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I would like to try and test Websense Web filter. I don't know the product well. I would really appreciate if anyone who is using Websense Web filter could let me know if this product can filter https traffic while allowing http traffic from the same website. The aim is to prevent users from betting online which uses https protocol although they can access those websites which uses http protocol. Websense would be used as a URL filtering proxy if it is a reliable product.
Also, is there a way to set it up without tying it up with SQL database server but tying it up only with active directory? I just want the product to import users from active directory and make it simple to restrict access to websites according to OUs in the active directory.
Many thanks for your reply.
Quick answer: Yes, Websense treats HTTP and HTTPS sites as separate websites. Reread your question though... you want to separate the two so you can restrict access to gambling sites? Websense has a Gambling category, you can just block that. No need for splitting out the protocols.
Now the answer to HOW you do that depends on how you're integrating Websense with your network. What is your integration?
Your second question's a bit confusing... SQL is for logging internet activity whereas AD integration is for identification. You can simply just not install the Log Server service anywhere and not have any logs... although that's not recommended for production use.
And yes, you can assign different policies to OU's, users, or groups in AD through Websense.