NICE Actimize Extends into Energy Sector, Implementing New Enterprise-wide Trading Compliance Solution at Top 5 Global Energy Firm

Leveraging its Market Leadership in Trading Surveillance, NICE Actimize Implements Multi-million Dollar Deal to Monitor Global Energy Trading Activities for Regulatory Compliance

Oct 19, 2010, 07:00 ET from Nice Systems Ltd.

NEW YORK, October 19, 2010 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- NICE Actimize, a NICE Systems (NASDAQ: NICE) company and the largest and broadest provider of a single financial crime, risk and compliance software platform for the financial services industry, today announced that a top 5 global energy firm is implementing the Actimize Energy Trading Surveillance solution. The firm will use the solution to monitor its worldwide trading activities in an effort to meet its compliance oversight obligations across all the energy markets in which it participates, including oil, natural gas, liquid natural gas, power and more. Being a recognized industry leader in securities trading surveillance and compliance technology, this important energy trading engagement demonstrates the company's strategy to expand into the energy sector. This success extends NICE's existing presence in this market with its industry leading compliance recording solution which is deployed at many of the world's leading trading floors including this institution.

NICE Actimize solutions are currently used by many of the world's largest investment banks and brokerages. Penetration into the energy trading surveillance market leverages the company's proven leadership in the risk and trading compliance market. Energy markets are undergoing significant changes, and recent industry research done by NICE Actimize shows that organizations are challenged to meet various energy trading compliance requirements. As scrutiny and enforcement increases across the energy trading industry, technology is being used to help energy firms of all kinds comply with existing and emerging regulatory standards set forth by organizations such as the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC), Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), and Federal Trade Commission (FTC). The Actimize Energy Trading Surveillance solution is designed to support firms' long-term strategic objectives by providing the flexibility needed to grow and adapt the solution over time, as regulatory requirements evolve.

The Actimize Energy Trading Surveillance solution allows energy trading firms to monitor physical, as well as over-the-counter, trades in real-time by easily mapping to existing data structures. Sophisticated analytical models detect compliance matters such as manipulative trading activities, allocation and reporting irregularities and affiliate trading conflicts. Further, the solution's comprehensive case management, query and reporting capabilities facilitate effective compliance operations and oversight capabilities, allowing organizations to demonstrate an adequate system of supervision across the enterprise.

"The selection of our Energy Trading Surveillance solution by this leading global firm reaffirms our position as an industry leader in regulatory compliance solutions," said Amir Orad, president and chief executive officer of NICE Actimize. "The current regulatory scrutiny faced by the securities and commodity markets presents a unique opportunity for NICE Actimize to leverage our existing leadership in the financial services market--providing surveillance technology to the top institutions and developing new products that support the energy and commodities trading industry's evolving compliance needs."

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NICE Actimize, a NICE Systems company, is the world's largest and broadest financial crime, risk and compliance solutions provider. The company provides real-time and cross-channel fraud prevention, anti-money laundering, enterprise investigations, risk management and trading surveillance solutions built upon a single flexible software platform. Implemented by the majority of the world's largest financial institutions, including all of the top 10 banks, the company's solutions enable clients to mitigate financial crime risk, improve compliance, and reduce operational costs.

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NICE Systems is the worldwide leader of intent-based solutions that capture and analyze interactions and transactions, realize intent, and extract and leverage insights to deliver impact in real time. Driven by cross-channel and multi-sensor analytics, NICE solutions enable organizations to improve business performance, increase operational efficiency, prevent financial crime, ensure compliance, and enhance safety and security. NICE serves over 25,000 organizations in the enterprise and security sectors, representing a variety of sizes and industries in more than 150 countries, and including over 80 of the Fortune 100 companies.

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