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Network Appliance, Inc. (NASDAQ: NTAP), the leading provider of Internet access and security solutions, and Websense, Inc. (NASDAQ: WBSN), the leading provider of employee Internet management solutions, has announced the availability of a new best-of-breed security and web filtering solution for the enterprise market.
As a result of an expanded technology and marketing partnership agreement, NetApp and Websense have jointly developed an industry-leading, comprehensive Internet security offering to be distributed exclusively through Network Appliance and its channel partners.
Through the partnership, the new NetApp NetCache 6.0 software release features Websense Enterprise as an integrated offering. The joint NetApp NetCache and Websense Enterprise offering provides customers with a comprehensive and cost-effective way to improve enterprise network security and performance. Internet usage can be easily and cost-effectively managed, allowing customers to improve network security and employee productivity by blocking threat-prone and non-work-related content.
“We are excited to expand our strategic partnership with Websense, the market leader for web filtering. Our joint effort will continue to better protect enterprises from evolving Internet security threats,” said Dave Kresse, Senior Director and General Manager, Content Delivery Business Unit at Network Appliance. “It enhances our Internet access and security solution and provides our enterprise customers with a more cost effective single-box offering that is easier to manage.”
“Websense and Network Appliance have a history of success serving large, global customers with our comprehensive, industry-leading solution and customer support,” said Curt Staker, President of Websense, Inc. “Our joint customers now have a new option for a high-performance content delivery platform with Websense’s security and filtering solutions. Websense analyses millions of sites every day for malicious code, spyware and phishing scams. Our customers receive daily database downloads of categorised sites, ensuring that they are protected from threats as they are discovered.”
The NetApp Internet access and security solution is based on NetCache appliances and industry-leading partner software and integrates advanced proxy, caching, access control, authentication, filtering, virus scanning and reporting capabilities. The solution is designed to minimise virus and hacking risks and accelerate and improve management of customers’ Web information.
The addition of the Websense Enterprise into NetCache appliances enables organisations to automate Internet usage policies for employees while mitigating associated security risks, promoting productivity and limiting legal liability by blocking access to threat-prone and non-work-related websites. In addition, enterprise customers now have access to superior reporting capabilities with Websense Enterprise Explorer and Reporter, giving IT administrators greater visibility into Internet usage, network conditions and associated risks such as spyware, malicious code and phishing.
For more information on NetCache 6.0, visit www.netapp.com/products/netcache/.
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About Websense, Inc. Websense, Inc. (NASDAQ: WBSN), the world’s leading provider of employee Internet management solutions, enables organisations to optimise employee use of computing resources and mitigate new threats related to Internet use including instant messaging, peer-to-peer and spyware. By providing usage policy enforcement at the internet gateway, on the network and at the desktop, Websense products enhance productivity and security, optimises the use of IT resources and mitigates legal liability for our customers. Websense serves more than 22,800 customers worldwide, representing 17.9 million seats. For more information, visit www.websense.com
About Network Appliance Network Appliance is a world leader in unified storage solutions for today's data-intensive enterprise. Since its inception in 1992, Network Appliance has delivered technology, product and partner firsts that continue to drive ‘The evolution of storage™’. Information about Network Appliance™ solutions and services is available at www.netapp.com.
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