The growth in data storage requirements for public and private sector organisations over the past few years has been of the order of 33-50%. This data must be stored, secured and made available to those authorised to see it. It has, until now, been difficult to realise the true value of this resource. Private companies and public sector bodies may be carefully protecting, but unable to exploit, their most valuable asset.
Apperception’s DataCube provides the means to understand, categorise, protectively label and interrogate huge numbers of uncategorised documents. It uses advanced textual analysis techniques, based on Latent Semantic Indexing, to determine the classification and the sensitivity of a document by examining the words and ideas contained within it. It does this for millions of documents at very high speed, using many of the natural language processing techniques that humans unconsciously use when reading a document.
Unlike many other analytical systems, DataCube does not need to move the files into a central repository, the files are left in their original location.
When DataCube has analysed and indexed the documents, it provides a number of valuable services such as:
- Fast and consistent responses to Freedom of information requests,
- Fraud detection,
- Forensic email interrogation.
The DataCube enforces the security of the data protection and information security policies of the organisation including:
- access control,
- protective labelling,
- protective monitoring, conforming to GPG 13 requirements: thereby providing some essential elements of PSN CoCo compliance.