Wednesday, 24 February 2010 05:09

Websense Announces Global Managed Security Service Provider Program to Meet Growing Demand for Unified Content Security

By David Bass

Websense, Inc. (NASDAQ: WBSN), a global leader in unified Web, data and email security solutions, today announced the launch of a new global, managed security service provider (MSSP) program. The dramatic rise in Web-based and blended attacks is driving the adoption of security solutions that address the need for security that enables expanding use of Web-based applications, online collaboration tools and email in order to utilise, exchange and share data. With the growth in adoption of Web, email and data loss prevention technologies, organisations are increasingly looking to managed security service providers to manage and support these new IT security systems in their enterprise.

'With the recent Operation Aurora attack, more organisations are looking to MSSPs that offer integrated solutions to protect from both inbound and outbound threats and thwart attacks from today's modern, blended threats,' said Rob Ayoub, Industry Manager, Network Security Technologies for Frost & Sullivan. 'The Websense TRITON unified security architecture protects against dynamic, blended threats while lowering the total cost of ownership.'

The Websense MSSP program is designed to facilitate more effective end-user adoption of the recently announced Websense TRITON <http://www.websense.com/triton?cmpid=prnr>  system. TRITON is the industry's first unified content security solution that combines leading Web security gateway, data loss prevention and email security technology into a single, unified architecture.  This architecture and system is positioned as a leading solution set by multiple, independent analyst firms <http://www.websense.com/content/gartner-magic-quadrant-for-secure-web-gateway.aspx?cmpid=prnr> .

The Websense MSSP program rollout is available for select service providers that meet Websense minimum criteria in technical competency, services capacity and investment in joint core business on an invitation-only basis. Websense is enabling these MSSPs with the best practices, an integrated solution framework, services delivery platform, certification, training, and sales enablement resources to cost effectively deploy enterprise wide protection. The program's service delivery framework includes managed Web and DLP content security services for customer on-premise equipment, as well as white-label branding options for Websense and unified security software-as-a-services (SaaS) for Web and email.

At present, several leading MSSPs utilise Websense products, including IBM, Integralis and BEW Global who cover more than 20 customers globally.  Each program participant is enabled to deliver a comprehensive set of managed services ranging from managed Web filtering and security, Web security gateway, and DLP managed security services.  Websense is actively working with segment leaders and their Secure Web Gateway MSSP programs with plans to expand its MSSP solution offerings and additional MSSPs who meet the program criteria later in 2010.

'Following on the heels of the announcement of our TRITON unified content security solution, the new Websense global MSSP program gives customers the best unified security solution on the market today and, now, the ability to have a fully trained team to help enable implementation and ongoing support - realising a quicker ROI and lower cost of ownership,' said David Brophy, Senior Marketing Manager - ANZ, Websense.  'As evidenced by segment leaders driving targeted Web security managed service offerings, Websense and our industry leading MSSP program participants are clearly seeing the global need to better enable customers to deploy and manage Web and content security solutions to address today's modern threats.  As a channel-focused company, Websense is dedicated to partner and customer success.'

More information about the Websense MSSP program is available here. <http://community.websense.com/blogs/websense-features/archive/2010/02/21/websense-managed-security-service-provider-mssp-partner-program.aspx?cmpid=prnr>

About Websense, Inc.
Websense, Inc. (NASDAQ: WBSN), a global leader in integrated Web, data and email security solutions, provides Essential Information Protectionâ„¢ for approximately 40,000 customers worldwide. Distributed through its global network of channel partners, Websense software and hosted security solutions help organisations block malicious code, prevent the loss of confidential information and enforce Internet use and security policies. For more information, visit www.websense.com <http://www.websense.com/?cmpid=prnr> .

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