i2 Unveils Powerful New Tools for Predicting Criminal and Terrorist Activity

April 6, 2010

WASHINGTON, April 6 /PRNewswire/ — Robert Griffin, CEO of i2, the leading provider of intelligence and investigation software, today unveiled a powerful new set of tools designed to revolutionize the way law enforcement, military and government organizations fight criminal and terrorist activity amid evolving and more sophisticated threats. This is the continuing actualization of i2′s Intelligence-Led Operations Platform (IOP), an integrated set of powerful analysis, visualization and management applications built to identify hidden connections and patterns from disparate data sources. Griffin made the announcement at i2′s 2010 user conference at the Mayflower Renaissance in Washington, D.C. The new capabilities will be released in the fourth quarter of 2010.

“Criminals and terrorists are constantly adapting and finding new ways to subvert the safeguards that protect our society,” said Griffin. “That means we need to constantly stay one step ahead by finding ways to take action before a critical event occurs. It’s not just about connecting the dots — it’s about connecting the right dots and understanding what they mean. And when confronted with an ever-increasing amount of data from all angles, our task is to help our customers make sense of the information blizzard. What we are announcing today is the most powerful step we’ve taken toward realizing true intelligence-led operations.”

“As someone who’s run the two largest police departments in the United States and works with law enforcement agencies from across the globe, I know that intelligence management must be at the core of everything we do,” said William J. Bratton, Chairman of Altegrity Risk International and former Los Angeles Chief of Police and New York City Police Commissioner. “What i2′s advanced technology means for these organizations couldn’t be more crucial: stronger analysis, better information, and quicker decision-making to unearth the connections and take action to prevent crime and terrorism.”

In equipping its software with enterprise capability, i2 has combined the DNA of its existing product portfolio — including COPLINK, Analyst’s Notebook and iBase — to bring together investigative, analytical, operational and command level staff under one highly secure, open and scalable platform for the first time. i2′s users — from the beat cop to the senior commander to the intelligence analyst to the soldier on the front lines — can now more easily and more effectively utilize technology to prevent crime and terrorism.

As such, all personnel within a given organization will have access to an environment that allows for seamless interaction with information in real time; enables teams to better configure intelligence data to support all phases on an investigation; and connects them to a wider community by searching across third party, public and proprietary data stores. Key characteristics of the IOP include the following:

  • Full enterprise-class capability including web front-end, field level-security and high scalability
  • Easy to use web interface that is personalized based on profile and preferences
  • Deployment flexibility that supports both tethered and untethered environments
  • Leverages existing i2 portfolio and skills, as well as IT infrastructure to protect past investments and accelerate operational readiness
  • Enhanced visualization to support multi-dimensional analysis
  • Improved search, spider, seek and alerting capabilities for open source data exploitation

i2′s products now have an even greater reach and deployability beyond its existing customer base of 4,500 organizations and 350,000 users throughout the globe. Individual users within an organization, but at different levels with varying responsibility, will now have personalized interfaces based on profiles and preferences that ensure optimum access to the right data and the work of their colleagues. i2′s applications are designed with this challenge in mind — to help analysts make connections across vast quantities of data from disparate sources such as CCTV, forensics, biometrics, social networking sites, open and internal sources.

About i2

i2 Inc. is the leading provider of intelligence and investigation solutions for defense, national security, law enforcement and commercial security. Over 4,500 organizations in 149 countries rely on the i2 Intelligence-led Operations Platform to proactively deter, prevent, predict and disrupt the world’s most sophisticated criminal and terrorist threats. i2 started the intelligence revolution in 1990 and continues to lead the industry in innovation with products like Analyst’s Notebook® and COPLINK®. These solutions enable public safety officers, analysts, managers, detectives and investigators to uncover hidden connections faster, deliver timely and actionable results and communicate complex situations more clearly than ever. For more information, please visit www.i2group.com.

Contact: Ben Branham | Edelman | 212-704-4577

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