Griffeye Connect – Opening up new possibilities for users and teams

Griffeye Connect – Opening up new possibilities for users and teams
March 23, 2020 Sara Ekberg

Griffeye Connect – Opening up new possibilities for users and teams

The recent release of Analyze 20.0 was significant. Not only is 20.0 a landmark number but also the release contains a valuable and exciting addition: Griffeye Connect. And as far as Mattias Shamlo, Griffeye CTO is concerned, that makes it a milestone for the development of the platform and supporting users and teams to get even better results in their investigations.

Griffeye Connect is a new addition to the Analyze platform – now available in CS Operations and CS Enterprise as a first step but it will be continuously developed and implemented across all Griffeye Analyze products. Griffeye Connect provides a unified interface for using and developing functionality that is easily accessible for our users. And that will mean a lot for many investigators, teams, and tech partners.

Mattias Shamlo, Griffeye CTO

Mattias sums it up like this, ”Griffeye Connect unifies our interconnectivity platform. We’ve always tried to make the best tools available for users and we’ve always encouraged open collaboration. Now with this addition to the Analyze platform, we’re making sure our users can access the best technology available and extend the platform to fit their specific needs.”

Making life easier for users

With the focus as ever on users and their investigations, Mattias is excited by the potential benefits: “It’s similar to what we are looking to achieve with previous developments on the roadmap like GID (Griffeye Intelligence Database) that opened up the platform in the way that users are now able to seamlessly share knowledge and build intelligence. Carrying on that journey, Griffeye Connect opens up the platform even more by making it possible to build and easily add more tools that will help our users in their work.”

“Now with this addition to the Analyze platform, we’re making sure our users can access the best technology available and extend the platform to fit their specific needs.”

Opening up new development possibilities

Griffeye Connect will give users the possibility to customize their workflows and access the right tools for their work. But on top of these day-to-day advantages for investigators and their teams, Griffeye Connect increases the chances of more powerful technology and better solutions being developed in the future, not to mention more exciting collaboration with tech providers. Mattias explains, “Thanks to the standard interface that supports integration with other technologies, Griffeye Connect opens up new possibilities for users and tech partners to develop new tools and connect to the platform.” 

The same applies to the developers at Griffeye: “Griffeye Connect is a good example of dogfooding, which is always important for us.” For the majority who won’t be familiar with the term, “dogfooding” comes from the CEOs of dogfood companies who assured their customers and shareholders that they fed their brand to their own dogs – one even went further and used to eat a can himself. The term entered the software world to show that developers used their own software but also meant that they knew how the tools and interfaces needed to work.

You could say that this was the start of Griffeye Connect. “We realized that bespoke solutions for every new development would slow down our own progress. With the standard interface, it is not only easier to add external tools and plug-ins but it also makes it easier for the inhouse dev team at Griffeye to develop even better and cooler stuff in the future.”

To serve those who protect

In the long term, Griffeye Connect secures a straighter and faster development roadmap for the Analyze platform. And it immediately makes it easy for users to access and share new tools and create better workflows. “It’s an important step in the journey,” says Mattias. “Not just in terms of development but in our mission, which is to serve those who protect. Enabling the work of investigators and teams by giving them everything they need to get faster and better results in their important investigations.”

Also read: Release of Analyze 20.0

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