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Jan. 23, 2001 - Websense Inc. has updated its OPSEC (Open Platform for
Security) certification with Check Point, giving Check Point FireWall-1®
customers the most sophisticated and flexible enterprise filtering
products to manage employee Internet use at work.

"OPSEC certification assures network administrators that Websense
Enterprise tightly integrates with Check Point's secure virtual network
(SVN) architecture to provide a comprehensive firewall-and-filtering
solution," said Bradley Brown, director of business development for
Check Point Software Technologies. "By using Websense in conjunction
with their existing SVN solutions, customers can have a single security
policy, conserve network bandwidth, reduce legal liability and improve
employee productivity."

In conjunction with the certification, Websense today released Websense
Enterprise v4.2.4 for FireWall-1. New features of the joint product

· Complete user/group support

Businesses can customize Internet access policies according to
department, division and user, as defined in Windows NT 4 and LDAP-
accessible directory services. In addition, policies can be set
according to an IP address or a range of IP addresses. This means IT
managers can set Internet policies by user, group or terminal, such as
giving each company department a different Web access policy.

· Expanded Websense Master Database

Administrators gain the strength of the newest Websense Master Database,
which is the largest and most accurate of its kind, consisting of more
than 1.7 million sites organized into more than 60 Internet categories.
Managers can enforce fine-tuned Internet access policies, such as
blocking active "stock trading" but allowing other "financial" Web

· New database options

Premium Group I (PGI) is a group of five new categories in the Websense
Master Database that includes advertisements, freeware/software
download, instant messaging, online brokerage & trading, and pay-to-surf
Web sites. Management of PGI categories can save up to 10 percent of
network bandwidth and increase employee productivity.

· Flexible filtering options

In addition to blocking and permitting sites, managers can let employees
postpone personal surfing until after work or continue surfing sites
they deem work-related. This allows companies to flexibly manage how
their employees use the Web at work, helping find a balance between work
and play on the Net.

· Optional keyword screening

For businesses that want an extra layer of protection, keyword screening
restricts the ability of users to conduct searches on search engines by
specific words deemed inappropriate in a corporate environment, such as

"This new version of Websense Enterprise showcases our long-term
relationship with Check Point," said John B. Carrington, CEO of
Websense. "We were a key contributor to Check Point's original URL
Filtering Protocol specification, and this release demonstrates our
continuing commitment to giving customers the most advanced Internet
security and employee Internet management (EIM) benefits on the market

Websense Enterprise v4.2.4 forFireWall-1 is now available for general
download at

. This new version of Websense also updates support for the Netscape
Proxy Server, available for download at

Websense Enterprise also currently
integrates with other leading Internet infrastructure products, such as
Cisco Cache/Content Engine, Cisco Secure PIX Firewall, Inktomi Traffic
Server and Microsoft Proxy Server. These versions are available for
download at

About Check Point's OPSEC

OPSEC (Open Platform for Security) is the industry's open, multi-vendor
security framework. With more than 270 partners, OPSEC guarantees
customers the broadest choice of best-of-breed integrated applications
and deployment platforms that support Check Point's Secure Virtual
Network Architecture. Products that carry the OPSEC Certified seal have
been tested to guarantee integration and interoperability. For complete
OPSEC Alliance program information, including partner and product
listings, the freely available OPSEC SDK (software development kit) and
evaluation versions of OPSEC Certified products, visit

About Websense Inc.

Websense Inc. (NASDAQ: WBSN) is the worldwide leader of employee
management (EIM) solutions. Websense Enterprise software enables
businesses to monitor, report and manage how their employees use the
Internet. This supports an organization's efforts to improve employee
productivity, conserve network bandwidth and mitigate legal liability.
Founded in 1994, the company serves more than 10,000 customers, ranging
in size from 100-person firms to global-sized corporations. Websense
customers include more than 200 of the Fortune 500 and 40 of the Nikkei
225, encompassing 6 million employees worldwide.
Websense also has strategic technology relationships with CacheFlow
(NASDAQ: CFLO), Check Point (NASDAQ: CHKP), Cisco (NASDAQ: CSCO) and
Microsoft (NASDAQ: MSFT). For more information, visit

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Exchange Commission, available at

FireWall-1 and SVN are registered trademarks of Check Point Software
Technologies Ltd.

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