November 12, 2007 08:00 ET

Vontu Provides Data Loss Prevention Solutions for Southern Company

Energy Company Maintains Customer Trust and Meets Regulatory Compliance With the Help of Vontu

SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwire - November 12, 2007) - Vontu, Inc., the leader in Data Loss Prevention solutions, today announced that it provides data loss prevention solutions for Southern Company, the premier energy company serving the Southeast. Vontu was selected to help Southern Company reduce the risk of data loss and demonstrate compliance with privacy regulations.

With the help of Vontu's Data Loss Prevention suite Southern can accurately detect and automatically protect confidential data and proactively prevent data loss. Vontu Network Discover and Vontu Network Protect enable Southern to discover and protect exposed confidential data located on file servers, web servers, databases and other data repositories. Vontu Network Monitor and Vontu Network Prevent allow the company to stop data loss via email, IM, Web, Secure Web, FTP or other Internet protocols.

"Protecting our confidential company and customer data is a top priority, and the reason we selected Vontu to help us prevent data loss," said Becky Blalock, senior vice president and CIO at Southern Company. "We evaluated several solutions and found that Vontu provided the most comprehensive and scalable solution to strengthen our IT security infrastructure and proactively prevent the unauthorized transmission of business-critical information."

A leading U.S. producer of electricity, Southern Company owns electric utilities in four states and a growing competitive generation company, as well as fiber optics and wireless communications. The Vontu Data Loss Prevention suite enables Southern Company to protect both stored data and data in use based on a centralized platform for policy management, incident response, notification, workflow and compliance reporting. The integrated approach allows the company to easily deploy and enforce data security policies throughout the enterprise.

"Vontu allows major regional energy companies like Southern to establish consistent data security policies and apply them throughout the enterprise," said Steve Roop, vice president of marketing and products at Vontu. "With Vontu they are able to protect the data their millions of customers have entrusted to them and more effectively comply with data privacy regulations."

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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