The PRWIRE Press Releases https:// 2013-02-27T03:09:00Z Websense TRITON Trumps All Vendors Within Independent Security Effectiveness Test 2013-02-27T03:09:00Z websense-triton-trumps-all-vendors-within-independent-security-effectiveness-test Miercom, the well-respected worldwide testing service, recently conducted one of the largest independent tests of real-world threat protection capabilities of web security systems. Results show that Websense, Inc. <http://www.websense.com/?cmpid=prnr2.26.13> (NASDAQ: WBSN) demonstrated superior security effectiveness, threat detection and mitigation capabilities over the other tested systems. The test pitted Websense® TRITON™ Web Security Gateway Anywhere, powered by the Websense Advanced Classification Engine (ACE), against web security systems offered by Blue Coat® Systems, Inc., Cisco®, McAfee®, Palo Alto Networks™ and FireEye®, Inc. The results are published and available at www.websense.com/proveit. Findings clearly prove that Websense demonstrated superior capabilities in the areas of web security effectiveness, modern malware threat stages, data theft and loss protection, malware sandboxing and forensic reporting, and manageability and effectiveness. “It’s clear from our testing that Websense TRITON Web Security Gateway Anywhere has stronger detection capabilities across advanced threat stages,” said Robert Smithers, chief executive officer, Miercom. “To truly mimic a real-world environment, we tested 2.2 million open live web requests of an unknown nature. This is a departure from traditional testing methods, which typically use known samples and produce artificially high results compared to real-world experience.” Miercom’s methodology allowed each solution to have a fair and equal chance of analysing, classifying and blocking threats in real-time as they would on a business network. Using an unknown sample is key when identifying crucial security effectiveness metrics against day-to-day and advanced attacks. Attack methods include zero-day exploits, targeted and timed attacks, spear-phishing, lures and redirects hidden in social networking. This research tactic tested predictive defences that aim to proactively protect users when they click on web links in real time. “With Websense TRITON, we are confident that we have created the most innovative and effective security for today’s businesses, and this report proves it,” said Russ Dietz, chief technology officer of Websense. “Threats are cracking enterprises on an almost daily basis because as an industry, many organisations are reliant on outdated security products. The Miercom testing results confirm that nothing can match security delivered by the unified web, email and data intelligence of TRITON.” Miercom Security Effectiveness Test Results This Miercom testing was conducted in January of 2013. The effectiveness and validation tests addressed five security areas including: web security effectiveness, modern malware threat stages, data theft and loss protection, malware sandboxing and forensic reporting, and manageability and effectiveness. · The web security effectiveness test used a data set of more than 2.2 million live web requests. These requests were of an unknown nature and targeted the web server through the web gateway. Websense correctly blocked 68 percent more malicious links, suspicious links, exploit kits, malware and other associated threats than the next ranking competitor. · The modern malware threat stages test determined the systems’ ability to detect and defend against kill chain stages, including individual detection of exploit kits, lures and dropper files. Again, the accumulated Websense scores were higher than all other units tested. · Data theft and loss protection capabilities for Websense TRITON Web Security Gateway Anywhere were tested using six data theft and loss scenarios, including: custom encrypted file detection; password file data theft; optical character recognition of text within an image to protect confidential data; slow (or cumulative) data leak detection; and geo-location awareness. Again, Miercom validated Websense’s innovative features for data theft and loss. · Malware sandboxing and forensic reporting is critical to understand malware infection steps, system changes and call-home communications. Organisations need to know who was attacked, how they were attacked, where communications were destined, and what data was targeted with data theft capture. Websense TRITON Web Security Gateway Anywhere and the ThreatScope™ malware sandbox scored higher than the FireEye MPS appliance, in a comparison of the two solutions side by side. · The most effective security isn’t any good if it isn’t easily manageable. In the manageability and effectiveness review, Miercom determined the relative value of: the management dashboard; unified policy creation and management capabilities; standard and custom security reporting; and the action ability of the information gathered. Miercom again found Websense was unrivaled. “This test speaks volumes on why the majority of today’s security products fail,” said Dietz. “Far too many security vendors wait and try to stop the final deliverable - the malware itself - only if they know the signature. Our research has shown that by disrupting any link in the attack chain, organisations can significantly increase their effectiveness in thwarting these persistent attacks.” The Websense ACE security defenses are the foundation for Websense TRITON Web Security Gateway Anywhere effectiveness. ACE combines seven in-depth defenses using composite scoring with predictive analysis. More than 10,000 analytics within ACE are derived from the ThreatSeeker™ Intelligence Cloud, which unites more than 900 million endpoints and analyzes up to five billion requests per day. ACE defenses are utilized within the Websense ThreatScope™ malware analysis sandbox and TRITON web, email, data and mobile security solutions. “The Miercom data speaks for itself and the implications are clear. When you are facing real-world network traffic - not just a canned collection of known threats—features like Websense’s real-time, inline defenses provide a clear advantage, and could likely be the difference in protecting an organisation,” said Dietz. The Miercom report is available in its entirety, including detailed test methodology and results, online at www.websense.com/proveit About Websense, Inc. Websense, Inc. (NASDAQ: WBSN) is a global leader in protecting organizations from the latest cyber attacks and data theft. Websense TRITON comprehensive security solutions unify web security, email security, mobile security and data loss prevention (DLP) at the lowest total cost of ownership. Tens of thousands of enterprises rely on Websense TRITON security intelligence to stop advanced persistent threats, targeted attacks and evolving malware. Websense prevents data breaches, intellectual property theft and enforces security compliance and best practices. A global network of channel partners distributes scalable, unified appliance- and cloud-based Websense TRITON solutions. Websense TRITON stops more threats, visit www.websense.com/proveit <http://www.websense.com/proveit?cmpid=prnr2.26.13> to see proof. To access the latest Websense security insights and connect through social media, please visit www.social.websense.com <http://www.social.websense.com/?cmpid=prnr2.26.13> . For more information, visit www.websense.com <http://www.websense.com/?cmpid=prnr2.26.13> and www.websense.com/triton <http://www.websense.com/triton?cmpid=prnr2.26.13> . About Miercom, Inc. Miercom has hundreds of product-comparison analyses published over the years in leading network trade periodicals including Network World, Business Communications Review, Tech Web - NoJitter, Communications News, xchange, Internet Telephony and other leading publications. Miercom’s private test services include competitive product analyses, as well as individual product evaluations. Miercom features comprehensive certification and test programs including: Certified Interoperable, Certified Reliable, Certified Secure and Certified Green. The Performance Verified program is a thorough and trusted assessment for product usability and performance. For more information, contact Miercom via reviews@miercom.com Websense and Leading Technology Partners Tackle Security Challenges of Evolving Networks 2013-02-27T02:52:00Z websense-and-leading-technology-partners-tackle-security-challenges-of-evolving-networks Websense, Inc. <http://www.websense.com/?cmpid=prnr2.26.131> (NASDAQ: WBSN), a global leader in protecting organisations from the latest cyber attacks and data theft, today announced the continued expansion and success of the Websense® TRITON™ Security Alliance with top technology partners including Aruba Networks®, F5® Networks, IBM®, Imperva®, Microsoft®, VMware® and more. Websense and participating TRITON Security Alliance <http://www.websense.com/content/websense-triton-security-alliance.aspx?cmpid=prnr2.26.131> members are building applications that incorporate security intelligence as a fundamental component of advanced networks, mobile and cloud-based applications. “Our partners look to Websense for the most effective security in the industry that provides real-time protection against advanced threats and data theft,” said Ryan Windham, senior director of corporate development for Websense. “Together, with our partners, we share the vision of security that is coordinated, proactive, dynamic and offers shared situational analysis. Our TRITON Security Alliance partners lead their respective categories with innovation in areas such as network infrastructure, software defined networks, mobility, user rights management, and governance, risk and compliance.” Mobility and the cloud are creating a borderless enterprise where users connect and interact with web-based applications without being on the corporate network. The network itself is changing by becoming programmable and dynamically adapting to virtualised datacentres and elastic workloads. This shift necessitates security that is flexible, dynamic, and part of the network fabric - no matter where users and data reside. Key technology partners have turned to the TRITON Security Alliance because real-time Websense security intelligence, delivered through the cloud, can be easily woven into their platforms to prevent advanced threats, malware, phishing attacks, lures and scams. The Websense ThreatSeeker™ Intelligence Cloud <http://www.websense.com/content/websense-threatseeker-network.aspx?cmpid=prnr2.26.131> and Websense ACE (Advanced Classification Engine) <http://www.websense.com/content/websense-advanced-classification-engine.aspx?cmpid=prnr2.26.131> are the foundation of the company’s deep security intelligence. The Websense ThreatSeeker™ Intelligence Cloud, the world’s largest threat intelligence network, collects and manages up to five billion inputs per day from more than 900 million global endpoints. This real-time clearinghouse of threat information also expands through a bi-directional exchange of security intelligence with industry partners. Websense TRITON Security Alliance Partner Quotes “Security is paramount to the Aruba unified access portfolio” said Peter Cellarius, vice president of business development and partnerships, Aruba Networks. “Securing wireless for mobility requires more than static point solutions. Websense recognises that and collaborated with us to create a seamless integration between their industry-leading TRITON architecture and our Mobile Virtual Enterprise (MOVE) architecture. Customers can now get the full value of Websense’s cloud-based content security for distributed organisations and with Aruba Instant and the Aruba Activate service, the first comprehensive, zero-touch, controllerless WLAN solution that meets the security, resiliency and scale requirements of a distributed enterprise.” “VMware is creating the platform for the software-defined data centre that can further enhance operational efficiency, drive more agility, and provide the extensibility required to rapidly respond to business needs,” said Dean Coza, director, product management, security products, VMware. “Our ongoing work with Websense can enable VMware customers to incorporate essential security intelligence in the core of the network to help secure data and applications for end users.” “Windows Server 2012 Dynamic Access Control provides a powerful new way to protect vital data by basing user entitlements on regular expressions that evaluate attributes including information content, user identity, groups, etc. This adds to customers’ ability to control access to sensitive and confidential information,” said Andrew Conway, director, server and tools marketing, Microsoft. “Websense provides an advanced automatic content classification plug-in that helps customers automatically classify data when it’s created.” “Organisations need to identify and protect sensitive data stored in files, such as regulated information, intellectual property and details about business deals,” said Mark Kraynak, senior vice president of worldwide marketing, Imperva. “Websense Data Discover delivers file classification information which, when combined with Imperva SecureSphere policies, makes SecureSphere File Security solutions the best choice for securing sensitive files.” “IBM QRadar provides best-in-class data collection, analysis, correlation and auditing capabilities for next-generation security management,” said Michael Loria, vice president of business and corporate development, IBM. “The threat detection and data loss incidents from Websense provide critical security intelligence that illuminates threats that might otherwise go unnoticed." For more information on the Websense TRITON Security Alliance, please visit www.websense.com/content/websense-triton-security-alliance About Websense, Inc. Websense, Inc. (NASDAQ: WBSN) is a global leader in protecting organisations from the latest cyber attacks and data theft. Websense TRITON comprehensive security solutions unify web security, email security, mobile security and data loss prevention (DLP) at the lowest total cost of ownership. Tens of thousands of enterprises rely on Websense TRITON security intelligence to stop advanced persistent threats, targeted attacks and evolving malware. Websense prevents data breaches, intellectual property theft and enforces security compliance and best practices. A global network of channel partners distributes scalable, unified appliance- and cloud-based Websense TRITON solutions. Websense TRITON stops more threats, visit www.websense.com/proveit to see proof. To access the latest Websense security insights and connect through social media, please visit www.social.websense.com For more information, visit www.websense.com and www.websense.com/triton Websense and F5 Networks Announce Joint Development of High-Performance Security Solutions 2013-02-26T01:41:00Z websense-and-f5-networks-announce-joint-development-of-high-performance-security-solutions Websense, Inc. <http://www.websense.com/?cmpid=prnr2.25.13> (NASDAQ: WBSN) and F5 Networks, Inc. (NASDAQ: FFIV) today announced a long-term, strategic agreement to develop the industry’s most comprehensive, scalable, real-time network security offerings. The two companies also announced the immediate availability of the first solution on their joint development roadmap. “We are the first in the industry to build a consistent set of security services across application delivery controllers and unified access solutions,” said Ryan Windham, senior director of corporate development for Websense. “Our partnership with F5 allows enterprises to secure sensitive data from both inbound attacks and outbound exfiltration through a single, integrated security platform - combining security effectiveness with network scalability.” The integrated solutions will provide high-performance security in the flow between users and applications, wherever they exist. This will enable cloud applications and empower users while securing intellectual property and providing inline, real-time protection against advanced threats. The architecture provides bi-directional, context-aware security based on identity, device and location as well as application, data and destination information. “F5 secures access to applications and data through a highly scalable, intelligent services framework deployed at strategic points in the network,” said Mark Vondemkamp, vice president of security product management and marketing at F5 Networks. “Our partnership with Websense adds inline, real-time defences to detect advanced threats and data theft, making it safer for organisations to conduct business.” This partnership extends F5’s existing unified access solutions, which provide secure, accelerated remote access and identity federation for web, virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI), client-server and SaaS applications. By implementing these solutions in conjunction with F5’s application delivery firewall <http://www.f5.com/it-management/solutions/application-delivery-firewall/overview/> , application security <http://www.f5.com/it-management/solutions/application-security/overview/> , mobile app management <http://www.f5.com/about/news/press/2013/20130219/> , and application access management <http://www.f5.com/it-management/topics/access/> solutions, organisations can effectively protect their entire enterprise footprint. “Websense is an established leader in security intelligence and F5 Networks is known for high performance benchmarks - this alliance is poised to create a solid and unified solution for large enterprises,” said Michael Suby, Stratecast vice president of research for Frost & Sullivan. “The Websense and F5 partnership adds necessary contextual security to the application delivery controller and unified access solutions. It solves the problem of dispersed intelligence by linking data center and user traffic flows, which is something that hasn’t been done before through a single platform.” Organisations today are susceptible to highly sophisticated attacks such as application vulnerability exploitation, spear-phishing and advanced malware. If successful, cybercriminals can steal crucial data and disrupt commercial services. “It’s very encouraging to see these two industry titans come together to bring security defenses to the enterprise datacenter,” said Andy Welsh, director of partner alliances at Accuvant. “Accuvant is a key channel partner for both F5 Networks and Websense - and today’s development is a sign of great things to come. We are looking forward to seeing this partnership thrive and offering these solutions to our clients worldwide.” Today, the companies also announced the immediate availability of the first solution on their joint development roadmap. This solution optimises the interoperability of the F5® BIG-IP® platform and Websense® X10G™ and V-Series™ appliances. Leveraging a choice of F5 iApps® technology to streamline configuration and deployment, the combined solution provides unified access and effective security against advanced threat stages, including data theft, with increased scalability and availability. F5 and Websense will continue to integrate their respective platforms through a series of interoperability releases. For more information about this alliance, please visit www.websense.com/content/websense-triton-security-alliance-partners. For more information on the proven effectiveness of Websense TRITON™ defenses, please visit www.websense.com/proveit. Visit the F5 website for background on the highly scalable F5 BIG-IP platform by clicking here: www.f5.com/products/big-ip About F5 NetworksF5 Networks (NASDAQ: FFIV) makes the connected world run better. F5 helps organisations meet the demands and embrace the opportunities that come with the relentless growth of voice, data, and video traffic, mobile workers, and applications—in the data centre, the network, and the cloud. The world’s largest businesses, service providers, government entities, and consumer brands rely on F5’s intelligent services framework to deliver and protect their applications and services while ensuring people stay connected. Learn more at www.f5.com <http://www.f5.com> . You can also follow @f5networks on Twitter or visit us on Facebook for more information about F5, its partners, and technology. For a complete listing of F5 community sites, please visit www.f5.com/news-press-events/web-media/community.html F5, BIG-IP, DevCentral, iRules, iControl, and iApps are trademarks or service marks of F5 Networks, Inc., in the U.S. and other countries. About Websense, Inc. Websense, Inc. (NASDAQ: WBSN) is a global leader in protecting organisations from the latest cyber attacks and data theft. Websense TRITON comprehensive security solutions unify web security, email security, mobile security and data loss prevention (DLP) at the lowest total cost of ownership. Tens of thousands of enterprises rely on Websense TRITON security intelligence to stop advanced persistent threats, targeted attacks and evolving malware. Websense prevents data breaches, intellectual property theft and enforces security compliance and best practices. A global network of channel partners distributes scalable, unified appliance- and cloud-based Websense TRITON solutions. Websense TRITON stops more threats, visit www.websense.com/proveit to see proof. To access the latest Websense security insights and connect through social media, please visit www.social.websense.com. For more information, visit www.websense.com and www.websense.com/triton Websense 2013 Threat Report: Nearly 600 Percent Increase in Global Malicious Websites; 85 Percent on Legitimate Sites 2013-02-14T00:11:00Z websense-2013-threat-report-nearly-600-percent-increase-in-global-malicious-websites-85-percent-on-legitimate-sites Research findings released today from Websense® Security Labs™, the worldwide research team from Websense, Inc.(NASDAQ: WBSN), report explosive year-over-year growth in global cyberattack trends. “Year-over-year, the number of malicious web-based attacks increased by nearly 600 percent,” said Charles Renert, vice president of the Websense Security Labs. “These attacks were staged predominantly on legitimate sites and challenge traditional approaches to security and trust. The timed, targeted nature of these advanced threats indicates a new breed of sophisticated attacker who is intent on compromising increasingly higher-yield targets. Only proactive, real-time security techniques, that inspect the entire lifecycle of a threat, can withstand the assault and prevent data theft.” Below are key Websense 2013 Threat Report <http://www.websense.com/2013threatreport?cmpid=prnr2.12.13> findings, based on a year-over-year comparison of web, email, data, mobile and social media threats: · Each week, organisations faced an average of 1,719 attacks for every 1,000 users. · Malicious websites increased by nearly 600 percent worldwide. · North American malicious sites increased by 720 percent and EMEA saw a 531 percent increase. · Legitimate web hosts were home to 85 percent of those malicious sites. · Half of web-connected malware downloaded additional executables in the first 60 seconds. · Only 7.7 percent of malware interacted with the system registry - circumventing many behavioural detection systems and antivirus solutions. · 32 percent of malicious links in social media used shortened URLs. Once cybercriminals gain access to a host they typically hide their own malicious pages deep in the directory tree - a process that generates very long and complex web links that might tip off a wary user. Link shortening solves that problem. · The United States of America, Russia and Germany were the top three countries hosting malware. Meanwhile, the Bahamas made its debut into the list of top five countries hosting phishing sites with a second place ranking. · China, the United States of America and Russia were the top three countries hosting command and control servers. · Only one in five emails were legitimate and email spam increased to 76 percent. Worldwide spam volumes reached more than a quarter of a million emails per hour. · One in 10 malicious mobile applications asked for permission to install other apps, something rarely required by legitimate apps. Analysis and news headlines show that multistage attacks with multiple vectors have challenged security capabilities as they worked to find weak spots and circumvent defences. Attacks identified in the Websense 2013 Threat Report indicate a need for integration at the actual defence level and deep content security intelligence with real-time security defences. When independent solutions are in place, there is no way to ensure that email, web, mobile, social and data loss defences are each prepared to perform their role to cohesively address an emerging threat. As a result, individual defences are at the mercy of the least prepared security solution. Real-time security defences and shared intelligence serves as the backbone for the award-winning Websense TRITON™ <http://www.websense.com/triton?cmpid=prnr2.12.13> architecture. Websense TRITON unifies all the key components of threat protection and data theft prevention into a cohesive content security system. It brings together web security, email security, mobile security and data loss prevention (DLP) defences with unified security intelligence and a unified management console. This intelligence is derived from more than 100 Websense Security Labs researchers worldwide, managing more than 10,000 analytics from analysis of up to five billion requests per day. To download the Websense 2013 Threat Report, please visit www.websense.com/2013threatreport For ongoing research updates, be sure to follow the Websense Security Labs blog: http://community.websense.com/blogs/securitylabs/ For more information about Websense TRITON solutions, please visit www.websense.com/triton . 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 organisations around the world. Distributed through a global network of channel partners and delivered as appliance-based software or SaaS-based cloud services, Websense TRITON content security solutions help organisations 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. Follow Websense on Twitter:www.twitter.com/websense Join the discussion on Facebook: www.facebook.com/websense ENDS Gartner Names Websense a Leader in the Magic Quadrant for Content-Aware Data Loss Prevention 2013-01-30T23:26:00Z gartner-names-websense-a-leader-in-the-magic-quadrant-for-content-aware-data-loss-prevention Websense Inc. <http://www.websense.com/?cmpid=prnr1.30.13> , (NASDAQ: WBSN) a global leader in protecting organisations from the latest cyber attacks and data theft, announced today that Gartner Inc. has positioned Websense as a leader in its “Magic Quadrant for Content-Aware Data Loss Prevention (DLP) <http://www.websense.com/content/gartner-magic-quadrant-content-aware-data-loss-prevention-2013.aspx?cmpid=prnr1.30.13> ” for the sixth consecutive year.* The company advanced in the “ability to execute” category between the 2011 and 2013 reports. “I strongly recommend the Websense® TRITON™ solution to any CISO who wants to sleep at night,” said Mark Jackson, information security officer, Westamerica Bank. “We needed to reduce our risk of core intellectual property theft - and Websense is by far the best protection on the market. I chose Websense for its DLP accuracy, consistency and the responsiveness of their engineering team. We went from being tactical to strategic, which has improved operations and positively influenced the bottom-line.” Vendors in the Magic Quadrant are evaluated based on their completeness of vision and ability to execute. Gartner Inc. evaluated the Websense Data Security Suite, which is part of the Websense TRITON <http://www.websense.com/triton?cmpid=prnr1.30.13> architecture. TRITON unifies all the key components of threat protection and data theft prevention into a cohesive content security system. It brings together web security, email security, mobile security and DLP defences with unified security intelligence and a unified management console. “Our customers have proven that you can quickly deploy an accurate data theft and loss prevention system that goes beyond monitoring to significantly reduce risk,” said John McCormack, Websense CEO. “We are very proud that Gartner has positioned Websense in the leaders quadrant for data loss prevention for six consecutive years. We believe our continued deployment successes and innovations resulted in a jump in execution between 2011 and 2013 - and we can prove our effectiveness.” Websense Data Security Suite secures essential corporate information by providing visibility and deep context into what data is confidential, where it’s stored, how it is transmitted, and who is using it. Organisations can stop, encrypt and quarantine sensitive data transmission, while securing data discovered in non-secure locations. Features include: · Full context DLP policy engine throughout the TRITON architecture for described data (dictionaries, file types, regex, natural language processing); learned data (machine learning); and registered data (fingerprinting). · More than 1,700 pre-defined policies and templates by region and industry, including data theft policies. · Optical Character Recognition (OCR) of text within images for discovery, monitoring and prevention. · Slow data leak detection over cumulative events (Drip DLP). · Workflow through email notifications, which allows administrators to manage incidents by replying to email notifications. For more information on the Gartner Magic Quadrant for Content-Aware Data Loss Prevention, please visit: www.websense.com/content/gartner-magic-quadrant-content-aware-data-loss-prevention-2013.aspx. For more information about TRITON, please visit: www.websense.com/triton * 2007 and 2008 reports were titled Magic Quadrant for Content Monitoring and Filtering and Data Loss Prevention. About the Magic Quadrant Gartner does not endorse any vendor, product or service depicted in its research publications, and does not advise technology users to select only those vendors with the highest ratings. Gartner research publications consist of the opinions of Gartner's research organisation and should not be construed as statements of fact. Gartner disclaims all warranties, expressed or implied, with respect to this research, including any warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose. 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 organisations around the world. Distributed through a global network of channel partners and delivered as appliance-based software or SaaS-based cloud services, Websense TRITON content security solutions help organisations 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. Websense a Leader in IDC MarketScape: Worldwide Web Security Products 2012-12-17T23:58:00Z websense-a-leader-in-idc-marketscape-worldwide-web-security-products Websense, Inc. <http://www.websense.com/?cmpid=prnr12.17.12> (NASDAQ: WBSN) today announced that top industry analyst firm, IDC, has named the security company a leader in the IDC MarketScape: Worldwide Web Security Products report <http://www.websense.com/content/idc-marketscape-ws-2012.aspx?cmpid=prnr12.17.12> .(1) Thousands of companies rely on Websense® TRITON™ solutions to protect them from advanced threats and data theft, while enabling them to embrace new technology trends. The report cites “the tight integration among Web security, messaging security and data loss prevention (DLP)” as “another strength of the Websense TRITON architecture.” “Websense leadership in IDC’s MarketScape report reflects the company’s security effectiveness, breadth of capabilities, range of delivery models and enterprise scalability,” said Phil Hochmuth, program manager of Security Products at IDC. “We assessed all the major players in web security. Websense has noteworthy strength in anti-malware web-based threat identification, data theft protection, social media control, web application security and mobile security. All of these factors contributed to Websense’s leadership positioning.” As businesses evolve and migrate to cloud, SaaS and mobile technologies, the potential threats also transition. Cybercriminals increasingly combine web threats with sophisticated data-stealing attacks to siphon confidential information from insufficiently protected organisations. These attacks evade the traditional security measures of signature-based antivirus and firewalls, which cannot keep up with today’s changing threats. “Our unique approach to Websense TRITON’s real-time web security is validated in this report,” said Charles Renert, vice president of the Websense Security Labs™. “Today’s sophisticated web threats can no longer be categorised as simple web threats. They use multiple delivery channels that attack email, social networks, mobile devices and network data. Only real-time detection of threats can prevent the successful compromise of an enterprise.” Websense TRITON <http://www.websense.com/triton?cmpid=prnr12.17.12> technology unifies all the key components of threat protection and data theft prevention into a cohesive content security system. It 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. View the IDC MarketScape report for worldwide web security here: www.websense.com/content/idc-marketscape-ws-2012.aspx For more information about TRITON, please visit: www.websense.com/triton 1: IDC MarketScape: Worldwide Web Security Products 2011-2012 Vendor Analysis, doc #236980, October 2012 About IDC MarketScape: IDC MarketScape vendor analysis model is designed to provide an overview of the competitive fitness of ICT (information and communications technology) suppliers in a given market. The research methodology utilises a rigorous scoring methodology based on both qualitative and quantitative criteria that results in a single graphical illustration of each vendor’s position within a given market. IDC MarketScape provides a clear framework in which the product and service offerings, capabilities and strategies, and current and future market success factors of IT and telecommunications vendors can be meaningfully compared. The framework also provides technology buyers with a 360-degree assessment of the strengths and weaknesses of current and prospective vendors. 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 organisations around the world. Distributed through a global network of channel partners and delivered as appliance-based software or SaaS-based cloud services, Websense TRITON content security solutions help organisations 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. Follow Websense on Twitter: www.twitter.com/websense <http://www.twitter.com/websense> Join the discussion on Facebook: www.facebook.com/websense Websense TRITON Architecture Stops Targeted Cyber Attacks with New ACE in the Cloud Defence 2012-12-05T05:41:00Z websense-triton-architecture-stops-targeted-cyber-attacks-with-new-ace-in-the-cloud-defence Websense, Inc. (NASDAQ: WBSN), a global leader in unified web security, email security, mobile security and data loss prevention (DLP), today announced the general availability of ACE in the Cloud for the TRITON™ architecture. ACE in the Cloud <http://www.websense.com/content/ACE-in-the-Cloud.aspx?cmpid=prnr12.4.12> is a global overlay cloud defence that is easily deployed and stops cyber attacks with both real-time threat analysis and security defences. “Before ACE in the Cloud, CSOs with traditional networking infrastructures couldn’t keep up with today’s toughest cyber attacks because deep content-aware defences required a forklift upgrade,” said John McCormack, president, Websense. “ACE in the Cloud changes the game. With the TRITON architecture <http://www.websense.com/triton?cmpid=prnr12.4.12> , organisations can easily add global, deep content-aware security to thwart advanced threats and targeted attacks. We leverage and correlate big data analytics to give CSOs unprecedented visibility into threats throughout the world.” ACE in the Cloud integrates seamlessly with current traditional proxy gateways and firewall defences to deliver a clean pipe from the internet. It runs the unique defence assessments of the powerful Websense Advanced Classification Engine (ACE) <http://www.websense.com/content/websense-advanced-classification-engine.aspx?cmpid=prnr12.4.12> on web page content, active scripts, exploit code, obfuscated commands, web redirects, files, PDFs and executables. ACE in the Cloud offers: · Defences built on the proven, global TRITON cloud security infrastructure. This includes protection across seven ACE defence assessment areas such as in-depth security, content and data analysis of all web page content, active scripts, web links and files. · More than 10,000 security analytics, which are derived from the Websense ThreatSeeker Network® and maintained by the Websense Security Labs™. · Real-time security updates that unite more than 900 million endpoints and analyse 3-5 billion requests per day, including social media and correlating web and email links. · A clean pipe, cloud defence that provides additional protection against advanced threats, spear-phishing and targeted attacks. · An extremely easy implementation and a low impact on operational processes, procedures and administration. To analyse malware and other threats, organisations can utilise TRITON ThreatScope™, a cloud-based malware analysis sandbox environment <http://www.websense.com/content/cybersecurity-intelligence-services-overview.aspx?cmpid=prnr12.4.12> , to safely test potential threats. Security administrators simply identify a suspicious file to ThreatScope, which applies ACE security defences and analytics while executing the file within a cloud sandbox. Administrators then receive an extensive report of observed execution characteristics. Insights include the infection process; post-infection activities (such as calling home); system-level events and processes; and registry changes and file modifications. In addition, ThreatScope can identify advanced zero-day threat attributes, which helps organisations stop serious compromises and data theft. ACE in the Cloud is the second TRITON cloud-based solution that easily plugs into existing infrastructures. Websense Cloud Email Security and Content Control <http://www.websense.com/content/email-security-product-choices.aspx?cmpid=prnr12.4.12> is also available for cloud-based email security. It provides URL sandboxing for point-of-click threat analysis of suspicious links embedded in emails, which are often related to spear-phishing attacks. For more information on ACE in the Cloud, please visit: www.websense.com/content/ACE-in-the-Cloud.aspx. For more information on the TRITON architecture, please visit: www.websense.com/triton 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 organisations around the world. Distributed through a global network of channel partners and delivered as appliance-based software or SaaS-based cloud services, Websense TRITON content security solutions help organisations 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 Follow Websense on Twitter: www.twitter.com/websense Join the discussion on Facebook: www.facebook.com/websense Websense Expands Mobile Cloud Security Reach with Australian Cloud Infrastructure 2012-12-03T23:08:00Z websense-expands-mobile-cloud-security-reach-with-australian-cloud-infrastructure-1 Websense <http://www.websense.com/?cmpid=prnr2.9.12> (NASDAQ: WBSN) has announced a strategic expansion of the company’s footprint in Australia with the launch of a local point of presence (POP) infrastructure in support of organisations deploying its TRITON™ Mobile Security <http://www.websense.com/content/TRITON-mobile-security-overview.aspx?cmpid=prnr8.9.12> solution. Websense’s TRITON™ Mobile Security <http://www.websense.com/content/TRITON-mobile-security-overview.aspx?cmpid=prnr8.9.12> solution offers users a cloud-based security service for Apple iOS devices on wireless mobile networks and is the only solution that combines four key elements for highly effective unified mobile security: content-aware data security, industry-leading web security, malicious app protection and mobile device management (MDM). By accessing the local POP, Australian users now gain access to a local, highly scalable, fault-tolerant, fully-redundant infrastructure with multiple ISP connections. This will result in reduced latency and geo-location functions. Websense TRITON Mobile Security provides unique protection for data-in-motion wherever employees use their devices. The data-aware defences in Websense TRITON Mobile Security protect against data loss and the theft of intellectual property. This cloud-based security service, with an on-demand VPN tunnel, analyses inbound and outbound data communications. "Mobility is a growing concern for organisations, as employees unwittingly distribute confidential information through the power of cloud computing. Through this local point of presence, we can help our customers protect their confidential data, whether it’s accessed by corporate or BYOD mobile devices and offer them security they haven’t seen with MDM,” said Gerry Tucker, Manager, Regional Sales, ANZ, Websense. Administrators can roll out Websense TRITON Mobile Security by simply installing a profile to iOS devices and choosing the appropriate policy for company-owned or personal mobile devices to keep them secure. Within a few minutes, customers can extend their existing web security policies to mobile devices. Integrated MDM features enable organisations to control mobile devices to keep them secure, minimise risk and maintain compliance. Users also have real-time contextual security provided by Websense ACE (Advanced Classification Engine), the technology that powers security defenses in all Websense TRITON security solutions. Websense globally located, carrier-grade data centres in the cloud, which are part of ISO 27001-certified Websense Cloud Services, meet strict security and availability standards that most organisations can't afford on their own. Websense Cloud web security services come with a 99.999% uptime service level agreement. For more information about Websense TRITON Mobile Security, please visit: http://www.websense.com/content/TRITON-mobile-security-overview.aspx 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 organisations around the world. Distributed through a global network of channel partners and delivered as appliance-based software or Security-as-a-Service (SaaS), Websense content security solutions help organisations leverage web 2.0 and cloud-based communication, collaboration, and social media, 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. Follow Websense on Twitter: www.twitter.com/websense <http://www.twitter.com/websense> Join the discussion on Facebook: www.facebook.com/websense Websense Email Security Named a Leader in Independent Research Report 2012-11-30T01:48:00Z websense-email-security-named-a-leader-in-independent-research-report Websense, Inc. (NASDAQ: WBSN) today announced that independent research analyst firm, Forrester Research, Inc. has named Websense® a leader in The Forrester Wave™: Email Content Security, Q4 2012[1] report. Websense received the highest score in the current offering category of all nine vendors for email security. The current offering category examined email filtering; data leak prevention; reporting and management; performance and operations; and client scores and feedback, which was evaluated through customer interviews. The report also notes, “Websense has a strong story regarding hybrid email security deployments. The TRITON architecture enables reporting and management of both on-premises gateways and SaaS from a single console. Customers can also manage web security and DLP solutions from the same interface. TRITON offers a compelling ‘single pane of glass’ option.” “Websense email security is key to our security arsenal,” said Mark Jackson, information security officer, Westamerica Bank. “It goes beyond status quo email security with unprecedented real-time protection against spam, malicious spear-phishing threats and outbound data theft and loss. The tight integration of email security and data loss prevention technology within the Websense TRITON™ platform significantly reduces our risk of data loss and compliance violations.” Modern day email threats <http://www.websense.com/content/email-security-overview.aspx?cmpid=prnr11.28.12> are targeted and timed to lure users into clicking on malicious links. Once email users click on an embedded link, the TRITON architecture analyses the website content and browser code in real time to ensure safety in any location at any time. Blended attacks require the real-time, in-line defences of Websense ACE (Advanced Classification Engine). ACE analyses threats across seven defence assessment areas and is backed by analytics and security intelligence from the ThreatSeeker Network™. “Forrester Research conducted an extremely rare, hands-on analysis of current email security technologies. We believe this Forrester Research recognition proves Websense email security goes well beyond ineffective spam and AV solutions,” said John McCormack, president, Websense. “Today’s toughest cybercriminals are using email to directly access and lure key employees so they can steal the crown jewels. Websense is the only security provider that examines website content at point-of-click to stop email threats in real-time, while integrating market-leading DLP to stop data theft.” Websense TRITON technology unifies all the key components of threat protection and data theft prevention into a cohesive content security system. It brings together web security, email security, mobile security and DLP defences 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. To download The Forrester Wave™: Email Content Security, Q4 20121 report, please visit: www.websense.com/content/forrester-wave-email-q4-2012-en.aspx. For more information about TRITON, please visit: <http://www.websense.com/triton?cmpid=prnr11.28.12> . For more information on Websense email solutions, please visit: www.websense.com/content/email-security-solutions.aspx 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 organisations 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 organisations 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. Follow Websense on Twitter: www.twitter.com/websense Join the discussion on Facebook: www.facebook.com/websense 1: Forrester Research: The Forrester Wave™: Email Content Security, Q4 2012, November 15, 2012 Seven 2013 Cybersecurity Predictions from Websense Security Labs 2012-11-14T00:06:00Z seven-2013-cybersecurity-predictions-from-websense-security-labs From mass compromises of Wordpress to a spear-phishing attack on the White House, there is no doubt cybercriminals gained confidence and momentum in 2012. To help organisations prepare for next year, the Websense® Security Labs <http://securitylabs.websense.com/?cmpid=prnr11.13.12> ™ today announced seven predictions for the 2013 threat landscape. The full report can be found here <http://www.websense.com/2013predictions?cmpid=prnr11.13.12> , which includes in-depth articles on mobile security, email security and Java exploits. Highlights include: 1. Mobile devices will be the new target for cross-platform threats. The top three mobile platforms cybercriminals will target are Windows 8, Android and iOS. Web-based cross platform exploits will make it easier. In 2013, threats to Microsoft mobile devices will see the highest rate of growth. Cybercriminals are similar to legitimate application developers in that they focus on the most profitable platforms. As development barriers are removed, mobile threats will be able to leverage a huge library of shared code. Attacks will also continue to increasingly use social engineering lures to capture user credentials on mobile devices. 2. Cybercriminals will use bypass methods to avoid traditional sandbox detection. More organisations are utilising virtual machine defences to test for malware and threats. As a result, attackers are taking new steps to avoid detection by recognising virtual machine environments. Some potential methods will attempt to identify a security sandbox, just as past attacks targeted specific AV engines and turned them off. These advanced attacks will remain hidden until they are sure they aren’t in a virtual security environment. 3. Legitimate mobile app stores will host more malware in 2013. Malicious apps will increasingly slip through validation processes. They will continue to pose risks to organisations enabling bring your own device (BYOD) policies. In addition, jail-broken/rooted devices and non-sanctioned app stores will pose significant risk to enterprises as more allow BYOD. 4. Government-sponsored attacks will increase as new players enter. Expect more governments to enter the cyber-warfare arena. In the wake of several publicised cyber-warfare events, there are a number of contributing factors that will drive more countries toward these strategies and tactics. While the effort to become another nuclear superpower may be insurmountable, almost any country can draft the talent and resources to craft cyber-weapons. Countries and individual cybercriminals all have access to the blueprints for previous state-sponsored attacks like Stuxnet, Flame and Shamoon. 5. Expect hacktivists to move to the next level as simplistic opportunities dwindle. Driven by highly publicised hacktivist events in recent years, organizations have deployed increasingly better detection and prevention policies, solutions and strategies. Hacktivists will move to the next level by increasing their sophistication. 6. Malicious emails are making a comeback. Timed and targeted spear-phishing email attacks, along with an increase in malicious email attachments, are providing new opportunities for cybercrime. Malicious email will make a comeback. Domain generation algorithms will also bypass current security to increase the effectiveness of targeted attacks. 7. Cybercriminals will follow the crowds to legitimate content management systems and web platforms. Vulnerabilities in Wordpress have frequently been exploited with mass compromises. As other content management systems (CMS) and service platforms increase in popularity, the bad guys will routinely test the integrity of these systems. Attacks will continue to exploit legitimate web platforms, requiring CMS administrators to pay greater attention to updates, patches, and other security measures. Cybercriminals compromise these platforms to host their malware, infect users and invade organisations to steal data. Charles Renert, vice president of Websense Security Labs, Websense, said, “The past year illustrated how quickly the threat landscape continues to evolve, with attacks and exploits redefining the concepts of crime, business espionage and warfare. The risk to organisations continues to be amplified by the frailty of human curiosity. It’s now expanding across diverse mobile platforms, evolving content management systems and an ever-increasing population of online users. 2013 will absolutely reinforce the fact that traditional security measures are no longer effective in thwarting advanced cyberattacks. Organisations and security providers need to evolve toward more proactive real-time defences that stop advanced threats and data theft.” Websense Links Read <http://www.websense.com/2013predictions?cmpid=prnr11.13.12> the 2013 Websense Security Labs predictions report. Click to share <http://www.facebook.com/sharer.php?u=http://www.websense.com/2013predictions?cmpid=prnr11.13.12> the 2013 Websense Security Labs predictions on Facebook. Click to share <http://twitter.com/home?status=The%20top%207%20cyberattack%20trends%20you%20can%20expect%20in%202013%20via%20@websenselabs%20http://wb-sn.com/RI3owh%20#infosec%20> the 2013 Websense Security Labs predictions on Twitter. Please click here for more information on the Websense® TRITON™ solution <http://www.websense.com/content/TRITON-solutions.aspx?cmpid=prnr11.13.12> . 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 organisations 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 organisations 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 ENDS Websense Works with Citrix to Offer Best-in-Class Content Security for Software Defined Networks 2012-10-03T20:58:00Z websense-works-with-citrix-to-offer-best-in-class-content-security-for-software-defined-networks Websense, Inc. (NASDAQ: WBSN) extended its content security leadership today by teaming with Citrix to integrate Websense® Data Security Gateway with the next generation NetScaler SDX platform for software defined networks (SDN). Organisations can now secure their critical information from loss and theft, while benefiting from infrastructure consolidation and the deployment agility enabled by today’s virtualised datacentres. “Websense’s advanced content security technology is well suited for the next generation NetScaler SDX platform,” said Sunil Potti, VP and GM, NetScaler Product Group, Citrix. “We’ve built the industry’s first open platform that unifies L4-L7 network services into a seamless application control layer. We are happy to partner with Websense to bring the power of integrated data leakage protection and advanced security to the SDX platform to address existing and emerging data privacy imperatives in enterprise IT.” Legacy security solutions based on static architectures have not modernised with the virtualised datacentre, which has led to reduced effectiveness and costly management overhead. This new integration unifies renowned Websense data loss prevention <http://www.websense.com/content/data-security-product-choices.aspx?cmpid=prnr10.3.12> (DLP) technologies together with other network services on an open platform, which can be controlled and provisioned through app-driven policies. For organisations to benefit from the flexibility of SDN, they must also be able to dynamically provision vital network security services like DLP. “Websense is committed to leading the way in product innovation to secure and enable software defined networks,” said John McCormack, president, Websense. “We have been at the forefront of the security industry’s evolution by delivering innovative TRITON™ solutions, which address the next generation of IT infrastructure, and by aligning ourselves with the right strategic partners. Our plans with Citrix demonstrate that our unique security technology is flexible, agile and able to secure the virtual datacentre fabric to protect organisations from the latest advanced threats and data loss.” The TRITON Data Security Gateway unifies all the key components of threat defence and data theft prevention into a cohesive content security system. It brings together web security, email security, mobile security and DLP defences 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. For more information about TRITON Data Security Gateway, please visit: www.websense.com/content/data-security-overview.aspx. Please click here for more information on the Websense TRITON solution: www.websense.com/content/TRITON-solutions.aspx 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 organisations 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 organisations 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. Follow Websense on Twitter: www.twitter.com/websense Join the discussion on Facebook: www.facebook.com/websense Websense Announces General Availability of TRITON Mobile Security 2012-08-13T05:20:00Z websense-announces-general-availability-of-triton-mobile-security Websense, Inc. (NASDAQ: WBSN) has announced general availability of the new Websense TRITON™ Mobile Security <http://www.websense.com/content/TRITON-mobile-security-overview.aspx?cmpid=prnr8.9.12> solution, a cloud-based security service for Apple iOS devices on wireless mobile networks. Websense TRITON Mobile Security is the only solution that combines four key elements for highly effective unified mobile security: content-aware data security, industry-leading web security, malicious app protection and mobile device management (MDM). This release is the third phase in the implementation of the Websense mobile security vision. It builds upon previous releases that provide mobile email data loss prevention (DLP) and on-premise Wi-Fi security support. The Websense TRITON architecture recently added 10 new defences <http://community.websense.com/blogs/websense-news-releases/archive/2012/07/10/websense-delivers-10-new-advanced-malware-and-data-theft-defenses-with-threat-dashboard-forensics-and-sandboxing.aspx?cmpid=prnr8.9.12> against data theft and loss, including optical character recognition (OCR) of text within images, which are often taken by mobile devices. “When an employee uses a mobile device, the corporate data that resides on or passes through that device is at great risk of loss,” said Jeff Wilson, principle security analyst for Infonetics. “Websense TRITON Mobile Security is the latest example of Websense innovation. It extends the company’s expertise in web, email, and data security solutions to handheld devices to protect corporate data.” Websense TRITON Mobile Security provides unique protection for data-in-motion wherever employees use their devices. The data-aware defences in Websense TRITON Mobile Security protect against data loss and the theft of intellectual property. This cloud-based security service, with an on-demand VPN tunnel, analyses inbound and outbound data communications. “Mobility is an unstoppable force that enables users to sometimes unwittingly distribute confidential information through the power of cloud computing,” said John McCormack, president, Websense. “Websense is focused squarely on securing confidential data as it’s accessed by corporate and BYOD mobile devices. With the general availability of Websense TRITON Mobile Security, organisations can now have the mobile security they haven’t seen with MDM solutions.” Administrators can roll out Websense TRITON Mobile Security by simply installing a profile to iOS devices and choosing the appropriate policy for company-owned or personal mobile devices to keep them secure. Within a few minutes, customers can extend their existing web security policies to mobile devices. Integrated MDM features enable organisations to control mobile devices to keep them secure, minimise risk and maintain compliance. Users also have real-time contextual security provided by Websense ACE (Advanced Classification Engine), the technology that powers security defenses in all Websense TRITON security solutions. For more information about Websense TRITON Mobile Security, please visit: http://www.websense.com/content/TRITON-mobile-security-overview.aspx <http://www.websense.com/content/TRITON-mobile-security-overview.aspx?cmpid=prnr8.9.12> . To download the Websense Mobile Acceptable Use Policy Kit, please visit: http://www.websense.com/content/mobile-aup.aspx <http://www.websense.com/content/mobile-aup.aspx?cmpid=prnr8.9.12> 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 organisations 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 organisations 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. Follow Websense on Twitter: www.twitter.com/websense <http://www.twitter.com/websense> Join the discussion on Facebook: www.facebook.com/websense Websense Delivers 10 New Advanced Malware and Data Theft Defences with Threat Dashboard, Forensics and Sandboxing 2012-07-10T20:51:00Z websense-delivers-10-new-advanced-malware-and-data-theft-defences-with-threat-dashboard-forensics-and-sandboxing-1 Websense, Inc. <http://www.websense.com/?cmpid=prnr7.10.12> (NASDAQ: WBSN), a global leader in unified web security, email security, mobile security and data loss prevention (DLP), today announced 10 new advanced malware and data theft defences, spear phishing protection with cloud sandboxing, and a forensic reporting dashboard with in-depth security intelligence. With this release, the Websense TRITON solution redefines the security gateway. It provides enterprises with the deep protection, forensics and visibility necessary to understand: which individuals are subject to attacks; cybercrime tactics and methods; attack communications and destinations; and what data is being targeted. Below are the latest Websense security breakthroughs <http://www.websense.com/TRITONseven7?cmpid=prnr7.10.12> : 10 advanced threat and data theft defences — The real-time, inline Websense ACE (Advanced Classification Engine) security engine has 10 new defences that stop data theft and loss. Many of which are industry firsts such as detecting criminal encrypted uploads; advanced malware payloads and command-and-control recognition; optical character recognition (OCR) of text within images for data-in-motion; drip (stateful) DLP detection; password file theft detection; and geolocation awareness. Several of these defences are powered by the award-winning, embedded enterprise DLP engine, which is unique to the Websense TRITON architecture. Spear phishing protection with cloud sandboxing — Cybercriminals frequently target specific users with spear phishing email attacks. Many of these attacks load malware and threats onto websites after initial email gateway security inspection. Websense’s unique cloud sandboxing capability identifies suspicious links in emails for real time analysis. Once email recipients click on an embedded URL, Websense analyses the website content and browser code in real time, in a cloud environment, to ensure safety in any location at any time. Websense TRITON Advanced Malware Threat dashboard — This dashboard profiles security incidents, provides in-depth forensics, and data theft capture. With severity levels and the ability to export incidents to SIEM solutions, Websense users know who was attacked, how the attacks function, where those communications were being sent and most importantly, what data was targeted. “No matter what you are running — anti-virus, URL filtering, next generation firewalls — cybercriminals may find a way in and will establish command and control communication to steal your data,” said John McCormack, president, Websense. “Our advanced malware and data theft protection measures set a heightened standard for security and forensic reporting. Our technology is designed to retain and contain your most sensitive data, while providing you with the visibility necessary to understand how significant the threat to your organisation truly is and what cybercriminals are targeting.” The Websense TRITON solution unifies all the key components of threat defence and data theft prevention into a cohesive content security system. It brings together web security, email security, mobile security, and DLP defences 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. “With the enhancements, Websense TRITON raises the bar for security defenses,” said Christian Christiansen, program vice president for industry analyst firm IDC's Security Products and Services. "The new Websense advanced malware and data theft innovations address evolving threats from external and internal sources. Especially notable is the comprehensive approach that includes data loss prevention coupled to web-based malware mitigation and managed from a consolidated dashboard.” For more information about the Websense TRITON solution, please visit www.websense.com/TRITONseven7 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 organisations 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 organisations 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. Follow Websense on Twitter: www.twitter.com/websense <http://www.twitter.com/websense> Join the discussion on Facebook: www.facebook.com/websense Websense Positioned as a Leader in the Magic Quadrant for Secure Web Gateway 2012-06-15T00:20:00Z websense-positioned-as-a-leader-in-the-magic-quadrant-for-secure-web-gateway 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 <http://www.websense.com/content/gartner-magic-quadrant-secure-web-gateway-2012.aspx?cmpid=prnr6.14.12> ."(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 organisations’ 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 <http://www.websense.com/content/web-security-gateways-overview.aspx?cmpid=prnr6.14.12> , 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 defences. It uses advanced analytics and composite risk scoring to detect advanced malicious attacks that evade legacy security solutions. In its recent 2012 Threat Report <http://www.websense.com/content/websense-2012-threat-report-download.aspx?cmpid=prnr6.14.12> , 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 defence and data theft prevention into a cohesive content security system. The TRITON solution brings together web security, email security, mobile security, and DLP defences 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 <http://www.websense.com/content/gartner-magic-quadrant-data-loss-prevention-2011.aspx?cmpid=prnr6.14.12> .”(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 <http://www.websense.com/content/SecurityGateway.aspx?cmpid=prnr6.14.12> . 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 <http://www.websense.com/content/gartner-magic-quadrant-secure-web-gateway-2012.aspx?cmpid=prnr6.14.12> . (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. About the Magic Quadrant Gartner does not endorse any vendor, product or service depicted in its research publications, and does not advise technology users to select only those vendors with the highest ratings. Gartner research publications consist of the opinions of Gartner's research organization and should not be construed as statements of fact. Gartner disclaims all warranties, expressed or implied, with respect to this research, including any warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose. 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 organisations 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 organisations 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. Follow Websense on Twitter: www.twitter.com/websense <http://www.twitter.com/websense> Join the discussion on Facebook: www.facebook.com/websense Websense 2012 Threat Report: How Cybercriminals Are Infecting Networks and Stealing Data Undetected 2012-04-20T00:25:00Z websense-2012-threat-report-how-cybercriminals-are-infecting-networks-and-stealing-data-undetected Research released today by the Websense Security Labs™ in the Websense 2012 Threat Report <http://www.websense.com/content/websense-2012-threat-report-download.aspx?cmpid=prnr> reveals the trifecta that is driving epidemic levels of data theft: 1) extremely effective social media lures; 2) evasive and hard-to-detect infiltration of malware; and 3) sophisticated exfiltration of confidential data. The report provides real-world examples, and offers practical advice to IT security practitioners. “Traditional defences just aren’t working any more. Organisations need real-time defences with multiple detection points that deeply analyse both the inbound content of each website and email as well as the outbound transmission of sensitive data,” said Charles Renert, vice president of research and development for Websense. “Nearly all data-stealing attacks today involve the web and/or e-mail. And many increasingly use social engineering to take advantage of the human element as the weakest link. Since the current generation of attackers use multiple data points and threat vectors to target their victims, only a solution that understands the entire threat lifecycle and combines data from each phase can protect against them.” Below are key findings: - 82 percent of malicious websites are hosted on compromised hosts. If compromised hosts are the norm, cloud and hosting services can’t be trusted. This threatens to put a damper on our economy, which is tapping the cloud as a backbone for commerce, communications, and culture. - 55 percent of data-stealing malware communications are web-based. - 43 percent of Facebook activity is streaming media, including viral videos. That’s more than five times the next largest category of news and media within Facebook. The streaming media percentage is important because web lures (like videos, fake gift offers, surveys, and scams) prey on human curiosity and have moved onto the social network. Websense has partnered with Facebook <http://community.websense.com/blogs/websense-news-releases/archive/2011/10/03/facebook-and-websense-partner-to-protect-users-from-malicious-links.aspx?cmpid=prnr3.28.12> to scan all clicked Facebook web links so that Websense researchers have unprecedented visibility into the social network’s content. - 50 percent of malware redirects lead to the United States followed by Canada. - 60 percent of phishing attacks are hosted in the United States trailed by Canada. The United States is also the top host of malware (36 percent), followed by Russia. - 74 percent of email is spam, compared to the previous year of 84 percent. It’s clear that efforts to take down spam botnets are showing results. However, while overall spam is down, 92 percent of email spam contains a URL, illustrating the increasingly blended nature of today’s email threats. The top five email malware lures are: order notifications, ticket confirmations, delivery notices, test emails, and tax refund information. Spear phishing also continues to increase as a delivery vehicle for targeted attacks. - Websense Labs has analysed more than 200,000 Android apps and does see a noticeable quantity with malicious intent or permissions. The number of users who will be exposed to a malicious mobile app is increasing quickly. - Advanced threats can be described in six stages: lures, redirects, exploit kits, dropper files, call-home communications, and data theft. Each stage has unique characteristics that need specific real-time defences <http://www.websense.com/content/TRITON-solutions.aspx?cmpid=prnr3.28.12> . Traditional defences mainly focus on the fourth stage and known threats by looking at malware files, and in large part that is why they are ineffective. Advanced threats use unique dropper files that go undetected by traditional defenses for hours or days. 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(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 organisations 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 organisations 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. Follow Websense on Twitter: www.twitter.com/websense Join the discussion on Facebook: www.facebook.com/websense