SOURCE: Websense, Inc.

Websense, Inc.

March 04, 2009 13:18 ET

Australian Company Deploys Websense Secure Web Gateway for Web 2.0 Protection

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA--(Marketwire - March 4, 2009) - Websense, Inc. (NASDAQ: WBSN) today announced that Salmat, a publicly-listed Australian company that provides sales tools to enhance customer communications, has deployed the Websense Web Security Gateway for real-time security protection from dynamic Web 2.0 threats.

"Websense will provide us real-time protection from malicious content, allowing our employees and clients to use Web 2.0 tools to drive business growth without having to worry about security or productivity drains," said Salmat National IT Infrastructure Manager Roy Cushan.

Salmat employs around 6,000 people globally, with operations in every state across Australia and internationally in the United States of America, New Zealand, Asia and Europe. The company required a flexible solution to protect the organization from increasingly dynamic and virulent Web-based security threats. The solution also needed to provide controlled access to Web 2.0 content to ensure productivity. Future data leakage prevention initiatives also dictated a platform that provided support for these requirements.

"In parts of our business, we manage multiple clients that have different Web and data access needs resulting in the requirement to constantly adjust policies as new client projects start and finish or existing client requirements change," added Cushan. "After a review of various solutions, we found Websense to be the best fit. The Websense products provide real-time scanning capabilities, unmatched ability to discover threats designed to bypass anti-virus engines, and robust, centralized reporting across our network of dispersed offices."

Organizations are increasingly seeing business value in enabling access to Web 2.0 applications. According to a recent study of IT decision makers across government and corporate sectors,* 53 percent of respondents believe that Web 2.0 applications will substantially improve employee performance in the next five years. Yet, more than half of IT decision makers may be hesitant to adopt such applications because of concerns about proper usage and security. The Websense Web Security Gateway allows organizations to embrace Web 2.0 tools without fear of security risks.

Websense Enables Safe use of Web 2.0

Websense Web Security Gateway solves growing challenges brought on by the explosion of Web 2.0 technologies including user-generated content, mashups, interactive networking sites and Web applications. Providing inline inspection of Web traffic, SSL traffic, Web 2.0 applications, and more than 100 network protocols, Websense Web Security Gateway classifies new and dynamic content in real-time, determining immediately whether the Web site and its content are safe.

The software categorizes actual content on Web sites -- not just the sites themselves -- providing an unparalleled granular approach that allows users to access Web sites but block portions of sites deemed inappropriate or a security risk. This breakthrough solution is achieved by implementing the Websense ThreatSeeker™ Network identification and classification technologies at the customers' gateway, protecting them from never-before-seen threats and Web content.

The Websense Web Security Gateway is built on more than 10 years of Web security research and powered by the Websense ThreatSeeker Network which discovers and analyzes billions of disparate pieces of Internet content every day to rapidly identify newly-infected sites, malware and attack methods.

Salmat was the first company to recognize and then develop the distribution of catalogs into Australian homes on behalf of retailers. This sector now far exceeds the value of any other media used by the retail industry. Through organic growth and acquisition of companies, including Salesforce, Hermes Precisa, VeCommerce & Dialect, Salmat has become "The Force in one-to-one communication."

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 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

Websense is a registered trademark of Websense, Inc. in the United States and certain international markets. Websense has numerous other registered and unregistered trademarks in the United States and internationally. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

* "IT Decision Makers Cautious in Adopting Web 2.0 in the Workplace; Top Barriers Include Security and Usage Concerns." CDW Corporation. June 18, 2008. Document BWR0000020080618e46i004es.

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