SOURCE: Websense, Inc.

February 26, 2008 08:00 ET

Websense to Discuss Data Loss Prevention at Gartner Compliance and Risk Management Summit 2008

SAN DIEGO, CA--(Marketwire - February 26, 2008) - Websense, Inc. (NASDAQ: WBSN) today announced that Websense® Chief Information Officer Jim Haskin and Websense Data Security Suite customer Sallie Mae will present on data loss prevention strategies at the Gartner Compliance and Risk Management Summit held at the Sheraton Chicago Hotel and Towers in Chicago, March 3-5, 2008.

The Gartner Compliance and Risk Management Summit brings together industry experts, vendors and organizations that have implemented governance and risk strategies to share lessons learned and best practices and solutions for ensuring compliance and risk management.

Websense activities at the summit include:

--  Solution Provider Session: "The Path to Data Protection" -- Websense
    Chief Information Officer Jim Haskin will present the best practices and
    strategies for preventing data loss and aligning security practices to
    business processes without impeding daily business operations and core
    business objectives. Tuesday, March 4 at 3:15pm CT (Room Location: Chicago
    Ballroom 10)
    
--  Solution Provider Case Study: "An Insider's Approach to Insider
    Threats: Strategies for Effective Data Loss Prevention" -- Websense Data
    Security Suite customer Larry Kauffman, senior manager of network security
    at Sallie Mae, will share his experience in selecting and implementing a
    data loss prevention solution. Tuesday, March 4 at 3:50pm CT (Room
    Location: Chicago Ballroom 10)
    

The increasing complexity of the compliance and risk management environment has made technology essential to protect against potential external security threats and internal data leaks. The Gartner Compliance and Risk Management summit focuses on the strategies, tools, technologies and tactics needed to improve governance, assess risk and ensure compliance within an organization.

For more information about the 2008 Compliance and Risk Management Summit, visit www.gartner.com.

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 Websense Enterprise 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.

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