Facebook and Websense Partner to Protect Users from Malicious Links

SAN DIEGO, Oct. 3, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — Facebook, Inc. and Websense, Inc. (NASDAQ: WBSN), a global leader in unified web security, email security, and data security solutions, today announced a technology integration partnership that helps to protect Facebook users from links that lead to malware and malicious sites.

Starting today, Websense technology will add to Facebook’s existing protections to stop users from clicking on links without knowing the trustworthiness of the destination. When a Facebook user clicks on a link it will be checked against the Websense database. If Websense determines the link is malicious, the user will see a page that offers the choice to continue at their own risk, return to the previous screen, or get more information on why it was flagged as suspicious.

“Facebook cares deeply about protecting users from potentially malicious content on the internet,” said Dan Rubinstein, Facebook product manager for Site Integrity. “We are excited about our partnership with Websense to provide industry leading tools to help our users protect themselves.”

For more information on this new Facebook service, please visit www.facebook.com/security.

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