SOURCE: Websense, Inc.

Websense, Inc.

March 02, 2009 08:00 ET

Fast-Growing Minnesota County Protects Employees and Essential Information From Emerging Internet Threats With Websense

Anoka County Sees Immediate Relief From Spyware, Malware Infections With Websense Web Security Deployed Across 22 Departments

SAN DIEGO, CA--(Marketwire - March 2, 2009) - Anoka County government encompasses more than 22 departments that provide services to more than 320,000 citizens in one of the fastest-growing counties in Minnesota's Twin Cities region. Keeping the county's information systems free of malware and protecting confidential government data is critical. Recently, Anoka County selected Websense® Web Security from Websense, Inc. (NASDAQ: WBSN) to enable safe use of the Internet and protect its essential information.

"We were concerned about employees unknowingly visiting infected Web sites that could affect the entire network and potentially compromise confidential data," said Sam Sharp, security administrator for Anoka County Information Services. "Neighboring county governments and industry analyst firms had positive things to say about Websense. After evaluating several Web security solutions we selected Websense Web Security and saw benefits right away."

"Websense Web Security helped us to identify and resolve potential data leakage issues by identifying PCs infected with malicious software as they attempted to contact command and control centers for bot networks," added Sharp. "Typically, the end user is unaware of the activity being exhibited by their PC, so having this visibility through Websense is a huge win for us. It provides management a better view of network traffic occurring between the Internet and our networks."

The Anoka County Information Services department supports departments and divisions within the county including transportation, law enforcement, public works and administration, and is responsible for keeping information systems running smoothly.

"Websense Web Security has been a tremendous asset in allowing us to meet the varying needs of county departments and divisions. For example nurses and case workers in Health and Human Services need significantly different policies from employees in Facilities, the License Bureau, and Corrections," added Sharp. "Websense Web Security allows us to easily define and manage different policies much more effectively."

All Websense solutions, including Websense Web Security are powered by the Websense ThreatSeeker™ Network, which continuously monitors the Internet for changes and emerging threats. The resulting intelligence is immediately incorporated into the company's Web, data and email security solutions. As a result, Websense solutions adapt to the rapidly changing Internet threat environment at speeds not possible by traditional security solutions.

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 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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