Silicon Alley Showdown: Workplace Experts Debate Porn, Privacy And Internet Abuse at Second-Annual eProductivity Summit

Event Sponsors Websense Inc. Unveiled New Employee Web Use Survey



Apr 12, 2001, 01:00 ET from Websense Inc.

    NEW YORK, April 12 /PRNewswire/ -- Online privacy vs. online security.
 Internet use vs. Internet abuse. E-pornography vs. e-productivity.
     These and other topics took center stage yesterday at the eProductivity
 Summit 2001: "The Web@Work," sponsored by Websense Inc.  The event, held
 Wednesday at the Lighthouse at Chelsea Piers, explored the complex issues
 surrounding employee Internet use and abuse in the workplace.
 
     Panelists at the event included:
     -- Christopher Kelley, analyst, Forrester Research
     -- Dr. David Greenfield, expert on Internet addiction, The Center for
         Internet Studies
     -- Lewis Maltby, former ACLU activist, The National Work Rights Institute
     -- Scott Davis, Internet security specialist, T. Rowe Price
     -- Maggie Jackson, columnist and author, Associated Press
 
     In addition to the expert panel, corporate executives from Fortune 500
 companies were on hand to discuss employee Internet use in relation to their
 businesses.
     At the conclusion of the summit, Websense released a new survey on
 employee Internet use in the workplace.  The survey, conducted among small- to
 large-sized companies, shed light on recent trends regarding Web-related
 firings, filtering and lawsuits.  For a copy of the survey, visit
 http://www.websense.com/company/news/research/webatwork-employer2001.pdf.
     "The problem of Internet misuse in the workplace will not disappear on its
 own," said John B. Carrington, CEO of Websense, sponsors of the event.
 "Organizations need to be educated about both the dilemma and the solutions
 available to prevent this crisis from affecting business operations, employee
 productivity and morale."
 
     About Websense Inc.
     Websense Inc. (Nasdaq:   WBSN) is the worldwide leader of employee Internet
 management (EIM) solutions.  Websense Enterprise software enables businesses
 to monitor, report and manage how their employees use the Internet.  This
 supports an organization's efforts to improve employee productivity, conserve
 network bandwidth and mitigate legal liability.  Founded in 1994, the company
 serves more than 12,000 customers, ranging in size from 100-person firms to
 global-sized corporations.  These include 239 of the Fortune 500, 40 of the
 Nikkei 225 and more than 30 of the FTSE 100, encompassing 6.6 million
 employees worldwide.
     Websense is listed on the year 2000 Software 500 ranking and has been
 honored by the Deloitte & Touche "Technology Fast 50" program.  The company
 also has strategic technology relationships with CacheFlow (Nasdaq:   CFLO),
 Check Point (Nasdaq:   CHKP), Cisco (Nasdaq:   CSCO) and Microsoft (Nasdaq:   MSFT).
 For more information, visit www.websense.com.
 
     Except for the historical information contained herein, this press release
 contains forward-looking statements, including statements containing the words
 "planned," "expects," "believes," "strategy," "opportunity," "anticipates" and
 similar words. Such forward-looking statements are subject to known and
 unknown risks, uncertainties or other factors that may cause the Company's
 actual results to be materially different from historical results or any
 results expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements.  We assume no
 obligation to update any forward-looking statements to reflect events or
 circumstances arising after the date hereof.  The potential risks and
 uncertainties which could cause actual growth and results to differ materially
 include but are not limited to, the volatile and competitive nature of the
 Internet industry, changes in domestic and international market conditions,
 foreign exchange rates, the success of the Company's brand development systems
 efforts, and customer acceptance of the Company's services, products and fee
 structures.  Further information on the factors and risks that could affect
 Websense's business, financial condition and results of operations are
 included under the "Risk Factors" sections of Websense's public filings with
 the Securities and Exchange Commission, available at (http://www.sec.gov).
 
 

SOURCE Websense Inc.
    NEW YORK, April 12 /PRNewswire/ -- Online privacy vs. online security.
 Internet use vs. Internet abuse. E-pornography vs. e-productivity.
     These and other topics took center stage yesterday at the eProductivity
 Summit 2001: "The Web@Work," sponsored by Websense Inc.  The event, held
 Wednesday at the Lighthouse at Chelsea Piers, explored the complex issues
 surrounding employee Internet use and abuse in the workplace.
 
     Panelists at the event included:
     -- Christopher Kelley, analyst, Forrester Research
     -- Dr. David Greenfield, expert on Internet addiction, The Center for
         Internet Studies
     -- Lewis Maltby, former ACLU activist, The National Work Rights Institute
     -- Scott Davis, Internet security specialist, T. Rowe Price
     -- Maggie Jackson, columnist and author, Associated Press
 
     In addition to the expert panel, corporate executives from Fortune 500
 companies were on hand to discuss employee Internet use in relation to their
 businesses.
     At the conclusion of the summit, Websense released a new survey on
 employee Internet use in the workplace.  The survey, conducted among small- to
 large-sized companies, shed light on recent trends regarding Web-related
 firings, filtering and lawsuits.  For a copy of the survey, visit
 http://www.websense.com/company/news/research/webatwork-employer2001.pdf.
     "The problem of Internet misuse in the workplace will not disappear on its
 own," said John B. Carrington, CEO of Websense, sponsors of the event.
 "Organizations need to be educated about both the dilemma and the solutions
 available to prevent this crisis from affecting business operations, employee
 productivity and morale."
 
     About Websense Inc.
     Websense Inc. (Nasdaq:   WBSN) is the worldwide leader of employee Internet
 management (EIM) solutions.  Websense Enterprise software enables businesses
 to monitor, report and manage how their employees use the Internet.  This
 supports an organization's efforts to improve employee productivity, conserve
 network bandwidth and mitigate legal liability.  Founded in 1994, the company
 serves more than 12,000 customers, ranging in size from 100-person firms to
 global-sized corporations.  These include 239 of the Fortune 500, 40 of the
 Nikkei 225 and more than 30 of the FTSE 100, encompassing 6.6 million
 employees worldwide.
     Websense is listed on the year 2000 Software 500 ranking and has been
 honored by the Deloitte & Touche "Technology Fast 50" program.  The company
 also has strategic technology relationships with CacheFlow (Nasdaq:   CFLO),
 Check Point (Nasdaq:   CHKP), Cisco (Nasdaq:   CSCO) and Microsoft (Nasdaq:   MSFT).
 For more information, visit www.websense.com.
 
     Except for the historical information contained herein, this press release
 contains forward-looking statements, including statements containing the words
 "planned," "expects," "believes," "strategy," "opportunity," "anticipates" and
 similar words. Such forward-looking statements are subject to known and
 unknown risks, uncertainties or other factors that may cause the Company's
 actual results to be materially different from historical results or any
 results expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements.  We assume no
 obligation to update any forward-looking statements to reflect events or
 circumstances arising after the date hereof.  The potential risks and
 uncertainties which could cause actual growth and results to differ materially
 include but are not limited to, the volatile and competitive nature of the
 Internet industry, changes in domestic and international market conditions,
 foreign exchange rates, the success of the Company's brand development systems
 efforts, and customer acceptance of the Company's services, products and fee
 structures.  Further information on the factors and risks that could affect
 Websense's business, financial condition and results of operations are
 included under the "Risk Factors" sections of Websense's public filings with
 the Securities and Exchange Commission, available at (http://www.sec.gov).
 
 SOURCE  Websense Inc.