Quova, NextLinx Partner to Enhance Global Trade Compliance

Geolocation to Help Protect International Importers/Exporters From Costly

Regulatory Violations

Feb 24, 2005, 00:00 ET from Quova, Inc.

    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
 sanctioned customers.
     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.
     About NextLinx
     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.

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