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ACI Worldwide Named a Leader in IDC MarketScape: Financial Crimes Management 2012 Vendor Assessment

Proactive Risk Manager™ Recognized for Real-Time Pattern Recognition Abilities, Customizable Alerts, and Reporting Options

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

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(New York, N.Y. - March 21, 2012) - ACI Worldwide (Nasdaq: ACIW), a leading international provider of payment systems, today announced it has been ranked in the “Leader” category for financial crimes management by leading industry analyst firm IDC Financial Insights in the recent IDC MarketScape report, Financial Crimes Management 2012 Vendor Assessment.

ACI’s ranking is based on its flagship fraud detection product, Proactive Risk Manager. IDC Financial Insights stated, “Proactive Risk Manager's greatest strength is its integration with ACI's other payment products, particularly its BASE24-eps card processing system and its MTS wire and ACH systems. This integration enables Proactive Risk Manager to operate almost entirely in real time. Real-time alerting and decisioning continues to be a primary selling point, reflecting the product's roots in the card market.”

Shesh Gorur, vice president & product line manager, ACI Worldwide, said, “We are delighted to be recognized as a Leader by IDC in this report. Our goal is to provide a product that is both flexible and powerful, supporting our customers’ current needs while allowing them to react to the evolving world of payments fraud.”

As defined by the report, financial crime management includes the IT solutions that anticipate, detect, analyze, and prevent fraudulent transactions, money laundering, and employee financial misconduct through the use of one or more of the following: decision trees, neural networks, predictive scoring models, network link analysis, scenario matching, data mining, case management, and entity and device profiling.

Proactive Risk Manager is a comprehensive enterprise fraud detection solution to help card issuers, merchants, acquirers and financial institutions combat financial crime. By monitoring account activity across all lines of business, Proactive Risk Manager enables users to see more fraudulent activity in a shorter amount of time, minimizing losses and helping to preserve the customer relationship. Proactive Risk Manager combines the power of predictive analytics and expertly defined rules for fast, accurate and flexible response to the evolving and growing nature of fraud and money laundering.

For more information on Proactive Risk Manager please visit

About IDC MarketScape
IDC MarketScape vendor analysis model is designed to provide an overview of the competitive fitness of ICT (information and communications technology) suppliers in a given market. The research methodology utilizes a rigorous scoring methodology based on both qualitative and quantitative criteria that results in a single graphical illustration of each vendor’s position within a given market. IDC MarketScape provides a clear framework in which the product and service offerings, capabilities and strategies, and current and future market success factors of IT and telecommunications vendors can be meaningfully compared. The framework also provides technology buyers with a 360-degree assessment of the strengths and weaknesses of current and prospective vendors.

About ACI Worldwide
ACI Worldwide powers electronic payments and banking for nearly 1700 financial institutions, retailers and processors around the world. Through our integrated suite of software products and hosted services, we deliver a broad range of solutions for electronic payments, transaction banking, mobile, branch, and voice banking, fraud detection and trade finance. To learn more about ACI and understand why we are trusted globally, please visit You can also find us on or on Twitter @ACI_Worldwide.

Shirley Macbeth
ACI Worldwide
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