Websense, Inc. (NASDAQ:WBSN), a global leader in web security and web filtering productivity software, today announced the integration of Websense® Web Security Suite™ software with the soon-to-be released Microsoft Internet Security and Acceleration (ISA) Server 2006. Websense Web Security Suite software augments the capabilities of servers such as ISA Server, and provides comprehensive real-time protection from web-based threats like bots, spyware, keyloggers, worms and viruses. ISA Server 2006 is an integrated edge security gateway that helps protect organization’s IT environments from internet-based threats while enabling end users to be more productive with security-enhanced anywhere access to Microsoft applications and data.
Websense web security software provides organizations with an easy-to-use solution that allows proactive control over malicious network traffic and management of employee access to over 90 categories of internet content, encompassing more than 15 million websites. New features within ISA Server 2006 add to the capabilities of Websense Web Security Suite to further protect and defend an organization against internal and external web-based threats
“Websense Web Security Suite provides our customers with a critical layer of real-time protection from web-based threats, enabling them to safeguard their employees as well as IT resources,” said Steve Kelley, director of Strategic Alliances at Websense. “Supporting ISA Server 2006 as it becomes available underscores our commitment to ensuring that the latest best-of-breed web security is offered to our customers.”
Furthermore, upgraded support in ISA Server 2006 for connecting and securing branch offices complements Websense Web Security Suite’s functionality as a highly flexible web security solution for multi-site organizations. Websense is a comprehensive web filtering and web security solution with a suite of administrative, reporting, auditing, logging, and alerting capabilities intended to satisfy the unique requirements of decentralized organizations. Given its security features and applicability to a broad set of deployment scenarios, this integration provides a highly desirable selling option for Websense and Microsoft value-added resellers (VARs).
“Security is a priority for Microsoft, and we rely on our partners to help us deliver security-based solutions to our customers,” said David Feldman senior product manager for the Security, Access and Solutions division at Microsoft Corp. “As customers continue to automate business processes, solutions competencies such as this one enable our partners to better identify and showcase their security solutions skills to respond to increasing customer demands to better secure their infrastructure.”
“We value our customers’ and resellers’ need for a solid, security-enhanced solution,” said Steve Brown, director of marketing for the Security Access and Solutions Division at Microsoft. “We look forward to working with Websense and our channel partners to bring this solution to market.”
“The simplicity, robustness, and effectiveness of Websense make it a very compelling solution for our customers,” said Hal Jagger, vice president of Marketing for Softchoice, a top-tier Websense & Microsoft channel partner. “As our customers, especially those with Microsoft-centric environments, continue to invest in security we expect strong uptake of this essential web security solution.”
Websense solutions run on Microsoft Windows Server platforms, integrate with Microsoft ISA Server and Microsoft Desktop Firewall, and support Microsoft SQL Server as well as Microsoft Active Directory.
Websense is a founding member of the Microsoft SecureIT Alliance, an industry initiative designed to help improve security for businesses running Microsoft operating systems. Microsoft is a founding member of the Websense Web Security Ecosystem™ — a comprehensive ecosystem of world-class security and networking technology providers to enable easy deployment and integration of Websense solutions in enterprise environments. The Websense Web Security Ecosystem incorporates vendors from leading security and networking markets, including: network access control, internet gateways, certified appliance platforms, security event management, and identity management. The Websense Web Security Ecosystem provides interoperability of joint solutions to ensure seamless integration in enterprise environments.
Websense Web Security Suite v6.2 software is currently available for organizations who wish to protect themselves from internet and application security threats. For a free 30-day evaluation of Websense software or for more information on protecting your organization from a wide range of threats including spyware, virus outbreaks and internal hacking exploits, please visit www.websense.com. Websense Security Labs™ offers free email security updates as new internet threats are discovered and is available at www.websensesecuritylabs.com.