CSE498, Collaborative Design, Spring 2020
Computer Science and Engineering
Michigan State University

Founded in 2019, MaxCogito provides software tools for customers to understand and work with their data.

Most companies are blind to the content of the messages passing through their servers. However, recent regulations such as the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) require enterprises to understand the data they store.

Our Identity Based Communication and Content Services platform automatically categorizes and analyzes every message that passes through a company’s servers to help them remain compliant with any regulations, and also to identify any valuable information that might otherwise have been missed.

Businesses using our product select the types of information to monitor, which can include data that could result in regulatory violations, contain trade secrets, or personally identify an individual.

As internal and external messages are sent to and from the employees of an enterprise, our platform automatically searches for content based on each company’s indicated needs. Any messages containing sensitive information are automatically tagged before being forwarded to the final recipient.

Our service generates intuitive reports on the content of the messages that come through their servers so that administrators and compliance officers can easily find and assess the quantity and type of sensitive data they currently have on their servers.

Our platform greatly simplifies the data analysis process, saving companies hundreds of man-hours while also avoiding fines for policy violations.

The Identity Based Communication and Content Services platform uses an SMTP server to collect messages, Apache Tika to extract text from each message, and Elasticsearch to index the data. Connecting the back-end services are RESTful APIs written in Java.