June 18, 2013 – Sioux Falls, S.D. – BrightPlanet Corporation is pleased to announce the addition of Christopher Hickey to the BrightPlanet team. Hickey brings a wealth of experience in the intelligence community and will serve as a Deep Web consultant with special focus on state and federal law enforcement and intelligence organizations.
There are many web monitoring and listening platforms, both free and commercial options, available online. The majority of these companies advertise their ability to monitor and scour hundreds of thousands of sources simultaneously. These turnkey solutions allow the user to submit lists of keywords and the platform returns thousands of hits from blogs, message boards, social media websites, news websites, etc. This type of solution works great for projects that simply need to track mentions of specific keywords, particularly keywords and sources that are used globally. However, this type of turnkey model using a standard database doesn’t work for everybody.
Many users need to define their own dataset rather than blindly trusting one provided to them. In this post, we give examples of who should be defining their own data set, the value of monitoring your own data, and available custom monitoring solutions.
Our last post was on why we’re different than Google search and in this post we want to discuss why our Deep Web alerts are different than Google Alerts.
Learn what alerts we can set up, how they’re different than a Google Alert, and examples of how BrightPlanet’s Deep Web alerts can be used.
- Page Changes vs. Mentions
- Customizable Emails vs. Generic
- Near Real-Time vs. Recurring
- BrightPlanet Deep Web Alerts at Work
When demoing our products, we often spend a lot of time answering questions about how BrightPlanet’s solutions are different than a regular Google search. Potential users often want BrightPlanet to search a certain keyword for them across the entire web. We don’t do that.
Discover what we do, why it’s different than a Google search, and why it’s valuable to customers.
- Harvesting vs. Searching
- Solving Specific Problems vs. Being Everything to Everybody
- Specific Sites vs. The Entire Web
May 7, 2013 – Sioux Falls, S.D. – BrightPlanet Corporation announced today that it was recently named as one of just five selected companies in the “Cool Vendors in Information Infrastructure and Big Data 2013”1 by Gartner, Inc., the leading industry analyst firm. The report recognizes emerging vendors bringing novel approaches to addressing information management needs and the emerging need to harness Big Data.
Gartner selected companies that offer “capabilities that enable information producers and consumers to describe, organize, share, integrate and govern any type of data and content, anytime, anywhere.” BrightPlanet was recognized for its solutions that harness content from the Deep Web.
“We are very excited that Gartner has included BrightPlanet on the list of Cool Vendors in Information Infrastructure and Big Data. It is great to see Gartner recognize data harvesting technologies in this category, and we hope that companies continue to see the value of leveraging unstructured Big Data from the Deep Web,” said Steve Pederson, BrightPlanet CEO.
You’ve heard the hype, now learn the process. Go beyond the hype of data analytics and Big Data and follow data from the Deep Web through the three-step process transforming raw data into actionable intelligence:
- Normalizing and Enrichment
- Reporting and Analytics
Download our latest whitepaper to discover how Big Data from the Deep Web becomes usable.
April 19, 2013 – Sioux Falls, S.D. – BrightPlanet Corporation is pleased to announce the addition of Mr. Glenn L. Archer III as a consultant to the BrightPlanet team. Glenn, an accomplished leader with 25+ years of experience in business and government, is working with BrightPlanet to build and improve industry knowledge of our law enforcement and government intelligence solutions. Because of the deep expertise he has gained throughout his career, Glenn will provide invaluable insight into meeting the needs of defense, homeland security and public safety sectors and will guide BrightPlanet in meeting the needs of these markets with their Deep Web and Social Media solutions.
Boston Marathon Tragedy: The Use of Twitter in a Crisis by Law Enforcement and Public Service Agencies
The government and military love to use acronyms, and one of those acronyms is OSINT. Learn what it stands for, what it has to do with Big Data from the Deep Web, and why it isn’t just a government acronym.