MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. and ROCKVILLE, Md., Feb. 24 /PRNewswire/ -- Quova,
Inc., the world's leading provider and developer of web geography services and
technologies, and NextLinx Corporation, the leading provider of global trade
content and management solutions, today announced a strategic partnership to
help global trade companies comply with regulations against trading with
restricted parties -- embargoed countries, terrorist organizations or other
NextLinx will offer Quova's patented GeoPoint geolocation solution, which
identifies the geographic location of Internet users in real time, in
conjunction with the NextLinx Restricted Party Screening (RPS) Engine to help
importers and exporters determine whether they are transacting with an
illegal, blocked or sanctioned customer. Regulatory violations, even
inadvertent, can result in trade sanctions, fines or imprisonment of
"Executing global business in today's security-conscious world is all
about knowing your customer," said Marie Alexander, president and CEO of
Quova. "NextLinx is setting the standard for global trade compliance, and
Quova's geolocation will help raise that standard even higher by enabling
companies to know where their online customers really are. This is a timely
partnership with tremendous potential for Quova, NextLinx and the global
enterprises we work with."
"Screening your partners, suppliers and customers is a must for today's
global corporation to remain competitive, reduce risk and maintain regulatory
compliance," said Rajiv Uppal, founder, president and CEO of NextLinx
Corporation. "We are thrilled to align with Quova to offer our joint
customers the ability to verify their customers' geographic locations in
real-time coupled with our restricted party screening capability. The
NextLinx, Quova partnership will provide the market with a higher level of
fraud protection, enabling companies worldwide to avoid costly regulatory
violations and ensure legitimate customer transactions.
NextLinx Restricted Party Screening identifies whether a party to a
shipment has been placed on any official denied persons or illegal
transshipper list, blocked from import or export transactions, or sanctioned
by a government for illegal acts such as child or convict labor violations.
NextLinx Corporation is the leading provider of global trade content and
management solutions. NextLinx software and Web services solutions combine
global trade business rules and country-specific trade data, consisting of
denied party lists, landed cost components, import and export controls, and
customs duties and documentation, to help companies reduce the risks and costs
associated with importing and exporting goods across international borders.
NextLinx prestigious list of customers includes: Boeing, FedEx, UPS, Cisco
Systems, Fairchild Semiconductor, Rockwell Automation, Sotheby's, Panasonic
and VF Corporation. For additional information, please visit us at
About Quova, Inc.
Founded in January 2000, Quova, Inc. is the leading provider of
geolocation services to online businesses. Quova's patented technology
provides the geographic location of Web site visitors in real time, enabling
businesses to manage digital rights, target content, detect fraud, conduct
site analysis and ensure regulatory compliance. Quova's 180+ customers and
partners include industry leaders such as Major League Baseball Advanced
Media, Bell Canada, Cisco Systems, ABSOLUT Vodka, HPshopping, VeriSign, 24/7
Real Media, IBM SurfAid, Times Online and Sky Sports. A privately owned
company with investments from Mobius Venture Capital, IDG Ventures, Nexus
Group, Schoffstall Ventures and Fidelity Ventures, Quova is headquartered at
333 West Evelyn Avenue, Mountain View, California 94041, with European
headquarters in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. Quova can be reached at
650-528-3700 and on the Web at www.quova.com.
NOTE: Quova, the Quova logo and GeoPoint are registered service marks
and/or trademarks of Quova, Inc.
SOURCE Quova, Inc.