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Splunk Equips Global Emancipation Network to Fight and Eliminate Human Trafficking

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Global Emancipation Network Introduces Minerva, a Human
Trafficking Investigation Platform Powered by Splunk, to Facilitate
Collaboration across Public, Private and Nonprofit Sectors

Splunk
Inc.
, first in delivering "aha" moments from machine data, today
announced its participation in launching a new technology platform from
Global Emancipation Network aimed at fighting human trafficking with
data analytics from Splunk technology. The human trafficking
investigation platform Minerva
uses advanced data analytics to enable information-sharing and
collaboration across local and federal law enforcement, government
agencies, nonprofit and commercial organizations and academic
institutions. Minerva is powered by Splunk® Enterprise and funded in
part by Splunk Pledge, a Splunk4Good initiative where Splunk is
committing to donate $100 million over a 10-year period to nonprofit and
higher education organizations making a difference to society. Watch the
Global Emancipation Network video
to learn more about how Splunk supports the Global Emancipation Network
to use data analytics and intelligence to fight against human
trafficking and exploitation.

This press release features multimedia. View the full release here:
https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20180905005274/en/

"My life mission and that of Global Emancipation Network is to
completely eradicate human trafficking with a weapon not yet used
properly in the fight: data and analytics," said Sherrie Caltagirone,
founder and executive director, Global Emancipation Network. "By arming
law enforcement and its allies with newly-accessible critical
information, we are going to disrupt this heinous multi-billion dollar
black market industry which affects millions of lives. Thank you to
Splunk for its endless support of our mission through technology,
community and collaboration."

Global Emancipation Network grants Minerva access to organizations with
valid counter-trafficking missions in order to host and explore millions
of trafficking-related data records and use customized search, alerting,
geolocation and other platform capabilities. Using Splunk Enterprise and
third-party integrated technologies, Minerva protects case-sensitive
information and monitors usage patterns to help keep user information
private, safe and secure. Leading public, private and nonprofit
organizations have already been accepted to the platform as early users.

"The Global Emancipation Network is a powerful example of how, through
the power of data, we can solve the world's most complex and notoriously
opaque problems," said Doug Merritt, President and CEO, Splunk. "The
Global Emancipation Network is making a worldwide impact, and Splunk is
proud to support their efforts to eradicate human trafficking through
technology."

Minerva is equipped with data-processing capabilities to extract and
organize information from a variety of data sources. Capabilities
include:

  • Advertisement analysis: Analyzes advertisements from the deep
    and open web, where most trafficking cases originate, and extracts
    data such as user, location, account and other identifying information.
  • Image processing tools: Processes images of victims to reduce
    the time users spend analyzing photographs and manually linking them
    to advertisements. Minerva integrates image analysis tools to tag
    photographs with characteristics to expedite database search, and
    reverse image search to identify similar images.
  • Text analysis tools and natural language processing: Extracts
    text in images from advertisements and flags correlations with missing
    persons reports and other valuable information.
  • Multi-tenant system informing trend analysis: Allows all
    Minerva users to store their information securely on the same database
    at the same time, enabling secure, multi-agency collaboration on
    shared investigations.

Unlike many private organizations and governments that attempt to
disrupt human trafficking, Global Emancipation Network makes Minerva
available free of charge to qualified organizations with valid human
trafficking investigation programs so that users can leverage insights
to support their own efforts. Visit the Global
Emancipation Network
website to learn more and apply for Minerva
access.

To apply for a free Splunk Enterprise license and learn more about
Splunk's commitment to research, education and positive social impact,
visit the Splunk
Pledge
website.

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