Vontu and Guidance Software Announce Agreement to Automate Investigations

Vontu, Inc., the leader in data loss prevention solutions, and Guidance Software, the world leader in computer investigations, today announced a partnership to deliver an integrated solution for automating data security investigations. The combined solution enables customers to detect the transmission of confidential data such as customer records or intellectual property in violation of data security policies and automatically trigger digital investigations.Digital investigations play an increasingly important role in the effort to prevent confidential data loss and fight cyber-crime. According to Gartner Research, “The number of corporate digital investigations will double each year through 2007 (0.8 probability).” (Jay Heiser and Rich Mogull, Gartner Research, “Prepare Your Organization for Effective Computer Forensics,” August 31, 2005).

“Our joint customers can reduce the cost of investigations and save valuable time by deploying an integrated solution for the accurate detection and investigation of high-severity data security incidents,” said John Colbert, CEO of Guidance Software. “As a result of the partnership with Vontu, these organizations can respond immediately to data security violations and effectively expedite investigations.”

With the combined Vontu-Guidance solution, joint customers can:
* Accurately detect high-risk data loss incidents, such as a call center
agent sending out thousands of customer account numbers and balances
via email
* Instantly trigger a forensic investigation
* Capture evidence using Guidance EnCase® Enterprise
* Enable forensics teams to determine root causes, including both faulty
business processes and malicious employee behavior
* Track and manage cases from start to resolution.

“By automatically triggering investigations, Vontu and Guidance have created a solution for real-time forensics,” said Joseph Ansanelli, Chairman and CEO of Vontu. “Now investigation teams can instantly detect and gather evidence on malicious incidents before a significant data breach occurs.”

About Guidance Software

Founded in 1997, Guidance Software is recognized worldwide as the industry leader in computer investigation technologies. Its EnCase® solutions provide the foundation for both law enforcement and corporate enterprise investigations that enable corporate, government and law enforcement agencies to conduct effective investigations of all types. For corporate investigators, EnCase Enterprise provides a powerful and highly defendable platform to respond promptly to eDiscovery requests, all while maintaining the integrity of the data. More than 20,000 investigators depend on EnCase software, and more than 5,000 investigators attend Guidance Software’s forensic methodology training annually. Validated by numerous courts worldwide, EnCase is also frequently honored with top security awards from eWEEK, SC Magazine, Network Computing and others.

About Vontu

Vontu is the leading provider of Data Loss Prevention solutions for both data at rest and data in motion. Vontu allows organizations to discover and protect exposed confidential information, monitor all network traffic, block select email, FTP and web communications, and automatically enforce data loss prevention policies. By reducing the frequency and severity of both inadvertent and malicious data loss incidents, Vontu helps organizations ensure public confidence, reduce compliance risk and protect competitive advantage. Vontu customers include Fortune 500 companies in financial services, insurance, high technology, retail, telecommunications, manufacturing, media, and healthcare, as well as local and state government agencies. Vontu has received numerous awards, including the SC Magazine 2006 U.S. Excellence Award for Best Enterprise Security Solution and IDG’s InfoWorld 2006 Technology of the Year Award for Best Insider Threat Defense application. For more information, please visit www.vontu.com.

Contacts:

Marianna Vyridi Cassondra Todd
Horn Group, Inc. (for Vontu) Guidance Software
(415) 905-4021 (626) 229-9191
[email protected] [email protected]

Jonathan Heit
Allison & Partners (for Guidance)
(310) 496-4470
[email protected]

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