BrightPlanet Offers Deep Web Content and Data-as-a-Service (DaaS)

Industry: Technology

Patented technology unlocks the hidden Deep Web and provides high value, near real time streams of difficult to obtain information

Louisville, Kentucky (PRUnderground) April 7th, 2015

In an exclusive interview with Stephen E. Arnold, BrightPlanet’s William Bushee, Vice President of Development, explains BrightPlanet’s patented Web harvesting and content processing capabilities.

Bushee developed the systems and methods in use at BrightPlanet. The company has eight U.S. patents on its technology processes. BrightPlanet was among the first commercial enterprises to develop software to acquire, index, and analyze content not indexed by general purpose Web indexing systems like and

The company’s line up of clients include numerous government agencies, financial institutions, and commercial enterprises with a need for high-value, timely content from social media, structured data sources, and specialized sources of information such as discussion groups.

Bushee is an expert in the field of Web harvesting, a field given new prominence due to television and news media reporting about threat-related activities. He said:

Our principal area of research right now is expanding our offerings through integrations with our partners’ platforms. We know that we cannot provide the best analytic or visualization solution for every customer so we have been working closely with other technology providers to offer a complete end-to-end solution with joint offerings. Also, we have expanded in our support for Dark Web content, which is a niche or specialist market. We do see some clients who have a limited need for Dark Web data.

Bushee added:

We offer a cloud services which usually can be setup in just a few minutes — BlueJay, Deep Web Monitor and our data feeds. These are low-cost tools which appeal to specific markets. None of the tools require more than a 15-minute demo or YouTube tutorial. Our larger, business-centric services —(Outpost, AuthentiWeb and our Deep Web Harvester) — take days to weeks to setup and start providing value. If a customer has their needs well documented, we can have a solution up and running within a few days.

Stephen E. Arnold, author of CyberOSINT: Next Generation Information Access, said that BrightPlanet is the preeminent firm engaged in making Deep Web content available to researchers, analysts, and security professionals. Arnold added:

BrightPlanet is an excellent resource to for specialized content services. In addition to providing a client-defined collection of information, the firm can provide custom-tailored solutions to special content needs involving the Deep Web and Dark Web. The company has an excellent reputation among law enforcement, intelligence, and security professionals. The BrightPlanet technologies can generate a stream of real-time content to individuals, work groups, or other automated systems.

BrightPlanet offers its technology as a service. The information harvested by the company’s system is available in a “Data-as-a-Service” model. The approach slashes the time and cost for Deep Web content acquisition.

BrightPlanet can output its content to individuals authorized to use the system or to other enterprise systems; for example, directly to smart security appliances which make autonomous decisions about threats to an organization’s security.

Working with partners like K2 Intelligence and Mahindra SSG, BrightPlanet can support customers worldwide with confidential or clearance-centric services.

As Bushee said in his exclusive interview:

This is an emerging market and there is a lot of innovation right now with our partners, especially around social networking and analytics. Our Deep Web Harvester can pull content from some Dark Web sources, including TOR, although we try to avoid diving deep into that part of the internet. The recent coverage of Dark Web on TV television shows, such as House of Cards, boosts inquiries. The more exposure into what is taking place online, on the Deep Web or Dark Web, is only a positive for the entire industry.

Contact BrightPlanet via the firm’s Web site at

About BrightPlanet

Since originally coining the term the “Deep Web”, BrightPlanet has been consistently recognized as a leading provider of enriched content for analytics from both the Surface Web and the Deep Web at Big Data scale. With over 13 years of experience in harvesting and tagging unstructured content in any language from the Web, BrightPlanet works directly with service providers to deliver customizable and flexible enriched content that can easily be integrated into different analytic environments. Further information on BrightPlanet’s products and services can be found at

About ArnoldIT

Stephen E. Arnold is a technology and financial analyst with more than thirty years of experience. He is the author of CyberOSINT: Next Generation Information Access. The 200 page monograph is the first report about automated threat detection via continuous collection, analysis, and reporting. In addition, he is the author of “The Google Legacy,” and he is the author of more than 60 journal articles and a number of other books. He wrote the first three editions of the 600-page “The Enterprise Search Report.” Since January 2008, he has published a free daily content processing and cyber OSINT newsletter at


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About ArnoldIT

Stephen E. Arnold is a technology and financial analyst with more than thirty years of experience. In addition to “The Google Legacy,” he is the author of more than 60 journal articles and a number of other books, including “The Path to the Total Network,” published in 1993. He also authored the first three editions of the 600-page encyclopedia of search called “The Enterprise Search Report.” He reports on the search industry in his blog Beyond Search at

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