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Websense Positioned in the Leaders Quadrant for Content Monitoring and Filtering and Data Loss Prevention

  • 23 June, 2008 07:53

<p>Sydney, June 23 Jun, 2008 - Websense®, Inc. (NASDAQ: WBSN), a global leader in integrated Web, messaging and data protection technology, today announced that Gartner, Inc. has positioned Websense in the Leaders Quadrant of its recently released "Magic Quadrant for Content Monitoring and Filtering and Data Loss Prevention."(1)</p>
<p>In the report, analysts write "We have long believed that integrated network, endpoint and discovery capabilities -- with a centralised management console capable of distributing a consistent set of policies, and providing usable event analysis and workflow for alerting on and remediating violations -- was the ultimate goal and destination of this market."</p>
<p>The report continues, "The 2008 Magic Quadrant gives higher rankings to more broadly capable offerings with greater depth of integration... Leaders in this market have demonstrated good understanding of client needs and offer comprehensive capabilities in all three functional areas, including network, discovery and endpoint."</p>
<p>According to the report, "Gartner believes DLP is emerging as an important information security control... DLP assists management to identify and correct faulty business processes, identify and prevent accidental disclosures of sensitive data, and provide a mechanism for supporting compliance and audit activities."</p>
<p>"Discovering, monitoring and protecting essential information is a top concern for businesses today, and we believe Gartner's evaluation and placement of Websense in the Leaders Quadrant demonstrates the effectiveness of our vision, strategy and products in the data loss prevention market," said Leo Cole, vice president of marketing, Websense.</p>
<p>For more information about Websense Data Security Suite, please visit For a complimentary copy of the Gartner Magic Quadrant for Data Loss Prevention, visit</p>
<p>About the Gartner Magic Quadrant</p>
<p>The Magic Quadrant is copyrighted 2008 by Gartner, Inc. and is reused with permission. The Magic Quadrant is a graphical representation of a marketplace at and for a specific time period. It depicts Gartner's analysis of how certain vendors measure against criteria for that marketplace, as defined by Gartner. Gartner does not endorse any vendor, product or service depicted in the Magic Quadrant, and does not advise technology users to select only those vendors placed in the "Leaders" quadrant. The Magic Quadrant is intended solely as a research tool, and is not meant to be a specific guide to action. Gartner disclaims all warranties, express or implied, with respect to this research, including any warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose.</p>
<p>About Websense, Inc.</p>
<p>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</p>
<p>(1) Magic Quadrant for Content Monitoring and Filtering and Data Loss Prevention, by Eric Ouellet and Paul E. Proctor, 17 June 2008 [Gartner ID Number G00157450]</p>
<p>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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