SBS’ strategic partnerships with a number of global companies enhance the innovative AML and compliance solutions that we deliver to our clients and broaden SBS’ geographical reach. We strive to provide the most technologically advanced methods to reduce risk and improve operational efficiency for our clients. SBS’ strategic partners include:

Accuity FircoSoft

Accuity FircoSoft is a leading provider of payments and risk and compliance solutions for international financial institutions. Accuity FircoSoft develops, markets and supports the Firco Filtering Suite solution that eliminates the risk of processing illegal transactions and detects high-risk financial customers.

In 2000, SBS became the first FircoSoft distributor and was ranked as their #1 reseller for three consecutive years. Today, SBS maintains an OEM relationship with FircoSoft and integrates the Firco filtering engine in its award winning SAFE Advanced Solutions® and next generation SAFE Advanced Solutions Visual Intelligence Platform®.

Dow Jones Risk & Compliance

Dow Jones Risk & Compliance is a global provider of third-party risk management and regulatory compliance solutions. Working with clients across the globe, the company delivers research tools and outsourced services for onboarding, vetting and investigation to help companies comply with anti-money laundering, anti-bribery, anti-corruption and economic sanctions regulations in mitigating third-party risk.

In 2007, SBS formed an alliance with Dow Jones Factiva to offer SAFE Advanced Solutions® with Dow Jones Watchlist.

In 2017, the DJ Factiva agreement was expanded to include DJ Watchlist, Adverse Media Entities, State Owned Companies and Marijuana Related Businesses (MRBs) for SBS’ SAFE List Management and SAFE Advanced Solutions Visual Intelligence Platform® offerings.

MRB Monitor

MRB Monitor provides independent, robust, reliable and up-to-date corporate information on marijuana related businesses (MRBs). The company aggregates unstructured data from hundreds of disparate sources and neatly organizes it into a comprehensive, cloud-based database. MRB Monitor helps clients more effectively identify marijuana-related risk among customer, vendor and partnership relationships and, as a result, avoid unnecessary and costly reputational, regulatory and financial damage.

In 2017, SBS signed an agreement with Enhanced Compliance Solutions (d/b/a MRB Monitor) to provide its MRB list as an option in SBS’ SAFE List Management offering.


Rackspace is a leading provider of IT as a service in today’s multi-cloud world. It delivers expert advice and integrated managed services across applications, data, security and infrastructure, including public and private clouds and managed hosting. Rackspace is headquartered in San Antonio, TX where it serves more than 140,000 business customers from data centers on five continents. Rackspace was named a leader in the 2018 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Public Cloud Infrastructure Managed Service Providers, Worldwide and has been honored by Fortune, Glassdoor and others as one of the best placed to work.

In 2006, SBS contracted with Rackspace for managed hosting of its production infrastructure. SBS also uses Rackspace facilities in Grapevine, TX and Elk Grove, IL as primary and back-up sites for its SAFE Advanced Solutions Visual Intelligence Platform® hosted offering.

As SBS has grown, so too has our partnership with Rackspace. Click here for David Schiffer’s testimonial on how the ability to scale with Rackspace has been vital to the success of SBS’ hosted solution. Read how Rackspace, a Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) partner, provides SBS with reliable, secure and scalable managed hosting. Click here for the case study


World-Check risk intelligence from Thomson Reuters enables organizations to meet regulatory obligations, make informed decisions and prevent their business from inadvertently being used to launder the proceeds of crime or be associated with corrupt business practices. World-Check supports the risk screening needs of the world’s largest banks and financial institutions, corporations, law enforcement and government and intelligence agencies with its database of known heightened risk individuals and businesses.

In 2002, SBS formed an alliance with World-Check and in 2004, World-Check announced that SBS was the first company to achieve its highest partner ranking of recommended “Integrated Software Partner.”