SOURCE: Websense, Inc.

November 25, 2008 08:00 ET

Accounting Firm Caps Spam and Risky Email With Websense "In the Cloud" Email Security

Technology Integration Group (TIG) Helps Smith Marion & Co. Eradicate Spam With Websense Hosted Email Security

SAN DIEGO, CA--(Marketwire - November 25, 2008) - For mid-sized accounting firm Smith Marion & Co., which provides audit services, tax preparation and accounting and consulting services, pesky and risky spam was consuming countless hours for employees -- hours better spent on providing services to their customers. After its trusted IT solution provider Technology Integration Group suggested Websense Hosted Email Security from Websense, Inc. (NASDAQ: WBSN), Smith Marion & Co. has saved both time and money.

"Spam was time consuming for our employees as they had to wade through tons of spam in their inboxes," said Daniel Gregory, IT manager, Smith Marion & Co. "Employees didn't want to see the massive amount of inappropriate email. After we deployed the on-demand security service from Websense, we reduced spam, saved time and employees no longer had to deal with inappropriate images and content."

"Hosted services are quickly becoming an attractive platform of choice in the messaging security market," said Brian Burke, security program director for IDC. "This hosted, software-as-a-service security model represents a great opportunity to deliver multi-tier protection from security threats with reduced deployment and management time."

"Deployment was easy," added Gregory. "We rolled out the solution in less than an hour. Administration and management of the system is extremely easy and intuitive. While we haven't had to call on them much, we've experienced great levels of support both through our solution provider and through Websense technical support."

"Our client needed a proven security solution that would stop spam and bolster security," said Steve Groom, senior director of Security & Wireless, Technology Integration Group. "With the Websense cloud-based email security solution, we've been able to eradicate spam while protecting our client against viruses, phishing and other malware. Websense Hosted Email Security also keeps essential information from leaving the organization by encrypting and protecting outbound sensitive email."

"Smith Marion & Co. understands the value of hosted security solutions -- an effective option that delivers maximum protection without the need for hardware upkeep and management," said Leo Cole, vice president of marketing at Websense. "We believe this hosted security model can benefit businesses of all sizes and let them focus on their business without having to spend valuable resources on security."

In addition to Websense Hosted Email Security, the company offers Websense Hosted Web Security that protects from malware, delivers granular Web filtering, and provides centralized policy management for any type of environment, including those with remote locations, home offices and mobile laptops.

IDC's Burke expects the hosted email and Web security market will grow from $492.3 million in 2007, to $1.7 billion in 2012, representing a compound annual growth rate of 33.8 percent.

All Websense solutions, including Websense Hosted Email Security, are powered by the Websense ThreatSeeker™ Network which continuously monitors the Internet for changes and emerging threats. The resulting intelligence is immediately incorporated into the company's Web, data and email security solutions. As a result, Websense solutions adapt to the rapidly changing Internet threat environment at speeds not possible by traditional security solutions.

Organizations interested in free evaluations of Websense solutions should visit: http://www.websense.com/evaluations/.

About Websense, Inc.

Websense, Inc. (NASDAQ: WBSN), a global leader in integrated Web, data and email security solutions, provides Essential Information Protection™ for more than 43 million employees at more than 50,000 organizations worldwide. Distributed through its global network of channel partners, Websense software and hosted security solutions help organizations block malicious code, prevent the loss of confidential information and enforce Internet use and security policies. For more information, visit www.websense.com.

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