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News Release

Softcat partners with Websense to distribute advanced security solutions for G-Cloud 4
Released: 28th November 2013
Publisher: Softcat

Marlow, UK, 28 November 2013 – Softcat is partnering with Websense in its first inclusion on the recently updated G-Cloud 4 framework. Softcat’s public sector network security team, headed by Grant Davey, will be the sole provider of Websense security software to public sector G-Cloud customers seeking to update or upgrade their existing IT infrastructures.

Softcat, a platinum Websense partner, will be providing two key Websense solutions to G-Cloud customers: web security and email security gateway software. 

Email and web threats are continually evolving and many organisations are seeking better security solutions to protect their IT systems. Key threats are from phishing emails that link to malicious sites, and whitelisted websites with malware infected links/applets, both of which cause many of today's information security breaches. Email and web security systems monitor and block malware threats whilst offering other benefits such as enhanced productivity and better legal liability controls.  G-Cloud customers will benefit from Websense advanced email and web security solutions, which defend against today’s advanced malware. 

Grant Davey, Softcat’s public sector networking and security manager, said, “Having no web security in place leaves public sector networks open to malware and cyber attacks. Through Websense and the G-Cloud, we now have the opportunity to better protect public sector networks.” He added, “Websense solutions are among the most advanced in protecting organisations from the latest cyber attacks. Unlike traditional protection solutions, its SaaS services can detect blended web/email threats. We’re excited to be able to provide these solutions to public sector customers seeking web and email security at affordable prices.”

Ken Yearwood, Director, Regional Sales at Websense explains: “We are delighted to be working with Softcat and G-Cloud to enable Government customers to gain access to our market-leading security solutions. Providing the lowest total cost of ownership has become increasingly important to our Government customers and G-Cloud offers an effective alternative to on-premise solutions. Too many customers believe they have to make a choice between functionality and price, and Websense believe that they do not need to compromise. By leveraging G-Cloud, organisations no longer have to sacrifice functionality in order to meet budget considerations. The Websense G-Cloud solution leverages the full power of our Advance Classification Engine (ACE) and Real-time analysis to provide unparalleled protection from advanced threats and malware.” 

“For a number of years Softcat has been a significant partner to Websense, achieving our highest “Platinum Partner” accreditation. Softcat is well positioned in the Government market and provide an exemplary service to their customers. The combination of their customer focus and our security technology presents a formidable partnership.  We are looking forward to working with Softcat on this exciting new venture, providing Government customers with first class protection at the right price!”

Softcat is working with a number of partners to deliver products and services through the G-Cloud. Softcat has tendered at every stage of the G-Cloud evolution, steadily increasing its foothold on the framework with 12 vendors and 32 different service provisions, including Snow Software’s SAM solution and Box’s content sharing software. More information about these vendors, along with a G-Cloud price calculation tool, can be found here.

Websense security software solutions are available to G-Cloud framework customers exclusively through Softcat. Call 01628 403 403 to enquire further.

About Softcat

Softcat (www.softcat.com) is a leading provider of software licensing, hardware, security and related IT services. Softcat, founded in 1993, remains privately owned and currently employs 600 people. It achieved a turnover in excess of £400 million in its last financial year and has been profitable since inception, resulting in a strong balance sheet and very firm financial foundations.

The company sells and supports products and solutions from all the world's leading IT companies. On all its portfolio products and solutions it offers a full range of services, including advice and guidance, technical design, product sourcing, implementation, support and project management. It enjoys a trading relationship with over 8,000 longstanding customers, predominantly from the UK corporate sector but also including large enterprises, small businesses and public sector organisations.

As an organisation Softcat cares passionately about two things – outstanding employee satisfaction and world-class customer service. It believes the former drives the latter.

About Websense, Inc.

Websense, Inc. is a global leader in protecting organizations from the latest cyber attacks and data theft. Websense TRITON comprehensive security solutions unify web security, email security, mobile security and data loss prevention (DLP) at the lowest total cost of ownership. Tens of thousands of enterprises rely on Websense TRITON security intelligence to stop advanced persistent threats, targeted attacks and evolving malware. Websense prevents data breaches, intellectual property theft and enforces security compliance and best practices. A global network of channel partners distributes scalable, unified appliance- and cloud-based Websense TRITON solutions.

Websense TRITON stops more threats; visit www.websense.com/proveit to see proof. To access the latest Websense security insights and connect through social media, please visit www.websense.com/smc. For more information, visit www.websense.com and www.websense.com/triton.


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