UPDATED 11:00 EDT / APRIL 24 2023


New Flashpoint intelligence platform accelerates cross-functional risk mitigation and prevention

Business risk intelligence startup Flashpoint, officially EJ2 Communications Inc., today announced the release of Ignite, a new intelligence platform that accelerates cross-functional risk mitigation and prevention across cyberthreat intelligence, vulnerability management, national security and physical security teams.

Introduced at the RSA 2023 Conference in San Francisco, Ignite combines Flashpoint’s intelligence with an integrated user experience to assist organizations in streamlining workflows. The service quickly identifies relevant information and reduces exposure to cyber and physical threats by offering a real-time picture of all pertinent risks. Ignite does so while reducing silos that can result in disparate intelligence feeds from multiple specialized partners.

Flashpoint says the service has a number of advantages, starting with the ability for organizations to save time, money and resources by organizing and unifying mission-critical intelligence across multiple classes into one workspace. Ignites allows users to take decisive action with intelligence from Flashpoint’s team of experts that improves operational efficiency, according to the company. It also addresses the cybersecurity skills shortage with an interface that’s engineered to bring the most relevant, team-specific information to the surface, it added.

Ignite can also be integrated with external tooling and other Flashpoint solutions, including Managed Attribution and Automate.

Under the hood, the service uses universal search capabilities to find valuable conversations and context quickly and intuitively. It can scan text, video and images with support for optical character recognition. Ignite also supports rules-based alerting with “news-style” finished intelligence reports, personalized dashboards and easy access to remote file inclusion.

“Flashpoint Ignite is built for practitioners, helping them rapidly locate the most relevant team-tailored intelligence from our world-class collections, returning search results in less than a second,” Patrick Gardner, chief product and engineering officer at Flashpoint, said in a statement. “It’s also a unifier — a bridge between teams that catalyzes an organization’s ability to fully understand its risk profile, prioritize operations and efficiently tackle daily challenges.”

Future integrations of Ignite are also expected via an expansion of Flashpoint’s partnership with Google Cloud on artificial intelligence innovation, which will support the delivery of generative AI to Flashpoint customers.

Flashpoint was previously in the news in August when it acquired open-source intelligence startup Echosec Systems Ltd. for an undisclosed price. Although Flashpoint doesn’t directly link Ignite to the Echosec acquisition, it’s likely that Insight is at least partially powered by the intellectual property acquired in the acquisition.

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