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InfoGlide Selects Tom Sawyer Software's Graph Layout Components to Visualize Insurance Fraud

Fraud InvestigatorTM Uses Graph Layout Toolkit to Reveal Complex Data Relationships

Berkeley, CA, April 7, 1999—Tom Sawyer Software, the leading vendor of graph layout technology, today announced that InfoGlide Corporation will integrate its Graph Layout Toolkit into the next release of Fraud InvestigatorTM, the leading fraud detection software for the insurance industry. Fraud Investigator is the only system which allows users to cross-search data from an unlimited number of sources and to get every possible piece of data associated with a person or vehicle--even if the data is incomplete, inaccurate or fraudulent. The Graph Layout Toolkit is used to create a unique 2D visualization model that allows users to quickly identify, understand, explore, and document any fraudulent activity occurring against their companies.

"Fraudulent activity is at an all-time high," said Jay Valentine, President of InfoGlide Corporation. "Insurance companies lose billions to fraud specialists who have become technologically astute at creating slight alterations of information which would go unnoticed with conventional methods. Our patented Similarity Search EngineTM solves this and uses advanced methods to match multiple, similar queries rather than relying on an exact match. Adding Tom Sawyer Software's Graph Layout Toolkit significantly improves our clients' ability to spot problem areas, and carry out a detailed investigation rapidly. We look forward to working with Tom Sawyer Software's products and people."

Because InfoGlide's Similarity Search Engine systematically links data that other software overlooks, Fraud Investigator thinks like an expert fraud investigator by recognizing the similarities in names, places, vehicles, and situations that spell out "FRAUD." New visualization features based on the Graph Layout Toolkit's scaleable layout components make it easy to visualize data relationships such as large organized crime rings. These graph layout routines produce clear, well-ordered structures that display thousands of individual identifiers such as phone numbers, addresses, and their relationships.

"Tom Sawyer Software recognizes the complexity of detecting fraud. We design and develop high-performance graph layout technologies to visualize and expose data relationships," said Brendan Madden, Chief Executive Officer of Tom Sawyer Software. "We're very pleased our Graph Layout Toolkit was chosen by InfoGlide to help them deliver powerful new fraud visualization techniques in Fraud Investigator."

"Tom Sawyer Software's graph layout algorithms combined with InfoGlide's Similarity Search Engine produce a compelling story for attorneys to present cases to defense attorneys and jurors," said Paul Leury, Director of Product Planning at InfoGlide. "When defense attorneys and their clients see the compelling evidence against them using visualizations created by Fraud Investigator, they immediately want to settle the case."

The Graph Layout Toolkit provides the most complete set of graph layout algorithms in the industry. These algorithms are embedded within an application and automatically ensure that relationships in data are presented in clear, well-formatted multi-level diagrams. By using the Graph Layout Toolkit, software developers can quickly deliver applications that graphically depict underlying structures and expose relationships.

"We evaluated several options before selecting Tom Sawyer Software," said John Ripley, Senior Software Developer at InfoGlide. "We selected the Graph Layout Toolkit for its unique graph layout algorithms, multiple language support (ActiveX, C/C++, Java), and well constructed object-oriented API. The great documentation and technical support were an added bonus."

About InfoGlide Corporation

InfoGlide has developed the patented Similarity Search Engine which detects fraud for insurance companies, banks, and government institutions. This unique technology allows customers to quickly detect fraudulent activity even when clever criminals are constantly changing their identifiers such as names, addresses, and phone numbers. InfoGlide is establishing partnerships with leading data warehousing, services, ERP, and platform vendors to extend the value of the company's products and services. InfoGlide is headquartered in Austin, Texas. Information on InfoGlide's products and services is available at, by e-mail at, or by phone at (800) 338-2441.

About Tom Sawyer Software

Tom Sawyer Software is the leading provider of software and services that enable organizations to build highly scalable and flexible graph and data visualization and analysis applications. These applications are used to discover hidden patterns, complex relationships, and key trends in large and diverse datasets. Tom Sawyer Software serves clients with needs in link analysis; network topology; architectures and models; schematics and maps; and dependencies, flows, and processes. We help clients federate and integrate their data from multiple sources and build the graph and data visualization applications that are critical to analyzing and gaining insight into their data.

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