Websense and F5 Networks to develop real-time network security offerings
Mar 06, 2013 (Datamonitor via COMTEX) --
Websense, Inc. and F5 Networks, Inc. have entered into a long-term, strategic agreement to develop real-time network security offerings.
Ryan Windham, senior director of corporate development for Websense, said: "Our partnership with F5 allows enterprises to secure sensitive data from both inbound attacks and outbound exfiltration through a single, integrated security platform-combining security effectiveness with network scalability."
According to F5 Networks, the integrated solutions will provide high-performance security in the flow between users and applications, wherever they exist. This will enable cloud applications and empower users while securing intellectual property and providing inline, real-time protection against advanced threats. The architecture provides bi-directional, context-aware security based on identity, device and location as well as application, data and destination information.
Mark Vondemkamp, vice president of security product management and marketing at F5 Networks, said: "F5 secures access to applications and data through a highly scalable, intelligent services framework deployed at strategic points in the network. Our partnership with Websense adds inline, real-time defenses to detect advanced threats and data theft, making it safer for organizations to conduct business."
This partnership extends F5's existing unified access solutions, which provide secure, accelerated remote access and identity federation for web, virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI), client-server and SaaS applications. By implementing these solutions in conjunction with F5's application delivery firewall, application security, mobile app management, and application access management solutions, organizations can effectively protect their entire enterprise footprint, the company said.
The companies also announced the immediate availability of the first solution on their joint development roadmap. This solution optimizes the interoperability of the F5 BIG-IP platform and Websense X10G and V-Series appliances.
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