Even Balance, Inc. spearheads the effort to fight cheating in the online multiplayer gaming industry. The flagship product, PunkBuster, spawned the Anti-Cheat movement in online gaming several years ago and was the first system proven effective against cheating in online games.
PunkBuster is a tool designed to combat cheating in some of the most popular games. It provides real-time memory scanning on player's computers searching for known hacks/cheats with frequent status reports, highly encrypted, sended to the PB Server. An optional "bad name" facility is provided so that PB Admins can prevent players from using offensive player names.