Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Assaf Litai

"Security is changing from being a technical proficiency to a business compulsion. Security leaders like the CSOs (chief security officers) and the CIOs (chief information officers) have to start considering the implications of Web 2.0 as it interacts with Employees 2.0 without hindering productivity. The typical Employee 2.0 is one who are accessible 24x7 and is mobile, and at the same time has his personal applications (such as e-commerce, e-banking, social networking, etc.) running on corporate-provided laptop."

Assaf Litai, VP, Enterprise Sales (Data Security), Websense Inc

May 21, 5.30 pm

1 comment:

Murali said...


Assaf Litai was co-founder of PortAuthority Technologies, the technology leader in data loss prevention solutions that was acquired by Websense in 2001. As Vice President of Strategic Accounts and ranking expert on data loss prevention solutions for Websense, Litai continues to play a key role in driving the company’s data loss prevention strategies and product development roadmap. Additionally, he has spearheaded security initiatives for numerous high profile customers in finance, manufacturing and healthcare, focusing on preventing outbound communications from revealing and disseminating confidential information.

Prior to co-founding PortAuthority Technologies in 2000, Litai led a variety of research and development efforts, including signal processing and acoustics for military systems, in Israel and abroad. He also provided expert testimony before United States congressional committees on information piracy and the impact of peer-to-peer networks like Napster on information security.

Assaf is a graduate of the Israeli Institute of Technology, with a bachelor’s degree in electronics and engineering.
Websense, Inc. is the market leader in Web security and a technology leader in the prevention of internal information leaks, with 26 million users worldwide. We develop and market software that protects the confidential information of more than 50,000 organisations worldwide by foiling Web-based attacks and preventing internal leaks that can result from employee error and insider sabotage. We characterise our solutions as “intelligent content protection” because we allow customers to apply knowledge of the users, the content to be protected and the internet destination to create granular security enforcement policies that reflect their business requirements rather than “one-size-fits-all” strategies.

Websense, Inc. is the global leader in web filtering and a leading provider of web security. With over 50,000 customers, the company is the vendor of choice for leading Fortune 500 and FTSE 100 customers, as well as government agencies and educational institutions. Websense proactively discovers and immediately protects against web-based threats such as spyware, phishing attacks, viruses, and crimeware. Websense secures organizations from existing and emerging internet threats by providing proactive, policy-driven web and endpoint security software. Websense security software fills the technology gaps left open by networks and defenses such as antivirus, anti-spyware, firewall, and other products.

India Operations:

Websense holds more than half of the market share in India’s web content filtering market. According to Frost and Sullivan, Websense is the single largest player with 59% market share in the web content filtering market for 2005.

India is amongst the fastest growing regions for Websense is Asia Pacific. The company has two value-added distributors in Bangalore based Select Technologies and Inflow Technologies Limited. Websense sells through over 100 resellers in India currently. The Partners are categorised as Platinum, Gold and Silver.

Websense serves 500 of top 1000 enterprise customers in India.

Industry Leadership

Protects over 26 million seats under subscription across all industries and organizational sizes (from 50 to 250,000 users)
Recognized as one of Forbes Magazine’s “Top 25 Technology Companies” three consecutive years (2004, 2005, 2006)
Named to FORTUNE Magazine’s “100 Fastest-Growing Companies List” two consecutive years (2004, 2005)
IDC, Frost & Sullivan, and other independent research firms have acknowledged Websense as the web filtering market leader
Web filtering industry-leading $178.8 million in 2006 revenue (up from $148.6 million in 2005)

Websense Offerings:

Websense Security Labs™

Websense Security Labs discovers and investigates internet threats, researches and classifies them, and publishes timely product and information updates to the security community and Websense customers to support them in securing their infrastructures. Websense Security Labs’ worldwide network of computers provides global, 24 x 7 analysis of the web. Over 600 million sites per week are mined and analyzed through automated data mining and human analysis processes. Additional websites and applications come through the Websense patent pending WebCatcher™ and AppCatcher™ customer feedback loops while security researchers continually monitor newsgroups, chat rooms, security websites, and online forums for the latest vulnerability releases and proof-of-concept exploits. Websense Security Labs proactively discovers and immediately protects against new web-based threats.

The Websense Web Security Ecosystem™

The Websense Web Security Ecosystem is a comprehensive framework of technology integrations that provides enhanced security and ease of deployment of Websense web security solutions in enterprise environments. The Websense Web Security Ecosystem incorporates world-class security and networking technologies including: internet gateways, network access control, security event management, identity management, and appliance platforms. Through seamless integration with more than 40 different technology solutions, the Websense Web Security Ecosystem helps organizations identify and mitigate web-based threats and vulnerabilities.

Integration with Enterprise Infrastructure

Websense makes deployment and administration easy by integrating with all leading enterprise directories (Windows NT, Active Directory, LDAP, Novell eDirectory, and RADIUS) to seamlessly retrieve user and group information.


Websense architecture allows single-box deployment or a distributed component approach for scalability from 50 to 250,000 users and beyond with full reliability and accuracy. Websense also offers either standalone or integrated deployments to provide maximum flexibility within customer environments.


Websense offers unparalleled enterprise reporting that includes web-based, drill-down capabilities usable by IT as well as non-technical groups such as the Human Resources, Legal, and management teams. Only Websense reports on “Risk Classes,” which provide management-level summary information on risks to the organization.

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