LONDON, April 4, 2001 - Websense Inc. (NASDAQ: WBSN), the worldwide
leader of employee Internet management (EIM) software, today announced
an exclusive distribution agreement with Azlan, the leading pan-European
distributor of networking products and services.
Under terms of the agreement, Azlan will promote Websense Enterprise as
the sole Internet filtering software to integrate with the Cisco line of
security products that Azlan sells to its base of more than 10,000
potential value-added resellers (VARs) across 15 countries in Europe.
"With the addition of Azlan, we will be able to reach out to a large
number of Cisco and security focused VARs and integrators, enabling us
to accelerate the growth of Websense across all of Europe on Cisco
platforms," said Geoff Haggart, vice president of Websense, EMEA
(Europe, Middle East and Africa).
In addition to Websense, Azlan offers a comprehensive range of security
oriented software and hardware solutions from leading high-tech
manufacturers, including Cisco, RSA Security, Open Systems.com, Nortel
Networks and Novell. Websense Enterprise will represent a key management
component that strongly compliments Azlan's existing secure networking
and communications solutions.
"We have seen strong and rising demand for employee Internet management
products that complement existing network infrastructures, and we are
very pleased to now be working with the world's leading brand," said
Douglas Staples, group business manager for security at Azlan. "Websense
is truly the corporate de facto filtering standard."
Azlan is a leading pan-European solutions group, operating in the
networking communications sector of the technology market. It has three
divisions; product distribution, training and services with operations
in fifteen European countries and employs over 1,300 staff with a ratio
of 1:1 technical to sales personnel among these groups. Azlan works with
market-leading manufacturers of networking technology including Cisco,
RSA Security, Microsoft, Nortel Networks, Cabletron, Novell and 3Com.
For the year ended 31st March 2000, Azlan recorded Group turnover of
£411m, an increase of 20% on the prior year and pre-tax profits of
£9.3m. For more information about Azlan.com, please visit their Web
site at www.azlan.com or phone 011-8-989-7700 for additional
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. These include 239 of the Fortune 500, 40 of the Nikkei 225
and more than 30 of the FTSE 100, encompassing 6.6 million employees
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 www.websense.com.
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containing the words "planned," "expects," "believes," "strategy,"
"opportunity," "anticipates" and similar words. Such forward-looking
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other factors that may cause the Company's actual results to be
materially different from historical results or any results expressed or
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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).
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