deverus Enables Instant Criminal and Sex Offender Background Checks with deverus Direct

International, Multi-Jurisdiction Criminal Database Compiles Over 1,500 Sources

Austin, Texas-based deverus, Inc., the country’s leader in cutting-edge background checking software - processing over 2.5 million hires per year for more than 35,000 businesses nationwide – announces the launch of deverus Direct.  With deverus Direct, background check companies can instantly search for criminal and sex offender information.  The database is fully FCRA compliant and draws from more than 1,500 international, multi-jurisdictional sources.  The database is accessible through the deverus Verocity platform or via direct API integration.


“Instant criminal information has become an indispensable tool for background check companies,” said deverus CEO Shawn Rucks.  “The deverus Direct database provides more records and better data quality than anyone else in the industry.  The product includes past address traces and multi-jurisdictional criminal records drawn from courthouses, state and federal records, arrest data, wants and warrants.  It also includes the National Sex Offender list covering all 50 states as well as the Terrorist Watch List with hundreds of reciprocal, exclusion and most wanted sources from the Federal Government and abroad.”


For background check companies utilizing their own platform, deverus offers easy to use APIs together with some of the best pricing in the industry.  All data is hosted on Amazon Web Services cloud platform to ensure the best up-time, data security, and performance.  Integrated companies can count on as many servers as needed to run unlimited searches.  Auto-scaling, self-managing infrastructure prevents any bottlenecks in the information flow.

About deverus

Established in 1998, privately-held Austin-based deverus, Inc., helps companies in the background screening industry work better, faster and smarter by providing the highest quality software, SAAS cloud-based solutions, mobile applications, integrations, compliance, automation, security, privacy and customer support services available. Deriving its name from a blend of Latin and Spanish meaning “from the truth,” deverus helps HR departments make critical hiring decisions using data such as criminal records, education and employment verifications, drug and assessment testing, and more. The company delivers its services to over 35,000 businesses, hiring more than 2.5 million employees per year, through more than 75 trusted partners. deverus is a founding member of the National Association of Professional Background Screeners (NAPBS) the respected screening professionals industry watchdog, and was named a “Best Place to Work” by the Austin Business Journal.

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