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Websense, Inc.

January 11, 2011 08:05 ET

Public Sector Learns to Use Social Media While Combating Online Threats and Data Loss

Websense and The Newberry Group Partner to Protect and Encourage Social Media Use With Managed Web, Email and Data Loss Prevention Security

SAN DIEGO, CA--(Marketwire - January 11, 2011) -  (NASDAQ: WBSN) -- The world watched when WikiLeaks began publishing 251,287 leaked United States embassy cables, the largest set of confidential documents ever to be released publicly. And Stuxnet, a computer worm that has targeted industrial infrastructure, is a prominent example of the reality of cyber warfare. A knee-jerk reaction is to shut tight all of the avenues of potential data loss. But some, like Facebook and other social media sites, would be a huge loss, especially as the public sector has just begun to embrace these technologies to connect with constituents and to collaborate internally.

The Newberry Group, Inc., a nationally recognized IT services and security firm, has teamed up with security vendor Websense to address the public sector's significant IT security and social media needs. The two companies plan to achieve this through solutions based on the groundbreaking Websense® TRITON™ system and geared toward the unique security requirements of government clients. Regarded in the industry for its federal and commercial-market expertise, The Newberry Group has a dedicated Cyber Security Practice that offers a broad portfolio of IT security services.

By safely using Facebook, Twitter and YouTube, the public sector can drive greater awareness, collaboration and support for their key initiatives. This was evident in the recent elections where savvy politicians used social media to drive voter support and share valuable information with constituents.

"The Newberry Group has earned a reputation within the public sector for developing IT security solutions that align our clients' requirements and budgets with their need for content protection," said Phil Justice, executive director, Cyber Security Practice, The Newberry Group. "With Websense, we will introduce more of the public sector to customizable IT security solutions. And we are basing it on Websense TRITON solutions, because they have proved to be more effective than anything else out there against today's blended threats, and also because the TRITON architecture can save our clients money."

Released earlier this year, the Websense TRITON system is the first and only content security solution to consolidate industry-leading Web security, messaging security, and data loss prevention into one unified system. The three modules share threat intelligence for protection where the whole is greater than the sum of its parts. "The public sector needs control over who can access mission-critical information, and how it's leveraged. It's a matter of national security," said Sandy Holland, senior director, Federal, Websense. "The alliance between The Newberry Group and Websense empowers the public sector to benefit from social media without compromising IT security through malware or confidential data loss. And without unnecessarily locking down the network or barring powerful social media tools."

Holland encourages public sector agencies that are looking to engage with Websense and The Newberry Group to contact them at federal@websense.com

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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About The Newberry Group, Inc.

The Newberry Group, Inc., a nationally-recognized cyber security and IT services small business headquartered in St. Charles, Missouri with an office in Columbia, Maryland, has served the federal government and commercial sectors nationally since 1996. The Newberry Group is 100% employee owned and has more than 100 experienced IT professionals applying our industry-leading best practices at multiple locations throughout the United States. Newberry has a proven track record of providing quality Cyber Security and Information Technology support services and solutions to federal agencies and commercial customers.

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