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NICE Actimize Selects ULLINK to Provide Transparent Data Delivery for its Cloud Trade Surveillance Customers

October 15, 2013

The partnership minimizes deployment time and reduces total cost of ownership for both ULLINK and NICE Actimize customers

NEW YORK, October 15, 2013 /PRNewswire/ –

NICE Actimize, a NICE Systems (NASDAQ:NICE) business and the largest and broadest
provider of a single financial crime, risk and compliance software platform for the
financial services industry, today announced a partnership with ULLINK, a leading global
provider of connectivity and trading solutions for the financial community, to provide
NICE Actimize’s regulated capital market customers transparent data acquisition
capabilities that further enrich its cloud-based regulatory and business surveillance

As a centralized data access point, ULLINK’s global routing network is a critical
component of the global markets trading ecosystem. Access to this ecosystem enables both
NICE Actimize and ULLINK customers to obtain the transparent data access required for
efficient and effective trade surveillance. NICE Actimize has more than a decade of
experience providing compliance solutions and it believes that its cloud-based delivery
approach minimizes deployment time, reduces total cost of ownership and speeds return on

“With electronic trading errors and suspicious activity grabbing headlines, the
ability for participants to closely integrate surveillance functionality into the trading
process will aid in what at times seems like a battle to maintain confidence in the
markets,” said Aite Group LLC’s Senior Analyst Robert Stowsky.

As data sources in today’s electronic trading environment commonly span multiple asset
classes, trading venues, and order management systems, connecting to ULLINK’s central data
hub allows clients to avoid the time-consuming and costly process of implementing
point-to-point connections with individual sources. In addition, ULLINK normalizes message
formats and validates exchange and client trade data integrity for seamless data
collection and analysis. This turnkey approach to data acquisition allows both NICE
Actimize and ULLINK to better serve their mutual clients.

“We will combine our solutions with the expertise of NICE Actimize, with whom we share
a community vision, to provide pioneering solutions that will help our clients manage
mission critical applications,” said Laurent Useldinger, CEO of ULLINK. “We are committed
to establishing strong partnerships which address critical business needs and which can
save our clients time and money.”

“By providing transparent data acquisition, we are enabling both our clients and those
of ULLINK to address trade surveillance in a streamlined and effective manner,” said Amir
Orad, president and chief executive of NICE Actimize. “When delivered through cloud-based
solutions, we expect that customers will see deployment times minimized and total cost of
ownership reduced.”

As a capital markets compliance market leader, NICE Actimize continues to innovate and
grow to keep pace with the highly dynamic global regulatory environment and the constantly
changing requirements of its capital markets client base. Following the October 2012
acquisition of Redkite Financial Markets, NICE Actimize now provides three deployment
options: on-premise, cloud, or a hybrid of the two.


ULLINK is a cutting edge global provider of trading software and services specializing
in high touch and low touch trading solutions for buy-side and sell-side market
participants. For over ten years, the ULLINK client experience has been grounded in access
to our reliability to deliver the most current and innovative technology available in the
industry. Clients benefit from ULLINK’s modular, scalable front and middle-office
solutions, across all asset classes, encompassing low latency, pre-trade risk, algorithmic
and direct market access (DMA) trading. ULLINK’s menu of solutions enables banks and
brokers to rapidly achieve compliance with exchanges and regulatory regimes around the
globe, with the flexibility of being deployed via the UL Net global routing network, or as
a fully-hosted and managed service. Privately held, ULLINK services its clients, including
top-tier global financial institutions, from offices in New York, Sao Paulo, London,
Paris, Hong Kong, Tokyo, and Sydney.

About NICE Actimize

NICE Actimize is the largest and broadest provider of financial crime, risk and
compliance solutions for regional and global financial institutions, as well as government
regulators. Consistently ranked as number one in the space, NICE Actimize experts apply
innovative technology to protect institutions and safeguard consumers and investors assets
by identifying financial crime, preventing fraud and providing regulatory compliance. The
company provides real-time, cross-channel fraud prevention, anti-money laundering
detection, and trading surveillance solutions that address such concerns as payment fraud,
cybercrime, sanctions monitoring, market abuse, customer due diligence and insider
trading. Find us at http://www.nice.com/actimize.

About NICE Systems

NICE Systems (NASDAQ: NICE) is the worldwide leading provider of software solutions
that enable organizations to take the next best action in order to improve customer
experience and business results, ensure compliance, fight financial crime, and safeguard
people and assets. NICE’s solutions empower organizations to capture, analyze, and apply,
in real time, insights from both structured and unstructured Big Data. This data comes
from multiple sources, including phone calls, mobile apps, emails, chat, social media,
video, and transactions. NICE solutions are used by over 25,000 organizations in more than
150 countries, including over 80 of the Fortune 100 companies. http://www.nice.com

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Systems. All other marks are trademarks of their respective owners. For a full list of
NICE Systems’ marks, please see: http://www.nice.com/nice-trademarks.

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