30 May, 2014
Company NameRecorded Future
Big Data Landscape CategoryAd / Media Apps
Recorded Future creates software that scans the web and collects information for predictive analysis. The software predicts future events—when they will occur and what they will look like—and also conducts sentiment analysis to determine how populations, organizations and governments will respond to predicted events.
CEO: Christopher Ahlberg
Founders: Christopher Ahlberg and Erik Wistrand
2009: Recorded Future founded; CIA provides start-up funding through its investment arm, In-Q-Tel
Recorded Future is a privately held enterprise with headquarters in Cambridge, Massachusetts and offices in Washington D.C., USA and Göteborg, Sweden. The company has received money in various rounds of venture capital funding. Its investors include: Google Ventures, In-Q-Tel, IA Ventures, Atlas Venture and Balderton Capital.
Recorded Future uses its proprietary Temporal Analytics Engine to power its core product offering: the Enterprise Web Intelligence Platform. This platform scans the web; collects pertinent data from a wide range of sources such as blogs, Twitter, government sites etc.; uses algorithms to measure data and create new, predictive information; and then visualizes that information. Customers can also tap directly into Recorded Future’s API and connect with real-time data from over 250,000 open sources.
By and large, customers use Recorded Future’s platform in four ways:
Defence and Intelligence: Maps out future events for national security branches of governments and creates timelines that allow users to trace events back to the sources from which they were extrapolated. Users can combine private, internal data with Recorded Future’s open web index to create a more targeted, robust data source.
Corporate Security: Provides a selection of security apps for businesses that enhance cyber security, physical security, executive security, and supplies tools for conducting IP leakage investigations to protect against physical and online attacks. Recorded Future’s connection to real-time web sources allows corporations to identify threats the moment they emerge, and the predictive analytics capabilites of the Temporal Analytics Engine can forecast many future threats before they fully materialize.
Cyber Intelligence: Surfaces cyber threats and helps customers develop more sophisticated situational awareness by providing access to real-time information on vulnerabilities and threats, patterns and identifying the probability and nature of future attacks.
Competitive Intelligence: Surfaces competitive threats for businesses in much the same way cyber threats are identified, and visualizes that information for quick analysis.