Data Security, Managed Security Services

OpenText Aviator Targets Data Governance, More

3D render AI artificial intelligence technology CPU central processor unit chipset on the printed circuit board for electronic and technology concept select focus shallow depth of field

Cybersecurity breaches are often all about data — accessing it, exfiltrating it, encrypting it. That’s because, as you may have heard, data is the new oil. During Data Privacy Week, everyone is paying even closer attention to data protection.

OpenText is no exception. OpenText just announced Cloud Editions 24.1 which includes OpenText Aviator innovations designed with data protection in mind.

The company said that among the new innovations is one that enables secure information management and governance across knowledge bases without customers having to move their data. Sound data management and governance practices are essential for cybersecurity hygiene. They’re also essential for powering AI use cases, and AI has serious momentum in businesses today.

OpenText's AI Vision and Philosophy

OpenText's announcements today are part of its AI vision that the company is calling opentext.ai. The idea is threefold.

  • Run AI and large language models (LLMs) on top of your private, secured data.
  • Take a poly model approach — seek flexibility, choose the best model for the job at hand and don’t be tied to a single model.
  • Pay attention to the learning data that is generated through AI and put it to use over time.  

By 2024, Gartner is predicting that 30% of major organizations will lean on AI-generated personalized content — an exponential leap from just 2% in 2022. Quality data is essential to get there.

"Leveraging AI for impactful results depends on reliable data," Mark J. Barrenechea, CEO and chief technology officer of OpenText, said in a prepared statement. "Without it, even the most skilled data scientists will struggle. By expanding the Aviator portfolio in conjunction with our world class information management platform, Cloud Editions 24.1 empowers customers with the tools and insights needed to get ahead."

OpenText Aviator, first introduced in August 2023, also offers a series of specialized implementations for specific use cases, including cybersecurity. OpenText Cybersecurity Aviator provides a threat detection approach that combines machine learning models that automatically and continuously learn with rapid deployment, allowing new threat detection models to be in place within hours, the company said.

More OpenText Aviator Innovations Launched

These are just a few of several of the innovations OpenText Aviator has introduced since its inception. The company's announcement also included:

  • OpenText Content Aviator now is available on OpenText Extended ECM, integrating conversational search, summarization and translation within content management. Recognizing that information retrieval can be both time-consuming and tedious for employees, this update enables customers to leverage generative AI technology to help accelerate content discovery, improving employee efficiency and productivity. 
  • OpenText IT Operations Aviator on Open Text Service Management Automation X, OpenText’s enterprise ITSM software, helps minimize the need for support staff and reduces tier-one business costs.
  • OpenText Thrust Studio is now open to partners through an early access program. These new tools enable developers to design, build, and deploy applications utilizing OpenText Thrust APIs more seamlessly with enhanced workflows, permissions, and decision models. With CE 24.1, OpenText also introduces enhancements to its Thrust for Partner Program. The latest enhancements provide partners with new features in OpenText Thrust Studio including a more robust set of free APIs and additional support to help create industry-specific solutions.
Jessica C. Davis

Jessica C. Davis has spent a career as a journalist and editor covering the business of technology including chips, software, the cloud, AI, and cybersecurity. She previously served as editor in chief of Channel Insider and later of MSP Mentor (now part of Channel Futures). She was a key editor in the original MSP 501 list. She now serves as editorial director for CyberRisk Alliance’s channel brands, MSSP Alert and ChannelE2E.