Covelight Systems Inks Reseller Agreement with Actimize; Actimize Adds FraudProbe to its Enterprise Fraud Management Solution
CARY, N.C. – (BUSINESS WIRE) – April 4, 2006 – Covelight Systems, an innovator of solutions for passive, real-time monitoring of Web applications, today announced that Actimize Inc. has signed an agreement to become a reseller of Covelight Systems FraudProbe, a new platform for detecting fraud in online channels. Covelight Systems FraudProbe is a high performance network-based appliance that passively monitors online transaction activity to and from Web applications.
FraudProbe is the industry's first turnkey solution for integrating online fraud detection capabilities into existing enterprise fraud management systems. FraudProbe solves the problem of real-time data mining of high volume online transaction streams for the business, critical fraud indicators required to combat identity fraud, account hijacking, data theft and other types of fraud in online channels.
Actimize will leverage FraudProbe to provide data for its Online Fraud Prevention authentication risk scoring algorithm. The authentication risk score combines data from FraudProbe with other enterprise data to determine if and when the banking customer should be prompted for additional authentication information. FraudProbe is an important component in generating highly accurate risk scores. This benefits financial institutions and their customers since these highly accurate scores result in a high fraud catch-rate, while minimizing interruptions to the customer's online-banking experience.
"Online fraud is a growing problem for financial services institutions and growing criminal sophistication presents a significant challenge," says David Sosna, Actimize CEO. "To prevent monetary losses as well as preserve end-user confidence, institutions must implement powerful solutions that use real-time data from the online channel. That's where the Covelight FraudProbe comes in."
"We're very enthusiastic about this agreement with Actimize, a true industry leader. FraudProbe adds a powerful new dimension to enterprise fraud management systems for mitigating the risk associated with the online channel," says Spencer Snedecor, CEO of Covelight Systems. "This agreement is the first of several partnerships we envision to provide the online monitoring component for enterprise business analytics and fraud management solutions."
Guillermo Kopp, Vice President at TowerGroup, further validates the need for solutions like FraudProbe in a recent report he stated. "Fraud management is becoming an important competitive differentiator because new fraud types such as online banking fraud and identity theft correspond to a potential loss of customer confidence and brand damage," says Kopp. "...enterprise fraud management goes far beyond the actual anti-fraud systems to include best practices in data and business process management, analytics, integration, and data protection."
About Covelight Systems
Covelight Systems is a leader in passive, real-time user monitoring and profiling of Web applications to protect confidential data from online fraud and identity theft. Covelight's products, including Percept™ and FraudProbe™, provide real-time visibility into critical Web applications, detect suspicious behavior, provide continuous identity-based auditing for compliance, and forensic data for incident investigation. Only Covelight delivers solutions to detect the external and internal threats to confidential information and identity data accessed through Web applications, including account takeover fraud, insider identity theft, phishing activity and hacking.
For more information, go to www.covelight.com.
Actimize is a leading provider of enterprise software solutions for Operational Risk Management including Anti-Money Laundering, Fraud Prevention, and Regulatory Compliance solutions. The Actimize platform is used by eight of the top ten financial services organizations and in total provides surveillance and compliance monitoring for over US$4 trillion in assets. Actimize solutions are currently implemented at leading financial services institutions including banks, brokerages, and insurance firms as well as regulatory bodies and government agencies.
For more information about Actimize, visit our web site at www.Actimize.com.