Websense Inc., a San Diego-based provider of employee internet management solutions, today announced that Penn National Insurance, Harrisburg, Pa., is utilizing Websense Enterprise to comply with the Gramm-Leach-Bliley (GLB) Act by safeguarding confidential consumer financial data from new web-based attacks. Founded in 1919, Penn National Insurance offers property-casualty insurance through 750 independent agencies.

Penn National Insurance selected Websense Enterprise to enable the company to meet the privacy and security regulations of the GLB Act, as well as provide protection from online security threats for nearly 1,000 of its employees, all of which are managed by Websense products. The GLB Act, also known as the Financial Modernization Act of 1999, governs the disclosure and collection of consumers' confidential financial information, making it essential for financial services and insurance companies to take measures to protect their corporate assets from emerging Internet threats.

"Deploying Websense products was part of a rigorous four-year plan to bolster internet security, boost productivity and comply with industry regulations including the Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act," said Thomas Miele, manager of information security/security management at Penn National Insurance. "As we continue to rely on our employees' use of internet technology to improve efficiency, we see Websense Enterprise as an essential solution in defending the security of our customers' confidential information, while at the same time improving overall employee output and optimizing our network bandwidth."

Penn National Insurance has deployed Websense Enterprise, as well as all three Websense Enterprise Premium Groups, resulting in enhanced security, increased employee productivity, and improved network bandwidth.

 Source: Websense

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