Best in class Web and Data protection with Websense
October 20, 2016

Best in class Web and Data protection with Websense

Alan Matson, CCNA:S, MCP | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User

Overall Satisfaction with Websense

We currently use Websense to protect our web and data security channels. We have a number of Websense proxies deployed world wide protecting users in both large and small offices. Using Websense allowed us to add security to our internet bound traffic while securing our IP and keeping our bandwidth costs down from users browsing non-work related sites.
  • Content Filtering
  • Real Time security
  • Caching
  • DLP
  • A more centralized UI, different components have different UIs to log into
  • Better integration with third party products, they used to support SQUID but they no longer do
  • Websense is an expensive solution
  • Initial setup takes a lot of time and man hours
Overall it was the best we had, SSL decryption worked better than Bluecoat and Cisco traffic had a lot of certificate issues. Websense was the quickest to get up and running and their sales engineering team is superb.
I have tried many proxy solutions from BlueCoat, to TMG/ISA, to Cisco WSA and nothing has compared to the ease of use of Websense and the flexibility. Sure there are always things missing but overall Websense has the best I have found.