Coverity Enhances Customer Screening Integrity by Upgrading to FinScan

Mar 24, 2011, 09:00 ET from Innovative Systems, Inc.

PITTSBURGH, March 24, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- FinScan, a leading global provider of sanctions, PEP and heightened risk screening solutions, today announced that Coverity, Inc., a premier international provider of source code analysis software, has upgraded its customer screening solution to FinScan eWatchLine. Coverity will use FinScan eWatchLine to screen customers against a variety of specially designated nationals (SDN), debarred persons and U.S. Department of Commerce suspect entity lists in real time.

Coverity's precision software analysis accurately identifies defects and security vulnerabilities within critical code. It helps clients enhance the integrity of their software to accelerate time-to-market, reduce risk, and increase customer satisfaction. Coverity serves an international customer base, with headquarters in San Francisco, offices in the UK and Japan, and re-sellers around the globe.

Committed to full compliance with anti-money laundering and anti-terrorism mandates, Coverity initially began performing its screening using an earlier version of the FinScan solution. Upgrading provides the company with more advanced capabilities and more robust operational flexibility.

FinScan helps speed the research and resolution of suspect hits by providing reviewers access to full source data along with the compliance lists and rolling up all variations of a suspect name (e.g., transposed names and alternate spellings) into one profile. It offers clients the ability to customize processing to their unique business needs by permitting users to specify the criteria and parameters used in screening.

"Our transition to FinScan eWatchLine went very smoothly," said Coverity paralegal, Courtney Browne. "And screening time has been minimized because FinScan is downloaded directly to the desktop simply by clicking an icon on the toolbar, rather than having to access it through the Internet."

"We are a fast-growing company, and our customer base is going to continue to grow, so we like the enhanced level of compliance assurance FinScan provides," Ms. Browne added. "We're very careful with whom we do business, but FinScan's precision and automatic re-screening give us peace of mind that we aren't missing any matches."

FinScan's automatic rescreening strengthens Coverity's due diligence by screening all records against selected lists on a regularly scheduled basis. This ensures that all new and updated records are continuously screened against the latest compliance data.

"Coverity is a very technically advanced company in a highly sophisticated field," said Michael Ott, Senior Vice President, FinScan. "We're very pleased not only to support them in their customer screening commitment, but also that they have selected FinScan as their compliance partner."

About Coverity

Coverity, Inc., the leader in software integrity, is the trusted standard for companies that have a zero-tolerance policy for software failures. Coverity's award-winning portfolio of software integrity products discovers software defects in development. More than 1000 customers rely on Coverity to help them deliver high-integrity software. Coverity is a privately held company headquartered in San Francisco, CA.

About FinScan

As the compliance brand of Innovative Systems, Inc. (ISI), FinScan protects organizations against non-compliance with the world-class data quality and data matching capabilities that are the cornerstone of all ISI products and services. Clients have used ISI's linking/cleansing engines for MDM and compliance solutions in 33 countries.

FinScan helps organizations worldwide meet the requirements of international government regulatory agencies by providing the most advanced sanctions list and PEP compliance solutions available, including 24/7/365 list management; licensed or hosted deployment; outsourced case review; transactional screening options; and automated due diligence reports to help ensure effective compliance for its clients. The FinScan Web site is located at The Innovative Systems site is

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