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Palo Alto, CA, United States, 2007/10/18 - Frost & Sullivan today awarded Websense, Inc. (NASDAQ: WBSN) with the 2007 U.S. Frost & Sullivan Customer Value Enhancement Award, which recognizes Websense's successful sales, customer acquisition and service strategies.
Customer Value Enhancement Award, which recognizes Websense's successful sales, customer acquisition and service strategies, and the degree to which those strategies have met customers' requirements.
Frost & Sullivan Best Practices Awards, including the Customer Value Enhancement Award, recognize companies in a variety of regional and global markets for demonstrating outstanding achievement and superior performance in areas such as leadership, technological innovation, customer service and strategic product development. Industry analysts compare market participants and measure performance through in-depth interviews, analysis and extensive secondary research to identify best practices in the industry.
"We consider Websense not only as a vendor but as a partner in our strategy to keep our employees, network and confidential information secure," said Ron Uno, manager, Information Management, Kuakini Health Systems. "Websense continues to innovate in content protection—delivering a solution that not only ensures our employees stay productive, but also protects us from emerging threats including phishing, information-stealing Trojan horses and other threats from Web 2.0 environments. The peace of mind we receive from knowing our employees are prevented from visiting these malicious Websites is immeasurable."
"Websense received this award because of its ability to expand its customer base, while maintaining its existing installed base, with more innovative value creation and enhancement strategies than competing vendors," said Frost & Sullivan Research Analyst Terrence Brewton. "Websense has continuously offered value-added products that help customers secure their networks from inbound threats and outbound data leaks."
"Using Websense content protection solutions, customers can intelligently safeguard their networks by protecting content over the Web, through email, instant messaging, and mobile filtering," added Brewton. "Moreover, the solutions work at the enterprise's gateway and do not cause network bottlenecks or administrative challenges."
Websense was selected because of its:
• Security to protect against existing and emerging threats: Websense provides a 360 degree approach to security by guarding networks against all types of external threats including spyware, phishing and botnets as well as preventing confidential internal data from leaking out of the network
• Product excellence: Websense solutions stand out for their scalability and accuracy—offering high performance for small to large enterprises
• Commitment to channel and technology partners: Working with partners, Websense ensures commitment to quality, outstanding consulting strategies, and excellent joint marketing programs. Using an "ecosystem" approach, it ensures interoperability between solutions through seamless integration of its products with enterprise network appliances.
"Being named the recipient of the Customer Value Enhancement Award by Frost and Sullivan validates the work we are doing to ensure our customers are protected not only from spyware, malware, and phishing threats, but also emerging threats in Web 2.0 environments," said John McCormack, senior vice president of product development, Websense. "We're committed to ensuring our products have the 'intelligence' built-in to help our customers keep their networks safe and keep their company data from accidentally or maliciously leaking out."
"Websense's products allow businesses of any size to secure their networks by providing tools that protect against known and unknown threats as well as many emerging Web 2.0 threats," observes Brewton. "Websense's security solutions are powered by advanced information leak prevention technology, as well as Websense's ThreatSeeker™ technology, which scours more that 600 million Web sites a week looking for malicious code."
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