SOURCE: Websense, Inc.

January 09, 2008 08:01 ET

Central Coast Community Healthcare Bolsters Web Security With Websense

Northern California-Based Healthcare Organization Protects Customer Information and Guards Against Emerging Web-Based Security Threats With Websense Software

SAN DIEGO, CA--(Marketwire - January 9, 2008) - Websense, Inc. (NASDAQ: WBSN) today announced that Central Coast Community Healthcare, a nonprofit Visiting Nurses Association and Hospice, has deployed Websense Web Security Suite™ software. As a result, Central Coast Community Healthcare can now automatically protect the organization's content, users and network from emerging Web security threats, allowing the organization to focus on its core mission -- providing high-quality health care services for patients who are recovering at home from illness, injury or surgery.

A Websense Web filtering customer for more than four years, the organization initially chose Websense Enterprise® to better manage employee Internet access, bolster productivity and reduce bandwidth consumption. As their existing anti-virus and firewalls failed to protect the organization from emerging Web-based security threats, Central Coast Community Healthcare chose to upgrade to Websense Web Security Suite, which automatically protects their employees from accidentally visiting Web sites infected with malicious code and spyware -- protecting the organization from security threats before they enter the network and cause data loss.

Immediately upon installing the Websense Web Security Suite software, Central Coast Community Healthcare's Lead Technician Dan Cotelo saw the proof of security protection. The technology that powers the software, Websense's patent-pending ThreatSeeker™ technology, scans more than 600 million Web sites per week looking for emerging security threats. This Internet intelligence protects Websense Web Security Suite customers automatically, without the need for time-draining patches or software updates.

"As a health care organization -- it is critical that we remain HIPAA compliant and protect our patient and confidential information," said Cotelo. "Last summer I received a Websense Security Lab alert about an attack that was launched masquerading as an email from the Better Business Bureau. Upon looking into the alert we found that upper management had received the email and PDF attachment described in the Websense alert. I was worried that we had been infected and so I quarantined the machines only to find that Websense had prevented the attack from hitting our network and potentially prevented the theft of confidential and patient data."

"Our goal is to provide our customers with protection from threats to their content, such as the Better Business Bureau scam," said Leo Cole, vice president of marketing, Websense. "Websense software is unique in that our customers like Central Coast Community Health are protected within minutes, without the need for manual updates, and they have access to our world-class threat research and up-to-the-minute alerts. As a result, they can spend less time worrying about their security protection and more time focusing on their organizational objectives."

About Central Coast Community Health Nonprofit VNA and Hospice

The nonprofit VNA and Hospice is the largest and oldest nonprofit home health agency in Monterey, San Benito counties and southern Santa Cruz and Santa Clara counties, providing more than 80,000 home health visits each year including more than 3,000 pediatric visits. VNA also operates a hospice program, immunization services, and three Adult Day Centers for the frail elderly and other disabled adults, including stroke and Alzheimer's patients, in Salinas, Seaside and Monterey. It is the largest agency in the region with a specialized pediatrics team to provide in-home health care for children. For more information, visit

About Websense, Inc.

Websense, Inc. (NASDAQ: WBSN), protects more than 42 million employees from external and internal computer security threats. Using a combination of preemptive ThreatSeeker™ malicious content identification and categorization technology and information leak prevention technology, Websense helps make computing safe and productive. Distributed through its global network of channel partners, Websense software helps organizations block malicious code, prevent the loss of confidential information and manage Internet and wireless access. For more information, visit

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