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Websense Rolls Out Cloud-Based Services

Hosted Email Security and Websense Hosted Web Security

Websense has unveiled Hosted Email Security and Websense Hosted Web Security. The latest version combines new ease-of-use features with better protection from emerging Web 2.0 and converged threats with increased Web threat intelligence from the latest Websense URL database and Websense ThreatSeeker Network.

Web security intelligence is a critical piece of effective email security because today more than 90 percent of unwanted email contains embedded URLs that direct users to Web sites compromised with malicious code and other malware. Websense Hosted Security Services protect organizations from these threats with intelligence from the Websense ThreatSeeker Network. When an attacker attempts to send a malicious link or spam through email, Websense Hosted Email Security cleans the message in the cloud before it reaches its destination. Additionally, if a user attempts to click on a malicious link in an email or other application, Websense prevents the user from accessing the malicious Web site.

Websense cloud-based security solutions are now even easier to deploy and use, featuring a completely redesigned user interface and a single sign-on for both Web and email that IT managers can access at any time and from anywhere. Quarantine management in Websense Hosted Email Security has also been enhanced, allowing end-users to easily view blocked email, release messages, and whitelist or blacklist senders.

With the increased threat intelligence from the ThreatSeeker Network, Websense has raised its spam detection service level agreement (SLA) to 99 percent for Websense Hosted Email Security, up from 97 percent. By eliminating spam in the cloud, organizations gain tremendous cost savings on hardware, bandwidth, storage, support and administration time. Websense Hosted Security Services are also backed by a 99.999 percent reliability SLA for service availability and a 100 percent SLA for protection from known viruses.

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