Websense Rated Best Overall Product for Data Loss Prevention

Independent research cites low cost, high accuracy

Aug 02, 2011, 08:05 ET from Websense, Inc.

SAN DIEGO, Aug. 2, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- This is the year of the data breach. "What are we doing to avoid that?" is a big question not only for IT security professionals, but for management as well. And because most data loss prevention (DLP) products are expensive and overly complex, many are turning to third-party research for advice. That's why analyst firm Info-Tech Research Group decided to evaluate data loss prevention choices. And in their recently published report "Select an Enterprise Data Loss Prevention Solution," Info-Tech named Websense® Data Security Suite the "Leading Product Champion."

"After careful evaluation, it has become clear that the Websense Data Security Suite is an excellent choice for robust cost-effective data loss prevention," said James Quin, lead research analyst for Info-Tech Research Group. "In addition to being priced well below the competition, Websense allows organizations to accurately identify confidential data, where it's stored, whether it's secure, who is using it and how."

Info-Tech Research Group ranked data loss prevention solutions in eight different categories, including: features, affordability, usability, architecture, viability, strategy, reach, and channel.

"Finding and securing confidential data is a critical priority," said Patrick Murray, Websense senior director of Product Management. "It's clear from data breach headlines that the complexity of today's IT infrastructure, more social networks, an increasingly mobile workforce, and the sophistication of targeted attacks and advanced persistent threats has resulted in a perfect storm that is affecting everyone from mid-sized companies on up to the largest global organizations. A determined and competent hacker will probably eventually get in, so you need to make sure that if and when they do, critical information does not get out."

Websense Data Security Suite discovers, monitors, and protects data at rest, in use, and in motion. Organizations use it to protect sensitive data and ensure compliance with regulations such as HIPAA, PCI, and SOX. Leveraging more than 1,100 built-in templates and rules powered by Websense PreciseID™ natural language processing, Data Security Suite identifies confidential data traversing the network, servers, databases, laptops, and other locations. Organizations can stop, encrypt, or quarantine transmission of sensitive data and audit, remove/tombstone, or encrypt data discovered in non-secure locations.

Websense DLP technology is tightly integrated with Websense's Web Security Gateway and Email Security Gateway, parts of the Websense TRITON™ solution. TRITON offers complementary web, email, and DLP security as standalone packages with snap-in migration, or all together from day one. The TRITON solution is available in enterprise-grade appliances, as cloud-based services (SaaS), and as powerful and efficient hybrids of on-premise and SaaS working together.

For more information about Websense Data Security Suite, please visit http://www.websense.com/content/data-security-overview.aspx. For Info-Tech Research Group's DLP vendor selection recommendations, please visit: http://www.infotech.com/research/ss/it-vendor-landscape-data-loss-prevention.

About Info-Tech Research Group

With a paid membership of over 8,000 organizations worldwide, Info-Tech Research Group (www.infotech.com) is the global leader in providing tactical, practical Information Technology research and analysis. Info-Tech Research Group has a thirteen-year history of delivering quality research and is one of North America's fastest growing full-service IT analyst firms.

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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