Websense has announced a version of its web-filtering product and bandwidth-management gateway product for small-to-midsize businesses.

Websense Express, intended for use in organisations with as many as 1,000 employees, works similarly to Websense Enterprise, which provides web and application-protocol filtering for tens of thousands of users.

According to Steve Kelly, senior director of product management at Websense, the SMB version is designed with a simple user interface for easy installation.

"This is installed on a single Windows-based server," Kelly says about Websense Express, comparing it to Websense Enterprise, which permits more complex multi-server deployment under a single management console.

Websense Express is available in English, French, German, Spanish and Japanese editions.