SOURCE: Websense, Inc.

Websense, Inc.

March 09, 2011 16:55 ET

Frost & Sullivan Names Websense the Content Security Leader for 2010

Organizations Overwhelmingly Choose Websense for Its Innovative and Comprehensive Content Security Solutions to Go Beyond Web Security to Protect All Employees and All Content, Regardless of Their Location

SAN DIEGO, CA--(Marketwire - March 9, 2011) - (NASDAQ: WBSN) -- Validating years of content security innovation and vision, Frost & Sullivan today awarded Websense with the 2010 Global Market Share Leadership of the Year Award for Content Filtering Products. Just one of many recent accolades, this recognition shows that Websense is clearly the choice for organizations worldwide when they need real-time content security, a category that includes email security, Web security and data security (DLP). Websense received this award for ongoing content security growth, innovation, and leadership. And tens of thousands of companies have already selected Websense for their content security protection and for the innovative Websense® TRITON solutions that offer flexible, cost-effective deployment options.

The task of choosing a security vendor has become complicated by the fact that today's threats are growing more sophisticated by the day and can bypass virtually all legacy products. Whether it is data loss over the Web, a social engineering attack on Facebook or an email with a malicious link in it, the majority of today's attacks have a common element -- the Web. This is an advantage for Websense and the company's superior Web security technology for inbound threats and outbound risks based on the Websense Advanced Classification Engine (ACE) and the real-time intelligence gathered by the Websense ThreatSeeker™ Network. Through Websense products, ACE and ThreatSeeker provide the best protection against today's Web threats.

Websense has further taken this superior Web threat knowledge and incorporated it into all of the Websense TRITON content security solutions. An independent test ("Miercom Secure Web Gateway Effectiveness Tests") compared Websense Web Security Gateway against McAfee's Web Gateway, Blue Coat's Proxy SG, and Cisco's IronPort S650.The Websense Web Security Gateway blocked nearly 99 percent of the advanced modern malware threat types tested, including the complex Aurora-type of blended threats. This result in favor of Websense was more than 27 percent better than the nearest competitor.

"More customers buy Websense over other vendors because Websense content security solutions go so much further than simple content filtering," said Frost & Sullivan Global Program Director, Robert Ayoub. "Our research found that the TRITON integrated Web, email and data solutions distinguish Websense from all other competitors in the marketplace -- making it the undisputed choice for organizations looking to secure their organizations. Websense is the market leader in protecting from Web threats and is miles ahead of competitors in delivering flexible content security offerings. Who wouldn't want Websense in their corner?"

There's a reason Websense is leading the content security market -- businesses see the need for the best integrated Web security, data loss prevention, and email security technology on the market today. They also want the choice to deploy on-premise or in the cloud, or in a combination, without the complication of multiple interfaces, policies, and reports. The Frost & Sullivan report states Websense TRITON's "cross-product convergence and integration of Web security, email security, and DLP provides customers with real business and security value by providing visibility and control around who and what can go where and how."

"This Frost & Sullivan award clearly demonstrates that customers are choosing Websense solutions over all others because they want the most effective security for Web and email threats including data loss and data theft ," said David Meizlik, director of product and marketing communications for Websense. "We are the market leader because customers select Websense knowing TRITON is designed to provide the best content security via appliances, via the cloud, or via our exclusive TruHybrid™ deployment."

Websense technology is designed to protect companies from ever-changing Web and email threats and the dangers of data loss and data theft. TRITON architecture allows IT staff to combine their Web, email and data security into one system with unified content and data analysis, unified management and reporting, and unified deployment on appliances, as a SaaS, or as Websense unique TruHybrid deployment. A TruHybrid deployment combines cloud and traditional deployment platforms with a single management interface. This allows the same high level of security protection and use policies for home office, remote workers, remote offices, and central locations.

Websense secures content no matter where it is being used including in the cloud, on the social Web, or through mobile devices. The Frost & Sullivan report further validates Websense market leading position in four key areas:

  • Market Share Leadership: "Frost & Sullivan firmly believes that Websense offers one of the most comprehensive solutions in the market today. In 2010, Websense remained the leading competitor in the content filtering market with 11.5 percent of market revenues. Within the pure play Web filtering market, the company dominated its position with 30.7 percent of the market."
  • Comprehensive Portfolio: "The TRITON integrated Web, email and data solution differentiates Websense from the other competitors in the marketplace. The TRITON solution offers a unified solution that enables organizations to manage Web, email and DLP solution from one platform."
  • Advanced Technologies: "Websense solutions are protected through its ThreatSeeker® Network, Advanced Classification Engine (ACE) and Websense TRITON Defensio™. ThreatSeeker Network utilizes real-time and behavioral analysis which gives users the most up-to-date security information regarding malicious threats. The ACE engine includes ThreatSeeker Network and Websense PreciseID™, which provides accurate identification and classification in more than 370 different file types and formats."
  • Flexible Solutions: "Websense offers various deployment platforms for content filtering solutions. Websense's Web Security Gateway solution is not only delivered as a software solution but is also offered in an appliance form, as SaaS, or as a hybrid combination of SaaS and on-premise. Websense recognizes the importance of the increase in mobile devices and mobile workers. The company plans to focus on this upward trend and where their solution can help businesses maintain Web and email policies."

"Unlike other vendors, it has never been, and never will be, enough for Websense to just be recognized for the excellence of a single product or effort. Our dedication to overall content security means we have to provide the absolute best security for Web, email, DLP, social media, mobile devices and the cloud, wherever your employees may be," said Meizlik. "This award validates our ability to excel in all of those disciplines and continue to innovate on our established success."

To view the Frost & Sullivan 2010 Global Market Share Leadership of the Year Award in Content Filtering Products research, please visit http://www.websense.com/content/industry-analyst-reports.aspx.

About Websense, Inc.
Websense, Inc. (NASDAQ: WBSN), a global leader in unified Web security, email security, and data loss prevention (DLP) solutions, delivers the best content security for modern threats at the lowest total cost of ownership to tens of thousands of enterprise, mid-market and small organizations around the world. Distributed through a global network of channel partners and delivered as software, appliance and Security-as-a-Service (SaaS), Websense content security solutions help organizations leverage Web 2.0 and cloud communication, collaboration, and social media while protecting from advanced persistent threats, preventing the loss of confidential information and enforcing internet use and security policies. Websense is headquartered in San Diego, California with offices around the world. For more information, visit www.websense.com.

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