Websense announces expansion plans in India

Websense announced strategic expansion of the company’s
global footprint in offering cloud-based Security-as-a-Service (SaaS) solutions
to Indian companies, facilitating locally hosted security solutions necessary
for data compliance.

This new facility supports cloud and hybrid web security
as well as cloud and hybrid email security, delivering protection within the
country.  Websense president John McCormack
joins vice president of APAC Alison Higgins-Miller and regional sales director
Surendra Singh at the official launch of this service,
representing a strong regional commitment to India and the Asia-Pacific

Security-as-a-Service (SaaS) provides a fast and easy
deployment path for the
Websense Hosted Web Security and Websense Hosted Email Security products.

SaaS shifts security inspection, enforcement,
and management processes from the customer’s location to globally available
datacenters -in the cloud’. With this infrastructure, web and email security
services can be deployed across large and small offices located around the
world in minutes.

Customers gain the benefits of the industry’s
leading content security solutions, providing sophisticated protection against
data-stealing modern malware.

This announcement supports the company’s
leadership in cloud-based security, and offers
Indian customers a
highly scalable, fault-tolerant infrastructure with multiple ISP connections,
and redundant power and cooling so there is no single point of failure.

Email is routed to a least two datacenters and sufficient
capacity is maintained to handle traffic even in the event of natural disaster
causing a catastrophic failure of a data center, providing a 99.999 percent availability
service level agreement. 

Each facility meets the very highest security standards
and the Hosted Security service is independently reviewed and certified to meet
the most demanding security accreditation in the industry, ISO

Websense real-time security can be instantly
deployed across the full spectrum of departments within an organization and
across remote workers to HQ location maintained 24×7 by global security

Websense SaaS eliminates the cost of buying
on-premise appliances and deploying, upgrading, and maintaining on-premise
hardware. This especially benefits organizations looking to provide web
security for multiple branch offices that don’t have their own IT resources.

Up to 95 percent of incoming email is spam.
With SaaS, unproductive email is intercepted in the cloud. It never hits
company servers, and never consumes local bandwidth. SaaS web security can also
reduce bandwidth costs by eliminating the need to route remote office or
mobile-user traffic back to a central location for filtering.

When Indian companies are ready to expand web
security coverage to new offices or users, it is usually a matter of a few
simple system configurations. There’s no need to send IT staff to remote
offices, deploy an appliance, or provide ongoing appliance support.

Websense SaaS ensures availability of email
by providing automatic spooling in the cloud in case your local systems go

Websense globally located, carrier-grade data
centers in the cloud, which are part of ISO 27001-certified Websense Hosted Services,
meet strict security and availability standards that most organizations can’t
afford on their own. Websense SaaS web and email security services come with a
99.999 percent uptime service level agreement.

Websense SaaS integrates web security and email
security at every level. A single user interface configures both, and both
leverage shared management services, including user directory synchronization,
delegated administration, reporting, account management, and more. This
integrated approach eliminates repetitive tasks, consolidates vendor support,
and lowers administrative training costs.

India is an important market for us in Asia
and we are seeing a global increase in demand for our security solutions in the
cloud. Our Indian customers will benefit from the availability of Websense SaaS
and the option to implement a hybrid security solution that enables our
customers’ security policies to follow them wherever they go,” said Alison
Higgins-Miller, vice president for APAC, Websense.

By Telecomlead.com Team
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