November 13, 2007 08:00 ET

People's United Bank Deploys Vontu for Data Loss Prevention

Leading Regional Financial Services Company Implements Vontu DLP Product Suite to Prevent the Loss of Confidential Data

SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwire - November 13, 2007) - Vontu, Inc., the leader in Data Loss Prevention solutions, today announced that People's United Bank has deployed the Vontu DLP product suite to prevent the loss of confidential information, including customer and employee data and business-critical information. People's United Bank uses the Vontu DLP suite to discover and protect stored data, monitor network traffic, accurately detect policy violations and proactively prevent data loss.

"Data loss prevention solutions from Vontu help our company protect confidential data and meet regulatory requirements," said Hari Makkala, People's United Bank senior vice president and chief technology officer. "We evaluated several solutions and determined that Vontu has the most mature DLP solution."

With more than 3,000 employees interacting with corporate data, People's United Bank required a policy-based solution that would prevent sensitive data from leaving the company. Also driving the confidential data protection program was the need to comply with federal and state regulations on customer privacy, including the Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act (GLBA) and Payment Card Information Data Security Standards (PCI DSS).

People's United Bank selected the Vontu Data Loss Prevention suite for its unified policy enforcement across all of its product components, remediation workflow capabilities and detailed reporting. The company deploys Vontu Network Discover and Vontu Network Protect to safeguard confidential data wherever it is stored, including data on file servers, web servers and other data repositories. Vontu Network Monitor and Vontu Network Prevent stop data loss via email, IM, Web, Secure Web, FTP or other Internet protocols.

"Given the large volumes of confidential data that financial institutions possess within their organization, companies like People's United Bank rely on Vontu solutions to automate policy enforcement, prevent data loss and maintain brand reputation," said Steve Roop, vice president of products and marketing at Vontu. "These companies recognize that securing confidential data is critical to their business, and they have adopted data loss prevention solutions from the industry leader."

About People's United Financial, Inc.

People's United Financial, Inc. is the holding company of People's United Bank (, one of Connecticut's largest banks. People's United Financial has assets of $14 billion, more than 240 ATMs and 160 branches, 75 of which offer convenient seven-day banking in Super Stop & Shop locations across Connecticut. A diversified financial services company founded in 1842, People's United Bank provides consumer, commercial, insurance, retail investment and wealth management and trust services to personal and business banking customers. People's United recently announced its intention to acquire the Chittenden Corporation, which has banking offices in Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont and Massachusetts.

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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