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Websense appointed two new vice presidents

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Ca., USA - July 31, 2009 San Diego, Ca., USA - Websense, a data security company, announced the appointments of Didier Guibal as executive vice president of Worldwide Sales and Arthur S. Locke, who will join the company as senior vice president and chief financial officer.

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Mr. Guibal brings more than 20 years of experience in sales and marketing and more than 12 years as a senior executive at publicly-traded and private companies, including security and software-as-a-service providers McAfee, RightNow Technologies, and Panda Security, where he was most recently president. At Panda Security, Mr. Guibal oversaw the company's U.S. corporate and consumer security products business and architected the company's turnaround strategy. For more than six years, Mr. Guibal was vice president of sales at RightNow Technologies, a successful pioneer in software-as-a-service (SaaS) business applications. There Mr. Guibal grew the business from the early start-up phase to a successful initial public offering and beyond. At security vendor McAfee, Mr. Guibal grew through the ranks and held multiple strategic roles from Managing Director for Southern Europe to Vice President of EMEA and Latin America Sales. Mr. Guibal was appointed Vice President Worldwide of Marketing and Alliances and Vice President of Sales for the Americas. Mr. Guibal's background also includes sales roles at Sun Microsystems, Wyse Technologies and UNILOG.

Mr. Locke has more than 23 years of experience in finance, tax and accounting and most recently was Executive Vice President & CFO at MicroStrategy Incorporated, a publicly-traded worldwide provider of business intelligence software and services. Mr. Locke most recently was Executive Vice President & CFO at MicroStrategy Inc. During his eight year tenure he led the global accounting and finance team as the company grew from 809 employees with $148 million in revenue to 1,915 employees with $360 million in revenue, while the business expanded its operations worldwide. He has led finance, tax and accounting at multiple publicly-traded and private companies including EIS International, Inc. and Biospherics Inc.

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