adverse media

Adverse Media Monitoring

Cut through the noise and accelerate onboarding and screening with intelligent adverse media monitoring

Real-time registry and adverse media connections allow you to keep regulators happy while reducing refresh costs and improving customer experience.

The Problem


Regulated institutions struggle to keep track of negative media across the internet, amongst an ever expanding number of sources and growing issues with fake news.

Companies struggle to detect risks through adverse media during the onboarding process across many geographies, languages and scripts.

Regulators such as FATF, FinCEN, FCA recommend adverse media screening for financial institutions, but many companies lack the technology or data coverage.

The Arachnys Advantage


Better data

Unparalleled global source coverage enables you to run 100% of your external data gathering process through one set of tools.

98 Languages

Surface content in 98 languages, supported in multiple scripts including Arabic, Chinese and Cyrillic, across 220 jurisdictions.
improved efficiency

Less manual effort

Automate your adverse media screening across 23,000+ sources, reducing false positives and manual searching techniques.

Full audit control

Prove your findings with a consolidated PDF report which also includes heat maps, summaries of completed steps and audit supporting detail.

Curate & reuse

Curation tools to create a full audit trail of your external research processes, with the ability to share and reuse data across your organization.


Connect your organization's workflow applications directly to the external data they need to make better, faster compliance decisions.


Global data search: Continuously search across 23,000+ risk-relevant, open-source and premium providers in over 98 languages supported in multiple scripts (incl. Arabic, Chinese & Cyrillic) across 220 jurisdictions

Configurable investigative process management: Investigative policy configuration and execution, guides your analysts in accordance with KYC/CDD/EDD processes. Reducing investigation and QA time and effort.

Machine learning-powered automated screening: Reduce investigative cycle time using smart content-acquisition methods, and reduce false positives using automated screening for risk categorisation and assessment.

Risk identification, categorization and evidencing: Providing fast, accurate and consistent risk determinations with automatic audit trail for simple or complex investigations.

Structured audit report creation: PDF report generation and export capabilities (with or without appendix, translated and non-translated).

Powerful APIs: Enable Arachnys data-discovery processes from basic, bulk search through to entity profiling, and process orchestration to be integrated into firms’ customer lifecycle-management, transaction-monitoring, risk-analysis and other applications.

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Unified Search API

Query any KYC or AML data source – even those without APIs – using a single set of credentials and a unified query language.

Entity API

Synchronize entity state between your systems and Arachnys, track revisions and changes and resolve entities across datasets.

Local vs Global Data

Local vs Global Data: Why Google is no longer a viable solution for adverse media monitoring

Google is still the number one go-to resource for most compliance teams, but as it evolves rapidly to match a complex landscape of local privacy laws, changing user habits and a multitude of other factors, this raises the question: is it still a valid tool for use in KYC, AML or adverse media investigations?

Download our white paper which includes information on how Google has evolved, a study based on Arachnys vs Google and some tips on “how to reduce the noise”.

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