i2 and World-Check Combine World-class Analytical Tools with World-class Intelligence

Structured Open Source Intelligence Enhances the Ability for Organisations to Reduce Criminal and Terrorist Threats

Jun 15, 2010, 10:42 ET from i2

BRUSSELS, June 15 /PRNewswire/ -- i2, the leading provider of intelligence and investigation software, has formed a formal partnership with leading risk intelligence specialist, World-Check.  As a result, i2 customers can benefit from the ability to access highly structured information and create actionable intelligence faster.  A new solution was announced here today at i2's Europe, Middle East & Africa (EMEA) User Conference.  

By preloading i2's industry leading products, Analyst's Notebook and iBase, with World-Check's extensive database of Politically Exposed Persons (PEP's) and heightened risk individuals and organisations, analysts have immediate access to the world's most widely adopted open source research and the powerful tools they need to analyse the research in the context of a particular project or investigation.

"As the criminal and terrorist landscape continues to evolve the potential consequences of these threats grow significantly. Consequently, analysts find themselves with the daunting challenge of generating actionable intelligence for those who need it, fast," said Guillaume Tissot, vice president of Product Marketing at i2.  "Customers want secure access to high quality, trusted open source research, which has been rigorously vetted by one of the most respected risk intelligence providers and supported by i2's unmatched visualisation capability.  This enables organisations to make sense of this information blizzard — a powerful combination in the war against all forms of illegal activity."  

"The agreement with i2 represents a major step forward in the development and implementation of risk intelligence solutions.  Our data sets fit perfectly within the i2 analysis and visualisation technology infrastructure," said Dan Peak, CEO at World-Check.  "Our two companies have the same commitment to pioneering innovation in our respective markets."    

With i2 and World-Check, customers can:

  • Access comprehensive research and powerful analysis:
    • Analyst's Notebook and iBase will be preloaded with structured intelligence from the World-Check database.
    • Search results can be matched, analysed and visualised with Analyst's Notebook and iBase.
    • Unrivalled coverage of Politically Exposed Person (PEP) and heightened risk entities.
  • Increase efficiency and enhance intelligence output:
    • Use World-Check data to supplement or enhance existing data while i2 products uncover hidden links and relationships within the data.
    • Add international intelligence to local investigations.
    • World-Check data is structured with more than 20 fields assisting in the identification of entities.
  • Improve operational decision-making:
    • Organise and rapidly analyse vast quantities of high quality open source intelligence.
    • Unmatched Always-on-Analytics and point of need alerting.
    • Research sources are included for verification purposes.

The partnership between i2 and World-Check marries 30 years of experience in developing intelligence software with 10 years of innovation in intelligence research. Available today, this turnkey solution provides analysts with the ability to search through more than a million highly structured profiles and open source intelligence from i2's Intelligence-Led Operation Platform.  The results can then be matched, analysed and visualised with i2 products, helping analysts create actionable intelligence, faster.

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About i2

i2 is the leading provider of intelligence and investigation solutions for defence, national security, law enforcement and commercial security.  Over 4,500 organizations in 149 countries rely on the i2 Intelligence-led Operations Platform to proactively deter, prevent, predict and disrupt the world's most sophisticated criminal and terrorist threats.  i2 started the intelligence revolution in 1990 and continues to lead the industry in innovation with products like Analyst's Notebook® and COPLINK®.  These solutions enable public safety officers, analysts, managers, detectives and investigators to uncover hidden connections faster, deliver timely and actionable results and communicate complex situations more clearly than ever. For more information, please visit www.i2group.com.  Follow i2 on Twitter @i2group and read the i2 blog iConnect.

About World-Check

A global research and intelligence organization, World-Check has research centres on five continents. World-Check's sophisticated research methodology processes over 200,000 intelligence sources in over 50 languages across 240+ countries, as well as specialist country specific databases, 24 hours a day. This open source intelligence is used to build highly structured profiles in categories including Politically Exposed Persons (PEPs) and heightened risk entities such as terrorists, narcotics dealers, money launderers and fraudsters. Trusted by more than 4,500 institutions in over 160 countries, including 49 of the world's top 50 banks, 25 of the world's top 100 leading organisations and 200 enforcement and regulatory agencies, World-Check offers an end-to-end solution for assessing, managing and monitoring financial, regulatory and reputational risks.

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