WebSense Review
September 02, 2015

WebSense Review

Kevin Rinn | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Review Source

Software Version

7.8.4.94

Modules Used

  • web security

Overall Satisfaction with Websense Web Filter & Security

Websense Web Filter is being used scross whole organization. It protects from internet dangers and helps to monitor users.
  • Great at managing from a micro level (one staff person) to a macro level (the whole organization)
  • GUI interface is easy to use
  • Takes little time to manage and maintain. Once running it keeps going!
  • It needs the ability to measure bandwidth. I want to know how much a user is taking up. The fact that he/she has 17,000 hits doesn't help.
  • Clients, Policies, Filters can be confusing. Maybe it's too complicated and can be simplified?
  • I wouldn't try to justify the purchase on an ROI basis. It's a necessary product that you must have. It's the best in the business. Why not go with the best?
I haven't used another product at my organization. WebSense does a great job so I haven't felt the need to change and evaluate other products
Websense Web Filter can do everything you would wish. Make sure the cost is acceptable. It's expensive but worth it.

Using Websense Web Filter & Security

It's pretty easy to use but does take some getting used to. After an hour of using the software, you will be good to go.
ProsCons
Like to use
Relatively simple
Easy to use
Technical support not required
Well integrated
Consistent
Quick to learn
Convenient
Feel confident using
Familiar
None
  • Finding users in Active Directory
  • Setting up Group Filters and Policies
  • Running Reports can be cumbersome