US retailer The Talbots has agreed a software deal with security software firm Vanguard Integrity Professionals.

The new software is designed to reduce security risks and meet SOX, PCI and other regulatory compliance requirements.

Vanguard software will be used to streamline the security administration and management of Talbot's data, which is housed on its mainframe systems.

"Vanguard software has all the features we were looking for at an affordable price, and is much more intuitive and easier to work with than the security software we were previously using," said Bart Gundersen, manager software services at Talbots.