CUPERTINO, Calif. – June 19, 2008 – Symantec Corp. (Nasdaq: SYMC) today announced that it has been positioned by Gartner, Inc. in the leaders quadrant in the 2008 Magic Quadrant for Content Monitoring and Filtering and Data Loss Prevention. Vontu Data Loss Prevention 8, now from Symantec, is an integrated data loss prevention (DLP) solution that combines endpoint and network-based technology to prevent the loss of confidential data wherever it is stored or used. Vontu DLP 8 is a key component in Symantec’s product strategy to secure and manage the world’s information.
According to the report, "We have long believed that integrated network, endpoint and discovery capabilities — with a centralized management console capable of distributing a consistent set of policies, and providing usable event analysis and workflow for alerting on and remediating violations — was the ultimate goal and destination of this market."
“With proven customer deployments at the largest global enterprises and an integrated suite to prevent the loss of confidential data wherever it is stored or used, across endpoint, network and storage systems, we are pleased that Gartner positioned us in the leaders quadrant,” said Joseph Ansanelli, vice president of data loss prevention solutions at Symantec. “Following the acquisition by Symantec, the team has continued its track record of success with the on-time delivery of Vontu DLP 8 and is continuing to innovate as well as leverage Symantec's market leading solutions -- such as endpoint management – to streamline the customer experience.”
Gartner, Inc.'s Magic Quadrant positions vendors in a particular market segment based on their ability to execute and completeness of vision. The report explains that “leaders have demonstrated a good understanding of client needs and offer comprehensive capabilities in all three functional areas, including network, discovery and endpoint directly or through well-established partnerships and tight integration. They offer aggressive road maps, but they will need to execute on those road maps, fully incorporate enhanced features being developed and address evolving market needs to remain in the Leaders Quadrant..” The full report is available at: http://vontu.com/downloads/magic_quadrant_08.asp
About Vontu Data Loss Prevention 8 from Symantec
Vontu Data Loss Prevention 8 from Symantec is an integrated DLP suite that protects data at rest, in motion and at the endpoint with automatically-enforced, universal DLP policies delivered through a centralized platform for detection, workflow and automation, reporting, system management and security. On the endpoint, Vontu DLP discovers confidential data stored on laptops and desktops, prioritizes high risk endpoints for additional protection and prevents confidential data from being copied to USB devices, burned to CD/DVDs or downloaded to local drives. Employing Vontu DLP to discover and protect confidential data exposed on file servers, databases, web servers and a wide variety other data repositories enables businesses to find and protect exposed confidential data across the entire enterprise. Companies can also monitor and prevent data loss on the network with comprehensive coverage that includes email, IM, Web, Secure Web (HTTPS), FTP, P2P and generic TCP.
About the Magic Quadrant
The Magic Quadrant is copyrighted 2008 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.
Symantec is a global leader in providing security, storage and systems management solutions to help businesses and consumers secure and manage their information. Headquartered in Cupertino, Calif., Symantec has operations in more than 40 countries. More information is available at www.symantec.com.
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 Gartner, Inc. "Magic Quadrant for Content Monitoring and Filtering and Data Loss Prevention," by Eric Ouellet and Paul E. Proctor, June 17, 2008