IBM packages crime-fighting, big data analytics

Michael Cooney

Security software will allow for rapid data collection, analysis and warehousing, IBM says

FRAMINGHAM, Mass. — IBM last week came out with its first iteration of the analytics software package that it expects will help law enforcement, government agencies and private businesses wade through the massive amounts of data they collect to help them predict, disrupt and prevent criminal, terrorist and fraudulent activities.

The package, IBM i2 Intelligence Analysis portfolio, is based on the security software it picked up last year when it bought i2. Law enforcement agencies and corporate security departments use i2’s software to pinpoint fraudulent or improper activity within their logs of operational data. The company’s Analyst’s Notebook digital forensic software can display a visual diagram of people, places or other entities, showing how different parties are linked.

According to an IDG New Service report at the time of the buy, i2 had more than 4,500 customers across 150 countries. (more on