can harm all functions and aspects of business," said Flashpoint CEO Josh Lefkowitz. "The integration with IBM i2 EIA will provide security teams with access to unique tools and link-analysis capabilities that offer greater insight into malicious activities and threats warranting immediate attention."
Flashpoint delivers Business Risk Intelligence (BRI) to empower business units and functions across organizations to make better decisions and mitigate risk. The company's unique Deep & Dark Web data, expertise, and technology enable our customers to glean intelligence that informs risk and protects their ability to operate. Fortune 500 and government customers utilize Flashpoint's intelligence across the enterprise, including bolstering cybersecurity, confronting fraud, detecting insider threats, enhancing physical security, assessing M&A opportunities, and addressing vendor risk and supply chain integrity. For corporations with limited experience availing themselves of Deep & Dark Web intelligence, Flashpoint has tailored offerings that deliver comprehensive reporting and monitoring on their behalf. Flashpoint is backed by Greycroft Partners, TechOperators, K2 Intelligence, Jump Capital, Leaders Fund, Bloomberg Beta, and Cisco Investments. For more information visit www.flashpoint-intel.com or follow us on Twitter at @FlashpointIntel.