June 12, 2007 08:02 ET

CIGNA Selects Vontu for Data Loss Prevention

Vontu Helps Leading Health Services Company Demonstrate HIPAA and PCI Compliance

SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwire - June 12, 2007) - Vontu, Inc., the leader in Data Loss Prevention solutions, today announced that CIGNA HealthCare, one of the nation's largest health services companies, has selected Vontu 7 to help reduce the risk of data loss and support compliance with HIPAA privacy regulations and PCI Data Security Standards.

CIGNA plans to use Vontu to discover and protect confidential data, monitor and prevent such data from leaving the network and automatically enforce data loss prevention policies. In addition to content-aware detection capabilities, Vontu 7 also offers remediation workflow, role-based access control and incident correlation reports.

"We are responsible for protecting the personal information for more than nine million health plan members," said Craig Shumard, senior vice president of information protection at CIGNA. "The Vontu data loss prevention solution is designed to safeguard our sensitive data and prevent potential data breaches. Vontu can help enforce our information security policies and ensure compliance with data privacy regulations and standards."

CIGNA selected the Vontu 7 Data Loss Prevention suite to help secure member health information in accordance with HIPAA as well as meet PCI DSS requirements regarding credit cardholder and Primary Account Number (PAN) data. Vontu 7 products, Vontu Discover and Vontu Protect, will enable CIGNA to detect and protect exposed confidential data at rest, including data on laptops, desktops and servers. Vontu data-in-motion products, Vontu Network Monitor and Vontu Network Prevent, allow the organization to stop data loss via email, Web mail, secure Web mail, FTP and other Internet protocols.

"We recognize that while healthcare companies like CIGNA have sizeable investments in systems and processes to support the delivery of care, they must also take a proactive approach to protecting the private information of their health plan members," said Steve Roop, vice president of products and marketing at Vontu. "By selecting Vontu as part of their data security strategy, CIGNA can continue to reduce risk, protect its brand and maintain customer loyalty."

Concerns about data privacy are driving the adoption of data loss prevention solutions throughout the healthcare and insurance industries. Vontu customers today include six of the top 10 property, liability and life insurance companies in the United States and three of the top 10 healthcare insurance and managed care companies, as well as a growing number of healthcare providers.

About CIGNA Corporation

As a Business of Caring, CIGNA (NYSE: CI) provides employers with benefits, expertise and services that improve the health, well-being and productivity of their employees. With approximately 47 million covered lives in the United States and around the world, CIGNA's operating subsidiaries offer a full portfolio of medical, dental, behavioral health, pharmacy and vision care benefits and group life, accident and disability insurance.

About Vontu

Vontu is the leading provider of Data Loss Prevention solutions that protect data anywhere -- at rest, in motion or at the endpoint. 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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