SAN DIEGO, June 14, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Advanced threats and data theft combined with more diverse end points, mobility, and Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) are increasing the necessity of secure web gateways and cloud security services. To understand these security challenges, businesses worldwide turn to industry analyst firms for guidance on top web security technology and protection. Today, Websense, Inc. (NASDAQ: WBSN) announced that Gartner, Inc. has positioned Websense as a leader in its "Magic Quadrant for Secure Web Gateway."(i)
"Concern over cyber security has reached the boardroom level and it will only continue to get worse," said John McCormack, president, Websense. "I have spoken with hundreds of executives and relying on firewalls, anti-virus, and simple URL filtering alone isn't cutting it against today's dynamic attacks. Criminal motives have evolved from simply stealing organizations' credit card numbers to targeting the most important intellectual property. Companies need to implement a data-centric solution. We created the Websense® TRITON™ solution, which includes the Websense Web Security Gateway, to stop more threats than any other company by integrating top threat intelligence and defenses with context-aware data loss prevention."
Vendors in the Magic Quadrant are evaluated based on their completeness of vision and ability to execute. Gartner, Inc. evaluated the Websense Web Security Gateway, which uniquely features embedded enterprise-class data loss prevention (DLP) for web communications and real-time security analysis of web content. Powered by the Websense Advanced Classification Engine (ACE), Websense stands out from the competition with multiple inline malware defenses. It uses advanced analytics and composite risk scoring to detect advanced malicious attacks that evade legacy security solutions.
In its recent 2012 Threat Report, Websense Security Labs™ identified the six stages of advanced threats, which often evade legacy security products of the past including anti-virus, so-called next generation firewalls, and outdated URL blacklists. It is against this landscape that Websense developed the Websense Web Security Gateway.
The Websense Web Security Gateway is part of the revolutionary Websense TRITON solution. It unifies all the key components of threat defense and data theft prevention into a cohesive content security system. The TRITON solution brings together web security, email security, mobile security, and DLP defenses with unified security intelligence and a unified management console. TRITON solutions can be deployed on enterprise-grade appliances, as cloud-based services, and as powerful and efficient hybrids of on-premise and cloud elements working together.
Websense is also positioned as a leader in the "Magic Quadrant for Content-Aware Data Loss Prevention."(ii) Websense DLP solutions are tightly integrated into the Websense Web Security Gateway and Email Security Gateway, parts of the Websense TRITON solution.
For more information about Websense Web Security Gateway, please visit www.websense.com/content/SecurityGateway.aspx. To view the Gartner Magic Quadrant for Secure Web Gateway, please visit http://www.websense.com/content/gartner-magic-quadrant-secure-web-gateway-2012.aspx.
(i) Source: Gartner, Inc. "Magic Quadrant for Secure Web Gateway" by Lawrence Orans and Peter Firstbrook, May 24, 2012.
(ii) Source: Gartner, Inc. "Magic Quadrant for Content-Aware Data Loss Prevention" by Eric Ouellet and Rob McMillan, August 10, 2011.
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About Websense, Inc.
Websense, Inc. (NASDAQ: WBSN), a global leader in unified web security, email security, mobile security, and data loss prevention (DLP), 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 appliance-based software or SaaS-based cloud services, Websense content security solutions help organizations leverage social media and cloud-based communication, while protecting from advanced persistent threats and modern malware, 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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