Johnson City, TN, October 05, 2008 --(PR.com
)-- Companies need to protect themselves from liabilities. The ability to manage Internet usage and block sites by content type such as “adult-content” websites offers huge benefits for companies. With today’s announcement of the new channel partnership with Websense, BCTI can now help companies from these types of liabilities and more with Websense security software.
BCTI can easily install and configure Websense security products for customers. “Companies can choose to configure Websense to meet both policy and cultural needs. For example, websites can be blocked based on content such as adult content, shopping, news, etc. as desired. Some companies leave the Internet completely open and use the reporting features to manage issues. Others publish Internet usage to the company intranet or only allow Internet usage certain times of the day," said Chase Boles, President & CEO of BCTI. "The key features Websense offers are flexibility and ease of use."
“Websense helps companies visualize how their employees are using the Internet. Are they using the Internet as a business resource? Are they using it as recreation? If so, how much time are they spending on average?” states Sr. Engineer Brandon Cox.
Websense has a high return on investment because it gives business owners the information they need to manage Internet usage. “Just as personal phone calls are acceptable and necessary, so is access to the Internet. However, if someone is abusing the privilege, Websense can identify the problem. "If every employee spends 15 minutes of personal time a day recreationally on the Internet, and one multiplies those 15 minutes by the number of employees, it could cost thousands of dollars in lost productivity each year,” explains Boles.
BCTI uses Websense and has found it to be an effective tool. It provides protection against spyware, malicious mobile code, phishing attacks, bots, and other threats. The Websense server works in unison with the firewall to help block malware. “Once we installed Websense, we found a couple of users were accessing the Internet without being aware of it; there was previously undetected spyware on their computer. We ran Symantec, TrendMicro, Spybot, and Microsoft Defender, and none of the programs detected it…only Websense,” said Sr. Engineer Brandon Cox.
There are many reasons to use Websense; it has an extremely fast return on investment, offers both Enterprise and small business products, and is the market leader. “BCTI found Websense to be the best product period in its class, which is why we are proud to announce our new partnership with Websense,” said Boles.
Websense is easy to manage, since it blocks websites by categories such as adult content, shopping or sports. Also reporting is a breeze, explains Cox, “You can run a report on a single user or the company as a whole in three clicks and have a great report with graphs which will give you a good picture of how the Internet is being used.”
BCTI installed Websense both for its own benefit and to determine whether its customers would benefit from Websense security solutions. In the end, BCTI decided to become a Websense Silver Partner. Websense is now part of the solutions offered by BCTI. Visit www.bcti.com for more information on the Websense solutions or for download a free 30-day evaluation at www.websense.com/downloads.
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.
Providing professional services since 1983, BCTI is the region’s premier provider of IT business solutions, including unified communications, development, training, and networking. This level of expertise has been achieved by a continued devotion to staff education and by forming strong partnerships with technology leaders such as Microsoft, HP, Cisco, IronPort, and now Websense. BCTI is a Microsoft Gold Learning Solutions Partner and is Tennessee’s leading Cisco solutions and equipment provider. For more about BCTI, visit www.bcti.com or call 800-455-0543.