SOURCE: Vontu

April 18, 2007 08:03 ET

Vontu Positioned in the Leaders Quadrant of Magic Quadrant for Content Monitoring and Filtering and Data Loss Prevention

Report Cites CMF/DLP Technologies as "Important Information Security Controls"

SAN FRANCISCO, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- April 18, 2007 -- Vontu, Inc. announced today that it has been positioned in the Leaders quadrant in the "Magic Quadrant for Content Monitoring and Filtering and Data Loss Prevention, 2Q07," a report by Gartner analysts Paul E. Proctor, Rich Mogull, and Eric Ouellet, published on April 13, 2007. "CMF/DLP is essentially risk management and security policy applied to sensitive data -- finding data, wherever it resides on enterprise networks, and controlling its use, within the enterprise and beyond the enterprise boundary," the report states.

"We believe our position in the leaders quadrant of the Content Monitoring and Filtering and Data Loss Prevention Magic Quadrant reflects our market leadership in large enterprises, the maturity and stability of our products, our industry-leading team and our track record of innovation," said Joseph Ansanelli, chairman and CEO of Vontu. "We are also proud of the positive reception that our new product suite Vontu 7, which began shipping last month, has received in the market, setting a new standard for data loss prevention solutions."

Gartner, Inc.'s Magic Quadrant positions vendors in a particular market segment based on their vision and ability to execute. "Leaders" are performing well today, have a clear vision of market direction and are actively building competencies to sustain their leadership position in the market. In the Magic Quadrant for CMF/DLP, "Execution" criteria include product performance, manageability and workflow, and core technology, as well as overall company viability and customer experience. The "Vision" criteria include market understanding, product strategy and innovation. The full report will be available at: http://www.vontu.com.

Vontu has established its market position by delivering innovative products that enable customers to protect confidential customer data, intellectual property and other sensitive information, and automatically enforce data loss prevention policies. With the new Vontu 7 product release, which became generally available in March 2007 and was therefore not evaluated for the 2007 CMF/DLP Magic Quadrant, the company has extended its track record of innovation, introducing new capabilities for content-aware endpoint monitoring, as well as PCI DSS compliance support, Asian language detection, and Lotus Notes and SQL database discovery.

"Many security professionals view these technologies as primarily concerned with protecting intellectual property and other valuable enterprise data from theft," the report states. "Gartner maintains, however, that their true value lies in helping management to identify and correct faulty business processes and -- crucially -- identify and prevent accidental disclosures of sensitive data. This concern is becoming more and more important because of the compliance demands of regulatory initiatives (for example, breach disclosure laws and HIPAA) and industry initiatives, such as the PCI standard."

The Magic Quadrant is copyrighted April 2007 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 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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