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Salmat Deploys Websense for Real-Time Web 2.0 Security Protection

Salmat has deployed the Websense Web Security Gateway
  • 03 March, 2009 06:48

<p>SYDNEY, 3 March 2009 — Websense, Inc. (NASDAQ: WBSN) today announced that Salmat, a publicly-listed Australian company that engages consumers through one-to-one communications, has deployed the Websense Web Security Gateway <http:> providing the organisation with real-time security protection from today’s dynamic Web 2.0 threats.</http:></p>
<p>Salmat employs around 6000 people globally, with operations in every state across Australia and internationally in the USA, New Zealand, Asia and Europe. The company required a flexible solution to protect the organisation against increasingly dynamic and virulent Web-based security threats. The solution also needed to provide controlled access to Web 2.0 content, whilst assuring productivity. Future data leakage prevention (DLP) initiatives also dictated a platform that provided support for these requirements.</p>
<p>Roy Cushan, National IT Infrastructure Manager, Salmat, said, “In parts of our business, we manage multiple clients that have different Web and data access needs resulting in the requirement to constantly adjust policies as new client projects start and finish or existing client requirements change.”</p>
<p>“After a review of various solutions, we found Websense to be the best fit. The Websense products provide real-time scanning capabilities, unmatched ability to discover threats designed to bypass anti-virus engines and robust, centralised reporting across our network of dispersed offices.”</p>
<p>The Websense Web Security Gateway solves growing challenges brought on by the explosion of Web 2.0 technologies including user-generated content, mashups, interactive networking sites and Web applications.</p>
<p>Providing inline inspection of Web traffic, SSL traffic, Web 2.0 applications, and more than 100 network protocols, Websense Web Security Gateway classifies new and dynamic content in real-time, determining immediately whether the Web site and its content are safe.</p>
<p>The software categorises actual content on Web sites – not just the sites themselves – providing an unparalleled granular approach that allows users to access Web sites but block portions of sites deemed inappropriate or a security risk. This breakthrough solution is achieved by implementing the Websense ThreatSeeker™ Network identification and classification technologies at the customers' gateway, protecting them from never before seen threats and Web content.</p>
<p>Websense Web Security Gateway is built on more than 10 years of Web security research and powered by the Websense ThreatSeeker™ Network <http:>, which discovers and analyses billions of disparate pieces of Internet content every day to rapidly identify newly-infected sites, malware and attack methods.</http:></p>
<p>“Websense will provide us real-time protection from malicious content, allowing our employees and clients to use Web 2.0 tools to drive business growth without having to worry about security or productivity drains. At the same time, our IT team will reap the time savings benefits of the Websense single report manager across our multiple locations. Other solutions required a console at each location that would have required separate management and administration. We can now concentrate on having IT add value to the business rather than be managing security consoles. At the same time, we should save on bandwidth consumption,” said Cushan.</p>
<p>Salmat was the first company to recognise and then develop the distribution of catalogues into Australian homes on behalf of retailers. This sector now far exceeds the value of any other media used by the retail industry. Through organic growth and acquisition of companies, including Salesforce, Hermes Precisa, VeCommerce and Dialect, Salmat has become “The Force in one-to-one communication”.</p>
<p>About Websense, Inc.</p>
<p>Websense, Inc. (NASDAQ: WBSN), a global leader in integrated Web, data and email security solutions, provides Essential Information Protection™ for more than 43 million employees 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</p>

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