SOURCE: Websense, Inc.

November 15, 2007 08:00 ET

City of Paris Protects School Children From Internet Threats With Websense Software

SAN DIEGO, CA and PARIS--(Marketwire - November 15, 2007) - Websense, Inc. (NASDAQ: WBSN) today announced that the City of Paris, France, has selected and deployed Websense software to protect more than 136,000 Parisian primary school students at more than 660 schools from Internet threats.

La Direction aux Affaires Scolaires de la Mairie de Paris (DASCO) -- the Parisian government agency responsible for education -- and the City of Paris are using Websense Enterprise® software to manage access to the Internet so students and educators can spend more time on education and less time worrying about Internet-based threats.

After evaluating other Web security and filtering solutions, the City of Paris and DASCO selected Websense, in part due to Websense's delegated management capabilities. In use for more than a year, Websense has exceeded the expectations of the City and DASCO. The reporting capabilities allow DASCO to set defined security policies and provide insight into real-time Internet use within classrooms.

"We wanted to delegate the administration of schools' Internet use policies to DASCO, as they are in the best position to set policies that will maximize education and reduce risk," said Olivier Salas, network architect within the computer department of the City of Paris.

"We needed a way to protect our children and educators from Internet threats, without interfering with their primary mission -- education," said Mr. Gojard of DASCO. "Websense's reporting tools were used during our pilot, allowing us to find the right mix of policies that didn't interfere with students' education."

The computer department of the City of Paris and DASCO piloted the Websense software at various schools before selecting Websense for all 660 schools. Today, the City's computer department provides technical administration and solution deployment, while DASCO, in collaboration with the National Education System, manages the functional and operational aspects of the solution.

"With Websense, the City of Paris can now protect its more than 136,000 students from Internet threats," said Dominique Loiselet, Websense France. "As the Internet grows in importance in our daily lives and in educational settings, hackers are developing new techniques to infect systems, steal confidential information and attack users. We must have the same vigilance to protect organizations and their users -- especially when children are involved."

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 Thr eatSeeker™ 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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