SOURCE: Websense, Inc.

December 13, 2007 16:05 ET

Websense Express Receives Five-Star Rating From SC Magazine

Websense Also Named 'Reader Trust' Finalist for Upcoming 2008 SC Magazine Awards

SAN DIEGO, CA--(Marketwire - December 13, 2007) - Websense, Inc. (NASDAQ: WBSN) today announced that Websense® Express -- a Web filtering and Web security solution for small and medium-sized businesses, was awarded the highest product rating of five stars from SC Magazine.

Small and mid-sized companies face unique security and resource challenges that leave them vulnerable to Internet threats and productivity drains that can cripple business. To help SMBs protect against known and unknown Web-based threats and provide them with a Web security and Web filtering solution optimized for their needs, Websense introduced Websense Express in July 2007.

The SC Magazine review reports that "Websense Express shows that small businesses on a tight budget no longer have to rely on scaled-down Web-content filtering solutions... [and] Websense delivers an industrial-strength Web content and protocol filtering solution that's a cinch to deploy and priced just right for SMEs."

In addition to the five-star product review rating, Websense has been named a finalist by SC Magazine in the Reader Trust award category for Best Web Filtering Solution in the security magazine's annual awards program.

Finalists of the SC Magazine Awards are determined through voting conducted by the publication's readers. Readers vote for the solution that is most effective at helping them to address the problems for which it was designed. Websense Enterprise® and Websense Web Security Suite™ were among more than 600 entries submitted in close to 30 technology categories.

The Best Web Filtering category winner for 2007, Websense Enterprise is the industry-leading Web filtering solution that improves productivity, optimizes the use of IT resources and integrates seamlessly with leading network infrastructure products. Websense Web Security Suite is a Web security and filtering solution that protects organizations from known and emerging Web-based threats.

The Annual SC Magazine Awards have recognized security's key contributors and outstanding products for more than a decade. Winners of this year's awards will be announced at an exclusive awards event to be held in San Francisco on April 8, 2008, during the RSA Conference.

About SC Magazine

SC Magazine provides IT security professionals with in-depth and unbiased information through timely news, comprehensive analysis, cutting-edge features, contributions from thought leaders and the best, most extensive collection of product reviews in the business. By offering a consolidated view of IT security through independent product tests and well-researched editorial content that provides the contextual backdrop for how these IT security tools will address larger demands put on businesses today, SC Magazine enables IT security pros to make the right security decisions for their companies. The brand's portfolio includes the SC Magazine Awards, SC Directory, SC Magazine Newswire and SC Magazine IT Security Executives Forums.

About Websense, Inc.

Websense, Inc. (NASDAQ: WBSN), protects more than 42 million employees from external and internal computer security threats. Using a combination of preemptive ThreatSeeker™ malicious content identification and categorization technology and information leak prevention technology, Websense helps make computing safe and productive. Distributed through its global network of channel partners, Websense software helps organizations block malicious code, prevent the loss of confidential information and manage Internet and wireless access. 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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