2000 Employee Stock Purchase Plan - Websense Inc.


                                 WEBSENSE, INC.

                        2000 EMPLOYEE STOCK PURCHASE PLAN


     I.   PURPOSE OF THE PLAN

          This Employee Stock Purchase Plan is intended to promote the interests
of Websense, Inc., a Delaware corporation, by providing eligible employees with
the opportunity to acquire a proprietary interest in the Corporation through
participation in a payroll deduction-based employee stock purchase plan designed
to qualify under Section 423 of the Code.

          Capitalized terms herein shall have the meanings assigned to such
terms in the attached Appendix.

     II.  ADMINISTRATION OF THE PLAN

          The Plan Administrator shall have full authority to interpret and
construe any provision of the Plan and to adopt such rules and regulations for
administering the Plan as it may deem necessary in order to comply with the
requirements of Code Section 423. Decisions of the Plan Administrator shall be
final and binding on all parties having an interest in the Plan.

     III. STOCK SUBJECT TO PLAN

          A. The stock purchasable under the Plan shall be shares of authorized
but unissued or reacquired Common Stock, including shares of Common Stock
purchased on the open market. The number of shares of Common Stock initially
reserved for issuance over the term of the Plan shall be limited to 250,000
shares.

          B. The number of shares of Common Stock available for issuance under
the Plan shall automatically increase on the first trading day of January each
calendar year during the term of the Plan, beginning with calendar year 2001, by
an amount equal to one percent (1%) of the total number of shares of Common
Stock outstanding on the last trading day in December of the immediately
preceding calendar year, but in no event shall any such annual increase exceed
375,000 shares.

          C. Should any change be made to the Common Stock by reason of any
stock split, stock dividend, recapitalization, combination of shares, exchange
of shares or other change affecting the outstanding Common Stock as a class
without the Corporation's receipt of consideration, appropriate adjustments
shall be made to (i) the maximum number and class of securities issuable under
the Plan, (ii) the maximum number and class of securities purchasable per
Participant on any one Purchase Date, (iii) the maximum number and class of
securities purchasable in total by all Participants on any one Purchase Date,
(iv) the maximum number



and/or class of securities by which the share reserve is to increase
automatically each calendar year pursuant to the provisions of Section III.B of
this Article One and (v) the number and class of securities and the price per
share in effect under each outstanding purchase right in order to prevent the
dilution or enlargement of benefits thereunder.

     IV.  OFFERING PERIODS

          A. Shares of Common Stock shall be offered for purchase under the Plan
through a series of overlapping offering periods until such time as (i) the
maximum number of shares of Common Stock available for issuance under the Plan
shall have been purchased or (ii) the Plan shall have been sooner terminated.

          B. Each offering period shall be of such duration (not to exceed
twenty-four (24) months) as determined by the Plan Administrator prior to the
start date of such offering period. Offering periods shall commence at
semi-annual intervals on the first business day of May and November each year
over the term of the Plan. Accordingly, two (2) separate offering periods shall
commence in each calendar year the Plan remains in existence. However, the
initial offering period shall commence at the Effective Time and terminate on
the last business day in April 2002.

          C. Each offering period shall consist of a series of one or more
successive Purchase Intervals. Purchase Intervals shall run from the first
business day in May to the last business day in October each year and from the
first business day in November each year to the last business day in April in
the following year. However, the first Purchase Interval in effect under the
initial offering period shall commence at the Effective Time and terminate on
the last business day in October 2000.

          D. Should the Fair Market Value per share of Common Stock on any
Purchase Date within an offering period be less than the Fair Market Value per
share of Common Stock on the start date of that offering period, then that
offering period shall automatically terminate immediately after the purchase of
shares of Common Stock on such Purchase Date, and a new offering period shall
commence on the next business day following such Purchase Date. The new offering
period shall have a duration of twenty (24) months, unless a shorter duration is
established by the Plan Administrator within five (5) business days following
the start date of that offering period. All individuals participating in the
terminated offering period shall automatically be transferred to the new
offering period.

     V.   ELIGIBILITY

          A. Each individual who is an Eligible Employee on the start date of
any offering period under the Plan may enter that offering period on such start
date. However, an Eligible Employee may participate in only one offering period
at a time.

                                       2.


          B. To participate in the Plan for a particular offering period, the
Eligible Employee must complete the enrollment forms prescribed by the Plan
Administrator (including a stock purchase agreement and a payroll deduction
authorization) and file such forms with the Plan Administrator (or its
designate) on or before the start date of that offering period.

     VI.  PAYROLL DEDUCTIONS

          A. The payroll deduction authorized by the Participant for purposes of
acquiring shares of Common Stock during an offering period may be any multiple
of one percent (1%) of the Cash Earnings paid to the Participant during each
Purchase Interval within that offering period, up to a maximum of fifteen
percent (15%). The deduction rate so authorized shall continue in effect
throughout the offering period, except to the extent such rate is changed in
accordance with the following guidelines:

               (i) The Participant may, at any time during the offering period,
          reduce his or her rate of payroll deduction to become effective as
          soon as possible after filing the appropriate form with the Plan
          Administrator. The Participant may not, however, effect more than one
          (1) such reduction per Purchase Interval.

               (ii) The Participant may, prior to the commencement of any new
          Purchase Interval within the offering period, increase the rate of his
          or her payroll deduction by filing the appropriate form with the Plan
          Administrator. The new rate (which may not exceed the fifteen percent
          (15%) maximum) shall become effective on the start date of the first
          Purchase Interval following the filing of such form.

          B. Payroll deductions shall begin on the first pay day
administratively feasible following the start of the offering period in which
the Participant in enrolled and shall (unless sooner terminated by the
Participant) continue through the pay day ending with or immediately prior to
the last day of that offering period. The amounts so collected shall be credited
to the Participant's book account under the Plan, but no interest shall be paid
on the balance from time to time outstanding in such account. The amounts
collected from the Participant shall not be required to be held in any
segregated account or trust fund and may be commingled with the general assets
of the Corporation and used for general corporate purposes.

          C. Payroll deductions shall automatically cease upon the termination
of the Participant's purchase right in accordance with the provisions of the
Plan.

          D. The Participant's acquisition of Common Stock under the Plan on any
Purchase Date shall neither limit nor require the Participant's acquisition of
Common Stock on any subsequent Purchase Date, whether within the same or a
different offering period.

                                       3.


     VII. PURCHASE RIGHTS

          A. GRANT OF PURCHASE RIGHTS. A Participant shall be granted a separate
purchase right for each offering period in which he or she participates. The
purchase right shall be granted on the start date of the offering period and
shall provide the Participant with the right to purchase shares of Common Stock,
in a series of successive installments during that offering period, upon the
terms set forth below. The Participant shall execute a stock purchase agreement
embodying such terms and such other provisions (not inconsistent with the Plan)
as the Plan Administrator may deem advisable.

          Under no circumstances shall purchase rights be granted under the Plan
to any Eligible Employee if such individual would, immediately after the grant,
own (within the meaning of Code Section 424(d)) or hold outstanding options or
other rights to purchase, stock possessing five percent (5%) or more of the
total combined voting power or value of all classes of stock of the Corporation
or any Corporate Affiliate.

          B. EXERCISE OF THE PURCHASE RIGHT. Each purchase right shall be
automatically exercised in installments on each successive Purchase Date within
the offering period, and shares of Common Stock shall accordingly be purchased
on behalf of each Participant on each such Purchase Date. The purchase shall be
effected by applying the Participant's payroll deductions for the Purchase
Interval ending on such Purchase Date to the purchase of whole shares of Common
Stock at the purchase price in effect for the Participant for that Purchase
Date.

          C. PURCHASE PRICE. The purchase price per share at which Common Stock
will be purchased on the Participant's behalf on each Purchase Date within the
particular offering period in which he or she is participating shall be equal to
eighty-five percent (85%) of the lower of (i) the Fair Market Value per share of
Common Stock on the start date of that offering period or (ii) the Fair Market
Value per share of Common Stock on that Purchase Date.

          D. NUMBER OF PURCHASABLE SHARES. The number of shares of Common Stock
purchasable by a Participant on each Purchase Date during the offering period
shall be the number of whole shares obtained by dividing the amount collected
from the Participant through payroll deductions during the Purchase Interval
ending with that Purchase Date by the purchase price in effect for the
Participant for that Purchase Date. However, the maximum number of shares of
Common Stock purchasable per Participant on any one Purchase Date shall not
exceed 1,250 shares, subject to periodic adjustments in the event of certain
changes in the Corporation's capitalization. In addition, the maximum number of
shares of Common Stock purchasable in total by all Participants in the Plan on
any one Purchase Date shall not exceed 150,000 shares, subject to periodic
adjustments in the event of certain changes in the Corporation's capitalization.
However, the Plan Administrator shall have the discretionary authority,
exercisable prior to the start of any offering period under the Plan, to
increase or decrease the limitations to be in effect for the number of shares
purchasable per Participant and in total by all Participants in that particular
offering period on each Purchase Date which occurs during that offering period.

                                       4.


          E. EXCESS PAYROLL DEDUCTIONS. Any payroll deductions not applied to
the purchase of shares of Common Stock on any Purchase Date because they are not
sufficient to purchase a whole share of Common Stock shall be held for the
purchase of Common Stock on the next Purchase Date. However, any payroll
deductions not applied to the purchase of Common Stock by reason of the
limitation on the maximum number of shares purchasable per Participant or in
total by all Participants on the Purchase Date shall be promptly refunded.

          F. TERMINATION OF PURCHASE RIGHT. The following provisions shall
govern the termination of outstanding purchase rights:

               (i) A Participant may, at any time prior to the next scheduled
          Purchase Date in the offering period, terminate his or her outstanding
          purchase right by filing the appropriate form with the Plan
          Administrator (or its designate), and no further payroll deductions
          shall be collected from the Participant with respect to the terminated
          purchase right. Any payroll deductions collected during the Purchase
          Interval in which such termination occurs shall, at the Participant's
          election, be immediately refunded or held for the purchase of shares
          on the next Purchase Date. If no such election is made at the time
          such purchase right is terminated, then the payroll deductions
          collected with respect to the terminated right shall be refunded as
          soon as possible.

               (ii) The termination of such purchase right shall be irrevocable,
          and the Participant may not subsequently rejoin the offering period
          for which the terminated purchase right was granted. In order to
          resume participation in any subsequent offering period, such
          individual must re-enroll in the Plan (by making a timely filing of
          the prescribed enrollment forms) on or before the start date of that
          offering period.

               (iii) Should the Participant cease to remain an Eligible Employee
          for any reason (including death, disability or change in status) while
          his or her purchase right remains outstanding, then that purchase
          right shall immediately terminate, and all of the Participant's
          payroll deductions for the Purchase Interval in which the purchase
          right so terminates shall be immediately refunded. However, should the
          Participant cease to remain in active service by reason of an approved
          unpaid leave of absence, then the Participant shall have the right,
          exercisable up until the last business day of the Purchase Interval in
          which such leave commences, to (a) withdraw all the payroll deductions
          collected to date on his or her behalf for that Purchase Interval or
          (b) have such funds held for the purchase of shares on his or her
          behalf on the next scheduled Purchase Date. In no event, however,
          shall any further payroll deductions be collected on the Participant's
          behalf during such leave. Upon the Participant's return to active
          service (x) within ninety (90) days following the commencement of such
          leave or (y) prior to the expiration of any longer period for which
          such Participant's right to reemployment with the Corporation is
          guaranteed by statute or contract, his or her payroll deductions under
          the Plan shall automatically resume at the rate in

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          effect at the time the leave began, unless the Participant withdraws
          from the Plan prior to his or her return. An individual who returns to
          active employment following a leave of absence that exceeds in
          duration the applicable (x) or (y) time period will be treated as a
          new Employee for purposes of subsequent participation in the Plan and
          must accordingly re-enroll in the Plan (by making a timely filing of
          the prescribed enrollment forms) on or before the start date of any
          subsequent offering period in which he or she wishes to participate.

          G. CHANGE IN CONTROL. Each outstanding purchase right shall
automatically be exercised, immediately prior to the effective date of any
Change in Control, by applying the payroll deductions of each Participant for
the Purchase Interval in which such Change in Control occurs to the purchase of
whole shares of Common Stock at a purchase price per share equal to eighty-five
percent (85%) of the lower of (i) the Fair Market Value per share of Common
Stock on the start date of the offering period in which the Participant is
enrolled at the time of such Change in Control (ii) the Fair Market Value per
share of Common Stock immediately prior to the effective date of such Change in
Control. However, the applicable limitation on the number of shares of Common
Stock purchasable per Participant shall continue to apply to any such purchase,
but not the limitation applicable to the maximum number of shares of Common
Stock purchasable in total by all Participants in the Plan on any one Purchase
Date.

          The Corporation shall use its best efforts to provide at least ten
(10) days' prior written notice of the occurrence of any Change in Control, and
Participants shall, following the receipt of such notice, have the right to
terminate their outstanding purchase rights prior to the effective date of the
Change in Control.

          H. PRORATION OF PURCHASE RIGHTS. Should the total number of shares of
Common Stock to be purchased pursuant to outstanding purchase rights on any
particular date exceed the number of shares then available for issuance under
the Plan, the Plan Administrator shall make a pro-rata allocation of the
available shares on a uniform and nondiscriminatory basis, and the payroll
deductions of each Participant, to the extent in excess of the aggregate
purchase price payable for the Common Stock pro-rated to such individual, shall
be refunded.

          I. ASSIGNABILITY. The purchase right shall be exercisable only by the
Participant and shall not be assignable or transferable by the Participant.

          J. STOCKHOLDER RIGHTS. A Participant shall have no stockholder rights
with respect to the shares subject to his or her outstanding purchase right
until the shares are purchased on the Participant's behalf in accordance with
the provisions of the Plan and the Participant has become a holder of record of
the purchased shares.

    VIII. ACCRUAL LIMITATIONS

          A. No Participant shall be entitled to accrue rights to acquire Common
Stock pursuant to any purchase right outstanding under this Plan if and to the
extent such accrual, when aggregated with (i) rights to purchase Common Stock
accrued under any other purchase right granted under this Plan and (ii) similar
rights accrued under other employee stock purchase plans

                                       6.


(within the meaning of Code Section 423)) of the Corporation or any Corporate
Affiliate, would otherwise permit such Participant to purchase more than
Twenty-Five Thousand Dollars ($25,000.00) worth of stock of the Corporation or
any Corporate Affiliate (determined on the basis of the Fair Market Value per
share on the date or dates such rights are granted) for each calendar year such
rights are at any time outstanding.

          B. For purposes of applying such accrual limitations to the purchase
rights granted under the Plan, the following provisions shall be in effect:

               (i) The right to acquire Common Stock under each outstanding
          purchase right shall accrue in a series of installments on each
          successive Purchase Date during the offering period on which such
          right remains outstanding.

               (ii) No right to acquire Common Stock under any outstanding
          purchase right shall accrue to the extent the Participant has already
          accrued in the same calendar year the right to acquire Common Stock
          under one or more other purchase rights at a rate equal to Twenty-Five
          Thousand Dollars ($25,000.00) worth of Common Stock (determined on the
          basis of the Fair Market Value per share on the date or dates of
          grant) for each calendar year such rights were at any time
          outstanding.

          C. If by reason of such accrual limitations, any purchase right of a
Participant does not accrue for a particular Purchase Interval, then the payroll
deductions that the Participant made during that Purchase Interval with respect
to such purchase right shall be promptly refunded.

          D. In the event there is any conflict between the provisions of this
Article and one or more provisions of the Plan or any instrument issued
thereunder, the provisions of this Article shall be controlling.

     IX.  EFFECTIVE DATE AND TERM OF THE PLAN

          A. The Plan was adopted by the Board on February 11, 2000, and shall
become effective at the Effective Time, provided no purchase rights granted
under the Plan shall be exercised, and no shares of Common Stock shall be issued
hereunder, until (i) the Plan shall have been approved by the stockholders of
the Corporation and (ii) the Corporation shall have complied with all applicable
requirements of the 1933 Act (including the registration of the shares of Common
Stock issuable under the Plan on a Form S-8 registration statement filed with
the Securities and Exchange Commission), all applicable listing requirements of
any stock exchange (or the Nasdaq National Market, if applicable) on which the
Common Stock is listed for trading and all other applicable requirements
established by law or regulation. In the event such stockholder approval is not
obtained, or such compliance is not effected, within twelve (12) months after
the date on which the Plan is adopted by the Board, the Plan shall terminate and
have no further force or effect, and all sums collected from Participants during
the initial offering period hereunder shall be refunded.

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          B. Unless sooner terminated by the Board, the Plan shall terminate
upon the earliest of (i) the last business day in April 2010, (ii) the date on
which all shares available for issuance under the Plan shall have been sold
pursuant to purchase rights exercised under the Plan or (iii) the date on which
all purchase rights are exercised in connection with a Change in Control. No
further purchase rights shall be granted or exercised, and no further payroll
deductions shall be collected, under the Plan following such termination.

     X.   AMENDMENT OF THE PLAN

          A. The Board may alter, amend, suspend or terminate the Plan at any
time to become effective immediately following the close of any Purchase
Interval. However, the Plan may be amended or terminated immediately upon Board
action, if and to the extent necessary to assure that the Corporation will not
recognize, for financial reporting purposes, any compensation expense in
connection with the shares of Common Stock offered for purchase under the Plan,
should the financial accounting rules applicable to the Plan at the Effective
Time be subsequently revised so as to require the Corporation to recognize
compensation expense in the absence of such amendment or termination.

          B. In no event may the Board effect any of the following amendments or
revisions to the Plan without the approval of the Corporation's stockholders:
(i) increase the number of shares of Common Stock issuable under the Plan,
except for permissible adjustments in the event of certain changes in the
Corporation's capitalization, (ii) alter the purchase price formula so as to
reduce the purchase price payable for the shares of Common Stock purchasable
under the Plan or (iii) modify the eligibility requirements for participation in
the Plan.

     XI.  GENERAL PROVISIONS

          A. All costs and expenses incurred in the administration of the Plan
shall be paid by the Corporation; however, each Plan Participant shall bear all
costs and expenses incurred by such individual in the sale or other disposition
of any shares purchased under the Plan.

          B. Nothing in the Plan shall confer upon the Participant any right to
continue in the employ of the Corporation or any Corporate Affiliate for any
period of specific duration or interfere with or otherwise restrict in any way
the rights of the Corporation (or any Corporate Affiliate employing such person)
or of the Participant, which rights are hereby expressly reserved by each, to
terminate such person's employment at any time for any reason, with or without
cause.

          C. The provisions of the Plan shall be governed by the laws of the
State of New York without resort to that State's conflict-of-laws rules.

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                                   SCHEDULE A

                          CORPORATIONS PARTICIPATING IN
                          EMPLOYEE STOCK PURCHASE PLAN
                            AS OF THE EFFECTIVE TIME

                                 Websense, Inc.



                                    APPENDIX


     The following definitions shall be in effect under the Plan:

     A. BOARD shall mean the Corporation's Board of Directors.

     B. CASH EARNINGS shall mean (i) the regular base salary paid to a
Participant by one or more Participating Companies during such individual's
period of participation in one or more offering periods under the Plan plus (ii)
all overtime payments, bonuses, commissions, profit-sharing distributions and
other incentive-type payments received during such period. Such Cash Earnings
shall be calculated before deduction of (A) any income or employment tax
withholdings or (B) any contributions made by the Participant to any Code
Section 401(k) salary deferral plan or any Code Section 125 cafeteria benefit
program now or hereafter established by the Corporation or any Corporate
Affiliate. However, Cash Earnings shall NOT include any contributions made by
the Corporation or any Corporate Affiliate on the Participant's behalf to any
employee benefit or welfare plan now or hereafter established (other than Code
Section 401(k) or Code Section 125 contributions deducted from such Cash
Earnings).

     C. CHANGE IN CONTROL shall mean a change in ownership of the Corporation
pursuant to any of the following transactions:

          (i) a merger or consolidation in which securities possessing more than
     fifty percent (50%) of the total combined voting power of the Corporation's
     outstanding securities are transferred to a person or persons different
     from the persons holding those securities immediately prior to such
     transaction, or

          (ii) the sale, transfer or other disposition of all or substantially
     all of the assets of the Corporation in complete liquidation or dissolution
     of the Corporation, or

          (iii) the acquisition, directly or indirectly, by a person or related
     group of persons (other than the Corporation or a person that directly or
     indirectly controls, is controlled by or is under common control with the
     Corporation) of beneficial ownership (within the meaning of Rule 13d-3 of
     the 1934 Act) of securities possessing more than fifty percent (50%) of the
     total combined voting power of the Corporation's outstanding securities
     pursuant to a tender or exchange offer made directly to the Corporation's
     stockholders.

     D. CODE shall mean the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as amended.

     E. COMMON STOCK shall mean the Corporation's common stock.

                                      A-1


     F. CORPORATE AFFILIATE shall mean any parent or subsidiary corporation of
the Corporation (as determined in accordance with Code Section 424), whether now
existing or subsequently established.

     G. CORPORATION shall mean Websense, Inc., a Delaware corporation, and any
corporate successor to all or substantially all of the assets or voting stock of
Websense, Inc. that shall by appropriate action adopt the Plan.

     H. EFFECTIVE TIME shall mean the time at which the Underwriting Agreement
is executed and the Common Stock priced for the initial public offering of such
Common Stock. Any Corporate Affiliate that becomes a Participating Corporation
after such Effective Time shall designate a subsequent Effective Time with
respect to its employee-Participants.

     I. ELIGIBLE EMPLOYEE shall mean any person who is employed by a
Participating Corporation on a basis under which he or she is regularly expected
to render more than twenty (20) hours of service per week for more than five (5)
months per calendar year for earnings considered wages under Code Section 3401
(a).

     J. FAIR MARKET VALUE per share of Common Stock on any relevant date shall
be determined in accordance with the following provisions:

          (i) If the Common Stock is at the time traded on the Nasdaq National
     Market, then the Fair Market Value shall be the closing selling price per
     share of Common Stock on the date in question, as such price is reported by
     the National Association of Securities Dealers on the Nasdaq National
     Market and published in The Wall Street Journal. If there is no closing
     selling price for the Common Stock on the date in question, then the Fair
     Market Value shall be the closing selling price on the last preceding date
     for which such quotation exists.

          (ii) If the Common Stock is at the time listed on any Stock Exchange,
     then the Fair Market Value shall be the closing selling price per share of
     Common Stock on the date in question on the Stock Exchange determined by
     the Plan Administrator to be the primary market for the Common Stock, as
     such price is officially quoted in the composite tape of transactions on
     such exchange and published in The Wall Street Journal. If there is no
     closing selling price for the Common Stock on the date in question, then
     the Fair Market Value shall be the closing selling price on the last
     preceding date for which such quotation exists.

          (iii) For purposes of the initial offering period that begins at the
     Effective Time, the Fair Market Value shall be deemed to be equal to the
     price per share at which the Common Stock is sold in the initial public
     offering pursuant to the Underwriting Agreement.

     K. 1933 ACT shall mean the Securities Act of 1933, as amended.

                                      A-2.


     L. PARTICIPANT shall mean any Eligible Employee of a Participating
Corporation who is actively participating in the Plan.

     M. PARTICIPATING CORPORATION shall mean the Corporation and such Corporate
Affiliate or Affiliates as may be authorized from time to time by the Board to
extend the benefits of the Plan to their Eligible Employees. The Participating
Corporations in the Plan are listed in attached Schedule A.

     N. PLAN shall mean the Corporation's 2000 Employee Stock Purchase Plan, as
set forth in this document.

     O. PLAN ADMINISTRATOR shall mean the committee of two (2) or more Board
members appointed by the Board to administer the Plan.

     P. PURCHASE DATE shall mean the last business day of each Purchase
Interval. The initial Purchase Date shall be October 31, 2000.

     Q. PURCHASE INTERVAL shall mean each successive six (6)-month period within
the offering period at the end of which there shall be purchased shares of
Common Stock on behalf of each Participant.

     R. STOCK EXCHANGE shall mean either the American Stock Exchange or the New
York Stock Exchange.

     S. UNDERWRITING AGREEMENT shall mean the agreement between the Corporation
and the underwriter or underwriters managing the initial public offering of the
Common Stock.

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