Websense, PortAuthority Partner

Websense announced plans to deliver new technology to control the unwanted dissemination of sensitive and confidential information

SAN DIEGO -- Websense, Inc. (NASDAQ:WBSN), a global leader in web security and web filtering productivity software, today announced plans to deliver new technology to control the unwanted dissemination of sensitive and confidential information -- from personnel records to corporate trade secrets.

To accelerate entry into the information leak prevention market, Websense has signed an agreement with PortAuthority Technologies, Inc.,™ the leader in Information Leak Prevention, to use its technology as part of the new Websense product line. This marks the industry’s first original equipment manufacturer (OEM) agreement between a global security company and an information leak prevention vendor.

With this new agreement, Websense plans to deliver new Deep Content Control™ technology that acts as a “digital data guardian” to help control how sensitive data can leave the organization and under what circumstances. For the first time, organizations will be able to control where users go, how they get there, and what information they can send or use under a unified policy management console. For example, a business could identify and prevent an employee from accidentally or maliciously sending customer credit card data, sales projections or product source code and plans to a non-trusted or unknown location or unauthorized internal recipients. As a result, organizations can more effectively and efficiently respond to issues related to corporate governance and intellectual property protection.

The market for data-centric content control is growing. In fact, IDC predicts that the market for multi-protocol content filtering will grow from $194.0 million in 2007 to $434.6 million in 2009, representing a 49.7 percent compound annual growth rate.

“Our entry into the information leak prevention space marks another important advancement for Websense as a security vendor,” said Gene Hodges, CEO of Websense. “With PortAuthority, we gain accurate and advanced information fingerprinting and identification technology, a critical feature for our customers looking for a leak prevention solution. By offering this unique blend of technology, Websense extends its ability to protect businesses from emerging threats by helping them have more visibility and governance over their greatest assets, their users and their data.”

Websense Inc. (Nasdaq: WBSN)

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