November 28, 2007 08:00 ET

First Advantage Selects Vontu DLP to Protect Confidential Data and Meet Regulatory Compliance Objectives

Leading Provider of Consumer Credit Information to Deploy the Full Suite of Vontu Solutions

SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwire - November 28, 2007) - Vontu, Inc., the leader in Data Loss Prevention (DLP) solutions, today announced that First Advantage Corporation (NASDAQ: FADV), a global risk mitigation and business solutions provider, has selected Vontu's integrated suite of Data Loss Prevention solutions that combine endpoint and network-based technology to accurately detect and automatically protect confidential data wherever it is stored or used. First Advantage joins a growing list of service organizations that use Vontu to reduce the risk of data loss and demonstrate compliance with data security regulations.

"Given the nature of our business, maintaining good customer relationships requires that we handle confidential information securely," said Isabelle Theisen, chief security officer at First Advantage. "We selected Vontu for its proven ability to accurately detect sensitive data, prevent it from leaving the network and redirect it, if necessary, for secure encryption. Vontu will help us meet the highest degree of compliance with our own data security policies as well as state and federal regulations."

First Advantage offers its clients a comprehensive portfolio of best-in-class products, services and innovative tools to help them make smarter business decisions, and empower them with timely, quality information. Because the confidentiality of its information is a key component of its market leadership, the company strives to maintain the most comprehensive data security solutions available. By selecting data loss prevention solutions from Vontu, First Advantage can centrally manage the movement of confidential data across its business units to safeguard consumer records, protect the information of its 4,700 employees and meet regulatory compliance objectives, including state privacy laws and the Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act (GLBA).

The Vontu Data Loss Prevention suite provides unified policy enforcement across all of its product components. Vontu Endpoint provides visibility and control over confidential data being copied to USB drives, CD-ROMs, iPods, and other removable media, as well as downloads to local drives. Vontu Network Discover and Vontu Network Protect safeguard confidential data located on file servers, web servers, databases and other data repositories. Vontu Network Monitor and Vontu Network Prevent stop data loss via e-mail, IM, Web, Secure Web, FTP or other Internet protocols.

"Our selection by First Advantage demonstrates once again that Vontu DLP is the choice of leading enterprises," said Steve Roop, vice president of products and marketing at Vontu. "No other vendor offers an integrated solution to enforce policies across the enterprise, deliver accuracy at scale and prevent data loss wherever it may occur. Vontu continues to win the trust of these organizations because of our leading products and track record of successful deployments."

About First Advantage

First Advantage Corporation (NASDAQ: FADV) combines industry expertise with information to create products and services that organizations worldwide use to make smarter business decisions. First Advantage is a leading provider of consumer credit information in the mortgage, automotive and specialty finance markets; business credit information in the transportation industry; lead generation services; motor vehicle record reports; supply chain security consulting; employment background verifications; occupational health services; applicant tracking systems; recruiting solutions; skills and behavioral assessments; business tax consulting services; insurance fraud, corporate and litigation investigations; surveillance; computer forensics; electronic discovery; data recovery; due diligence reporting; resident screening; property management software and renters insurance. First Advantage ranks among the top companies in all of its major business lines. First Advantage is headquartered in St. Petersburg, Fla., and has more than 4,700 employees in offices throughout the United States and abroad. More information about First Advantage can be found at

About Vontu

Vontu is the leading provider of Data Loss Prevention solutions that combine endpoint and network-based technology to accurately detect and automatically protect confidential data wherever it is stored or used. By reducing the risk of data loss, Vontu helps organizations ensure public confidence, demonstrate compliance and maintain competitive advantage. Vontu customers include many of the world's largest and most data-driven enterprises and government agencies. Vontu has received numerous awards, including IDG's InfoWorld 2007 Technology of the Year Award for "Best Data Leak Prevention," as well as SC Magazine's 2006 U.S. Excellence Award for "Best Enterprise Security Solution" and Global Award for "Best New Security Solution." For more information, please visit

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