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Eastnets Upgrades Its Flagship AML Solution

October 15 2017

SafeWatch Filtering 4.0 gives users greater efficacy and reduces false positive

Eastnets ranked as a category leader for watchlist solutions in recent Chartis Research report

18 October 2017: Eastnets (, an innovator in financial crime and compliance risk solutions, has released important upgrades in the fourth release of its state-of-the-art watchlist screening solution en.SafeWatch Filtering (SWF 4.0).

The en.SafeWatch Filtering solution is a real-time anti-money laundering detection tool specialising in detecting blacklisted entities to filter suspicious transactions from the financial flow and stop them before they happen. The new release comes with vital upgrades that further enhance the system’s efficacy, accuracy, efficiency and flexibility. The upgrades effectively reduce false positive rates while satisfying a financial institution’s risk tolerance requirements through proprietary matching algorithms with fuzzy logic capabilities.  

For decades, Eastnets has worked closely with financial institutions of all sizes on a global scale to understand the daily operational effects of compliance issues, and has developed solutions that reflect this experience, resulting in further improvements to en.SafeWatch Filtering.

Eastnets recently ranked as a category leader for watchlist monitoring solutions in the Chartis Research report Financial Crime Risk Management Systems: Market Update 2017. Chartis Research is a leading provider of research and analysis on global markets for risk technology.

“The new en.SafeWatch Filtering 4.0 release is a significant upgrade to one of our best-selling solutions. It resolves critical issues in the ongoing global fight against financial crime. These upgrades work together to offer clients a higher level of effectiveness and efficiency in real-time transaction filtering,” said Hazem Mulhim, Eastnets Founder & CEO.  

The new release includes a module for managing Financial Action Task Force recommendation 16 (FATF R16). As of June 2017, this recommendation is an obligation for financial institutions in the European market. The module manages this recommendation thoroughly, scanning each wire transfer and related messages to ensure the full availability, accuracy and completeness of originator and beneficiary data.

Another key upgrade in SWF 4.0 is the Replay Decision Module. This significant upgrade allows for a rule-based procedure that remembers previous decisions on violations, automatically releasing formerly cleared payments. The module recalls the exact cases (account number, full name, etc.) of a violation, acting autonomously so as not to repeat a blocking action.

An automatic block module is also included to prevent an operator from mistakenly releasing a hit against specific, usually private, blacklists containing unique identifications of sanctioned or embargoed entities, such as mule accounts, vessel or aircraft registration numbers, or Chinese Commercial Codes.

For greater efficacy, the system also applies and exploits intelligent improvements in the Swift format. As an example, with these improvements, when the solution scans for a certain value it will not mistakenly misinterpret a street name as a person’s name. This allows the system to scan the correct relevant data sets intelligently, which provides higher accuracy and reduces the output of false positives.

Eastnets is a leader in financial risk, payments and security solutions, with a pervasive presence globally. The company is in the process of reinventing itself into an AI-powered solution provider.


About Chartis

Chartis Research is the leading provider of research and analysis on the global market for risk technology. It is part of Infopro Digital, which owns market-leading brands such as Risk and Waters Technology. Chartis’s goal is to support enterprises as they drive business performance through improved risk management, corporate governance and compliance, and to help clients make informed technology and business decisions by providing in-depth analysis and actionable advice on virtually all aspects of risk technology.


About Eastnets

Eastnets ensures peace of mind by securing a safer future for everyone.

A global provider of compliance and payment solutions for the financial services sector, our experience and expertise help ensure trust at 750 financial institutions across the world, including 11 of the top 50 banks. For more than 35 years, we’ve worked to keep the world safe and secure from financial crime. We do it by helping our partners manage risk through Sanction Screening, Transactions Monitoring, analysis and reporting, plus state-of-the-art consultancy and customer support.

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