|Headquarters||Congleton, Cheshire, England|
|Patricia Sueltz, Chief Executive Officer
Greg Lock Non-Executive Chairman
Syed Imran, Non-Executive Director
Simon Wilson, Chief Financial Officer
George Hayter, Senior Non-Executive Director
Jane Tozer, Non-Executive Director
Rene Schuster, Non-Executive Director
|Products||Web filter, Email Filter, Enterprise Threat Shield, On-demand Web|
SurfControl was acquired by Websense on 3 October 2007. The purchase price was approximately £204 million ($416 million), including deferred compensation and stock option expense. Websense plans to continue the SurfControl business until at least 2011. On 2 April 2008, Websense sold CyberPatrol, the SurfControl parental control software product, to newly formed Internet safety software company CyberPatrol, LLC. According to Websense's quarterly report, they received $1.4 million in cash from the sale of CyberPatrol assets.
The current product range is called the Enterprise Protection Suite, and includes products for website and e-mail filtering and user security.
The key feature of the SurfControl filtering software is the ability to categorize websites and then allow or restrict users access by selecting categories.
Examples of the categories are:
- Adult/Sexually Explicit
- Advertisements & Popups
- Personals & Dating
- Proxies & Translators
- Intolerance & Hate
SurfControl also license their URL database and categorization engine to other companies such as Check Point for use in their products and appliances.