Raytheon is betting on cybersecurity as it buys Websense Inc. They are investing 1.7 billion into this venture. Websense has 21,000 clients. It allows system administrators to block access to websites based on content and protocols. With this type of technology, organizations of any size can enforce rules of behavior on users. Websense allows the implementation of security best practices like “least functionality” and collecting audit logs. Since the biggest threat usually come from “inside threats”, it is no wonder why companies like Websense have done so well.
Raytheon has mainly been a defense contractor developing and maintaining products and services for the US Department of Defense and Intelligence services. Websense will give them a pretty solid foothold into cybersecurity of the private sectors including banks and organizations overseas.
more info on the deal at WSJ