SOURCE: Reconnex

June 19, 2008 12:32 ET

Reconnex Positioned in Leaders Quadrant in the "Content Monitoring and Filtering and Data Loss Prevention Magic Quadrant" Report

Evaluation Based on Completeness of Vision and Ability to Execute

MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA--(Marketwire - June 19, 2008) - Reconnex, the leader in information data loss prevention (DLP) appliances, today announced that Gartner, Inc. has positioned it in the Leaders Quadrant in the "Content Monitoring and Filtering and Data Loss Prevention Magic Quadrant" report by Eric Ouellet and Paul Proctor, published on June 17, 2008. The report focuses on the content monitoring and filtering (CMF) and data loss prevention (DLP) market. According to the report, "Gartner's definition of DLP refers to tools used to prevent inadvertent or accidental loss or exposure of sensitive enterprise information using content inspection technologies."

"We believe Reconnex's position as leader shatters the assumption that all leading DLP solutions are similar," said John Peters, CEO of Reconnex. "Our customers choose Reconnex over competitive offerings based on our unique approach to DLP, which allows for automatic learning about a customer's sensitive information and rapid deployment, without requiring security teams to have precise knowledge of what information needs to be protected."

Gartner noted in the 2008 report that, "We have long believed that integrated network, endpoint and discovery capabilities -- with a centralized management console capable of distributing a consistent set of policies and providing usable back-end workflow for alerting on and remediating violations -- was the ultimate goal and destination of this market." Furthermore, the report cites, "The market's total value was an estimated $50 million in 2006 and $120 million for 2007. Gartner believes the DLP market will reach $200 million to 250 million in 2008."

Traditional DLP solutions require a significant amount of time and effort by security teams to identify what sensitive information needs protection from whom and then craft and test the appropriate information protection policies. The Reconnex Data Loss Prevention solution is based on a turnkey appliance that automatically -- and continuously -- indexes and classifies all content leaving the network, not just known content that violates defined policies. This searchable database of historic content is then used to tune new policies in real time, to conduct 'after the fact' investigative searches, and to gain insights into potential information risks previously unknown to an organization. These capabilities not only reduce the time and effort to deploy the Reconnex DLP solution, but also simplify day-to-day operations and incident remediation.

"The leaders in this market have demonstrated good understanding of client needs and offer comprehensive capabilities in all three functional areas, including network, discovery, and endpoint," the Gartner Magic Quadrant report noted.

The full report "Magic Quadrant for Data Loss Prevention" is available to Gartner clients at

About the Magic Quadrant

The Magic Quadrant is copyrighted June 17, 2008 by Gartner, Inc., and is reused with permission. The Magic Quadrant is a graphical representation of a marketplace at and for a specific time period. It depicts Gartner's analysis of how certain vendors measure against criteria for that marketplace, as defined by Gartner. Gartner does not endorse any vendor, product or service depicted in the Magic Quadrant, and does not advise technology users to select only those vendors placed in the "Leaders" quadrant. The Magic Quadrant is intended solely as a research tool, and is not meant to be a specific guide to action. Gartner disclaims all warranties, express or implied, with respect to this research, including any warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose.

About Reconnex

Reconnex's award-winning data loss prevention appliances are designed for any organization -- including enterprises, government agencies, or educational institutions -- that wants to protect its brand, maintain compliance, or secure sensitive information. Reconnex delivers accurate protection against known data-loss threats and provides the only solution that automatically learns of and defends against new threats as they evolve. A privately held company based in Silicon Valley, Calif., Reconnex protects information for over one million users today.

For more information about Reconnex, please visit or call 866-940-4590.

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