SOURCE: Vontu

September 25, 2007 08:00 ET

The Depository Trust & Clearing Corporation Chooses Vontu for Data Loss Prevention

Leading Financial Depository Selects Vontu to Prevent the Loss of Confidential Data Wherever It Is Stored or Used

SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwire - September 25, 2007) - Vontu, Inc., the leader in Data Loss Prevention solutions, today announced that The Depository Trust & Clearing Corporation (DTCC) has selected the Vontu Data Loss Prevention solution to help safeguard confidential information wherever it is stored or used.

"We selected Vontu for its proven expertise in developing data loss prevention programs at leading financial services organizations and because its technology is easy to deploy, learn and use," said Jim Routh, DTCC's chief information security officer. "Vontu enables our security team to mitigate the risk of data loss by providing a centralized platform for the enforcement of our data security policies."

DTCC's post-trade infrastructure system handles millions of transactions each day and ensures uninterrupted connectivity to thousands of financial firms in the U.S. and overseas. Routh said that by integrating Vontu as a part of DTCC's corporate security initiative, "We can further ensure that our systems maintain the highest levels of security and privacy standards in the industry."

The Vontu Data Loss Prevention suite provides unified policy enforcement across all of its product components. Vontu Discover and Vontu Protect safeguard confidential data located on file servers, web servers, databases 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. Vontu Endpoint Monitor provides visibility and control over confidential data on USB drives, CD-ROMs, iPods, and other removable media, as well as downloads to local drives.

To meet the highest standards of data security, DTCC required a policy-based solution that would prevent sensitive data from leaving the company, including customer and employee data, as well as corporate information such as strategic business plans, competitive intelligence, confidential documents and network diagrams. Also driving the corporate data protection program was the need to comply with federal and state regulations on customer privacy, including the Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act (GLBA) and California SB-1386.

"To conduct business in a highly regulated industry such as financial services, companies like DTCC rely on Vontu solutions to reduce their financial risk, including remediation costs and legal exposure; protect brand equity and customer loyalty; and ensure compliance with internal policies and government regulations," said Steve Roop, vice president of products and marketing at Vontu, Inc.

About DTCC

The Depository Trust & Clearing Corporation (DTCC), through its subsidiaries, provides clearance, settlement and information services for equities, corporate and municipal bonds, government and mortgage-backed securities and over-the-counter derivatives. In addition, DTCC is a leading processor of mutual funds and insurance transactions, linking funds and carriers with their distribution networks. DTCC's depository provides custody and asset servicing for 2.8 million securities issues from the United States and 100 other countries and territories, valued at $36 trillion. In 2006, DTCC settled more than $1.5 quadrillion in securities transactions. DTCC has operating facilities in multiple locations in the United States and overseas. For more information on DTCC, visit www.dtcc.com.

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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