Executive Summary

By Cameron Sturdevant  |  Posted 2002-08-12 Print this article Print

: Websense Enterprise Premium Group III"> Executive Summary: Websense Enterprise Premium Group III

Usability Excellent
Capability Good
Performance Good
Interoperability N/A
Manageability Good
Scalability Excellent
Security Good
Websense Enterprise is an employee Internet access management tool, and Premium Group III is an add-on database that identifies Web sites containing malicious mobile code. Websense Enterprise can block access to these sites, thereby keeping worms or viruses out of the workplace that might evade other perimeter security tools.


As mobile code use grows, so does the possibility that miscreants will use this avenue to evade perimeter protections such as anti-virus scanners, thereby increasing the risk of damaging viruses making it onto the network. At $5 per user per year, the cost is not trivial, especially for larger organizations, but the value of Websense with Premium Group III as an insurance policy is likely to increase.

(+) Easy to add and simple to administer.

(-) Adds as much as 33 percent to the cost of the base Websense product.

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    Cameron Sturdevant Cameron Sturdevant has been with the Labs since 1997, and before that paid his IT management dues at a software publishing firm working with several Fortune 100 companies. Cameron also spent two years with a database development firm, integrating applications with mainframe legacy programs. Cameron's areas of expertise include virtual and physical IT infrastructure, cloud computing, enterprise networking and mobility, with a focus on Android in the enterprise. In addition to reviews, Cameron has covered monolithic enterprise management systems throughout their lifecycles, providing the eWEEK reader with all-important history and context. Cameron takes special care in cultivating his IT manager contacts, to ensure that his reviews and analysis are grounded in real-world concern. Cameron is a regular speaker at Ziff-Davis Enterprise online and face-to-face events. Follow Cameron on Twitter at csturdevant, or reach him by email at csturdevant@eweek.com.

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