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Symantec announces general availability of Vontu 8

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Symantec has announced the availability of the latest release of Vontu Data Loss Prevention 8 from Symantec, the industry’s first integrated solution that combines endpoint and network-based technology to prevent the loss of confidential data wherever it is stored or used. Symantec completed the acquisition of Vontu on 30 November 2007.

The product suite is now available for shipment to customers and prospects following successful beta trials to ensure the high quality and reliability of Vontu Data Loss Prevention 8. The Vontu Data Loss Prevention suite was tested in production environments in beta trials spanning a 12-week period at four Fortune 1,000 companies, including Equifax, Southern Company and WaMu.
The beta users found significant value in many of the capabilities that differentiate Vontu Data Loss Prevention 8 from competing products.  These include the stability and scalability of the Vontu Endpoint agent, the ability to do both discovery and prevention on the endpoint, and the ability to find exposed confidential data stored in Microsoft SharePoint, Microsoft Exchange, Documentum and other enterprise repositories.
“With Vontu Data Loss Prevention 8, we are extending our market leadership by providing a unified solution across endpoint, network and storage systems to help organizations better understand where their sensitive information is stored, how it is used and how best to prevent its loss,” says Joseph Ansanelli, vice-president of data loss prevention solutions, Symantec.
“We are excited about the opportunity to combine our innovative solution with the broader Symantec security and storage portfolio to give a wide range of organizations the confidence they need to answer these business-critical questions.”
The Vontu Data Loss Prevention 8 product suite complements Symantec’s existing portfolio with a comprehensive platform to prevent the loss of confidential data across endpoint, network and storage systems.