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December 9, 2008
Data from Fair Isaac customers, combined with independent research, shows a measurable increase in certain types of fraud, notably cross-border and concentrated "flash fraud" attacks, as well as emerging patterns of fraud in card-not-present (online or telephone) and debit card transactions. The Falcon 6.0 scoring server is the first to offer adaptive analytics, which provide dynamic, real-time self-calibration of fraud detection models, enabling institutions to identify and respond to these new threats with unprecedented speed. It expands Fair Isaac's patented fraud detection and profiling techniques to create intelligent profiles targeting high-risk ATMs, merchants, risky geographical regions and other criteria. Extensive testing with clients showed up to 44 percent improvement in detection model performance, translating to increased fraud detection with fewer false positives.
"The incidence and sophistication of fraud is escalating every day," said Doug Clare, vice president for product management at Fair Isaac. "Based on extensive testing and discussions with our clients, we've accelerated the availability of the Falcon 6.0 scoring server to allow qualifying clients to begin their deployment projects immediately, giving them the advanced analytics and profiling tools they need to stay a step ahead."
"Based upon our research, there's no question that credit- and debit-card fraud is on the rise globally," said Dana Wiklund, research director-risk management, Financial-Insights. "Economic recessions exacerbate all types of fraud associated with credit transactions. The institutions that invest now in implementing and upgrading the most advanced fraud solutions will be most effective in combating it."
The full version of Fair Isaac Falcon Fraud Manager 6.0 is scheduled to be generally available in the spring of 2009. In addition to the scoring server enhancements mentioned above, the new release will include enterprise case management, retail banking fraud detection, and enhanced rules management via integration with Fair Isaac Blaze Advisor®.
About Fair IsaacFair Isaac Corporation (NYSE:FIC) transforms business by making every decision count. Fair Isaac's Decision Management solutions combine trusted advice, world-class analytics and innovative applications to give organizations the power to automate, improve and connect decisions across their business. Clients in 80 countries work with Fair Isaac to increase customer loyalty and profitability, cut fraud losses, manage credit risk, meet regulatory and competitive demands, and rapidly build market share. Fair Isaac also helps millions of individuals manage their credit health through the www.myFICO.com website.
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