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On the Wire: ACI Worldwide to Power Fraud Protection for Kuwait’s National Payments Switch

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ACI to provide real-time risk analysis to reduce payments fraud for KNET’s member banks and their millions of customers

NAPLES, FLA — Jan. 4, 2016 — ACI Worldwide (NASDAQ: ACIW), a leading global provider of real-time electronic payment and banking solutions, today announced that The Shared Electronic Banking Services Company (KNET) in Kuwait has expanded its relationship with the company and will leverage its payments risk management solution to power fraud protection for its member banks.

KNET, which is owned by all 11 banks in Kuwait and operates the Kuwaiti country-wide national payments switch, will utilize ACI’s market-leading ACI Proactive Risk Manager to monitor its customers’ banking activity in real-time—including acquiring channels, ATM, point of sale and eCommerce transactions, as well as domestic and international transactions across the network. Additionally, ACI will deliver ongoing fraud prevention consultancy for KNET.

“A critical priority for the KNET member banks across Kuwait is to provide an advanced fraud prevention solution that leverages real-time technology to protect our clients and the millions of customers they serve,” said Abdulla Al-Ajmi, CEO, KNET. “With the implementation of ACI Proactive Risk Manager, we are confident that we will be able to significantly enhance our current fraud monitoring capabilities and deliver an improved customer experience.”

“KNET’s selection of Proactive Risk Manager highlights the need for sophisticated integration of fraud services to protect customers across all payment types in a consistent fashion,” said Andreas Suma, vice president, Global Fraud and Data, ACI Worldwide. “As fraud and payments are increasingly interwoven, the interoperability between ACI’s PRM fraud engine and our market-leading BASE24-eps payment engine provides universal protection for all payments in a unique multi-channel, real-time environment.”

Proactive Risk Manager is part of ACI’s UP Payments Risk Management solution, and leverages ACI’s UP Framework, a set of technologies that orchestrates all aspects of payment processing for any payment type, any channel, any currency and any network.

About ACI Worldwide

ACI Worldwide, the Universal Payments (UP) company, powers electronic payments for more than 5,100 organizations around the world. More than 1,000 of the largest financial institutions and intermediaries as well as thousands of global merchants rely on ACI to execute $14 trillion each day in payments and securities. In addition, myriad organizations utilize our electronic bill presentment and payment services. Through our comprehensive suite of software and SaaS-based solutions, we deliver real-time, immediate payments capabilities and enable the industry’s most complete omni-channel payments experience. To learn more about ACI, please visit www.aciworldwide.com. You can also find us on Twitter @ACI_Worldwide.

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Dan Ring
E-mail: dan.ring@aciworldwide.com
Phone: +1 (781) 370-3600

Andrea Snyder
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