Websense TRITON Architecture Stops Targeted Cyber Attacks with New ACE in the Cloud Defense

Websense TRITON Architecture Stops Targeted Cyber Attacks with New ACE in the
                                Cloud Defense

Global cloud-based solution adds critical security layer with proven,
real-time advanced threat and malware defenses

PR Newswire

SAN DIEGO, Dec. 4, 2012

SAN DIEGO, Dec. 4, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --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 is a global overlay
cloud defense that is easily deployed and stops cyber attacks with both
real-time threat analysis and security defenses.

"Before ACE in the Cloud, CSOs with traditional networking infrastructures
couldn't keep up with today's toughest cyber attacks because deep
content-aware defenses required a forklift upgrade," said John McCormack,
president, Websense. "ACE in the Cloud changes the game. With the TRITON
architecture, organizations 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 defenses to deliver a clean pipe from the internet. It runs the
unique defense assessments of the powerful Websense Advanced Classification
Engine (ACE) on web page content, active scripts, exploit code, obfuscated
commands, web redirects, files, PDFs and executables.

ACE in the Cloud offers:

  oDefenses built on the proven, global TRITON cloud security infrastructure.
    This includes protection across seven ACE defense assessment areas such as
    in-depth security, content and data analysis of all web page content,
    active scripts, web links and files.
  oMore than 10,000 security analytics, which are derived from the Websense
    ThreatSeeker Network^® and maintained by the Websense Security Labs™.
  oReal-time security updates that unite more than 900 million endpoints and
    analyze 3-5 billion requests per day, including social media and
    correlating web and email links.
  oA clean pipe, cloud defense that provides additional protection against
    advanced threats, spear-phishing and targeted attacks.
  oAn extremely easy implementation and a low impact on operational
    processes, procedures and administration.

To analyze malware and other threats, organizations can utilize TRITON
ThreatScope™, a cloud-based malware analysis sandbox environment, to safely
test potential threats. Security administrators simply identify a suspicious
file to ThreatScope, which applies ACE security defenses 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 organizations 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 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 organizations 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 organizations 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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Media Contact:
Patricia Hogan
Websense, Inc.
(858) 320-9393
phogan@websense.com

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