Financial services firms face explosive growth in cyber-attacks and bank fraud. For example, a large financial institution wants to detect scenarios in which a check-cashing transaction occurs in one account at two separate branches simultaneously or in close sequence. This so-called "branch hopping" can indicate potential fraud. In this case, Critical Insight provides increased threat awareness by detecting fraud as it occurred and mitigating it through a combination of hardware, software, and services. Critical Insight enables an immediate return on investment by detecting fraud as it occurs rather than after the fact.
Healthcare providers are under enormous regulatory and economic pressure to improve patient outcomes while reducing the cost of care. At the same time, explosive growth in Electronic Health Record (EHR) system implementations are making large bodies of clinical information available for the first time. Critical Insight can enable rapid exploration and modeling of this data for clinical decision support, population health management, and comparative effectiveness analysis resulting in clinical practice changes. This could enhance patient safety and satisfaction, improve the quality of care, and reduce costly adverse medical events.
The increased deployment of utility grid modernization technologies and systems has resulted in an explosion of data available to energy companies. However, only a fraction of the data elements currently collected are being utilized for grid management today. Critical Insight is a powerful tool helping energy companies explore the dimensions of their data, develop algorithms to better understand power consumption, and improve operational efficiencies with metric-based performance.
Telecommunication organizations need to protect customers against abuse of domain name services, botnets, and other suspicious activity. In this case, Critical Insight integrated with CloudShield® deep packet technology performs deep analytics of streaming Domain Name System (DNS) communications to identify complex attack trends and store historical archives of DNS transactions. This solution delivers four capabilities in this area: whitelisting and blacklisting of DNS queries and responses, geolocation enrichment, odd domain name detection, and summarization and visualization.