Websense Unveils Triton Unified Content Security Platform

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The company's Security Gateway Anywhere platform combines Websense Web and Email Security Gateway technology.

Unified Web security, e-mail security and data loss prevention (DLP) solutions specialist Websense launched its Triton unified threat management (UTM) platform, designed to deliver security in a consolidated appliance. The firm said Triton differs from traditional firewall UTMs, which do not scale to solve today's security threats, and other legacy controls like antivirus and URL filters that look only at the file and Website.

The Triton Security Gateway Anywhere combines Websense Web and Email Security Gateway technology, including hybrid deployment and data loss prevention, into a unified content security gateway. The gateway consolidates on-premises e-mail and Web security on a single Websense V-Series appliance, complemented by cloud-based SaaS components.

"There is no question that the threat landscape is evolving at a rapid pace," stated Michael Suby, vice president of research at Stratecast, a division of Frost & Sullivan. "Furthermore, cyber-perpetrators will readily pounce on exploitable gaps in legacy security products. What Websense is accomplishing with its Triton architecture is providing businesses with an extensible and adaptable mechanism to fight fire with fire."

Included in this release, for example, and ideal for existing Websense Web Filter customers, is support for Websense Web Security on the V-Series appliance. This provides Web Filter customers with enhanced security, consolidation and expandability to other Triton services.

Websense TruEmail DLP uses Websense DLP technology to identify confidential data, virtually eliminating false positives and negatives and delivering full workflow and reporting. It also benefits from TruHybrid deployment capabilities so that spam is filtered in the cloud before it hits customers' networks and confidential data can be secured on premises before it leaves the network.

"Websense hybrid deployments give us the confidence we need as a leading pan-European operator with thousands of remote workers," said David Rigby, IT network manager for P&O Ferrymasters, a Dubai World company. "It's all about the right access to the right data for the right people, whether on-premises or off."

Rigby said as a shipping and logistics company, P&O Ferrymasters always has employees at customer sites, and they are entering and communicating confidential data like manifests and invoices. "With Websense Triton-based products, like their Web Security Gateway and e-mail security, we feel confident that our systems stay clean of malware and the integrated DLP helps make sure that sensitive data stays where it should, without fear of data loss," he explained.

Websense doesn't just block Web threats in browsers; the malicious links can also be stripped from incoming e-mails. Also, the Websense Web solution is data aware to stop important documents from being leaked or stolen. In addition, the Websense Advanced Classification Engine (ACE) combines multiple content analysis services to identify security threats and inappropriate content.

"Websense already leads the content security software market," said John McCormack, president of Websense. "Everybody else is providing a portfolio of point products. Only Websense made a four-year investment to build a platform that truly unifies and consolidates Web security, e-mail security and DLP in a way that is greater than the sum of its parts AND reduces costs."