Product updates: Summer 2019
2019 has already seen the introduction of Hot Spots for countries and places, as well as new saved searches. Now let’s take a look at some of the additional main product updates we’ve added recently.
In response to customer requests, we’ve recently rolled out a host of new workflow and visualisation features. These are intended to help users with a wide variety of day-to-day tasks, from tracking and escalating issues of interest to constructing briefs for managers and stakeholders.
Saved Searches allow you to save any Silobreaker search for later use. Searches saved this way can be edited, shared, used with dashboards and widgets, and will show up in the autocomplete just like entities and lists.
It’s now possible to add searchable comments to documents and entities. This means team members can discuss and collaborate efficiently on any piece of content produced by any source – including news, reports, feed content and forum posts.
Comments can also be added to entities – any specific “thing” in Silobreaker – from malware and threat actors to people, companies, places, products and even sources.
Comments are fully searchable, but only visible to an organisation’s members. Silobreaker stores comments until they’re manually deleted, allowing analysts to build their own intelligence repositories around any type of threat or topic of interest.
Commented entities and documents display an icon that fades to show recency. Users can search, filter and view the latest comments as they are made, quickly pivoting to related stories and entities to conduct further research.
To complement our commenting features, users can also label documents and entities, allowing them to be tracked and actioned within the platform.
Labels are only visible to an organisation’s members. They’re fully customisable by both individual users and by members of the group they’ve been shared to. Labels are a great way of allocating tasks across teams, and different colours can be used to track their progress to completion.
The Notepad is a new tool for free-form writing, image display and collaboration.
The Notepad tool displays HTML content, including images, and acts as a convenient place to take notes while using a dashboard.
If a dashboard is shared with multiple team members, they can all collaborate in the same Notepad to efficiently produce and share intelligence with a stakeholder’s dashboard.
The HotSpots tool now accepts GeoJSON-formatted files. GeoJSON is an open standard for representing geographical features with points, lines and polygons.
Users can drag and drop GeoJSON files directly into HotSpots to use this feature. Regions and points of interest, such as office locations, infrastructure and areas of concerns, will be automatically displayed.
Silobreaker will overlay geographical results onto GeoJSON data for any searches across open and closed source sets. Users can also append private notes to locations, to supply any additional, pertinent information.
Now you’ve read about our latest product improvements, it’s time to see them in action. We strongly recommend that Silobreaker users log in to familiarise themselves with the changes. If you’re not a user but want to learn more about these features, you can book a Silobreaker demo here.