Websense, a global leader in protecting organizations from the latest cyber attacks and data theft, has announced record sales and revenue for 2013. This success is due to demand for its Websense TRITON security system, which is the only solution that proactively defends all channels by identifying, stopping, containing and disarming advanced persistent threats, targeted attacks and data theft.
In 2013, total Websense billings topped $380 million with Websense TRITON solutions accounting for 70 percent. In the same year, Websense increased its Fortune 100 sales by 45 percent over 2012. Websense TRITON solution billings increased 13 percent to more than a quarter of a billion dollars and TRITON revenue grew 18 percent. In fact, nearly 50 percent of Websense customers have purchased Websense TRITON.
Following the acquisition of the company by Vista Equity Group in June 2013, Websense new customer acquisition surged by more than 30 percent worldwide in the second half of the year. Momentum was evident when the company secured six Q4 deals that exceeded $1 million with three topping approximately $3 million each. In the U.S., TRITON continued to be the go-to choice in cyber security with an 81 percent increase in new enterprise business.
“Our extraordinary growth is a clear indicator that tens of thousands of organizations clearly see the value and the security results our Websense TRITON technology delivers,” says John McCormack, Websense CEO. “Security systems are an increasingly crucial business necessity. We protect the infrastructure and critical assets of many of the largest global organizations and government functions from cybercriminals. Success in the security industry hinges on continued innovation and an investment in talent. Our TRITON security system is the result of ten years of focused security investment—our customers rely on that innovation every day.”
TRITON Stops More Threats
The Websense TRITON solution is built on the groundbreaking Threat Seeker Intelligence Cloud, the largest and fastest global analytic network on the market today. In 2013, continued Websense investment and innovation reached a new breakthrough. The average Threat Seeker heartbeat was amplified to 2.6 times per second, delivering real-time security analytics adjustments to more than 11,000 TRITON customers globally. In 2013, TRITON stopped more than four billion threats across all communication channels.
Last year, Websense also unveiled the industry unique TRITON RiskVision monitoring solution. With the industry’s most advanced threat identification capabilities, TRITON RiskVision is the only solution on the market that goes beyond malware identification with heuristics, behavioral analysis and sandboxing. Years in development, TRITON RiskVision also features advanced machine learning algorithms to identify encrypted data payloads, which are often indicators of criminal activity.
To further mitigate advanced attacks and data theft, additional 2013 Websense TRITON innovations included: new advanced threat protection with expanded ThreatScope inline sandboxing, malware isolation to heighten data loss prevention, end-user phishing education and new platform support for pervasive deployment.
“We chose Websense because we needed a cyber security company that protects our organization and confidential data across all stages of an attack—and doesn’t just sandbox attack attempts,” says Valdimar Oskarsson, Chief Security Officer for Betsson Group. “Websense TRITON has the security intelligence, real-time protection technology and management functionality necessary for the job. We have seen a significant reduction in our risk profile and have more visibility into where our security efforts need to go. I encourage other security professionals to put Websense TRITON to the test.”
Significant 2013 new customer growth, multiple awards and analyst affirmations are all signs of continued momentum and security preference for Websense solutions. The Websense trophy case expanded rapidly with Information Security Magazine Awards for web security and data loss prevention, coupled with SC Magazine Awards for Best Web Content Management Product and Best Regulatory Compliance Solution.
“Websense TRITON Enterprise is critical to our customer value proposition,” says Robert Eggebrecht, President and CEO for BEW Global. “Organizations need a security solution that can easily be deployed and has the proven ability to stop data theft and advanced attacks. Our solution engineers and sales team often recommend Websense TRITON Enterprise because it exceeds expectations and continues to stay on the cutting edge of security intelligence.”
Industry analysts have also recognized and evaluated Websense solutions. Websense has been positioned as a leader in the Gartner Magic Quadrant for Content-Aware Data Loss Prevention for the seventh consecutive year for Websense TRITON and as a leader in the Magic Quadrant for Secure Web Gateways for the fourth consecutive year. The company also secured the 2013 Frost and Sullivan Global Web and E-mail Content Security Customer Value Enhancement Award.