No data is beyond the reach of analytics, even data on the dark Web and the deep Web, places where the nefarious comes out to play in illegal and harmful ways. But it’s still digital data residing there, and that means the powers-of-good can gather it, analyze it and take action as IST Research has done in order to fight human trafficking in near- or real-time.

IST Research specializes in collecting data from masked people and hidden places for a lot of good causes. It also works closely with law enforcement, public prosecutors and NGOs to see their work come to full fruition in real world rescues of the innocent and imprisonment of the perps.

To do this work, IST Research originally used the Amazon Web Services public cloud but it has since migrated its data processing and storage operations to Internap’s bare metal IaaS, called AgileSERVER.

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