Jade Software Corporation has launched its latest international business - Wynyard Group. The new company is the result of over two years of investment in designing and operating specialist technology solutions for some of the world’s leading policing agencies. It has most recently expanded to develop advanced financial crime solutions for anti-money laundering and countering the funding of terrorism.
Wynyard Group will position itself at the forefront of the global technology fight to combat growing crime, corruption and threat. Due to the valuable intellectual property of its solutions and strict confidentiality and security requirements of its customers, Wynyard Group will operate as a separate business entity to Jade’s existing global software interests.
Jade Managing Director and CEO of Wynyard Group, Craig Richardson, says with rapid increases in crime, threats to public safety and national security, Wynyard Group will focus on delivering intelligent solutions for these markets as well as the protection of financial institutions and critical national infrastructure.
“Organisations operate in an environment where they are tasked with detecting and protecting against more aggressive threats than ever before and in an economic climate where resources are tightly allocated.
“We’re definitely seeing a significant need for specialist high performance technology to support the people charged with overcoming and dealing with these challenges.
“Wynyard’s solutions are already helping some of the world’s leading security agencies, police forces, financial institutions and utilities identify risks, detect threats, investigate crimes and protect against loss.”
With offices in New Zealand, the United Kingdom, Australia, Canada and the USA, the company already has an established customer base around the world using its risk management, advanced intelligence and law enforcement technology. Its solutions range from serious crime investigation to anti-money laundering and countering the funding of terrorism.
Richardson says Wynyard Group’s products and services are the result of two years of deep market research, focused capital investment in advanced technologies and recruitment of some the world’s best talent.
“We’ve taken time to expand our market knowledge, experience and technology capabilities. We now have world class solutions to identify, assess and manage risks to public safety, national security, business disruption and threats to essential services.
“Wynyard Group is one of the few companies in the world with an extensive and growing portfolio of solutions for protecting people, institutions and critical infrastructure assets,” says Richardson.
Richardson says the technology does not replace the critical work done by intelligence analysts, investigators or field operatives.
“Rather, our solutions enhance their ability to efficiently and effectively predict, detect and investigate incidents in an increasingly complex digital and challenging global criminal environment.”
Richardson says while Wynyard Group is currently 100% owned by Jade, due to the significance and growth of this category it has recently received a number of enquiries from potential investors.
“Jade already has a proven track record on a global stage and now interested parties see real opportunities for growth in Wynyard,” says Richardson.