Why eSpear?

Why We Are The Leader?

All of our compliance solutions are designed to be the industry standard.

Name Recognition Accuracy

Matching Names

The core functionality of all compliance solutions is their ability to match names.

Name Recognition

eSpear’s name recognition search engine leverages decades of experience of former intelligence community officials whose job was to mine vast amounts of data to ensure that they identify all of the “bad actors” and only the “bad actors”.


The application of decades of experience and expertise has resulted in a design for eSpear that will reduce false positives to 0.5% on initial screening and 0.05% on re-screenings, all while identifying “bad actors” that no other name recognition search engine can identify. Our competitors don’t come close to this level of accuracy.

Any Language

User interface available in almost any language. Screening engine supports over 70 languages and character sets, including Arabic, Chinese, English, Farsi, Hebrew, German, Greek, Japanese, Korean, Russian, Sanskrit and Spanish.

Processing Speed

Targeted Benchmark Speed

eSpear’s targeted benchmark is to process the same number of transactions per second that our customers process at any point in time. Our processing engine can run in tandum with Cyber-Monday in the US, Singles Day in China, online gaming for all of the world’s major sporting events from the Super Bowl to the World Cup, election day anywhere in the world, and automated currency trading.

Customer Requirements

We design our systems to meet each of our customer's specific compliance requirements versus making them accept what we want to deliver.

Our Competitor

None of our competitors can process real-time compliance screening for high-speed trading, internet sales or online gaming, banking or voting. Only eSpear has this much processing power.


For those businesses without high-speed requirements, we process transactions at up to 100,000 transactions per second per customer. Our closest competitor can process transactions at only 250 transactions per second.

Data Privacy & Security

Your Data is Secure

There is no data privacy unless the data itself is completely secure.

Secure By Design

We had the same team that designed and built highly secure applications in the commercial and government sectors do the same for eSpear. Bad actors are constantly evolving. That is why our data security policy requires us to hire two separate companies twice per year to review our system architecture and then try to “hack” our system to identify any vulnerabilities.

SOC 2 Type II and OWASP

While our competitors struggle to meet the requirements of a SOC 2 Type II Audit, we far exceed those requirements and those of the OWASP Top 10 standard.

Reliability & Consistency


There is no point in a compliance system if you can’t rely on it to be up to date, consistent and running.

Current Data Set

At eSpear, we make sure every data set is the most current data set available at the time of screening and provide an audit log to prove it.

Benchmark Data

We benchmark the data and the system to ensure regularity and accuracy.

Continuous Investment

We commit to you and to ourselves that no matter how big we get, we will continue to make the necessary investments to ensure that our systems are operating around the clock with no down time.

Lowest Total Cost of Ownership

Compliance Cost

There is much more that goes into the cost of a compliance program than the price of a software solution.

Remediation Cost

The most significant cost by far is the time it takes a compliance officer to remediate false positives.

Reduced Remediation Time

eSpear’s products are specifically designed to reduce remediation time by eliminating unnecessary false positives and creating an intuitive workflow while ensuring all the bad actors are identified. That is why eSpear’s compliance solutions provide the lowest total cost of ownership in the industry by wide margins.

Our People


The entire eSpear team is comprised of consummate professionals who each specialize in compliance within their own fields of expertise.


Everyone at eSpear is a member of the Association of Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialists ("ACAMS") and is either ACAMS certified or preparing for ACAMS certification.


Our backgrounds include current or former: compliance officers, attorneys, regulators, bankers, accountants and intelligence community professionals.