SOURCE: Vontu

September 26, 2007 08:00 ET

Esurance Deploys Vontu Endpoint to Further Enhance Customer Security

Leading Online Auto Insurance Company Deploys Additional Data Loss Prevention Solutions

SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwire - September 26, 2007) - Vontu, Inc., the leader in Data Loss Prevention (DLP) solutions, today announced that Esurance, a direct-to-consumer personal auto insurance company, has deployed Vontu Endpoint to gain visibility and control over confidential data on USB drives and other removable media. As a part of its proactive approach to safeguarding its customers' information, Esurance is using Vontu to help reduce the risk of data loss and to ensure compliance with PCI Data Security Standards (PCI DSS).

Esurance selected Vontu Endpoint to monitor use of confidential personal data. Esurance chose Vontu Endpoint for its TrueMatch™ detection suite, which allows organizations to accurately identify confidential data. The superior accuracy enabled by TrueMatch eliminates false positives that tend to disrupt legitimate business activity. With Vontu Endpoint, data activity is continuously monitored regardless of whether the system is on or off the network.

"At Esurance, safeguarding consumer information is of the utmost importance," said Phil Swift, CIO of Esurance. "Within two days of purchasing Vontu Endpoint, we deployed the solution across our entire organization of more than 1600 employees. We selected Vontu for its proven expertise and industry leadership in delivering comprehensive DLP solutions that are scalable, flexible and easy to use."

Due to highly publicized data breaches involving mobile devices, data loss prevention has also become a top priority for endpoint security teams. According to Data Loss Prevention and Endpoint Security, a survey of data security decision-makers conducted by Forrester Consulting and released by Vontu, more than half of respondents (52%) have lost confidential data through removable media such as USB drives in the past two years. Data loss via USB drives and other removable media is the top concern (72%) for endpoint security, followed by Trojans, spyware and other threats.

Though Esurance has never had a security incident involving removable storage drives, the company wants to ensure that it is doing its utmost to keeps its customers' information secure. Swift added, "It's too late if you wait to deploy solutions after a data loss happens. That's why Esurance is continually augmenting its security systems, so that we can prevent a data loss from happening."

Vontu Endpoint is an agent-based product that provides organizations full insight into confidential data copied to removable media like USB drives, CD-ROMs and iPods, or downloaded to local drives in violation of corporate security policies. Vontu is the first vendor to offer an enterprise-class endpoint DLP product that employs the highly accurate TrueMatch detection suite as well as a centralized platform for policy management, incident response, notification, workflow and compliance reporting. The Vontu multi-tier architecture scales to support tens of thousands of endpoints, while ensuring superior stability and manageability.

"More and more organizations are losing business-critical and confidential information through theft or loss of unsecured corporate and personal devices," said Steve Roop, vice president of products and marketing at Vontu. "By focusing on securing the data wherever it is stored or used, Vontu's DLP solution creates a new level of control and protection that enables enterprises to reduce the complexity and risk of data loss and ensure zero disruption to legitimate business activity. It's great to see companies like Esurance take action before data loss occurs."

About Esurance Inc.

Esurance Inc., a subsidiary of White Mountains Insurance Group, Ltd. (NYSE: WTM), provides personal auto insurance direct to consumers online. Esurance is dedicated to constantly improving the way people shop for, buy, and manage their auto insurance. By combining the best of technology with industry know-how, Esurance is able to offer hassle-free auto insurance coverage with 24/7 customer service and claims handling at competitive prices.

Through Esurance's Web site, www.esurance.com, customers can get instant quotes, view comparison quotes, buy an Esurance policy, and print their proof of insurance card -- all in minutes. Esurance also offers policyholders the ability to make policy changes and file claims instantly online, demonstrating its commitment to improving the entire insurance process from quote to claim.

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 www.vontu.com.

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