Websense Announces TRITON

TRITON architecture now integrates and unifies Web security, DLP, and email security

February 11, 2011

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SAN DIEGO – February 2, 2011 - (NASDAQ: WBSN) – In an age of borderless organizations, social media, cloud applications, WikiLeaks, tablets and smartphones – modern, blended security threats from Aurora to Zeus are slipping past standard security products unchecked. With no network perimeter or standard endpoint to secure, only Websense can secure the content itself by identifying, classifying and understanding content in all of its forms and wherever it travels so that it can be protected from attack, theft and misuse. Through this innovative approach, the Websense' TRITON™ solution is unique in its ability to remove threats and risks while enabling organizations to take advantage of rich internet applications, SaaS, social media and mobility.

The Websense TRITON solution stands in marked contrast to traditional firewall UTMs, which do not scale to solve today’s security threats, and other legacy controls like antivirus and URL filters that look only at the file and website. The TRITON solution is the first, and only, content UTM delivering uncompromising security in a consolidated appliance solution. And with the innovation delivered in this release, Websense TRITON marks the beginning of the era of the content-secure enterprise.

The new flagship offering, Websense TRITON Security Gateway Anywhere, combines Websense Web and Email Security Gateway technology, including hybrid deployment and data loss prevention (DLP), into the world’s first unified content security gateway. The TRITON gateway consolidates on-premises email and Web security on a single Websense V-Series™ appliance, complemented by cloud-based SaaS components, for ultimate efficiency and effectiveness, and DLP to prevent the loss of confidential information and aid in compliance.

The TRITON architecture is a modular system, so customers can easily and efficiently expand coverage and services as their needs grow. Included in this release, for example, and ideal for existing Websense Web Filter customers, is support for Websense Web Security on the V-Series appliance. This provides Web Filter customers with enhanced security, consolidation and expandability to other TRITON services. Modular design like this helps organizations build and adapt their TRITON solution, and delivers a platform for the future, supporting soon-to-be announced Websense Mobile DLP™ and Cloud DLP™ services.

The innovative, first of its kind TRITON gateway unites the next generation of email security into the TRITON solution. Based on more than 10 years of proven email security expertise, this revolutionary new email security incorporates enterprise-class DLP, advanced encryption and archiving for email. Unlike “lite” DLP offered by other companies, Websense TruEmail DLP™ uses Websense market-leading DLP technology to accurately identify confidential data, virtually eliminating false positives and negatives and delivering full workflow and reporting. It also benefits from TruHybrid™ deployment capabilities so that spam is filtered in the cloud before it hits customers’ networks and confidential data can be secured on premises before it leaves the network.

“Websense already leads the content security software market,” said John McCormack, president, Websense. “Everybody else is providing a portfolio of point products. Only Websense made a four-year investment to build a platform that truly unifies and consolidates Web security, email security and DLP in a way that is greater than the sum of its parts AND reduces costs.”

The unique way that the TRITON architecture unifies and consolidates security eliminates bloated duplication of systems, saving customers capex and opex. The unified elements also share intelligence with each other for the most effective protection against blended data-stealing attacks and internal threats. Through this unification, Websense TRITON dramatically lowers the total cost of ownership by 45 percent over competitive offerings1.

Sharing more than 10 years of real-time intelligence gathered by the Websense ThreatSeeker™ Network and the Websense Advanced Classification Engine (ACE), the TRITON solutions are more effective at battling blended threats that have rendered traditional defenses obsolete. For example, Websense doesn’t just block Web threats in browsers, the malicious links can also be stripped from incoming emails. Also, the Websense Web solution is data aware to stop important documents from being leaked or stolen. ACE combines multiple content analysis services to identify security threats and inappropriate content that bypass traditional security technologies and it does it all in real time.

“Websense hybrid deployments give us the confidence we need as a leading pan-European operator with thousands of remote workers,” said David Rigby, IT Network Manager, P&O Ferrymasters (A Dubai World Company). “It’s all about the right access to the right data for the right people, whether on-premises or off. As a shipping and logistics company, we always have employees at customer sites, and they are entering and communicating confidential data like manifests and invoices. With Websense TRITON-based products, like their Web Security Gateway and email security, we feel confident that our systems stay clean of malware and the integrated DLP helps make sure that sensitive data stays where it should, without fear of data loss.”

“There is no question that the threat landscape is evolving at a rapid pace,” stated Michael Suby, VP of Research at Stratecast (a Division of Frost & Sullivan). “Furthermore, cyber perpetrators will readily pounce on exploitable gaps in legacy security products. What Websense is accomplishing with its TRITON architecture is providing businesses with an extensible and adaptable mechanism to fight fire with fire.”

For more information, watch this Websense TRITON video. Learn more at websense.com.

1“The Cost Benefits of a Hybrid Approach to Security,” An Osterman Research White Paper, February 2010.

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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