Websense named leader of Web content filtering

Frost & Sullivan give Websense top gong in Asia Pacific web content filtering market

Frost & Sullivan has named Websense the leader of the Asia Pacific (APAC) web content filtering market.

Following the acquisition of SurfControl by Websense in October 2007, the company now has a 36.8 percent share of the US$61.5 million market - reinforcing Websense's expertise in providing web security and addressing emerging security challenges for businesses in the APAC region.

Websense's market share of 21.8 percent, combined with SurfControl's 15.0 percent, is more than the combined total market share of the next two largest web security vendors in the region. Frost & Sullivan predicts the web content filtering market in APAC to grow from revenues of US$61.5 million in 2006 to US$264.3 million in 2013.

"Websense, the market leader in the 2005 APAC Web filtering market, acquired their strongest market competitor SurfControl in an acquisition that is expected to solidify Websense's market presence in APAC and offer it a stronger momentum in the SMB segment," said Edison Yu, Research analyst, ICT Enterprise Division, Frost & Sullivan. "The acquisition by Websense is expected to create a potent market participant that can comprehensively offer content protection to SMB, large enterprises and carriers."

The study titled "Asia Pacific Secure Content Management Market 2006" by Frost & Sullivan analyst, Edison Yu, discusses that recent web content filtering market traction has been driven by heightened awareness among enterprises of the perils of uncontrolled web access and ineffective bandwidth. Frost & Sullivan forecasts this market to grow at a robust CAGR of 23.1 percent in the next seven years, as enterprises start to focus more attention on the management of external Web-based threats.

The Frost & Sullivan report underpins the strength of Websense business in the APAC region and clearly reinforces our leadership position in web content filtering," said Tim Lee, vice president APAC, Websense.

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