SOURCE: IronPort Systems and Vontu

October 31, 2006 09:00 ET

IronPort and Vontu Partner to Provide Best-of-Breed Enterprise Email Security Solution

Industry Leaders Offer Fortune 1000 Customers Integrated Data Loss Prevention, Anti-Virus and Anti-Spam Solution to Address Top Email Security Risks and Meet Regulatory Compliance

SAN BRUNO, CA and SAN FRANCISCO, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- October 31, 2006 --IronPort® Systems, Inc., the leading Internet gateway security provider, and Vontu, Inc., the leader in Data Loss Prevention solutions, today announced a partnership to offer customers an integrated solution for comprehensive protection against email security threats. Joint customers who have implemented the Vontu and IronPort combination report that it provides comprehensive control over spam and email viruses as well as protection of confidential data -- as required by corporate policies and industry and government regulations. Ten enterprise customers are in the process of deploying the Vontu and IronPort solution, with five currently in production.

"Vontu and IronPort deliver a regulatory compliance offering, which treats a significant channel of exposure for confidential information -- corporate email," said Tom Doughty, chief information security officer, Prudential Financial. "These tools help us identify and actively address potential exposures that otherwise would be difficult to measure."

IronPort delivers an anti-spam and anti-virus messaging platform in a small-footprint, high-performance package. The Vontu 6.0 suite enables business and government organizations to safeguard customer data, corporate data, intellectual property and other sensitive information -- whether it is located on servers, desktops and laptops (data at rest) or exiting the network via email, web mail or other Internet protocols (data in motion). Together IronPort and Vontu provide customers with a unified, cost-effective solution for optimal messaging security and management.

"IronPort and Vontu have been recognized as best-of-breed solutions by major industry analysts worldwide. In addition, IronPort and Vontu have tested the integrated solution across a variety of hardware and software configurations and test scenarios," commented Tom Gillis, senior vice president of worldwide marketing, IronPort. "The bottom line -- this provides total control over spam and viruses as well as mitigating the risk and reducing the exposure of confidential information."

"Vontu and IronPort are both known for providing the most scalable security solutions for Fortune 1000 organizations," said Steve Roop, vice president of marketing, Vontu. "The integration with IronPort allows joint customers to leverage their existing, proven security infrastructure to pro-actively block email messages that violate confidential data policies."

The partnership also includes joint sales and marketing activities and a compensated lead referral program.

About IronPort Systems

IronPort System, Inc., headquartered in San Bruno, California, is the leading Internet gateway security provider for organizations ranging from small businesses to the Global 2000. The company has developed a family of security gateway appliances, including the IronPort C-Series email security appliances, and the IronPort S-Series Web security appliances. All IronPort® application-specific appliances offer breakthrough performance, and utilize SenderBase®, the world's largest email and Web threat detection network and database. IronPort provides high-performance, easy-to-use and technically innovative products for those faced with the monumental task of managing and protecting their mission-critical networks from Internet threats. To learn more about IronPort products and services, please visit:

About Vontu

Vontu is the leading provider of Data Loss Prevention solutions for both data at rest and data in motion. Vontu allows organizations to discover and protect exposed confidential information, monitor all network traffic, block select email, FTP and Web communications, and automatically enforce data loss prevention policies. By reducing the frequency and severity of both inadvertent and malicious data loss incidents, Vontu helps organizations ensure public confidence, reduce compliance risk and protect competitive advantage. Vontu customers include Fortune 500 companies in financial services, insurance, high technology, retail, telecommunications, manufacturing, media, and healthcare, as well as state and federal government agencies. Vontu has received numerous awards, including SC Magazine's 2006 U.S. Excellence Award for "Best Enterprise Security Solution" and Global Award for "Best New Security Solution," as well as IDG's InfoWorld 2006 Technology of the Year Award for "Best Insider Threat Defense." For more information, please visit

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    Horn Group for Vontu
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