updated 2/8/2011 8:16:02 AM ET 2011-02-08T13:16:02

NEW YORK, Feb. 8, 2011 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- ACI Worldwide, Inc. (Nasdaq:ACIW), a leading international provider of payment systems, and Integrated Research (ASX:IRI), developer of market-leading Prognosis® performance monitoring solutions, today launched Prognosis for ACI Proactive Risk Manager™. The solution will help financial institutions using ACI's flagship fraud management product to continually monitor and manage their fraud systems in real time.

The launch of Prognosis for ACI Proactive Risk Manager follows last year's announcement of the partnership between ACI Worldwide and Integrated Research to offer ACI Payment Service Management™ powered by Prognosis, currently available for ACI's BASE24-eps® and BASE24® payment processing environments.

Prognosis for ACI Proactive Risk Manager offers real time monitoring functionality for Proactive Risk Manager to ensure the availability and stable system performance of the application and its underlying hardware and network infrastructure. By monitoring the system transaction throughput, financial institutions will be able to improve resource productivity and fraud detection capabilities, and increase operational efficiencies.

Louis Blatt, chief product officer at ACI Worldwide said, "Payment Service Management helps business and operations personnel understand how the financial institution's payments business is performing at every level. Extending this functionality to continually monitor the performance of ACI's fraud management solution can deliver even greater improvements in detection rates and speed."

Mark Brayan, CEO from Integrated Research said, "The launch of Prognosis for Proactive Risk Manager was the natural next step following the announcement of the formal partnership between our two companies. The visibility that the Prognosis solutions already deliver across BASE24-eps and BASE24 systems is making a real difference within financial institutions of all sizes, around the world, and we are delighted that we can extend this offering even further."

For more information please visit www.aciworldwide.com .

About ACI Worldwide

ACI Worldwide powers electronic payments for more than 750 financial institutions, retailers and processors around the world. The company has the broadest, most integrated suite of electronic payment software in the market. More than 75 billion times each year, ACI's solutions process consumer payments. On an average day, ACI software manages more than US$12 trillion in wholesale payments. And for more than 150 organizations worldwide, ACI software helps to protect their customers from financial crime. To learn more about ACI and understand why we are trusted globally, please visit www.aciworldwide.com . You can also find us on www.paymentsinsights.com or on Twitter @ACI_Worldwide.

About Prognosis and Integrated Research

Integrated Research, the makers of Prognosis, have been providing market-leading performance monitoring solutions for HP NonStop, payment networks, IP telephony environments and distributed systems since 1988. Prognosis is built on a scaleable, fault-tolerant, distributed architecture, proven to deliver real-time monitoring, alerting and deep diagnostics for business-critical transactions, applications and hardware. Prognosis solutions are used by some of the world's largest financial institutions and retailers to proactively monitor and prevent issues that would negatively impact their customers. www.prognosis.com

CONTACT: Catherine Eyres
         ACI Worldwide
         +44 (0) 1923 812741
         Catherine.Eyres@aciworldwide.com
         
         Veronica Holmes
         Integrated Research
         +61 2 9966 1066
         Veronica.Holmes@ir.com

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