websense howtos and tutorials

How to block Skype in Websense

Skype is blocked by default after installation of Websense Express. In the Websense Master Database, Skype is assigned to the protocol category called P2P File Sharing. This category is blocked by the policy Basic Security, which is set by default after Websense Express is installed. The Basic Security policy uses the Typical protocol filter by(…)

How to Monitor Cisco PIX or ASA Firewall caching statistics – Websense

If you have enabled caching on your Cisco security appliance, check URL cache statistics by entering the following command. sh url-cache stats The command shows the following information. Size - the size of the cache in kilobytes, which you set with the url-cache size option. Entries - the maximum number of cache entries, based on the cache size. In(…)

How to Configure Websense Enterprise to log bytes received information sent by NetCache

By default, Websense Enterprise 6.1.1 does not log bytes received information sent by NetCache. To configure Websense to log the bytes received, edit the Websense netcache.conf file as follows: Use the NetCache Manager utility to disable the ICAP Service Farm on each NetCache machine: Select ICAP in the left pane. Select ICAP 1.0. Open the General tab. Uncheck Enable ICAP Version 1.0 in the(…)

How to Measure Remote Filtering Usage in Websense

In order to measure Remote Filtering usage you must have Websense Log Server and Websense Enterprise Explorer installed. Log Server - captures Internet activity and logs the data to your SQL server Websense Explorer - a web browser based viewer that provides detailed reports of logged activity Log into Reporting Tools and select Websense Enterprise Explorer. From the menu, select Internet(…)

How to Configure Checkpoint FireWall for content filtering with Websens

Configuring FireWall-1 for content filtering with Websense involves three basic procedures: Creating a UFP Server Object for the Websense Filtering Service. Creating URI Resource Objects for the dictionary categories that Websense sends to FireWall-1. Defining rules that govern how FireWall-1 behaves when it receives a response from Websense. Create a Server Object Before FireWall-1 can(…)

How to configure browsers to work with a Microsoft ISA integration

Workstations must have a web browser that supports proxy-based connections. Additionally, Java-based technology is increasingly important for complete browser functionality as more and more applications are being supported in a web-based environment. For Microsoft ISA Server integrations, web browsers at employee machines need to be configured to use the Microsoft ISA Server to handle HTTP,(…)

How to install Websense software on a Microsoft ISA Server machine?

Go to the machine where you will be installing Websense Enterprise and log on with administrator access. If necessary, close any open applications. Access the Websense software installer. Make sure you have your Websense subscription key. The key is required to log on. Go to www.mywebsense.com and download the installer. Run the download file. This unzips the(…)

How to install the Websense ISAPI Filter

The Websense ISAPI Filter supports communication between Microsoft ISA Server and Websense Enterprise. Once Websense software is installed, you must install the ISAPI Filterat each Microsoft ISA Server machine that will communicate with Websense. Follow these instructions to install the Websense ISAPI Filter. Go to the machine where you want to install the ISAPI Filter and log on(…)

How to block HTTPS traffic with a Squid integration in Websense

There are two options for blocking HTTPS traffic with a Squid integration: Install Websense Network Agent, which performs protocol filtering, and configure it to block HTTPS traffic.  For information about installing Network Agent, see the Websense Enterprise Installation Guide. After installation, detailed information about configuring Network Agent is provided in the Websense Enterprise Administrator’s Guide. If Squid(…)

How to Configure Cisco Content Engine and Cisco Cache Engine – Websense

Websense works as a filtering engine for the Cisco Content Engine, allowing you to enforce your organization’s Internet access policies. Once Websense is installed on your network, you must activate it within the Content Engine. This can be done through the Cisco Web-based interface or through a console or TELNET session, by following the instructions(…)

How to install Websense Enterprise with Cisco PIX

Websense Enterprise offers a completely flexible solution for managing internet access. Websense components can be installed in a variety of ways. Stand-alone:  All Websense Enterprise web filtering components are installed on a single machine. Distributed:  Websense Enterprise web filtering components are installed on two or more machines. In this configuration, many customers install Filtering Service, User Service,(…)

How to upgrade Websense Enterprise

Installation and Upgrades Be aware of the following general details before you upgrade Websense components: Before upgrading, make sure your system meets the system requirements listed in the Deployment Guide for Websense Enterprise or Websense Web Security Suite. Upgrade of Websense software using a remote control utility such as Terminal Services is not supported. Check chapter(…)