About Radiance

When you entered a name to try Radiance OS-INT, Radiance went across the entire internet and gathered all documents associated with that name. Based on the use case you chose (Reputational Risk, Education, Know Your Customer, or Security Clearance), Radiance filtered down the results through specific Behavioral Affinity Models (BAMs) to show you what is most relevant to your use case.

Our industry-leading technology uses AI and machine learning to scour all publicly-available, open-source web data. It correlates those terms with the name being searched, and pulls all applicable content into a comprehensive report. The results are prioritized, making it easy for you to further analyze the findings and determine potential risk.

Keep in mind, Radiance’s deep web search capabilities are designed to find the needle in the haystack. It’s power is in finding all the web
content that includes the name being searched and a term related to the corporate reputation bundle. The fact that Radiance flags the web
page does not necessarily mean a risk is involved. The report is designed as a tool to help expedite risk analysis of open source data.


On the first page of your results, you will see the  name that you ran through Radiance. Underneath the name are a few key statistics:

  • Total Links Processed: this is the total number of links across the internet associated with that name, or part of that name.  Radiance does not make any determination that the name(s) found within the links processed are the same individual that you submitted through Radiance. 
  • Links Identified with Affinity: out of the total links associated with the name, this is the number of links that were relevant to the BAMs associated with your use case
  • Flagged: the number of links highlighted in the system to be represented in this report. If the number of links flagged matches the number of links identified with behavioral affinity, then these are all of the results that Radiance returned.

The profile relating to the name can be found under these statistics. Here, in blue, you will find the name of the Behavioral Affinity Model followed by the terms that came back associated with that affinity. By each term, you will see one or more hyperlinks. This is the actual content that you can view to determine if there is risk associated with the individual you submitted into the system.

Going through the Results

As mentioned above, results are organized by a term, related to the specific Behavioral Affinity Model, and a link to the actual content. To evaluate the page itself, you may want to understand where the name has appeared on the page. To do so, search for the name you submitted by clicking Ctrl+F and typing the name in the search bar that appears. Then you can search for the relevant term that appeared. Use the Ctrl+F function again to search for the term.

Evaluating Results

Take into context the page you are looking at, the name you ran, the BAM term that brought the result back, and any other information you have on the individual in question. Then it is up to you to determine if the individual is the same person you were interested in researching and if the information is of relevance to your specific needs or use case.

Your ‘Bundle’ and Behavioral Affinity Models

At the end of the profile you will see your chosen use case. This use case is represented by a bundle of Behavioral Affinity Models representing the various types of risk associated with that use case. All of the BAMs will be listed with an explanation relating to each one.

Please remember, the information produced by Radiance is obtained from publicly available online sources and may contain obscene, offensive, or violent material.  Radiance identifies key words and phrases that could potentially be associated with various risks and safety concerns.  Radiance does not determine or make any assessment, opinion, or fact finding on whether the individual, terms, or entity you submitted is associated with such risk or safety concerns, as that is up to you to determine. 

This report is not a consumer report, as defined by the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) and you should not use this report as a background check for employment, tenant or credit purposes.  Radiance should be used for research and/or intelligence gathering purposes only.  You are responsible for complying with the FCRA should you use any information contained in this report for any purpose under the FCRA, and for complying with any other applicable laws.   

You must be over 13 years of age in order to try Radiance.   In addition, you may not submit the name of an individual that is under the age of 13 years.   By agreeing to our Terms of Service, you agree to comply with COPPA and are over 13 years of age.  COPPA stands for Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act – a set of rules established in 1998 by the Federal Trade Commission.   Click here for more information.