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Websense Named Web Content Filtering Leader in Asia Pacific

  • 14 February, 2008 10:35

<p>SYDNEY, February 14, 2008 — Websense, Inc. (NASDAQ:WBSN) today announced that the leading global growth consulting company, Frost &amp; Sullivan, has named Websense the leader of the Asia Pacific (APAC) Web content filtering market.</p>
<p>Following Websense’s acquisition of SurfControl in October 2007, Websense now has a 36.8 percent share of the US$61.5 million market - reinforcing Websense’s expertise providing Web security and addressing emerging security challenges for businesses in the APAC region.</p>
<p>Websense’s market share of 21.8 percent, combined with SurfControl’s 15.0 percent, is more than the combined total market share of the next two largest Web security vendors in the region. Frost &amp; Sullivan predicts the Web content filtering market in APAC will grow from revenues of US $61.5 million in 2006, to US$264.3 million in 2013.</p>
<p>“Websense, the market leader in the 2005 APAC Web filtering market, acquired their strongest market competitor SurfControl in an acquisition that is expected to solidify Websense’s market presence in APAC and offer it a stronger momentum in the SMB segment,” said Edison Yu, Research analyst, ICT Enterprise Division, Frost &amp; Sullivan. “The acquisition by Websense is expected to create a potent market participant that can comprehensively offer content protection to SMB, large enterprises and carriers.”</p>
<p>The study titled “Asia Pacific Secure Content Management Market 2006” by Frost &amp; Sullivan analyst, Edison Yu, discusses that recent Web content filtering market traction has been driven by heightened awareness among enterprises of the perils of uncontrolled Web access and ineffective bandwidth. Frost &amp; Sullivan forecasts this market to grow at a robust CAGR of 23.1 percent in the next seven years, as enterprises focus more attention on the management of external Web-based threats.</p>
<p>The Frost &amp; Sullivan report underpins the strength of Websense business in the APAC region and clearly reinforces its leadership position in Web content filtering,” said Tim Lee, vice president APAC, Websense. “We continue to build and develop Web, messaging and data security solutions to protect our customers and their confidential data. Thanks to Websense ThreatSeeker™ technology, we can be sure that Websense continues to preemptively address today’s emerging security challenges.”</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(TM) 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 www.websense.com.</p>

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