Websense Updates OPSEC Certification With Check Point, Releases New Websense Enterprise for FireWall-1® Tuesday 23 January 2001 PDF Print 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 include: · 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 sites. · 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 "sex." "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 today." Websense Enterprise v4.2.4 forFireWall-1 is now available for general download at http://www.websense.com/products/integrations/checkpoint.cfm . This new version of Websense also updates support for the Netscape Proxy Server, available for download at http://www.websense.com/products /integrations/netscape.cfm 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 http://www.websense.com/downloads/index.cfm 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 http://www.opsec.com About Websense Inc. Websense Inc. (NASDAQ: WBSN) is the worldwide leader of employee Internet 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 http://www.websense.com Except for the historical information contained herein, this press release contains forward-looking statements, including statements containing the words "planned," "expects," "believes," "strategy," "opportunity," "anticipates" and similar words. Such forward-looking statements are subject to known and unknown risks, uncertainties or other factors that may cause the Company's actual results to be materially different from historical results or any results expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. We assume no obligation to update any forward-looking statements to reflect events or circumstances arising after the date hereof. The potential risks and uncertainties which could cause actual growth and results to differ materially include but are not limited to, the volatile and competitive nature of the Internet industry, changes in domestic and international market conditions, foreign exchange rates, the success of the Company's brand development systems efforts, and customer acceptance of the Company's services, products and fee structures. Further information on the factors and risks that could affect Websense's business, financial condition and results of operations are included under the "Risk Factors" sections of Websense's public filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, available at http://www.sec.gov FireWall-1 and SVN are registered trademarks of Check Point Software Technologies Ltd. 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