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Websense, Inc.

February 25, 2011 08:05 ET

Websense Wins 2011 SC Magazine Reader Trust Award for Content Security Excellence

Security Professionals Say That Websense Web Security Gateway Is the Best Web Content Management Solution

SAN DIEGO, CA--(Marketwire - February 25, 2011) - (NASDAQ: WBSN) -- Websense has been named the winner of the Best Web Content Management Product in the U.S. Reader Trust category of the 2011 SC Magazine Awards. Websense, a clear leader in defining the content security market and in providing uniquely effective unified content security solutions, helps companies secure content, even in the toughest environments, such as social media, mobile devices, and in the cloud. The award was presented on February 15, 2011 at the SC Awards Gala. With a record number of nominations, the 2011 SC Awards U.S. were the most robust and competitive in the program's history.

The category and award are recognition that the security landscape has changed and that older perimeter-based solutions are no longer sufficient or effective against modern malware. Going beyond simply blocking malware, the Websense® Web Security Gateway (WSG) won the Best Web Content Management Product category by proving the success and overall impact of the Websense TRITON solution to the Reader Trust Voting Panel. The Websense TRITON solution categorizes content including data in real time, which not only blocks malware and data theft, but also enables productive and compliant use of SaaS applications and the social Web, an increasingly vital part of collaboration and communication.

Indeed, organizations no longer have perimeters that can be secured. There are branch offices, mobile devices, and remote workers that need safe access to confidential corporate information -- no matter where it's created or used. Arguably, Websense and the Websense TRITON solution has done more than any other company to enable security, productivity, and data leakage prevention (DLP) in the new era of borderless enterprises.

The Websense TRITON solution is a single, unified platform that integrates Web, email, and data security into a single appliance for the best protection against modern threats at the lowest total cost of ownership. Organizations can further improve security effectiveness and efficiency with a hybrid appliance/cloud deployment that is managed from one console and which can save 43-45 percent in costs. Similar solutions from other vendors require multiple appliances and interfaces, without flexible deployment options.

The Reader Trust Voting Panel is composed of security and technology experts from large, medium, and small enterprises from all major vertical markets, representing the wide distribution of SC Magazine readers. The Reader Trust Award was weighed against a number of key criteria, including functionality, manageability, ease-of-use, and scalability of the product or service, as well as the customer service and support provided for it.

"Winning the SC Magazine Reader Trust Award is solid evidence of the market embracing Websense, TRITON, and our content security solutions," said Devin Redmond, vice president of business development, product management and marketing, Websense. "We go further than simply protecting organizations from malware; we provide thousands of organizations with real-time content protection whether they are on the Web, writing an email, moving intellectual property, and much more. Customers are switching to the new, unique TRITON modules because they provide security effectiveness and efficiencies that other security vendors can't. Our customers and stakeholders can look forward to ongoing innovation in our unified content security products that will continue to enable business to use the full power of the internet, cloud services, and mobile devices, without all of the security risks."

Websense Web Security Gateway won the Best Web Content Management Product category by demonstrating its ability to effectively analyze and classify content to identify threats, which evade simple solutions that rely on URL filtering or antivirus alone. Web Security Gateway combines real-time code and content scanning, reputation analysis, and data fingerprinting to accurately identify advanced zero-day malware and to categorize dynamic, user-generated content. 

Now in its 14th year, the information security industry's most prominent accolade, the annual SC Awards U.S. showcases the best solutions, services and professionals, while recognizing achievement and technical excellence. SC Magazine distinguishes the achievements of the security professionals in the trenches, the innovations happening in the vendor and service provider communities and the passionate work of government, commercial and nonprofits -- all working to help improve global security. For more information and a detailed list of categories and winners, please visit www.scmagazineus.com/awards.

"Our readers have clearly recognized Websense Web Security Gateway as the best solution available to address their IT security needs," said SC Magazine Editor-in-Chief Illena Armstrong. "I offer my sincere congratulations to Websense on winning the Best Web Content Management Product category."

Websense Web Security Gateway was also a finalist in the Best Anti-Malware Gateway category for the Reader Trust Award. In addition, Websense was a Best Security Company finalist for the SC Magazine Excellence Award category, which acknowledges companies with superior security products that help customers tackle today's pressing security challenges.

For more information on Websense TRITON, including the Websense Web Security Gateway, please visit: www.websense.com/content/TRITON-solutions.aspx

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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