SOURCE: Websense, Inc.

Websense, Inc.

August 07, 2009 08:00 ET

Websense Secure Web Gateway Awarded Product Innovation of the Year by Analyst Firm Frost & Sullivan

Frost & Sullivan Credits the Strong Set of Integrated Websense Solutions Across the Converging Areas of Web Security, Email Security and Data Loss Prevention

SAN DIEGO, CA--(Marketwire - August 7, 2009) - Websense, Inc. (NASDAQ: WBSN) today announced that Frost & Sullivan, a leading research and consulting firm, awarded Websense with two prestigious awards for product innovation and marketing leadership.

Websense received the North American Product Innovation of the Year Award for Web Content Management due to its innovative Web security products, particularly the Websense® Web Security Gateway. Frost & Sullivan recognized Websense for developing security products that address the unique security challenges of dynamic content on today's feature-rich Web sites, especially Web 2.0 sites and applications.

"One of the important features of Websense Web Security Gateway is its ability to identify and prevent dynamic threats associated with Web 2.0 sites and applications by analyzing never-before-seen Web content in real time and blocking just the portion of the Web page that presents the threat," said Yin Fern Ko, research analyst at Frost & Sullivan. "With its dynamic threat protection and complete portfolio of Web, email and data security solutions, Websense enables companies to take advantage of the business benefits of Web 2.0 while protecting their networks and essential information from Web-based threats and data loss."

Frost & Sullivan also awarded Websense the Global Content Filtering Products Market Leadership Award for its strong product development and market strategy that have enabled Websense to remain the leader in the content filtering market for the past four years. The analyst firm reports that Websense has grown continually year after year, and that it held more than 26 percent of the $2.7 billion global content filtering market in 2008.

"While Websense has a solid foundation in the Web filtering market, the acquisition of SurfControl, PortAuthority, and the release of the Web Security Gateway has provided Websense with a strong set of integrated solutions across the converging areas of Web security, email security, and data loss prevention," said Ko.

"Websense has invested heavily in product development and strategic acquisitions to broaden our product portfolio and transform the company into the industry leader in integrated Web security, email security and data loss prevention solutions," said Jim Haskin, senior vice president of marketing and chief information officer, Websense. "These awards from Frost & Sullivan validate our product offering strategy, and we're honored to be recognized for providing innovative solutions that protect businesses and their essential information from security threats, particularly Web 2.0 threats."

About the Frost & Sullivan Award for Product Innovation

The Frost & Sullivan Award for Product Innovation is presented each year to the company that has demonstrated excellence in new products and technologies within its industry. It recognizes innovation shown by launching a broad line of emerging products and technologies.

About the Frost & Sullivan Award for Market Leadership

The Frost & Sullivan Award for Market Leadership is given to the company that has exhibited market share leadership through the implementation of market strategy. It proves excellence in all areas of the market leadership process, including the identification of market challenges, drivers and restraints, as well as strategy development and methods of addressing these market dynamics.

About Websense, Inc.

Websense, Inc. (NASDAQ: WBSN), a global leader in integrated Web, data and email security solutions, provides Essential Information Protection™ for more than 44 million product seats under subscription. 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

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

This news 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 about our technology and product leadership, growth trends and expense management, and statements containing the words "planned," "expects," "believes," "strategy," "opportunity," "anticipates" and similar words. The potential risks and uncertainties which contribute to the uncertain nature of these statements include, among others, risks associated with launching new product offerings, customer acceptance of the company's services, products and fee structures in a changing market; the success of Websense's brand development efforts; the volatile and competitive nature of the Internet and security industries; changes in domestic and international market conditions, risks relating to currency exchange rates and impacts of macro-economic conditions on our customers, risks relating to the required use of cash for debt servicing, the risks of ongoing compliance with the covenants in the senior secured credit facility, risks related to changes in accounting interpretations and the other risks and uncertainties described in Websense's public filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, available at 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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