- 18 December 2012 10:02
Websense a Leader in IDC MarketScape: Worldwide Web Security Products
Websense, Inc.(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.(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 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.
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