Fair Isaac's Business Rules Technology Captures 2006 Intelligent Enterprise Readers' Choice Award

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(Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA) - Fair Isaac Corporation (NYSE:FIC), the leading provider of analytics and decision management technology, today announced that its Blaze Advisor™ business rules management system has received the Intelligent Enterprise Readers' Choice Award for Best Business Rules Engine for the second consecutive year.

As a core component of Fair Isaac's software and solutions for Enterprise Decision Management, the Blaze Advisor system allows business users to design, implement and maintain rules and policies as part of an automated business application, helping organizations reach new levels of agility.

"Intelligent Enterprise readers vote annually for the technologies that best meet their needs for value, reliability and broad applicability in planning, building and integrating strategic business applications," said David Stodder, editor-in-chief of Intelligent Enterprise. "We congratulate Fair Isaac on taking the top honors in the business rules engine category for the second year in a row. We believe that this achievement indicates that its Blaze Advisor software delivers the best value to the greatest spectrum of users."

The newest version, Blaze Advisor 6.1, incorporates the advanced Rete III inference engine that is designed for data- and rules-intensive organizations where optimal performance is critical. Combined with Blaze Advisor's existing performance optimization features, powerful rules repository, analytic model deployment capabilities, and templates for business user rules management, the integrated system helps organizations process and execute complex business rules faster and more efficiently than any other rules management system.

"This award is particularly gratifying because our Blaze Advisor rules engine was directly selected by Intelligent Enterprise readers who use it every day to power high-volume operational decision management applications," said Carole-Ann Matignon, vice president of product management, Enterprise Decision Management Technologies at Fair Isaac. "It is a testament to our continued commitment to helping our customers make their organizations smarter, faster and more profitable."

Blaze Advisor is the first rules engine to support Java, .NET and COBOL deployment of the same rules. The multi-platform solution supports Web Services and SOA, Java 2 Enterprise Edition (J2EE) platforms, Microsoft .NET, and COBOL for z/OS mainframes. As the industry standard among business rules solutions, Blaze Advisor is used by hundreds of customers worldwide across multiple industries, including financial services, insurance, healthcare, government, and telecommunications.

For the complete list of the 2006 Intelligent Enterprise Readers' Choice Awards, please see http://www.intelligententerprise.com. For more information on Fair Isaac Blaze Advisor, visit http://www.fairisaac.com/rules.

About Intelligent Enterprise
IntelligentEnterprise.com is the only site dedicated to helping organizations plan and deploy strategic business applications that turn information into intelligence. Intelligent Enterprise empowers Business Application Strategists charged with unlocking the value of strategic information, setting, managing and running their enterprise business processes to provide collaborative information delivery that drives strategic decision-making.

About Fair Isaac
Fair Isaac (NYSE:FIC) makes decisions smarter. The company's solutions and technologies for Enterprise Decision Management give businesses the power to automate more processes, and apply more intelligence to every customer interaction. Through increasing the precision, consistency and agility of their decisions, Fair Isaac clients worldwide increase sales, build customer value, cut fraud losses, manage credit risk, reduce operational costs, meet changing compliance demands and enter new markets more profitably. Founded in 1956, Fair Isaac powers hundreds of billions of decisions per year in financial services, insurance, telecommunications, retail, consumer branded goods, healthcare and the public sector. Fair Isaac also helps millions of individuals manage their credit health through the www.myfico.com website.

Statement Concerning Forward-Looking Information
Except for historical information contained herein, the statements contained in this press release that relate to Fair Isaac, including statements regarding its Blaze Advisor business rules management system, and the benefits to be derived from this offering, are forward-looking statements within the meaning of the "safe harbor" provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These forward-looking statements are subject to risks and uncertainties that may cause actual results to differ materially, including any unforeseen technical difficulties related to the implementation, use and functionality of the offering, the risks that customers will not perceive material benefits from the offering, failure of the product to deliver the expected results, the possibility of errors or defects in the offerings, regulatory changes applicable to the use of consumer credit and other data, and other risks described from time to time in Fair Isaac's SEC reports, including its Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended September 30, 2006. Forward-looking statements should be considered with caution. If any of these risks or uncertainties materializes or any of these assumptions proves incorrect, Fair Isaac's results could differ materially from Fair Isaac's expectations in these statements. Fair Isaac disclaims any intent or obligation to update these forward-looking statements.

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