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Websense, Inc.

December 16, 2009 08:05 ET

Websense Named Finalist in 2010 SC Magazine Awards for Best Enterprise Security, Best Web Filtering and Best Messaging Security Solutions

SAN DIEGO, CA--(Marketwire - December 16, 2009) - Websense, Inc. (NASDAQ: WBSN), a global leader in integrated Web, data and email security solutions, has been named a finalist in three categories in the 2010 SC Magazine Awards for outstanding achievement in information technology (IT) security.

Websense Email Security (Websense Hosted Email Security and Websense Email Security) and Websense Web Security were named as premiere solutions in the Reader Trust Award competition, which honors best-in-class security products and services. The Websense Web Security Gateway was recognized in the Excellence Award competition for the Best Enterprise Security Solution category, which recognizes companies with superior security products that help customer tackle today's pressing security challenges.

Websense solutions were selected from more than 650 entries submitted. Entries are judged by a panel of leading security officers from large, medium and small enterprises from all major vertical markets -- representing the wide distribution of SC Magazine readers.

"With this finalist nomination, SC Magazine readers are recognizing Websense as a key ally in their mission to safeguard businesses, customers and critical data," said SC Magazine Editor-in-Chief Illena Armstrong. "Websense contributions demonstrate the vibrancy and vitality of the IT security industry. They benefit our readers and, in turn, corporate users of technology."

As the industry's preeminent awards program, the annual SC Awards has recognized security's key contributors and outstanding products for more than a decade. The Awards are designed to honor the professionals, companies and products that help fend off the myriad security threats confronted in today's corporate world. Individuals, brands and solutions recognized in the program address not only the security challenges prominent today, but also the emerging threat landscape of tomorrow.

"By recognizing that our solutions help organizations better protect against web, email and data security challenges, the SC Awards judges panel has further validated Websense leadership in unified content security," said Jim Haskin, Websense senior vice president of Marketing.

Winners of this year's SC Magazine Awards will be announced at a gala dinner and award ceremony to be held in San Francisco on Tuesday, March 2, 2010. The event is a night filled with excitement, along with an invaluable opportunity to network with the top corporate IT professionals in attendance. To attend the Awards, please register at http://www.scmagazineus.com/sc-magazine-awards-2010/section/1053/

About SC Magazine

SC Magazine provides IT security professionals with in-depth and unbiased information through timely news, comprehensive analysis, cutting-edge features, contributions from thought-leaders and the best, most extensive collection of product reviews in the business. By offering a consolidated view of IT security through independent product tests and well-researched editorial content that provides the contextual backdrop for how these IT security tools will address larger demands put on businesses today, SC Magazine enables IT security pros to make the right security decisions for their companies. Besides the monthly print magazine and daily website, the brand's portfolio includes the SC Awards, SC Directory, SC Magazine Newswire and the SC World Congress.

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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 40,000 customers. Distributed through its global network of channel partners, Websense software, appliance and software-as-a-service (SaaS) 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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