Infoglide Software

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Infoglide Software Corp.
Type Privately Held
Industry Computer software
Founded 1996
Headquarters Austin, Texas, United States
Key people Mike Shultz, President & CEO
Products Identity resolution
Employees ~30
Website www.fico.com/en

Infoglide Software Corporation provides identity resolution and entity analytics software and services. The company has been acquired by FICO. The company's products support various entity resolution and analysis solutions including airline passenger screening, insider trading discovery, banking compliance, insurance and workers' compensation fraud detection, retail returns management, organized retail crime and e-fencing discovery, and apprehension of retail employees who swindle winning tickets from lottery participants.

Company history[edit]

The company that is now part of FICO. Infoglide Software Corporation began as Detective Toolkit Corporation in 1991. The company was founded by David Wheeler to develop a better technical solution for helping police detectives solve crimes. Mr. Wheeler was motivated by his father's 1981 murder, which went unsolved for more than two decades.[1] In 1996, the company was incorporated as InfoGlide Corporation. The company was given office space inside the Austin Technology Incubator and began producing software under the name Fraud Investigator for the insurance space. Over the next few years, the company graduated from the incubator and was successful at acquiring several insurance customers and other customers including eBay.

InfoGlide Corporation took on new leadership in early 2001 and was later renamed Infoglide Software Corporation.[2][3]

In March 2001, Infoglide launched an enterprise version of Fraud Investigator. The company developed alliances with several strategic partners and received a licensing agreement from Metropolitan Life for Fraud Investigator Enterprise.

In fall of 2002, Infoglide received an additional $4.2 million in financing from its current investors[4] and released Bladeworks transactional business intelligence software. The company signed several other strategic alliances and won a major Department of Homeland Defense contract in 2003.[5] In 2004, it was awarded another DHS contract and began to successfully expand into other government and commercial markets.[6]

The company developed its Identity Resolution Engine (IRE) product in 2007 and was awarded its 19th patent in 2008.

Major products[edit]

The company's two major products are its Identity Resolution Engine (IRE), a commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) identity resolution solution for multiple industries, and its Bladeworks identity resolution framework and toolkit used to create custom applications for government agencies.

IRE is used to uncover risk, fraud, and conflicts of interest and is also a valuable tool for data matching within Business Intelligence (BI) and Master Data Management (MDM) applications.

Bladeworks is used for mission critical enterprise-level applications such as the Transportation Security Administration's Secure Flight airline passenger screening system.

Patents[edit]

  1. U.S. Patent 5,666,442 - Comparison system for identifying the degree of similarity between objects by rendering a numeric measure of closeness, the system including all available information complete with errors and inaccuracies - 1997 September 9
  2. U.S. Patent 6,618,727 - System and method for performing similarity searching - 2003 September 9
  3. U.S. Patent 6,665,677 - System and method for transforming a relational database to a hierarchical database - 2003 December 16
  4. U.S. Patent 6,728,706 - Searching products catalogs - 2004 April 27
  5. U.S. Patent 6,738,759 - System and method for performing similarity searching using pointer optimization - 2004 May 18
  6. U.S. Patent 6,742,001 - System and method for sharing data between hierarchical databases - 2004 May 25
  7. U.S. Patent 6,751,575 - System and method for monitoring and control of processes and machines - 2004 June 15
  8. U.S. Patent 6,795,819 - System and method for building and maintaining a database - 2004 September 21
  9. U.S. Patent 6,829,606 - Similarity search engine for use with relational databases - 2004 December 7
  10. U.S. Patent 6,839,714 - System and method for comparing heterogeneous data sources - 2005 January 4
  11. U.S. Patent 6,853,997 - System and method for sharing, mapping, transforming data between relational and hierarchical databases - 2005 February 8
  12. U.S. Patent 6,985,898 - System and method for visually representing a hierarchical database objects and their similarity relationships to other objects in the database - 2006 January 10
  13. U.S. Patent 7,007,174 - System and method for determining user identity fraud using similarity searching - 2006 February 28
  14. U.S. Patent 7,010,539 - System and method for schema method - 2006 March 7
  15. U.S. Patent 7,020,651 - Similarity search engine for use with relational databases - 2006 March 28
  16. U.S. Patent 7,188,107 - System and method for classification of documents - 2007 March 6
  17. U.S. Patent 7,283,998 - System and method for classification of documents - 2007 October 16
  18. U.S. Patent 7,386,554 - Remote scoring and aggregating similarity search engine for use with relational databases - 2008 June 10
  19. U.S. Patent 7,412,417 - Loan compliance auditing system and method - 2008 August 12

References[edit]

  1. ^ Goldman, Elizabeth (2001-06-25). "Slaying Spawned a Fraud-Fighting Software Company in Austin, Texas.". Knight-Ridder/Tribune Business News. 
  2. ^ Bronstad, Amanda (2001-02-23). "New CEO glides into InfoGlide.". Austin Business Journal. 
  3. ^ Higginbotham, Stacy (2001-07-17). "Infoglide changes name, moves to new space". Austin Business Journal. 
  4. ^ Higginbotham, Stacy (2002-09-20). "Infoglide secures $4.2M". Austin Business Journal. 
  5. ^ Higginbotham, Stacy (2002-06-21). "Securing a major deal". Austin Business Journal. 
  6. ^ Sirhal, Maureen (2003-12-01). "Small firm successfully navigates homeland security maze". National Journal's Technology Daily. 

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