September 24, 2007 08:00 ET

Palomar Pomerado Health Protects Patient Data With Vontu

Healthcare Provider Selects Data Loss Prevention Leader to Help Ensure PCI and HIPAA Compliance

SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwire - September 24, 2007) - Vontu, Inc., the leader in Data Loss Prevention solutions, today announced that Palomar Pomerado Health, North San Diego County's largest healthcare provider, has selected Vontu Data Loss Prevention to protect its confidential patient and employee information. With Vontu, the company can automate data loss prevention policies and demonstrate compliance with data privacy regulations including the Payment Card Industry's Data Security Standards (PCI DSS) and the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA).

Palomar Pomerado Health selected the Vontu Data Loss Prevention suite for its unified policy enforcement across all of its product components, including the Vontu Discover and Vontu Network Monitor products. Vontu Discover enables the organization to find and secure confidential data located on file servers, web servers, desktops, laptops, databases and other data repositories. Vontu Network Monitor detects sensitive data exiting the network via email, IM, Web, Secure Web, FTP or other Internet protocols.

"We value the security of our customers' records just as we do their health," said Luba Halich, IS Security Officer, Palomar Pomerado Health. "Vontu gives us visibility and control over patient medical information and allows us to demonstrate compliance with privacy regulations for the healthcare industry."

Palomar Pomerado Health evaluated several solutions and selected Vontu for its ability to protect both stored data and data in use, as well as its platform scalability and remediation workflow. Today, the company is using Vontu Network Monitor to inspect the content of all outbound network traffic for its 3,500 employees. At the same time, Vontu Discover is being used to scan file servers, desktops, laptops, databases and other data repositories for confidential information that violates data security policies.

"Palomar Pomerado Health joins a growing number of healthcare organizations who are deploying Vontu solutions to protect the privacy of patients and employees, meet compliance objectives and protect their brand reputation," said Steve Roop, vice president of products and marketing at Vontu. "These organizations recognize that safeguarding their confidential information is vital to their business, and they have adopted data loss prevention solutions from the industry leader."

About Palomar Pomerado Health

Palomar Pomerado Health, California's largest public health district is North County's most comprehensive health care delivery system, nationally recognized for clinical excellence.

As the largest employer in Inland North County, with more than 3,000 employees and 700 physicians, Palomar Pomerado Health was named San Diego County's Best Place to Work in 2006.

Facilities include Palomar Medical Center, Pomerado Hospital, Villa Pomerado and Palomar Continuing Care Center. Please visit, for more information on our comprehensive services and facilities

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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