Private Equity Portfolio


Year of Investment: 2013
Portfolio Status: Former
Headquarters: Austin, TX


Integrated security solutions, including web security, email security, and data security software.

Websense, Inc. is a leading provider of web, data, email, and mobile content security solutions designed to protect data and users from cyber-threats, information leaks, legal liability, and productivity loss. Websense serves over 26,000 customers through its team of experts and global network of partners. The Company’s TRITON solution prevents web-based attacks, blocks access to inappropriate content, monitors outbound email traffic and downloads to external devices for data leaks, and filters inbound email for spam and malware for its customers.

Websense is headquartered in Austin, TX with operations worldwide.

Vista Equity Partners Fund IV completed a buyout and take-private of Websense in June 2013.

Raytheon Company acquired Websense in May 2015. Raytheon has also contributed the assets of Raytheon Cyber Products into a joint venture with Websense. Vista Equity Partners Fund V completed a minority investment in the Raytheon/Websense joint venture in May 2015.