Demystifying "AI-Powered" Claims: The Real Deal Behind Forcepoint's AI Mesh
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In today's rapidly evolving world of data security technology, the term "AI-powered" is everywhere. However, this label often serves as a form of AI washing – seeking to make a product seem more innovative or advanced than it actually is. Here’s how the term is frequently abused:

  • Exaggerated Capabilities: Many solutions flaunt the "AI-powered" label even if they use only basic machine learning algorithms or simple automation rules. This can mislead consumers into believing the software is more intelligent than it really is.
  • Lack of Transparency: Vendors often fail to adequately explain how AI is being used in their products, making it difficult for customers to assess the true value of the "AI-powered" feature.

Unpacking "AI-Powered" in Forcepoint DSPM

At Forcepoint we also claim that Forcepoint DSPM is "AI powered." It is truly “AI powered” and the substance behind this statement lies in the technology known as the AI Mesh. This innovative approach revolutionizes data classification through a networked AI architecture, leveraging a GenAI Small Language Model (SLM) and a network of advanced data and AI components for intelligent, rapid classification of vast amounts of files—a necessity for a robust DSPM solution.

Key Components of the AI Mesh

  • Small Language Model (SLM): This GenAI model is specifically designed for data classification. Unlike general-purpose Large Language Models (LLM), the SLM is tailored to handle data classification tasks efficiently, transforming unstructured text into salient document vectors. It is 1/10th the size of the smallest LLMs, making it far more efficient and less resource intensive.
  • Deep Neural Network Classifiers: These AI technologies perform sentiment analysis to gain qualitative assessments from written text, understanding emotions, opinions, and attitudes. Their compact size ensures rapid processing.
  • Bag-of-Words Models: A fundamental technique in Natural Language Processing, this model performs topic detection to enhance classification accuracy.
  • Filters and Evaluators: Utilizing regular expressions, fuzzy text searches, and Python code segments, these components contribute to the mesh's effectiveness.
  • Mapping Models: Bayesian inference, a powerful ML and AI technique, is applied to make predictions by updating prior knowledge based on new evidence using Bayes’ theorem. It combines inputs into a more refined classification conclusion.

The AI Mesh Advantage

A common AI Mesh consists of 80 nodes, integrating the capabilities above to allow data to flow freely between nodes as needed, ultimately achieving highly accurate data classification. Key advantages include:

  • Customizable: The AI Mesh can be tailored and organization’s industry needs and regulatory environments. It can also be adjusted to solve for very complex classification issues (e.g. product codes that look like social security numbers).
  • Efficiency and Cost-Effectiveness: It runs efficiently on standard compute resources without requiring GPUs, providing rapid classification within 200 milliseconds.
  • Lower Maintenance: High accuracy is achieved without extensive ongoing training, reducing maintenance costs
  • Explainable and Trustworthy AI: The explainability of the AI Mesh enhances trust among users and compliance with AI regulations, ensuring a highly secure data posture.

Forcepoint DSPM with AI Mesh essential for your organization

Rapid discovery and accurate classification are fundamental features of an effective DSPM solution. Forcepoint delivers this with the AI Mesh approach, bringing the best of AI capabilities to help you reduce data breaches, secure data in GenAI applications, and comply with global privacy regulations.

Check out the product page for more information on Forcepoint DSPM and to talk with an expert, click here. Also, check out our whitepaper on the AI Mesh for a deep dive into this exciting “AI-powered” approach.

Kevin Oliveira

Kevin serves as Senior Product Marketing Manager for Forcepoint’s Data Security products and solutions.  He has over 20 years experience helping enterprises with their data and security initiatives with leadership positions at Dell EMC and IBM. 

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