SAN JOSE, Calif., Feb. 26, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- FICO (NYSE: FICO), the leading provider of predictive analytics and decision management technology, today announced that it has been cited as a leader in enterprise fraud management in the independent research report The Forrester Wave™: Enterprise Fraud Management, Q1 2013. FICO was among the select companies that Forrester invited to participate in this Q1 2013 report.
"Veteran fraud management company FICO lives up to its reputation," the report stated. "FICO is one of the most long-standing fraud management companies; its product provides robust real-time, cross-channel interdiction and easy configuration of case management fields. It offers easy alert aggregation as well as integration with third-party reporting and analytical solutions using a published database schema. The company has a differentiated mobile and cloud partnering and extensive behavioral analytics strategy. FICO has a large vertical footprint in financial services/banking, insurance, retail, government, and telecom verticals."
Forrester's report cited the need for stronger defense systems in the face of staggering worldwide losses. "Forrester estimates that globally, merchants are paying between $200 billion and $250 billion in fraud losses annually, while banks and financial services organizations are losing between $12 billion and $15 billion annually," the report said. Companies struggle to balance tougher antifraud efforts with a positive customer experience, the report noted.
Forrester evaluated FICO® Falcon® Fraud Manager for this report, which ranked vendors along 15 criteria in the categories of current offering, strategy, market presence.
"I believe that this Forrester Wave report is a further validation of FICO's leadership in enterprise fraud management," said Doug Clare, vice president of product management at FICO. "We also see the need for enterprise fraud protection growing, driven in large part by the need to improve the customer experience. We continue to infuse FICO Falcon Fraud Manager and our other fraud offerings with innovations that provide customer-level fraud protection and counter the widest range of criminal attacks."
FICO® Falcon® Fraud Manager, which protects more than 2.5 billion payment accounts worldwide, is part of FICO's portfolio of solutions for enterprise fraud management. FICO was also recently awarded "best-in-class" status by CEB TowerGroup for card fraud and enterprise fraud management.
FICO (NYSE:FICO) delivers superior predictive analytics solutions that drive smarter decisions. The company's groundbreaking use of mathematics to predict consumer behavior has transformed entire industries and revolutionized the way risk is managed and products are marketed. FICO's innovative solutions include the FICO® Score — the standard measure of consumer credit risk in the United States — along with industry-leading solutions for managing credit accounts, identifying and minimizing the impact of fraud, and customizing consumer offers with pinpoint accuracy. Most of the world's top banks, as well as leading insurers, retailers, pharmaceutical companies and government agencies, rely on FICO solutions to accelerate growth, control risk, boost profits and meet regulatory and competitive demands. FICO also helps millions of individuals manage their personal credit health through www.myFICO.com. Learn more at www.fico.com. FICO: Make every decision count™.
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