|Formation||4 October 1984|
|Founder||• Kobi Alexander|
• Boaz Misholi
• Yechiam Yemini
|Extinction||4 February 2013?|
|Headquarters||Woodbury, Nassau County, New York, United States|
• Verint Systems
|Slogan||Enabling Network Software|
Comverse Infosys is a tech company, which while headquartered in the US, does most of its research and development in Israel. Founders include Kobi Alexander who reportedly made over $100 million in one year (2000) by exercising stock options. Comverse is reimbursed for up to 50% of its R&D costs by Israel's ministry of industry and trade.
Wiretapping in USA
The 1994 Communications Assistance for Law Enforcement act authorised a new system of wiretapping in USA. Comverse's computer software has been charged with having a backdoor that allows interception of wiretaps by unauthorised parties, a claim which was never investigated, but derived in part from suspects changing their behaviour to evade surveillance immediately they were made subjects of wiretapping.