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SAN DIEGO, April 17, 2007— Websense, Inc. (NASDAQ: WBSN), announced today that the company, with its Websense® Content Protection Suite™ software, has been positioned in the Leader’s Quadrant of Gartner’s recently released "Magic Quadrant for Content Monitoring and Filtering/Data Loss Prevention [CMF/DLP], 2Q07" (by Paul E. Proctor, Rich Mogull, and Eric Ouellet, April 13, 2007).

Gartner defines leaders as performing well today, having a clear vision of market direction and actively building competencies to sustain their leadership position in the market. The report states that Gartner “gives strong preference to vendors that demonstrate completeness of vision — in terms of strategy for the future — and ability to execute on that vision.”

"We are not surprised by this placement in the Leaders Quadrant," said Pamela Fusco, executive director of security solutions at FishNet Security and former EVP, Global Information Security, Citigroup Technology Infrastructure (CTI). "Websense has a powerful solution and is a terrific partner for us as well as customers. We expect to see tremendous growth in the data loss prevention market and in our business with Websense."

In the report the analysts write that “[CMF/DLP technologies’] true value lies in helping management to identify and correct faulty business processes and — crucially — identify and prevent accidental disclosures of sensitive data. This concern is becoming more and more important because of the compliance demands of regulatory initiatives (for example, breach disclosure laws and HIPAA) and industry initiatives, such as the PCI standard.”

“We believe Gartner’s evaluation and placement of Websense in the Leaders Quadrant of the Magic Quadrant demonstrates our commitment to providing comprehensive, leading-edge software to help organizations protect themselves from information leaks,” said Gene Hodges, CEO, Websense. “Organizations need to not only have the systems in place to protect themselves from outside threats, but also ensure sensitive data doesn’t leave the company either accidentally or maliciously.”

Websense Content Protection Suite enables organizations to accurately and efficiently discover, monitor and prevent information leaks through commonly used resources including instant messaging, email, and network printing.

For more information about the Websense Content Protection Suite please visit:

About The Magic Quadrant: Magic Quadrant Disclaimer

The Magic Quadrant is copyrighted 2007 by Gartner, Inc. and is reused with permission. The Magic Quadrant is a graphical representation of a marketplace at and for a specific time period. It depicts Gartner’s analysis of how certain vendors measure against criteria for that marketplace, as defined by Gartner. Gartner does not endorse any vendor, product or service depicted in the Magic Quadrant, and does not advise technology users to select only those vendors placed in the “Leaders” quadrant. The Magic Quadrant is intended solely as a research tool, and is not meant to be a specific guide to action. Gartner disclaims all warranties, express or implied, with respect to this research, including any warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose.

About Websense, Inc.

Websense, Inc. (NASDAQ: WBSN), protects more than 25 million employees from external and internal computer security threats. Using a combination of preemptive ThreatSeeker™ malicious content identification and categorization technology and information leak prevention technology, Websense helps make computing safe and productive. Distributed through its global network of channel partners, Websense software helps organizations block malicious code, prevent the loss of confidential information and manage Internet and wireless access. For more information, visit

For further information, please contact:

Websense Team
Grant Butler Coomber
T: +44 (0)208 322 1922

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