SOURCE: Websense, Inc.

July 14, 2008 08:00 ET

Leading Analyst Firm: Websense the Top Player in Web Security

SAN DIEGO, CA--(Marketwire - July 14, 2008) - Websense, Inc. (NASDAQ: WBSN), a global leader in integrated Web, messaging and data protection technology, today announced that The Radicati Group, Inc. has named Websense® the top player in the corporate Web security market, which the firm predicts will grow in value from $531 million in 2008 to $1.1 billion by 2012.

In the report "Corporate Web Security Market Quadrant 2008," The Radicati Group states that securing Web traffic includes spyware and malware protection, URL filtering and classification, and preventing data leakage. The analyst group scored Websense higher in the areas of product functionality and market share than any other vendor evaluated.

"The Internet changes second by second and Web protection must adapt to the latest threats," said Sara Radicati, President and CEO, The Radicati Group. "As the leader in Web security, Websense is keeping up with emerging threats by offering Web security, URL filtering, data loss prevention, and tools to ensure the safe use of Web 2.0-based sites and applications."

The report also highlighted that "Websense does not rely solely upon signature-based detection like other vendors, but also provides Web reputation and behavior-based detection methods, ensuring that even new and unknown threats are detected." Websense Web security products are 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.

"Only Websense provides Essential Information Protection™ against new and emerging threats through our integrated suite of Web security, email security and data loss prevention solutions," said Leo Cole, Vice President of Marketing, Websense. "We're pleased that The Radicati Group recognizes the value that our comprehensive portfolio provides our customers and named Websense the top player in Web security, in terms of both product functionality and market penetration."

To download a complimentary copy of the report "Corporate Web Security Market Quadrant 2008" by The Radicati Group, visit www.websense.com/analystrelations.

About the Radicati Market Quadrant

Radicati Market Quadrant is copyrighted June 2008 by The Radicati Group, Inc. Reproduction in whole or in part is prohibited without expressed written permission of the Radicati Group. Vendors and products depicted in Radicati Market Quadrants should not be considered an endorsement, but rather a measure of The Radicati Group's opinion, based on product reviews, primary research studies, vendor interviews, historical data, and other metrics. The Radicati Group intends its Market Quadrants to be one of many information sources that readers use to form opinions and make decisions. Radicati Market Quadrants are time sensitive, designed to depict the landscape of a particular market at a given point in time. The Radicati Group disclaims all warranties as to the accuracy or completeness of such information. The Radicati Group shall have no liability for errors, omissions, or inadequacies in the information contained herein or for interpretations thereof.

About Websense, Inc.

Websense, Inc. (NASDAQ: WBSN), a global leader in integrated Web, messaging and data protection technologies, provides Essential Information Protection™ for more than 42 million employees at more than 50,000 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 www.websense.com.

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

This press release contains forward-looking statements that involve risks, uncertainties, assumptions and other factors which, if they do not materialize or prove correct, could cause Websense's results to differ materially from historical results or those expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. All statements, other than statements of historical fact, are statements that could be deemed forward-looking statements, including statements containing the words "planned," "expects," "believes," "strategy," "opportunity," "anticipates" and similar words. These statements may include, among others, plans, strategies and objectives of management for future operations; any statements regarding future product offerings; statements of belief and any statements of assumptions underlying any of the foregoing. The potential risks and uncertainties which contribute to the uncertain nature of these statements include, among others, risks relating to execution of growth initiatives, customer acceptance of the company's services, products and fee structures; the success of Websense's brand development efforts; the volatile and competitive nature of the Internet industry; changes in domestic and international market conditions and the entry into and development of international markets for the company's products; risks relating to intellectual property ownership; and the other risks and uncertainties described in Websense's public filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, available at http://www.sec.gov. Websense assumes no obligation to update any forward-looking statement to reflect events or circumstances arising after the date on which it was made.

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