June 10, 2015

Gartner Magic Quadrant for Secure Web Gateways Positions Websense® as a Leader for Sixth Time

Susan Helmick

Recognized for vision and ability to execute for TRITON® solutions

AUSTIN, Texas, June 10, 2015 - Websense, Inc., a global leader in protecting organizations from the latest cyber attacks and data theft, has been recognized by Gartner Inc. as a “Leader” in the "Magic Quadrant for Secure Web Gateways" (i)for the sixth consecutive year. 

For the report (ii), Gartner evaluated the TRITON AP-WEB  solution, part of the Websense TRITON APX architecture delivering adaptive capabilities, real-time defenses and predictive and actionable threat intelligence across the entire threat lifecycle.  

“Every day threat actors are seeking ways to exploit vulnerabilities both old and new,” said John McCormack, Websense CEO. “Keeping up with such fast changing threat activity while continuing to grow and innovate can be a challenge for any organization.  Our TRITON APX solutions, like TRITON AP-WEB, address these infrastructure demands by mitigating the risks cyber threats pose through cutting-edge technology with the power to strategically adapt to the constantly shifting security needs of today’s security environment.”

Organizations worldwide face complex threats every day that require accurate and actionable security intelligence to respond swiftly and protect critical assets. Backed by the Websense Advanced Classification Engine (ACE), TRITON AP-WEB provides data loss prevention and web security against threats for on-premise, remote, mobile, and Cloud users. Multiple real-time content engines analyze full web pages, active scripts, web links, contextual profiles, files and executables. Other capabilities include detection of custom encrypted uploads, password file data theft, slow data leaks (drip DLP), Optical Character Recognition (OCR) of text within images and geolocation destination awareness.

According to the report, “Leaders are high-momentum vendors (based on sales and mind share growth) with established track records in SWGs, as well as with vision and business investments indicating that they are well-positioned for the future. In addition to offering strong SWG products and/or services, Leaders have built effective sales and distribution channels for their entire product portfolio. Leaders that offer on-premises and cloud services have recognized the strategic importance of a two-pronged sales and distribution channel. They have established a traditional VAR channel to sell on-premises appliances, and they have also demonstrated the ability, usually through partnerships with ISPs and carriers, to sell cloud services.” 

Gartner’s Magic Quadrant for Secure Web Gateways evaluation follows results published in an April Miercom ‘Secure Web Gateway Industry Study’ concluding  AP-WEB demonstrated the highest overall threat protection when compared against other vendors. TRITON AP-WEB was also awarded ‘Best Web Content Management Solution’  at the U.S. SC Magazine Reader Trust Awards.

To download the Gartner Magic Quadrant for Secure Web Gateways, please visit:  http://www.websense.com/content/gartner-magic-quadrant-secure-web-gateways-2015.aspx

(i) Source: Gartner, Inc. "Magic Quadrant for Secure Web Gateways" by Lawrence Orans and Peter Firstbrook , May 28, 2015.

(ii) This Magic Quadrant analyzes solutions that are optimized for SWG functionality. Vendors must provide all three components of an SWG: URL filtering, Anti-malware protection and Web application control capabilities. Pure-play URL filtering solutions have been excluded. The vendor's URL filtering component must be primarily focused on categorizing English-language websites. Vendors must have at least $15 million in SWG product revenue in their latest complete fiscal years. Vendors must have an installed base of at least 2,000 customers or aggregate endpoint coverage of at least 5 million seats. 

About the Magic Quadrant

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About Websense, Inc.

Websense, Inc. is a global leader in protecting organizations from the latest cyber-attacks and data theft. Websense TRITON® APX provides advanced, adaptive cyber security that protects critical data wherever it resides and gives actionable intelligence across the entire threat lifecycle. Our comprehensive security solutions unify web, email, mobile, data and endpoint security to prevent data theft. More than 21,000 organizations across 155 countries rely on Websense to stop advanced persistent threats, targeted attacks and evolving malware. Websense prevents data breaches, intellectual property theft and enforces security compliance and best practice. A global network of channel partners distribute, deploy and support our solutions.

To access the latest Websense security insights and connect through social media, please visit www.websense.com/smc
For more information, visit http://www.websense.com  or http://www.websense.com/triton.

About Forcepoint

Forcepoint is the leading user and data protection cybersecurity company, entrusted to safeguard organizations while driving digital transformation and growth. Our solutions adapt in real-time to how people interact with data, providing secure access while enabling employees to create value.