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Data Security Leader Vormetric Inc. to Host Data Privacy and Compliance Seminar Series Featuring Gartner Data Security Analyst Avivah Litan and Leading IT Compliance Auditors

SANTA CLARA, CA - October 31, 2006 - Vormetric, a leading provider of security solutions for protecting sensitive data from unauthorized access, announced today that it is hosting a series of seminars across the U.S. featuring Gartner data security and compliance expert Avivah Litan and leading IT auditors. The series, which started October 25 in Denver and then travels next to Chicago November 1, then on to San Francisco and New York City in February 2007, is aimed at IT auditing and compliance executives, security professionals and C-level executives responsible for compliance and data protection.

The seminars are intended to raise awareness about industry best practices for protecting sensitive data such as corporate financial data, personal identity, Intellectual property, and customer cardholder data. Presenters will also identify key steps to achieve compliance with Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX), GLBA, HIPAA the Payment Card Industry (PCI) Standard, and data privacy laws such as California's SB1386 and the 33 related state laws.

Featured speaker is Avivah Litan, Gartner Vice President and Distinguished Analyst and renowned expert on financial fraud, identity theft and fraud prevention applications. At Gartner, Litan advises the world's largest public- and private-sector enterprises on how to mitigate risks associated with information security. Other featured speakers include Mark Weatherford, CISO, State of Colorado, Rick Dakin, President, Coalfire Systems, and Ted McKendall, VP of Product Management & Encryption from Ambiron Trustwave.

Seminar: "Lock Down Your Data/ Protect Your Business

Learn to safeguard confidential information while staying up-to-date with compliance regulations

Cities: Denver, CO, Oct 25; Chicago, IL, Nov 1; San Francisco, CA, February 2007; New York City, NY, February 2007

Speakers: Avivah Litan, Vice President and Distinguished Analyst, Gartner; Rick Dakin, President, Coalfire Systems; Ted McKendall, VP of Product Management, Encryption CISSP Ambiron Trustwave; Mark Weatherford, CISO, State of Colorado.

Who should attend: C-level executives and day-to-day practitioners involved with IT auditing, compliance, privacy and risk management, and security and database administration.

About Vormetric

Vormetric is the leader in data security management and enforcement solutions. Vormetric Data Security provides a centrally managed, high performance, easy-toimplement, distributed solution that solves the pressing compliance, security and risk management challenges facing today’s enterprises and government agencies.

Vormetric’s application- and database-transparent solution outperforms other offerings to provide stronger and broader data security at a fraction of the management and implementation cost.

Vormetric’s more than 230 customers represent the world’s most trusted brands in financial services, retail, manufacturing, healthcare, media, energy and telecom industries as well as highly security conscious government agencies.

Vormetric technology has received strong market validation for its innovative approach to data security, including:

  • Selection by IBM as the core database encryption solution for DB2 and Informix on LinuxTM, Unix® and Windows
  • Computerworld Technology Innovation Award
  • Selection by Symantec to provide the Symantec Veritas NetBackupTM Media Server Encryption Option
  • Partnership with Oracle to secure the execution environment for Oracle® Database Vault
  • Five patents issued and nine patents pending

Vormetric is a trademark of Vormetric, Inc. All other names mentioned are trademarks, registered trademarks or service marks of their respective owners.