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Websense Partners Prepare for Take Off

  • 02 May, 2008 21:46

<p>APAC Partner Council Readies for Launch at Thailand Conference</p>
<p>SYDNEY — 2 May , 2008 — Websense, Inc. (NASDAQ:WBSN) today announced details of its APAC Partner Conference being staged in Thailand from 13 -15 May 2008. This is the first gathering of Websense’s regional partners since the company launched its Websense ChannelConnect Global Partner Program earlier in the year.</p>
<p>Around 100 partners from Australia, New Zealand, China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Korea, Philippines, Singapore, Malaysia, Vietnam, Thailand, India and Middle East will be in attendance.</p>
<p>A powerful lineup of Websense executive speakers attending the event include Doug Wride, President; John McCormack, Senior Vice President Engineering; Geoff Haggart, Senior Vice President Asia Pacific; Leo Cole, Vice President Marketing and Tim Lee, Vice President Asia Pacific.</p>
<p>Websense will take advantage of the forum to launch Essential Information Protection™ in the APAC region. This outlines how businesses can adopt a data-centric security strategy that harnesses the power of Web 2.0 technologies while protecting a company's essential information from emerging threats and internal data loss.</p>
<p>Other sessions will include briefings on security predictions for the Asia Pacific region, the changing threat landscape, and messaging and hosted security. Key learnings from case study presentations will enable partners to share insights on how companies can implement Websense solutions for powerful results.</p>
<p>The partner conference will also host the region’s first APAC Partner Council, allowing key partners to provide feedback and discuss ways to better improve the partner program and Websense’s engagement with the channel.</p>
<p>Tim Lee, Vice President Asia Pacific, Websense, said, “Our partners are a critical part of the Websense go-to-market strategy in the region. They enable us to scale our business and provide the deep domain expertise required to deliver specialised security solutions to customers. The value of the conference for partners reaches far beyond just the conference sessions. The networking opportunities throughout the event allow us to connect with attendees in meaningful ways. We look forward to interacting with as many partners as possible at the event.”</p>
<p>In January, Websense successfully launched its ChannelConnect Global Partner Program which combines the best program features and benefits from Websense and SurfControl channel partner programs worldwide. The program makes it easier for channel partners to engage, sell and support Websense's growing suite of essential information protection solutions.
In addition, Websense's ChannelConnect Partner Program offers a single framework that scales to meet the needs of small and medium-size business (SMB) to enterprise-focused channel partners.</p>
<p>For more information and details on the partner conference, contact Ursula Radford uradford@websense.com.</p>
<p>About Websense, Inc.
Websense, Inc. (NASDAQ: WBSN), a global leader in integrated Web, messaging and data protection technologies, provides Essential Information Protection™ for more than 42 million employees at more than 50,000 organisations 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.
Websense and Websense Enterprise are registered trademarks of Websense, Inc. in the United States and certain international markets. Websense has numerous other unregistered trademarks in the United States and internationally. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.</p>

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