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Websense, Inc.

February 24, 2009 16:10 ET

Everything Channel's CRN Names Websense Executive Channel Chief

SAN DIEGO, CA--(Marketwire - February 24, 2009) - Websense, Inc. (NASDAQ: WBSN) today announced that Everything Channel's CRN has named Websense Senior Vice President of America Sales David Roberts a 2009 Channel Chief, an honor he has received for three consecutive years. CRN Channel Chiefs are recognized as influential executives who consistently defend, promote and execute effective channel partner programs and strategies.

Under Roberts' leadership, Websense successfully launched its integrated ChannelConnect Global Partner Program and extended the company's Americas sales reach with the addition of 500 new channel partners in 2008. In addition to several product innovations, the Websense channel marketing and sales team established a virtual channel partner advisory board and introduced several new offerings that have since made it easier and more profitable for channel partners to sell the growing Websense portfolio of secure Web gateway, Web security, and data loss prevention solutions, as well as hosted security services.

"Enabling of our channel partners has and will continue to be a top priority for Websense," said Roberts. "In 2008, our team welcomed SurfControl partners into the Websense family. We listened to the needs of our channel partners and invested wisely in key areas of our business such as partner development, training and education -- all of which have come together to make our channel partners more successful. We are honored to once again be recognized by Everything Channel not only as an advocate for the channel, but also as an influential vendor who is willing to go the extra mile for its channel partners."

"Effective channel executives like David Roberts of Websense consistently ensure that the Channel's voice is heard when strategic decisions are being made and continually nurture mutually profitable relationships," said Robert C. DeMarzo, SVP/Editorial Director, Everything Channel. "We applaud Websense on its successful partner program and channel strategies."

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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 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

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