The Instinct Engine does not require large datasets or access to sensitive data. It uses a light data connection to query for metadata from current technologies. This enables the platform to collect only the data required to project exposure scenarios, without accessing sensitive data.
The platform currently supports eight data connector types, plus the ability for users to craft custom connectors in Java. With these simple connectors, clients are able to quickly instrument to their current enterprise technologies, like antivirus platforms, directory services, network analytics, user and entity behavior analytics (UEBA), external intelligence feeds, and many others.