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Siren 12.1 provides organizations with the ability to view data 360 degrees


Siren has released Siren 12.1, which features several improvements and enhancements including 360-degree data visibility, downloadable and editable reports, and scalability of the data model.

The latest version of the Siren platform advances what is possible in the world of investigations, launching new capabilities that have been developed to meet the demands of rapidly changing researchers to obtain information with the speed and scale of machines.

360 degree data visibility

The ability to see information 360 degrees on a single screen is fundamental to investigators. Siren 12.1 provides an extension to make it easier to get a 360-degree view of objects (people, companies) – no matter where the source information is located.

Siren 12.1 provides the ability to generate a rich description of an object at 360 degrees. These are interactive templates with a script that show record information with data coming not only from the record itself, but also from connected records and web service calls. Templates can be visualized by clicking on entries, or they can be exported to Word or PDF, as well as copied and pasted for easy editing and distribution.

The flexibility offered by this new reporting feature is based on two elements:

  • The Siren API has been equipped with new graphics bypass capabilities. Users who write templates can start with a record and go on to find related records whose values ​​can be visualized.
  • The resulting data is then converted to react / HTML for a rich interactive experience or converted to PDF / Word using the built-in Report Building interface.

Dr Giovanni Tumarella, founder and CEO of Siren products, said: “The new 360-degree data visibility capability is a major step forward for our platform and is in line with the vision we have for investigative intelligence. We turn big data into effective intelligence, helping investigators move away from the “swivel chair” approach. Our platform allows investigators to access disconnected systems and quickly and efficiently obtain relevant information.

“12.1 also allows law enforcement analysts to identify never-before-seen patterns in investigations, as the requirement for advanced correlation analysis of multiple datasets becomes an industry factor. This is an important release for our clients in law enforcement, national security, cybersecurity and corporate risk management and compliance. ”

Scaling the data model: 1000+ relationships

In a big data investigation environment, analysts use a rich vocabulary of relationships in a matrix of up to 100 different object types. This leads to potentially thousands of true “source / destination” combinations, which in the Siren data model can be modeled as thousands of individual relationships. Siren 12.1 extends the scalability of the data model to conveniently handle these relationships by improving usability and scalability.

The data model link page has been optimized, while the graph data model browser can now show relationships between the same subjects in aggregate forms.

Filter-based rotation: change the perspective of the analysis

Analysts usually want to see the same results from a different perspective. For example, when visualizing many companies they may want to take a geographical or financial view. In Siren 12.1, analysts can switch from a dashboard view to another using a filter-based rotation that is available whenever there is an alternate dashboard view in the data space.

Search visualization

In Siren 12.1, users can create searches and use them in dashboards, so all visualizations will inherit search filters. For example, if analysts have a communications index, that is, SMS, phone calls, and emails, they can now create three searches in the main communications index and use them to create dashboards so that they have three separate object tables. – but all are relatively related like their parental search for a connection.

This, combined with Siren’s ability for components to inherit dashboard search, makes it easy to create dashboards specific to types and subtypes – so that they can be serviced without duplicating components.

Aggregate metrics and chart sorting

Previously, the aggregates on the graph showed only the number of intermediate records. Now you can choose indicators such as amount, maximum, minimum and average. In addition, Siren 12.1 introduces a sort / regroup function that can be accessed by right-clicking and contains a set of selected nodes in a group.

Introducing Record Consolidation Tasks (Beta Available as Plugin)

The siren already provides the ability to separate objects to detect that two or more records refer to the same real objects. But with Siren 12.1 it becomes easy to run record consolidation tasks that create “centralized records”, providing a seemingly complete picture of the essence. This can be achieved in real time in one click, with the possibility of pre-calculated consolidated views.

A few primary keys to a smart iterative consolidation record

The main feature of record consolidation is the ability to use multiple primary keys. This means that you can specify a set of identifiers (e.g., phone numbers, social security number, email), and if any of them match in the entire combination of records, an interactive consolidation operation will take place. The result is a smart, comprehensive consolidation that opens up information from all of the organization’s data sources.

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