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Websense Broadens Customer Support with Mission Critical Support

Three Levels of Support Help Customers Maximise their Websense Investment and Reflect the Essential Role Websense Solutions Have in Customer Networks
  • 15 October, 2008 09:02

<p>SYDNEY – October 15, 2008 — Websense, Inc. (NASDAQ: WBSN), a global leader in Web, email and data security solutions, has launched three levels of customer technical support, including Mission Critical Support to help customers maximise their Websense investment.</p>
<p>To augment a broadened product portfolio that now includes inline deployment of its Web security and data security solutions for real time malware protection, including Websense Web Security Gateway deployments, Websense is offering Mission Critical Support for organisations that require superior technical response. With Websense Mission Critical Support, customers receive a dedicated technical support manager who provides one-on-one strategic support planning, security architecture review, migration planning assistance, training recommendations and periodic account reviews to ensure customers get the maximum benefits from Websense solutions.</p>
<p>“Along with broadening our portfolio of solutions to span the Web, email and data security, this year Websense has significantly invested in customer technical support,” said Pankaj Bhardwaj, vice president of technical support for Websense. “We recognise that the last year following the acquisition of SurfControl was a period of rapid growth and change for Websense and with our new Websense Global Technical Support Program we want our customers to experience superior support no matter the size of their organisation or where they are located in the world. Our goal is to get our customer questions and technical issues resolved as quickly and easily as possible.”</p>
<p>Additionally, Websense has bolstered its support organisation by expanding the dedicated tech support team globally, launching free resources to all Websense customers including a support portal with knowledge base, training guides, archived support Webinars and a community forum.</p>
<p>Websense now offers three levels of support tailored to the needs of customers:</p>
<p>Websense Standard Support – included with every Websense subscription. Websense Standard Support provides unlimited access to the Websense knowledge base of resources and the secure Web portal MyWebsense, as well as phone and email access to technical support engineers during business hours.</p>
<p>Websense Premium Support – offers all of the benefits of Websense Standard Support plus around-the-clock support, 365 days a year, and priority access to technical support managers, a toll-free support number and priority email address.</p>
<p>Websense Mission Critical Support – designed for organisations that require one-on-one strategic support assistance with a single account manager and direct access to assigned technical specialists.</p>
<p>“Our Mission Critical Support offering helps our customers maximise their investment in Websense solutions, including the new inline deployments of Websense Web and data security solutions by helping them through any technical questions proactively through architecture reviews and by acting as a trusted advisor,” added Bhardwaj.</p>
<p>Based on extensive customer input, Websense has completely integrated its support infrastructure systems, revamped the online knowledge base, and made resources easier to find and use. Customers at all levels have access to hundreds of free resources and benefits including:</p>
<p>- Online knowledge base – Technical support tools and training – Online knowledge base section on the Websense Support Portal includes hundreds of new tools in an easily searchable repository of hot topics, articles, tutorials and FAQs.</p>
<p>- Monthly support Webinars – Websense is hosting monthly support webinars to showcase product features, help customers troubleshoot issues, and maximise their investment with Websense. Webinars are archived for easy access and review on the Websense Support Portal.</p>
<p>- Enhanced focus on customer satisfaction – Websense has invested in several new initiatives designed to help customers solve technical issues quickly and easily, including: the ability to log and track tickets online through the self service portal; a live operator available around the clock 365 days a year for support, even on weekends and holidays for Websense Premium and Mission Critical Support customers; weekly global customer surveys to continue to improve Websense solutions and the customer support experience.</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>

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