Remember when CBC Journalists were asked to avoid adding their business contacts in Facebook last summer?
You can’t really blame them. You need to protect that sensitive customer data.
And with mobile computing on the rise, more and more corporations are challenged to protect data in an increasingly mobile workforce.
Websense is best known for their Internet filtering to help companies productively use the internet. Especially by blocking “time-wasting” sites like Facebook!
Websense also specializes in Web Security application in an extremely competitive marketplace. Here is a press release of their Data Security Suite (version 7) and the new Websense Data Security Endpoint.
Websense Delivers Data Loss Prevention Endpoint Software and Web Gateway Integration
Helping Organizations Enable Business While Protecting Essential Data, Websense Is First to Provide Integrated DLP and Web Security on a Web Gateway
SAN DIEGO, CA, — To protect organizations from the growing threat of data loss, Websense, Inc., announced the availability of the Websense(R) Data Security Suite version 7 and the new Websense Data Security Endpoint. The new software extends the company’s leading network-based data loss prevention (DLP) capabilities to the endpoint, preventing data loss on remote laptops and removable media devices. Version 7 also delivers the industry’s first integrated DLP and Web security functionality in a single Web gateway.
The new software is the latest addition to the company’s award-winning DLP portfolio and accelerates Websense technology leadership in a market that research firm Frost & Sullivan projects will grow to US$2.1 billion with a compound annual growth rate of 41.1 percent. Websense DLP technology is considered a market leader by analyst firms and in less than two years, Websense has delivered three major product releases of Websense Data Security Suite and tripled the install base.
“The risk of data loss is heightened today because of people’s ability to easily post content to a multitude of popular Web 2.0 sites,” said Ryan Leonard, director of infrastructure engineering at FXCM, a financial services firm supplying online trading services in the foreign exchange market. “We selected Websense because we wanted a complete solution to help protect our sensitive information from leaving the organization or being used inappropriately. The combination of Websense Data Security Suite with the new Websense Web Security Gateway provides us an integrated solution for full visibility and control over our outbound information, while consolidating our security infrastructure and management with one trusted vendor.”
Integration with the New Websense Web Security Gateway
Websense data security solutions are the only DLP offerings in the industry that integrate with a Web security solution, giving customers unique visibility and control over where confidential data can be sent. For customers that want to have a single Web gateway control point for their Web and data security, the Websense Data Security Suite is available together with the new Websense Web Security Gateway on a single multi-function gateway delivered and supported by Websense. Using the solutions together provides integrated functionality and includes a single Web gateway control point with SSL decryption, granular geographic location visibility, real-time user identification and policy enforcement, and Web destination awareness and control.
New Websense Data Security Endpoint
Websense Data Security Endpoint solves the challenges of protecting data in an increasingly mobile workforce. The new endpoint extends market-leading DLP to the endpoint, whether the user is on or off the network. Unlike other endpoint data security technologies, the Websense Data Security Endpoint focuses on the data itself, and protects that data regardless of the device or application in use. Websense applies content-aware data protection across the broadest array of communication channels in the industry, such as the Web, instant messaging, peer-2-peer, removable media, print, FTP, CD/DVD burning and more.
Accurate discovery and protection of data at the endpoint is critical. While other endpoint solutions rely on less accurate methods like keywords and regular expressions or lack endpoint data discovery capabilities altogether, Websense applies the industry’s most accurate local discovery and fingerprinting technology PreciseID(TM) at the endpoint. This ensures that organizations can precisely scan and discover confidential data on any endpoint and then protect that data.
Additionally, Websense Data Security Endpoint is the only solution that allows application control around specific data at the endpoint. While other vendors offer rigid application control, such as never allowing printing, Websense enables organizations to set granular policies around specific data. For example, organizations need to allow remote workers such as their sales team to access and use customer relationship management (CRM) systems, but they also need to protect that sensitive customer data. With Websense, an organization can set policies that prevent specific sensitive customer information from being copied and pasted or printed while allowing the same sales person to print, copy and paste information that is not deemed sensitive. This flexibility enables business productivity while eliminating the risk of data loss.
“Today’s workforce is more mobile and global than ever before, with employees using and accessing essential data, such as customer information, design documents or financials, from multiple devices, anytime and anywhere around the world,” said John McCormack, senior vice president, product development at Websense. “Locking things down is not only unrealistic, it hinders business growth. That’s why we are delivering the new Websense Data Security Endpoint. With this new addition to our data security solutions, our customers can safely ‘say yes’ to employees using and accessing sensitive information, whether on a laptop or USB device, while protecting that data from misuse or loss.”
The Websense Data Security Suite with new Websense Data Security Endpoint and the Websense Web Security Gateway are generally available today. To evaluate the solutions visit: http://www.websense.com/evaluations/. To purchase the solutions visit: http://www.websense.com/global/en/Partners/Channel/FindPartner/.
About Websense, Inc.
Websense, Inc. , a global leader in integrated Web, email and data security solutions, provides Essential Information Protection(TM) for more than 42 million employees at more than 50,000 organizations worldwide. Distributed through its global network of channel partners, Websense software and hosted security solutions help organizations block malicious code, prevent the loss of confidential information and enforce Internet use and security policies. For more information, visit www.websense.com.