Spyware blocking deal signed by US Homeland Security

Websense brought on board...

Websense brought on board...

The US Department of Homeland Security has signed a deal with content security firm Websense to protect its systems from spyware and other nasties.

The US Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) division has 40,000 employees. Controls within the Websense offering will now control the access of those employees to any blocked websites or content deemed inappropriate.

Websense also blocks access to phishing websites and those which contain malicious code such as spyware, Trojans and virus code.

This deal represents a further fleshing out of Websense's US government portfolio. It already boasts the US Air Force, Army and Navy as well as the FBI, IRS and National Institute of Health.

Websense was unable to disclose the value of the deal.