Independent Cybersecurity Test Rates Websense TRITON Most Effective in Advanced Threat Protection

Websense demonstrates most advanced real-time threat protection against drive-by installers, complex exploits, phishing and malware redirects

SAN FRANCISCO - 2014 RSA Conference Booth #3413 - Miercom, the well-respected worldwide testing service, recently conducted an independent test of real-world web security solutions from Websense, Blue Coat® Systems, Inc., Check Point, McAfee® and Palo Alto Networks™. Miercom test results show that Websense® TRITON® outperformed all competitors by demonstrating superior web security effectiveness against both known and unknown advanced threats. The results are published and available at

"Our rigorous test put top web security solutions through their paces," said Robert Smithers, chief executive officer, Miercom. "We were pleased with the superior performance of the Websense TRITON solution, particularly its malware blocking and its real-time defense effectiveness. Websense provided some of the most effective, advanced real-time threat protection and content classification we have observed in testing to date."

Miercom conducted an independent third-party validation of the Websense TRITON Web Security Gateway Anywhere (WSGA) solution and four competing web security products: the Blue Coat ProxySG 900-20 Secure Web Gateway; the Check Point 12200 Appliance Next-Generation Threat Protection; the McAfee WG-5500-B Web Gateway and the Palo Alto Networks PA-2020 Next-Generation Firewall. Miercom independently-sourced a URL sample set that was unknown to the vendors. Two types of Miercom tests were conducted to evaluate the ability of the appliances to block threats and threatening content.

The Websense® TRITON® security system is the only solution that proactively defends all channels by identifying, stopping, containing and disarming advanced persistent threats, targeted attacks and data theft. The solution is built on the largest and fastest global analytic network on the market today. Every second, Websense discovers two new threats and protects thousands of global organizations in real time.

"These Miercom tests focused on the most sophisticated and common attack vectors seen in the wild today," said Russ Dietz, chief technology officer of Websense. "In every test, Websense undoubtedly delivered superior protection above the competition. Our customers rely on Websense to protect them from the latest targeted attacks and data loss--and this test shows why they chose Websense over other solutions."

Miercom results show that Websense provided the best overall detection and catch-rate of malicious links to protect users at the point-of-click. Websense TRITON blocked more drive-by installers, exploits, phishing and malicious redirect URLs than any other vendor with an average 98.2 percent rate, which is 10 percent above the competition. This average score measured the effectiveness of blocking a particular threat via multiple independently assessed analytics against a particular threat category. Websense also lead in hacking-based threat detection over the nearest competitor by 23.4 points. Additionally, Websense overtook the competition and led in analyzing and blocking web content in other high key risk areas including proxy avoidance, adult content and gambling.

For more information about Websense TRITON, please visit 2014 RSA Conference attendees are also encouraged to visit Websense booth #3413 for more information.

About Miercom

Miercom is a global leader in independent product testing, and has hundreds of comprehensive testing and product comparison analysis published over the years. Miercom certifications are used by networking industries and global businesses as an accurate, unbiased source of product assessment. Miercom features comprehensive certification and test programs including Performance Verified, Certified Secure, Certified Green as well as other validation or conformance testing services. To access the latest Miercom test reviews and technology industry assessments please visit

About Websense, Inc.

Websense, Inc. is a global leader in protecting organizations from the latest cyber attacks and data theft. Websense TRITON comprehensive security solutions unify web security, email security, mobile security and data loss prevention (DLP) at the lowest total cost of ownership. More than 11,000 enterprises rely on Websense TRITON security intelligence to stop advanced persistent threats, targeted attacks and evolving malware. Websense prevents data breaches, intellectual property theft and enforces security compliance and best practices. A global network of channel partners distributes scalable, unified appliance- and cloud-based Websense TRITON solutions.

Websense TRITON stops more threats; visit to see proof. To access the latest Websense security insights and connect through social media, please visit For more information, visit and

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