Leading European Companies Adopt Websense Software; Company Now Serves More Than 30 of the FTSE 100 Wednesday 14 February 2001 PDF Print Websense Continues International Growth, Bolsters European Office LONDON, UK, Feb. 14, 2001 - Continuing to lead the employee Internet management (EIM) software category in Europe, Websense Inc. (NASDAQ: WBSN) recently added several members of the FTSE 100 to its global customer portfolio. Leading UK listed companies that selected Websense Enterprise software in Q4 2000 include Barclays, Bass, British Telecom, Cadburys Schweppes, Capita Group, Colt Telecom, Diageo, HSBC, Old Mutual, Royal Bank of Scotland and Sainsbury. With the new additions, Websense now serves more than 30 of the FTSE 100. Websense software helps companies monitor, report and manage how their employees use the Internet. Websense Enterprise - the company's core product - is designed to increase worker productivity, save bandwidth and reduce potential legal liability. Currently, more than 12,000 organisations use Websense, including more than 239 of the Fortune 500 and 40 of the Nikkei 225, encompassing more than 7.5 million employees worldwide. "It's not just the FTSE 100 - companies of all sizes choose Websense over our smaller-suited competitors because they want reliable products that tightly integrate with their existing network infrastructures, such as firewalls or caching boxes. In addition, they want software providers with long-term outlooks that promise to be around to deliver the service," said Geoff Haggart, Websense vice president of EMEA. "For these reasons, Websense continues to succeed in competitive situations, whether the companies are based in Europe or elsewhere." Increasing its European expansion, Websense recently formally established Websense International Ltd., based in the UK. This new office, which includes UK-, France- and Germany- based management, marketing, sales and technical staff, will serve as the main headquarters for European operations. This expansion includes added benefits for Websense European customers that will now be served via UK- based servers downloading Websense's Master Database. The European customer additions and company expansion come fresh on the heels of Websense's strong Q4 2000 results, in which the company achieved more than $30 million in billings in 2000 and more than $3 million in positive cash-flow for the quarter. Websense showed 22 percent revenue growth in Q4 2000 from Q3 2000, and anticipates a net profit on a pro forma basis by Q3 2001. Websense continues to drive strong international revenue, with 33 percent of Q4 2000 revenue derived from outside of North America. "We showed significant growth during our first year as a public company," said Haggart. "European growth will continue to be a focus for Websense, as we move down the path toward profitability." 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 organisation's efforts to improve employee productivity, conserve network bandwidth and mitigate legal liability. Founded in 1994, the company serves more than 12,000 customers, ranging in size from 100 person firms to global-sized corporations. Websense customers include 239 of the Fortune 500 and more than 40 of the Nikkei 225, encompassing 7.5 million employees worldwide. Websense is listed on the year 2000 Software 500 ranking and has been honoured by the Deloitte & Touche "Technology Fast 50" program. The company 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. 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