Micro Focus IDOL Brings AI to Data Discovery and GDPR Compliance

IDOL 12 Offers Unprecedented Efficiency with Big Data Capturing Key Data from Virtually Anywhere; Simplifies GDPR Compliance by Targeting Personally Identifiable Information (PII), Helping Avoid Painful and Costly Breaches

24 July 2018

Micro Focus (LSE: MCRO; NYSE: MFGP) today announced the general availability of Micro Focus IDOL 12. The latest offering leverages AI to sift through big data to quickly and efficiently discover highly relevant information, and to simplify GDPR compliance by uncovering sensitive Personally Identifiable Information (PII) for data privacy protection helping customers avoid potential breaches.

Massive amounts of data, diverse in origin and format, continue to grow exponentially and many companies struggle with how quickly they can find relevant and pertinent business-related information. According to a Gartner report, How to Create a Data Strategy for Machine Learning-Powered Artificial Intelligence: "Advances in technology to capture and process large amounts of information mean we're still drowning in data and will continue to do so."

For companies operating in countries with new GDPR regulations, they are faced with the challenge of protecting sensitive personal information in the face of big data. One of the key questions to address is how to efficiently identify and protect PII in hundreds of millions of records. There continues to be a widening gap between corporate-data generation and the resources to access and understand the data.

"We recognize that our customers need a solution that tackles two of the market's most pressing issues – data overload and GDPR compliance," said Ken Muir, Vice President and General Manager of IDOL, Micro Focus. "IDOL 12 and it's market leading Analytic and Artificial Intelligence capabilities address both customer problems by delivering real-time and specific results within very large amounts of irrelevant corporate data. This accelerates the process of accurately targeting PII in support of GDPR regulations."

With IDOL, organizations can access, analyze and understand virtually any type of content, including text, audio, image and video to address some of the most demanding data analytics challenges. Businesses gain extensive visibility, helping identify previously unknown blind spots with an integrated and comprehensive approach that truly leverages all available data regardless of format and source. Built on proven world-class technology and innovations such as machine learning and deep neural networks, IDOL unlocks hidden insights by revealing trends, patterns, and relationships.

With IDOL 12, a customers can:

  • Use Dynamic Corpus, an intelligent data discovery enabler, to find what is truly relevant. IDOL uses AI to dynamically chart a high relevancy information path by continuously learning from uncovered sources to establish contextual understanding, and using that understanding to seek other relevant sources to uncover, and unlocks access to virtually any web sources including previously inaccessible sites on the Dark Web.
  • Access GDPR grammars in 31 countries (28 EU countries plus those of Liechtenstein, Norway and Iceland) to simplify GDPR compliance by targeting PII to enhance data privacy protection. IDOL uses AI to learn from government documentation to establish contextual relevancy for identifying PII data. For example, an 8-digit number in a specific country can be identified as a passport number because IDOL analyses text in documents containing such numbers to determine context in which these numbers appear.

More Information

Micro Focus IDOL 12 is available now. Join Micro Focus on LinkedIn and follow @MicroFocus Twitter.

About Micro Focus

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