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Legrand group needs to manage a very large number of Internet connections, with all the risk that this entails.Websense Web Security Suite will be implemented across the company’s operations.
Websense Protects the Legrand Group Against Security Risks and Potential Legal Exposure
A Global Specialist in Products and Systems for Electrical Installations and Information Networks Chooses Websense Web Security Suite to Protect its Users
and Safeguard its Corporate Image
Paris, September 1st, 2008 — Websense, Inc. (NASDAQ: WBSN) today announced that Legrand, a global specialist in products and systems for electrical installations and information networks for both the home and the office, has chosen Websense® Web Security Suite™ in order to protect its users against security risks and to safeguard its corporate image.
With over 15,000 users worldwide and servers running AS400, Unix and Windows concentrated in three data centers (in Europe, the Americas, and Asia), Legrand needs to manage a very large number of Internet connections, with all the risk that this entails. Previously, the Group managed a few blocked sites manually and had set up local solutions in a few subsidiaries. Websense Web Security Suite will be implemented across the company’s operations.
“We wanted to protect our Group from security threats and also reduce the company’s potential legal liability,” said Pierre-Louis Vergnaud, Quality & Security Manager of the Information System Department at Legrand Group France. "The responsibility of our management and the image of the company are vital concerns. The protection solution had to address these issues and also adapt to our needs concerning the security policy as regards local legislation."
Among the numerous advantages of the Websense solution, two were particularly important: "The system's modular configuration allows us to address the legal requirements within the various countries," said Pierre-Louis Vergnaud. "The solution also rendered our technical architecture fully independent of other ongoing projects within the Group."
Websense Web Security Suite allows Legrand to implement an Internet use policy per country and to comply with local regulations. For major countries such as France (with 4,000 users), those policies can also be adapted to local requirements at the various sites by delegating their administration to local managers. This ability to delegate policies is possible thanks to the reporting and alert tools providing the IT Systems Department and senior management with a very clear view of the risks incurred.
"Using the reporting and analysis tools, we were able to observe that workers in countries such as France, Spain, and the United Kingdom were not misusing the Internet and putting themselves and our company data at risk from emerging security threats," explained Vergnaud.
Websense Web Security Suite proactively discovers and protects against existing and emerging security threats. It is powered by the Websense® ThreatSeeker™ Network which searches more than one billion piece of Internet content daily for security threats, gives Websense unparalleled visibility into the state of content on the Internet and provides content-aware Web reputation intelligence further extending protection for customers from suspicious Web sites.
"We are glad to be able to assist a multinational corporation such as Legrand in protecting its business. Our international presence enables us to take on large-scale projects involving numerous countries, while offering extensive local expertise," said Dominique Loiselet, General Manager for France and North Africa, Websense.
About Websense, Inc.
Websense, Inc. (NASDAQ: WBSN), a global leader in integrated Web, messaging and data protection technologies, provides Essential Information Protection™ for more than 42 million employees at more than 50,000 organizations worldwide. Distributed through its global network of channel partners, Websense software and hosted security solutions help organizations block malicious code, prevent the loss of confidential information and enforce Internet use and security policies. For more information, visit www.websense.com.
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