CyberGuard Strengthens Relationship With Websense, Integrates Firewall With Market-Leading EIM Solution
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–May 4, 2001–
CyberGuard Corporation (OTC:CYBG), the technology leader in network security, today announced that it is strengthening its relationship with Websense (Nasdaq:WBSN), the world’s leading employee Internet management (EIM) software company. CyberGuard’s latest firewall now integrates with Websense Enterprise v4, allowing businesses to more effectively monitor, report and manage employee activity on the Web.
As personal use of the Internet increases in the work setting, more organizations are exploring solutions to limit inappropriate use of the Internet. The integrated solution enables businesses to accomplish that by establishing acceptable parameters on personal Internet use.
Andrew Clarke, vice president of worldwide marketing for CyberGuard, said: “We are delighted to partner with a market leader like Websense. Not only is it a logical move from a product strategy standpoint, it introduces our firewall technology to Websense’s rich customer base of more than 13,000 leading organizations.”
The Websense Enterprise v4.2, CyberGuard Edition, enables businesses to:
— Filter HTTP requests based on usage policies defined in Websense
Enterprise server policy-based filtering and to customize those
policies by user or group;
— Configure access to the network by user or group;
— Offer flexible filtering that allows users to postpone personal
surfing or continue surfing sites deemed work-related;
— Manage more than 65-plus categories of Web content, including
banner ads, stock trading, freeware/software download,
“pay-to-surf” sites, gambling sites and more;
— Virtually eliminate legal liability by restricting employee visits
to online pornography, gambling, violent and other inappropriate
Web content in the workplace; and
— Flexibly manage access to unproductive Web sites, such as online
shopping, which employees access more than 60 percent of the time
during work hours (according to Nielsen//NetRatings).
More information is available at www.cyberguard.com and the new product is available for general download at www.websense.com.
About CyberGuard Corporation
CyberGuard Corporation, the technology leader in network security, provides enterprise and electronic commerce security solutions to Fortune 1000 companies and governments worldwide. CyberGuard’s award winning, industrial-strength firewall products and services protect the integrity of data and applications from unauthorized access. CyberGuard’s appliances are the world’s first to receive Common Criteria EAL4 certification, the most prestigious and rigorous IT security evaluation available. The company has world headquarters in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, and branch offices worldwide. More information on CyberGuard Corporation can be found at http://www.cyberguard.com.
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 organization’s efforts to improve employee productivity, conserve network bandwidth and mitigate legal liability. Founded in 1994, the company serves more than 13,000 customers worldwide, ranging in size from 100-person firms to global-sized corporations. These include 244 of the Fortune 500, 69 of the Nikkei 225 and more than 36 of the FTSE 100, encompassing more than 8.25 million customer seats, on a pre-paid subscription basis. For more information, visit www.websense.com.
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