Best web filtering solution

Winner: Websense for Websense Web Security v7

Websense Web Security v7 is a leading web security solution, protecting organizations from known and unknown threats, and keeping the web safe and productive for more than 42 million end-users worldwide. Websense Web Security provides a practical and easy way for organizations to manage and enforce granular policy controls over which users can access specific types of web content and network protocols. An intuitive web-based dashboard provides an immediate overview of the organization's web security environment, including feedback on traffic, threats and individual usage, while allowing task-based policy controls for over 120 content categories and over 100 network protocols. The solution incorporates the intelligence of the Websense ThreatSeeker Network, which proactively scours 600 million websites and 500 million emails weekly to categorize dynamic content and find web-borne malware. When new threats are found, all customers receive automatic updates, preventing threats from entering networks.

The tool often surpasses competitors in accuracy, coverage, ease-of-management, reporting and network integration. Websense ThreatSeeker Network identifies content and malware faster and more accurately than many other vendors, finding and blocking access to malware hours or days before competitors. Also, Websense provides more granular categories (over 120) and protects more network protocols (over 100) than many other vendors.

An intuitive web-based management dashboard provides immediate actionable information on security trends and anomalies, user activity and policies. Task-based policy controls, delegated administration and role-based access control provide flexibility and reduce management costs by making it easy to set different internet security policies for different workers. The company offers  reporting breadth and flexibility with reports, as well as automatic email distribution. The tool integrates seamlessly with corporate directories and network devices, providing reliability and scalability for any size.

Finalists 2009
  • Aladdin Knowledge Systems for Aladdin eSafe
  • Barracuda Networks for Barracuda Web Filter
  • Blue Coat Systems for Blue Coat WebFilter and WebPulse cloud service
  • Marshal8e6 for 8e6 Professional Edition
  • Websense for Websense Web Security v7

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