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Websense and Juniper have teamed up to offer the latest in content and network security according to IT ChannelPlanet reporter D.H. Kass. The two companies decided to fuse the technologies of Websense Web Security Gateway and Data Loss Prevention technologies with Juniper SRX Series network platform.
Mark Cox writes for eChannelLine USA about the recent channel developments taking place at Websense in light of their North American Channel Partners Conference in Coronado, CA.
Channel Insider gives an insider look at the winners of the 2010 Websense All-Star Channel Partner Awards in this slideshow.
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Ericka Chickowski of Channel Insider reports that Websense rolled out the industry's first real-time security application for Facebook pages as a part of its Defensio 2.0 launch. The product gives channel partners a more robust way to help clients adapt to the Web 2.0 and social media environment without instituting bans against applications such as Facebook.
The article goes on to say "Armed with both Websense Web Security Gateway and Defensio, enterprises are able to attack the Web 2.0 risks on two fronts: for end users and for clients and other viewers of corporate blogs and Facebook pages. Defensio protects the former, while the gateway defends the latter."
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eChannel Line reports on 2010 security predictions, including a focus on the growth of Web 2.0 in business and how increased popularity of Web 2.0 sites and services will lead to increased threats throughout the next year. The article describes how many companies used to simply ban Web 2.0 sites outright. Today, however, more companies are looking for ways to leverage Web 2.0 for business use, but they need the right security to protect from the ever-changing threats.
"The types of attacks will range from Facebook apps to malicious URLs and video that downloads malware -- even comments on blogs," explained Websense Canadian Country Manager Fiaaz Walji. " 85 percent of the comments I get on my own blog are spam, with URLs attached," Walji added.
The article also explains that email will increasingly be used as an attack vector in 2010, with a growing number of blended threats -- emails that include a hyperlink to a malicious Web site. Fiaaz Walji explains that this demonstrates the importance of having a holistic security strategy for Web, data and email security.
Read the complete eChannel Line article by clicking here.
Download the complete 2010 threat predictions from Websense Security Labs here.
In this blog post, The VAR Guy interviews Dave Meizlik, director of product marketing at Websense. They discuss the potential risks of cloud computing, and what value added resellers (VARs) can do to help secure their clients' data. Dave gives advice for VARs and discusses security delivered through the cloud (security-as-a-service). Read the complete blog post>
In this Q&A Business Solutions magazine talks with Farley Stewart, director of product marketing at Websense.
1. What must a VAR understand about today's email security threats and solutions in order to sell a viable solution?
A. Both the threats and the solutions to protect against email threats have changed significantly. Only a few years ago, attachments were the primary means of spreading malware through email. Today, emails with embedded URL links to malicious websites are a much greater concern. According to Websense Research Labs, approximately 85% of spam contains an embedded URL. Because of that, VARs must also embrace new delivery methods for email security.
A notable trend: Software as a Service (SaaS) email security solutions are seeing tremendous market growth as businesses look to reduce the cost and complexity of installing and maintaining software and appliances.
2. What objections must a security VAR be prepared to answer when pitching an email security solution?
Click here to read the complete article in Business Solutions (registration required).
Channel Insider reporter Ericka Chickowski describes the recent addition to Websense Security Labs, Senior Research Manager Patrik Runald. Runald made the switch from anti-virus vendor F-Secure and has 14 years of security research under his belt. Although his emphasis is in file-based malware, Runald believes that his alternative focus gives him an edge in approaching the evolving security landscape, while aptly coinciding with Websense's aim to provide innovative solutions for its customers.
This Channel Insider slideshow by Erika Chickowski highlights some of the findings from the Websense Security Labs State of Internet Security report. It reports that during the first half of 2009, Websense ThreatSeeker Network detected 922,433 instances of 623 unique pieces of malware before traditional antivirus vendors. The average window of exposure for antiviruses to be created for these threats was 22 hours. Click here to view the Channel Insider slideshow.
Phil Vasic, country manager A/NZ at Websense talks with CRN Australia about Web 2.0 security and how the channel is perfectly positioned to help customers safely and securely embrace Web 2.0 technologies in the workplace.