SOURCE: Lumension Security

December 11, 2007 10:00 ET

U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Selects Lumension Security's Sanctuary to Prevent Removal of Sensitive Data

Leading Endpoint Security Software Provides Comprehensive, Granular Policy Enforcement Capabilities to Seamlessly Control the Use of Removable Storage Media

SCOTTSDALE, AZ--(Marketwire - December 11, 2007) - Lumension Security™, Inc., the global leader in security management, today announced that the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has selected Lumension's Sanctuary endpoint security solution to proactively enforce policies regarding the use of removable storage media. VA will deploy Sanctuary Device Control on more than 250,000 PCs, laptops and servers to prevent the removal of sensitive information, the introduction of malware, the installation of malicious applications and other threats.

Sanctuary will enable VA to create a whitelist of allowed devices, denying all others by default. Any device that is not pre-approved by the IT staff simply will not work on any of VA's PCs, laptops and servers. Sanctuary's ability to assign permissions based on dozens of granular parameters enables this type of flexible policy enforcement. Policies can be enforced by specific models of media such as those with automatic encryption and by time constraints, encryption, volume of data, data transfer or other criteria. Sanctuary is also equipped with a feature that monitors all information written to or from an authorized device and creates a centrally stored, complete copy of this information. This allows customers to see precisely what information is leaving or coming into its environment via removable media, creating a comprehensive audit trail.

"Removable media and consumer gadgets are ubiquitous in today's enterprise, creating a new set of security challenges for IT administrators. These devices are an easy way for someone to pilfer sensitive data from corporate systems or to introduce viruses, spyware, keyloggers or other malicious programs," said Matt Mosher, senior vice president of the Americas at Lumension Security. "By implementing Sanctuary across its IT environment, VA is proactively addressing these concerns by safe-guarding against data leakage, introduction of malware and other threats posed by the increasing use of removable storage media. Furthermore, this allows VA's IT staff to enhance productivity by allowing users to enforce acceptable policies for removable media without banning them completely and inhibiting their staff."

About Lumension Security™, Inc.

Lumension Security, a company formed by the combination of PatchLink® Corporation and SecureWave® S.A., is a recognized, global security management company, providing unified protection and control of enterprise endpoints for more than 5,100 customers and 14 million nodes worldwide. Leveraging its proven Positive Security Model, Lumension enables organizations to effectively manage risk at the endpoint by delivering best-of-breed, policy-based solutions that simplify the entire security management lifecycle. This includes automated asset discovery, vulnerability assessment, remediation and validation; application and device control; extensive policy compliance reporting; and integration with leading network access control solutions. Headquartered in Scottsdale, Arizona, Lumension has offices worldwide, including Virginia, Florida, Luxembourg, the United Kingdom, Spain, Australia, Hong Kong and Singapore. PatchLink, now Lumension, was founded in 1991 by Sean Moshir. More information can be found at

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