Getting started with custom data types just got easier with GLASS Studio, an intuitive “no-code” interface enabling rapid development of custom data patterns.

Discovery with GLASS™

GLASS Technology™ is a proprietary language used to create the algorithms that underpin the industry-leading performance of Ground Labs’ data discovery solutions.

Now, Ground Labs has made it easier to leverage the customization features of its products through GLASS Studio™. GLASS Studio provides an intuitive interface for building custom data patterns enabling discovery of all proprietary and non-standard critical and sensitive data.

Explaining Data Types and Data Patterns

When using Enterprise Recon for data discovery, the kind of information that you want to identify is a “data type.” This could be personal data types such as social security numbers, passport IDs, names and birth dates. It could also be non-personal information including intellectual property, company records or software code.

Enterprise Recon uses “data patterns” to identify and match target data types. A data pattern is the structure of a data type. For example, most payment cards use a 16-digit numerical structure with fixed BIN ranges forming the first six digits, and pass a Luhn check. GLASS Studio simplifies the process of creating custom data patterns to enable the identification and discovery of custom data types.

Getting Started With Custom Data Types Using GLASS Studio

GLASS Studio aims to simplify the process of developing customized data patterns for Enterprise Recon. While Enterprise Recon comes with over 300 pre-defined PII data types, organizations have other critical and sensitive information they need to be able to identify and manage. 

These bespoke data types may include non-standard or bespoke forms of PII, proprietary code and other forms of intellectual property. As long as this data includes one or more components with a consistent structure, GLASS can be programmed to discover it.

For example, if a bespoke customer ID is made up of a country code, a number string and a checksum digit, a data pattern can be built and tested using GLASS Studio and deployed in Enterprise Recon.

A 12-digit reference code is displayed. The first two digits are 'US' and are labeled "country code". A string of 9 digits follows. The final value is a checksum digit. 

Fast-track Customization With GLASS Studio

Using a guided visual builder, GLASS Studio offers a no-code alternative for rapid deployment of bespoke data patterns, complete with pattern templates and an instant test feature to ensure accurate and error-free customization.

An illustration showing the GLASS Studio visual builder and manual editor

Use the visual builder or code editor to develop GLASS patterns

Accurate and Error-Free Discovery 

GLASS Studio includes an instant test feature to validate programmed data patterns against test data to ensure all matches are identified correctly. 

The in-built test function also includes a manual identification feature. GLASS Studio uses manually selected data within the test set and compares it against data identified using the Studio-defined pattern. It explains any differences and highlights false positives and matches not found to help troubleshoot errors.

A screenshot of the GLASS Studio instant test feature. Expected matches, false positives and expected matches not found are indicated using different coloured boxes around test data elements

Use the instant test feature to test custom data patterns

GLASS Studio is available at no additional cost for all Enterprise Recon PII and Enterprise Recon Pro users.

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