Websense Working

How does Websense Work and What is Websense ?

In this Post we will talk about Websense Server and Its Working . As we all know that websense Filtering is used for Filtering Websites , Contents , Files , Downloads etc from the Internet . Today , Almost all the companies use Websense or some other product of its Category to Filter Web Traffic . The tools become all the more handy to provide different kind of Inter Access Rights to a different set of users .


Let us consider an Example , Let us say that your organization has 200 Users . 10 Users are from HR Department . Now , as a System Admin you are being asked to set up the system in such a way that only HR users can have access to Job Portals and No other user can access and Job portal . This is where Websense as a Tool becomes handy . You can use Websense Filtering Categories to create rules so that only HR people can access Job Portals .


With Websense you may also pull reports and see which user has accessed blocked websites , you can create Email alerts when a specific users uses a specific website n number of times .


Now to explain how does Websense Work , Have a look at the Diagram below . Fig 1 :

Websense Working


Your Local Websense Server is Connected to the Enterprise Websense Server and it gets live feeds from the Enterprise server to keep it self updated with the changes that have been made at the External Websense Centralized server . Your Users when they access Internet , All their requests pass through Websense and websense through its filtering criteria checks if this particular user has access to this website or not . Basis this you are allowed to access the website .


Published by Abheek Dutta

A perennial thrill-seeker with an avid interest in transforming and improving lives around the globe through the wonderful gift of technology, I am the Senior Vice President of Henson Group . My specialties include Leadership, problem-solving, and putting cutting-edge technology (Cloud, Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning) in the hands of corporates, startups, and professionals. I have been obsessed with the idea of using technology to solve real-world problems. Having previously worked with global software giants like TCS and IBM, I now usually sit at my office at the World Trade Center, New York and Chandigarh , India. Among my greatest achievements, increasing the revenue of Henson Group by ten-folds in the past two years, remains my favorite along with the fact that Henson Group’s India center has now become ‘a center of excellence’ with its entire technical team being Microsoft certified. On the delivery side, I helped Henson Group attain the prestigious “ Azure Expert MSP Certification “ with Microsoft . Hailing from Jammu, my team has grown from five to 150 employees and associates in just two years. Even during COVID-19 era, our growth has soared while helping corporates, industries and startups to tide over many hurdles and challenges. Henson Group is recently featured at rank 132 in the Inc. 5000 Rating. Skillsets: Cloud Services, Managed Services Provider (MSP), Computers & Networks, Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Project management, Leadership , Cyber Security Mr. Dutta manages and monitors the performance of consultants and partners on engagements, communicating with the account executive, project teams, and customers. Works in close collaboration with the Microsoft project manager, providing hands-on project management expertise as required. Mr. Dutta provides direct oversight over the MSP Client Operations team responsible for managing MSP relationships with existing MSP clients and day to day operations of these accounts. Mr. Dutta oversees the Centralized Delivery Team that is responsible for high volume cloud migrations and MSP delivery to current clients. Team consists of over 120+ engineers and project managers.

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