Product Reviews

Websense Enterprise

More than your average web filter.

It's an uncomfortable situation for the network administrator: You sift through web logs one Friday afternoon (because finally the network is running smoothly enough to allow you time to play catch-up), and you discover that John Q User has been visiting illicit, immoral, illegal and most definitely unproductive Web sites during working hours. You dust off your Internet Usage Policy and Procedure handbook to figure out what should be done. In the end you wind up with a chagrinned employee, an irate boss and an unhappy network administrator who now has the task of putting out an e-mail to remind everyone of the surfing policies.

Websense Enterprise 4.3 removes the need for all human intervention from the above scenario. Utilizing a database of more than 2.4 million sites, it works with an existing “integration provider” such as Microsoft Internet Security and Accelerator Server to filter URLs and to prohibit or allow sites based on more than 75 pre-defined categories, such as adult material, gambling, and health.

I chose to incorporate Websense Enterprise into an installation of Microsoft Internet Security and Accelerator server. Websense Enterprise installed without incident on my ISA server. After putting in the required registration key and downloading the 25M database, I loaded up my browser ready to be deterred from all of the illicit sites I was poised to test. I knew from the exceptional documentation that the global policy would immediately start filtering and blocking Web sites. I went straight to www.sex.com and was surprised to see the screen-full of pictures that I'm glad my boss didn't see. Forty-five minutes later, I decided to restart the Web Proxy service, which I finally realized I’d have to do to reload the ISAPI filter. I missed the part of the documentation that mentioned the need to do this; it would have been nice to have a dialog box during the installation mention this requirement. After restarting the Web Proxy service, Websense jumped into action and presented me with a courteous webpage informing me that "sex" was blocked. As I could no longer view illicit material, I figured I would book a flight to Mexico. Websense saw through my ploy and informed me that making travel arrangements, though permitted in this profile, was being monitored by Websense. So then I decided I would look for another job and was gracefully declined by the now-familiar Websense Web page. I was very impressed with how many sites Websense was aware of.

Websense
Websense Enterprise Manager includes a wide selection of pre-defined filter categories. (Click image to view larger version.)

Websense goes way beyond basic filtering and offers many advanced features. One of those features is the use of custom policies to limit the viewing time by category with a built-in time quota system. All in all Websense was very easy to install and implement and did everything advertised. The extended feature set is well worth the yearly cost per user of roughly $15 per year. After I was done testing, I immediately recommended to my boss that we acquire this service because, although we have a written policy for Internet usage in place, it would be nice to let Websense handle the ugly work when a user goes astray.

About the Author

Rodney Landrum is an MCSE working as a data analyst and systems engineer for a software development company in Pensacola, Florida.  He has a new book from Apress entitled ProSQL Server Reporting Services.

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Reader Comments:

Mon, Nov 7, 2011

Websense IS entirely useless. People can claim all the excuses they want about how its their responsibility to protect the students from illicit or graphic material but using websense in a HIGH SCHOOL setting is completely unjustifiable. Students in high schools are often REQUIRED to research material that is graphic or illicit iin some way or another and Websense simply hinders them from getting their work done and acquiring the information they need. It not only blocks sites that are inappropriate but even blocks some of the TEACHER RECOMMENDED sites as well. I'm not against using censorship in middle school or moderately in high schools but if its to continue without hindering students it needs a HUGE upgrade and it needs to become a more efficient and specific "program" it would also benefit if they found a way to even remove the option of viewing sites that were blocked by websense altogether because it wastes a substantial amount of time when students click on a link and wait for it to load only to find that it has been blocked by websense. I'm not sure exactly how to make my statements sound 100% defended or justified either but I know the complications of trying to do work as a student in a school with high websense activity and I've seen teachers get frustrated with it as well. It's more of a problem in schools than a solution and something needs to be done about it...

Fri, Feb 11, 2011 Bren BOULDER

Search classwork101 on google. First link.

Mon, May 17, 2010

websense is stupid. it blocks lot of useful, non-dnagerous sites, and recerational sites.

Tue, Nov 3, 2009 Dan Oxfordshire, UK

Sorry to double post, but I'd like to add something. Why does anyone think that it's constructive to say things like "FUCK FUCKING WEBSENCE [sic]" or graphically describe how you would torture those who run it to death. Try to learn to justify your opinion rather than just proclaiming that websense is 'gay'.

Tue, Nov 3, 2009 Dan Oxfordshire, UK

Websense is a well-meaning but pretty badly implemented software. OK, it blocks offensive adult material but huge amounts of useful material are blocked along with it. As well as categories of blocked sites, Websense uses keywords and this doesn't work well at all. Websense has a blanket-block on all pages who's titles include the keyword 'pron' regardless of whether it is part of another word. For example, a page entitled 'An Introduction to French Pronouns' would be blocked because it contains the word 'pron'. I've sometimes been unable to find information I need due to the childish keyword system. 'Spoon' is blocked due to the key-word 'poon', 'cockerel' due to 'cock' etc.. There are other problems as well. Websense is administrated by a frankly homophobic and biased company in the most backward country in the West. Non-sexual gay sites are blocked under the euphemism of 'advocacy groups', as are humanist and atheist sites while opinionated Christian sites are not. Also why, Websense, does the 'Advocacy Group' label apply more to pro-life than pro-choice websites. This is nothing but abuse of power, censorship of sites advocating an opinion not yours. I think that organisations should make a stand for free speech and trust their employees/ students/ clients etc. to visit correct sites themselves.

Thu, Oct 22, 2009

dude satandeathkill.com is one www.kv39.com is another. but help me out hereeeee :D

Mon, Apr 6, 2009 Anonymous Anonymous

The Websense category " The Websense category has been filtered" has been filtered.
Can't wait till I get to see that.

Mon, Apr 6, 2009 Pissed off dude Anonymous

websense sucks ass I can't watch my redtube or bangbros during school anymore.

Fri, Mar 20, 2009 Anonymous Anonymous

THEY SUCK!!!

Mon, Feb 23, 2009 stinky ho Anonymous

I applaud this software from stopping the fags from going on mysspace, but it unnecessarily filters out useful sites for school. Also, why is abortion advocacy filtered? Pretty random.

Mon, Feb 9, 2009 Websense Hater School, Hating Websense

It is lame. I cannot gain the proper education because it blocks most of it.

Fri, Jan 30, 2009 Anonymous Anonymous

websense prevents me from doing my job at work, I don't have time to play on the internet, we have an IT guy that loves the attention he gets when people complain about blocked sites. He even blocked our HR person from the Insurance site, Our 401K site and I can't find parts I need to keep equipment running. When things go down,I point to him and his to lazy to unblock categories ways. WebSux

Wed, Jan 14, 2009 A SysAdmin $ Dad NC

I'm so stupid

Mon, Dec 22, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous

WEBSENSE SUKZ MY BALLZ!!! I hate it. It blocks the sites i use for hacking, which is just plain wrong, wrong i tell u.

Mon, Dec 8, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous

I need to hack it

Thu, Dec 4, 2008 Headteacher In bed with websense

I often look out of my window and to watch the little year 7s playing, and i then wonder if they would be there if websense didn't exist. I owe it to websense for this pleasure and am utterly greatful. Websense has made me a very happy man 5 times a night.

Tue, Nov 18, 2008 Gabi Anonymous

I HATE WEBSENSE ITS SHIT!!!!!!!!!! IT SHLD DIE OR GET SHUT DOWN!!!! GO F--- YOURSELF WEBSENSE!

Mon, Nov 17, 2008 Shiro Scotland

This program and program are way too restricting, its ridiculous banning on sites, such as games and forums is appaling. I can respect the blocking of adult explicit and offensicve material, but it goes too far. DON'T USE WEBSENSE.

Wed, Nov 5, 2008 why do u want 2 know ya mams bedroom

Websense is a useful as a cock flavoured lolliepop

Wed, Nov 5, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous

i oughta break a broom handle off in ur ass

Wed, Nov 5, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous

i go where i please and i please where i go

Fri, Oct 31, 2008 the man mass

i effin hate websense...it gets rid of everything...u can't see a damn thing...seriously, between tasks here at work, i just like to go on yahoo answers, and BANG...today i go to yahoo answers only to see that the category "Social Networking and Personal Sites" is blocked....IT'S SO EFFIN ANNOYING...

lmaooo at "tasteless"...i saw that...WTFF...WEBSENSE IS RETARDED

someone oughtta take a FLAME THROWER to their main office...A GIANT FLAME THROWER...lol

Thu, Oct 9, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous

I love irritatting my students with websense, its fun lighten up

Wed, Oct 8, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous

websense sucks more than a prostitute!!!

Wed, Oct 8, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous

websense needs a good biffin

Wed, Oct 8, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous

websense can suck my big hairy hard big toe

Tue, Oct 7, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous

websense can suck my big toe!

Tue, Oct 7, 2008 dan not for you to know

its crap

Wed, Sep 24, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous

seig heil IT admins, you are blocking my research on Hookahs.

Thu, Sep 18, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous

Websense = Skynet

Tue, Sep 16, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous

This is bloody ridiculous, i cant even go on games in breaktime in my school. futher mucking websense

Mon, Sep 8, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous

I HATE HATE HATE HATE HATE HATE HATE HATE HATE HATE HATE HATE V HATE HATE HATE HATE HATE HATE HATE HATE HATE HATE HATE HATE HATE HATE

Mon, Sep 1, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous

Catagory

Thu, Aug 28, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous

websense sucks more dick then elton john

Wed, Aug 20, 2008 Anne Onymous Anonymous

Websense is flawed because it blocks "uncategorized" without updating its database often enough. More than half the internet is uncategorised.

Wed, Aug 13, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous

Websense Sucks.....!!

It has even banned microsoft.com

Tue, Aug 5, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous

a

Mon, Jul 28, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous

If you're an IT manager like I am, just look at what the school kids say - 'nuff said. It is highly effective, nearly impossible to get around, and highly configurable. It can be as restrictive or permissive as you care to get. The users who say you can get around Websense using https: simply have adminstrators who have misconfigured it. Proxies don't work more than a day or two before Websense catches 'em - and those determined to use a proxy spend WAY more time hunting for one (or setting one up) than it takes to shut 'em down. It can also be restrictive for one group and permissive for another. I've been the administrator in the review with a fired employee and a pissed off manager, and Websense keeps the manager happy, the employee employed, and me doing better things than looking up surfing history. Sorry kiddies - Websense ROCKS!

Tue, Jul 8, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous

this shit sucks ....i cant even aim my friends at work its soooo borin on the computer now ..some body needs 2 find sumthing 2 by pass it ,i tryed alot of proxy web sited non workin

Sat, Jun 14, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous

I understand blocking NSFW sites but the uncategorized site blocking is to wide based, that if you look up something that has no type of explict content you still get blocked thats BS... v.v'

Tue, Jun 10, 2008 Lola Trabajo indeed

Websense is satan.

Fri, Jun 6, 2008 Dan O'Connor

Websense really needs fine tuning. It's all and well to block illicit and immoral websites, even unproductive sites such games. But anything even with the mention of Game once, is blocked. Anything that even mentions that it could be slightly entertaining is blocked. A website that's phrase that said Learning Can Be Fun! was blocked which I think was because of the word fun, that would be rediculous if it were true. The only resource which I can constantly always reach is Wikipedia, at the same time my teachers tell me it's not a reliable source.

Fri, May 30, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous

Websense sucks. Sure I can understand myspace and youtube but blocking any thing that is remotely stimulating is ridiculous and almost insulting to have people 20 states away tell me what I can and can't see on the internet.

Mon, May 5, 2008 ANgry Student Somewhere down south

Look I cant even go on to GOOGLE
WHAT KIND OF f''' IS THIS

Tue, Apr 29, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous

blocked amnesty.org?! lolwut

Tue, Apr 22, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous

I HAAAAATTTTTTEEEEEEE IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Mon, Apr 21, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous

We have this set up at our school, whats strange is you can google how to make a weapon or something as such and it wont be filtered yet you can't even get in your email to get a paper you couldn't print at home.

Tue, Apr 15, 2008 Jakub UK

It is absoluteley ridiculous!It's blocking almost everything, I can't make research because of this bloody filter don't allow me, I beg some hackers out there-destroy this crappy software for good of mankind.

Fri, Apr 11, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous

WEBSENSE SUCKS AND I HOPE THE CREATOR DIES IN A CAR CRASH!!! IT BLOCKS EVERYTHING FOR NO REASON AND I HATE IT!!! WEBSENSE IS PURE SHIT!!

Fri, Apr 11, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous

webscense is rubbish

Thu, Apr 10, 2008 daniel thomas Anonymous

I am in year 9 in school and at lunchtimes and breaktimes me and my friends go up to the IT room and go on the internet we found 2 game websites that werent filtered by websense the teachers catch you and filter them themselves. Websense must be banned or burned.

Mon, Apr 7, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous

Blocks everything; i found this by typing websense sucks into google lololololololololololololololololololololololololololololol

Fri, Apr 4, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous

WEBSENCE is friggin gay....ENd of Story...

Sun, Mar 30, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous

kayy this is the gayest thing EVER nobody should ever get websense!!! i hate it soo much. and im gunnna be really mad if my school gets it:(

Tue, Mar 25, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous

I HATE WEBSENSE AND WOULD GIVE IT NO STAR IF POSSIBLE, MY SCHOOLS JUST GOT IT AND JUST ABOUT THE ONLY SITE NOT BLOCKED IS GOOGLE AND THATS NO USE WHEN ALL MY SEARCH RESULTS FROM IT ARE BLOCKED, GOT NOTHING TO DO IN MY FREE PERIODS PLUS CANT DO WORK IN MY STUDY PERIODS AS THE SITES I NEED ARE BLOCKED :(

Mon, Mar 24, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous

crapppy software

Wed, Mar 19, 2008 libtard arizona

Thank you Web Sense. Now that your product has inserted itself into my news-reading and e-mail checking life, I now type up letters and messages on a text file and send them to friends the world around. Work-around: 100 percent. Productivity your product saved: 0.

Tue, Mar 18, 2008 Veronica Williams

how to take websense off of your or any computer

Thu, Mar 13, 2008 Terry Longdon, PE teacher Margait

duuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuurrrrr...

huh?

Wed, Mar 12, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous

hey guys websense cant block anything https so just go to https:server8.kproxy.com for a working proxy. enjoy

Mon, Mar 10, 2008 Antonio Banderas Eastern Canada

This webby thingy stinks.
I don't like it.
Booooooooo.
Have a nice day!
God Bless America!

Mon, Mar 10, 2008 Kulizokia Anonymous

Websense is the most stupidest thing i have ever seen. It blocks me from researching th dangers of the patriot act 2 and blocks bungie.net, now i cant get cool screenshots for my power point class prject!!!! I HATE U WEBSENSE!

Mon, Mar 10, 2008 Websense killer (i wish) England

This is the worst, piece of crap ever to be created. I want to do a project at school on health.... no.... blocked...... no health for you.

Thu, Mar 6, 2008 glare my computer

i hate you websense
oh yes i do
i dont hate anyone
as much as you
when you're on my computer
i'm bluuuuuuuue
oh websense i hate you

thank you. :bows:

Thu, Mar 6, 2008 glare my computer

Websense blocked all that is good in life. Websense equals fail.

Tue, Mar 4, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous

Websense is the worst internet filter ever. It even block games. IT SUCKS!!

Mon, Feb 18, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous

I am in school now and i think websense is the gayest sh*t ever and since wikipedia doesnt have the simple bypass thing anymore i need a new way to get past it... get on my myspace @ myspace.com/reichard117

Sun, Feb 10, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous

its crap///

Mon, Jan 28, 2008 Websense User? Teh UK

Yeah, "Great tool. Do some work" is fine - exactly what we CAN'T do when our crap gets blocked. And when we do it, there's no way to relax and play games

Mon, Jan 21, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous

ha bitches i got a unblock able proxy thats as fatst as your internet and its called ultra surf youcan download it right from the internet have fun

Sun, Jan 20, 2008 don Anonymous

Websense is one big piece of sh*t. We use it on school and it blocks every site, even the ones we need for learning. But i found a way to bypass it. Go to www.filterintensity.info and you can surf every site. For more expierenced people use an http tunneling program. IT IS ONE BIG PIECE OF SH*T. We can play call of duty 4 online at school now.

Sun, Jan 20, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous

This message was BLOCKED BY WEBSENSE.

Reason: "Negative messages toward WEBSENSE" is filtered.

Thu, Jan 10, 2008 Erm, yeah Get A Life

Yeah, it sucks majorly. Like you! =D

Wed, Jan 9, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous

I want to get to websites like www.bungie.net because I need to get to it so i can do an expierment in my media class. How do I hack this?

Fri, Jan 4, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous

i hate it

Wed, Dec 19, 2007 Anonymous nims

I lothe it.. It blocks everything!!! I can't get on hardly any websites, it's crapy and i cant even change it- MAKE IT EASIER...NOW

Tue, Dec 4, 2007 Lil'g Springfield MA

websense SUCKS...one time i was researching something for my anne frank project, and websense cam up saying that it was blocked,....obviousley...i said....what the F*** man....because it makes no sense how theyre so overprotective about any kind of key-word that has even the letters of S.E.X...in it........to make a long story shot and less complicated.....websense bloks everything, non-productive &productive, which is bad...i dont think that there is even a point to having websense...it can be hacked easily...and i have done it as a ninth grader. along with millions of other Teens, ALL ACROSS AMERICA.....so *WE WILL STAND STRONG* websense so....give up

Tue, Dec 4, 2007 weeb weeb

The websense creators will be punished in the following ways.

1) Minor software coders will be thrown out of windows whilst their testes are tied to a fixed metal bar.

2) Code Team Leaders and major programmers will have a 2:5 mix of concentrated acid and molten steel poured down their rectums.

3) The Project manager will have several red-hot, acid-coated, spiked, rotating cattle-prods slammed up his anus and burning skewers shoved up his urethra.

Fri, Nov 30, 2007 Anonymous Anonymous

Websense is terrible, all involved in creating it should be ashamed.

Thu, Nov 29, 2007 Anonymous Anonymous

i hate websense

Sun, Nov 25, 2007 someone who cares about f a place that needs fun

websense is the most retarded thing in the universe kids that use computers are about 9% smarter than kids who dont and by blocking anything and everything interesting websense is a sucsess at being boreing and i hate it with a passion so great that if i died today i would huant every employee that work for the company forever ghostbusters could stop this if u wont stop blocking everything at least stop blocking runescape.com

Mon, Nov 19, 2007 Anonymous Anonymous

does anyone know how to hack it
i could use some help

Mon, Nov 19, 2007 John Anonymous

Websense blocks a lot of useful sites. There's got to be a better alternitave.

Mon, Nov 12, 2007 Anonymous Anonymous

Used firefox to get around it... worked for a while... now it's filtered too... try it today!

Mon, Nov 12, 2007 Anonymous Anonymous

Websense is obnoxious and I hate it!

Mon, Nov 12, 2007 Anonymous Anonymous

Websense is lamer than FDR's legs.

Mon, Nov 12, 2007 lala Anonymous

Websense is very detrimental to researching for projects at school. I understand that it is neccessary in some cases, but it goes way too far! It blocks not only the games and things but also important and useful information. It is a hinderance to the outcome of our educations.

Tue, Nov 6, 2007 Anonymous Anonymous

I HATE WEBSENSE! Im at school right now, and it wount even let us one to google images....this sucks

Fri, Nov 2, 2007 james killing websense co

This product need to get hacked. I think in about 3 months someone will invent something that is an unblockable proxy. I don't know how, but meh.
It better.

Fri, Nov 2, 2007 James Dane Court :P

DIE IN HELL WEBSENSE
DIE
IN
HELL

Thu, Nov 1, 2007 w Anonymous

i can't get by it if any one can help send a message to zwixom1@dryden.k12.ny.us

Thu, Oct 25, 2007 Dave USA

Land of the free?

Wed, Oct 17, 2007 raiin tallahassee

behind websense & just about every school, company, or corporation is a global internet censorship CONSPIRACY.
for me my main personal problem with websense is that blocks myspace, at the vocational center I'm currently a student
of, and I need it to stay in touch with friends which I cant stay in touch with locally.
DOES MYSPACE have ADULT CONTENT in it? yes it does, but its not official adult content, just bullshit from assholes who abuse the website to their own end. I don’t really think that’s a reason to but a block on it,
Of course, I can get around it easily, with the help of a proxy, there are thousands of them available on the net, but they tend to get blocked to after a couple of days.

I dont know if anyone here on this comment board has mentioned it before but, currently websense is being used by some countries as government censorship program, how wrong is that? I wonder how the owner of the websense feels about that.

I encourage anyone reading this who wants to put websense out of its misery to sign an online petition.

Spread the word.

Tue, Oct 16, 2007 Jay Anonymous

I peer review medical research and this stupid software filtered the link to research article submitted to the journal AIDS under “Society and Lifestyles”. Last I checked I thought AIDS was a medical illness. What morons.

Tue, Oct 16, 2007 Jay Anonymous

I peer review medical research and this stupid software filtered the link to research article submitted to the journal AIDS under “Society and Lifestyles”. Last I checked I thought AIDS was a medical illness. What morons.

Mon, Oct 15, 2007 haha Anonymous

Websense is so sensitive, one day it will censor Websense, causing computers everywhere to crash, thousands will be killed, and servers will turn into portals into hell. (these effects probably won't be realised if your server is running windows, as this is normal behavior).
This will happen on 1.3.08...as this is the relative position of the ctrl alt and delete keys from the left side of the keyboard.

Sat, Oct 13, 2007 Anonymous Anonymous

websence sucks. i cant even listen to radio at work anymore becuase its now blocke. i have to sit for 10 hours looking at 3 inches of bullet proof glass

Tue, Oct 9, 2007 Anonymous Anonymous

please help get rid of websense it is an annoyance to us students ..what i'm trying to say is ..not all of us kids go on to inappropiate sites..during school hours so please get rid of it .

Fri, Oct 5, 2007 That Big Guy with the Cri Behind Youuuuuuuu!

Microsoft, LISTEN TO THE PEOPLE! In amongst all the l33tsp34k and swearing are some valid points. Websense works, but works against legitimate sites, as SysAdmins like myself can't fathom out the incomprehensible instructions given for unblocking certain categories. Your software has made me despair of my employer many, many times over. The amount of problems it has could fill several large books. In short, either fix the bedamnably inane software, or suffer the humiliation of having your software hacked by relative amateurs every hour of every day. The choice is yours, Mr Gates, the choice is yours...

Fri, Aug 31, 2007 Anonymous Anonymous

I hate websense too. Before you go thinking that I'm just another guy who wants to slack off instead of doing my work, let me just say that I couldn't tell you how many times I've been trying to do actualm WORK for SCHOOL and couldn't do it because of websense blocks. Honestly, I'm waiting for the day when I see a message that says "The Websense category "School Research" has been filtered."

Fri, Aug 31, 2007 re ny

Websense sells garbage to paranoid incompetents. And, as other posters have noted, a company that uses Websense obviously doesn't trust its employees -- a real morale-booster.

Wed, Aug 22, 2007 Markis Anonymous

We all need to stop slaggin it off and find out a way to hack through it.

Wed, Aug 15, 2007 Anonymous Anonymous

I hope the creators of websense rot in hell.

Thu, Aug 2, 2007 Anonymous Anonymous

It doesn't work, whoever posted above me

Fri, Jun 29, 2007 Anonymous Anonymous

I hate websence!! When I am at school on the computer hardly any of the fun websites work. Even some children sites '(cbbc) will not work. I think either websence clears their heads or they just get rid of it.

Mon, Jun 11, 2007 Anonymous Anonymous

I H8 IT

Wed, May 30, 2007 Anonymous Anonymous

it sucks!!! WTF OMFG

Fri, May 25, 2007 dalton port huron mi

websense is really gay, like everyone says, i was writing a research paper on violence in media and video games, and i couldn't find everything i needed because this program kept blocking all of the articles and reviews and stuff, it was pissing me off, i spent an extra 3 days on that paper just trying to find the info i needed

Fri, May 25, 2007 that pillock over THERE!!!!!

It is the worst piece programming I have ever come across. A 6-year-old could get past it, and in fact frequently has. It is, as are its programmers, a large pile of blended orangutan sphincters, goat semen, and the blood-brain barriers of hippopotami. In short, THIS SUCKS WANG!

Tue, May 22, 2007 Anonymous Anonymous

it sucks

Tue, May 22, 2007 Zeta Anonymous

OMG WEBSENSE CAN GO TO @!#$ FREE SCREW IT!

Tue, May 15, 2007 Wise One ron2 a school with this crappy program

This is an attack on freedom itself.
One day WebNonSense will be utterly destroyed and obliterated.

Tue, May 15, 2007 christian california

umm... well websense does have the goods and has the bads i go to high school and this crap gets on my nerves it has blocked all my beutiful game website whaaa!!! son of a.... aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa!!!

Tue, May 15, 2007 RedBull2 Anonymous

Listen I know we all hate Websence, But sitting here saying "websence eats d*ck"
does nothing to help any of us get rid of it. So i say we all rally together and just bombard websence with new proxies. If you have one share it ok? here try this

ffs.inindex.php

That one still works for me...
And if you were really dedicated to getting around websence all you have to do is set your omputer at home as a gateway. So when you are at work or school all you have to do is conect to your comp and use it as your gateway or "proxy" if you will.
-redbull2

p.s. Don't be stingy if you have a proxy share it.

Fri, May 11, 2007 Anonymous Anonymous

Websense is not good at its job

Fri, May 11, 2007 Anonymous Anonymous

it sucks big time

Wed, May 9, 2007 LSD Liz Anonymous

Websense is the gayest thing that has ever happened. I tried to go on SparkNotes to get help with a book and it blocked it under the category, EDUCATION!!!! WTF?!

Thu, May 3, 2007 Sweettooth anonymous

:D its Awsome! My school put it up and its the easiest thing to hack!!! :D =)
is a fun challenge to exersize your skills on

Tue, May 1, 2007 chris Anonymous

i know this is the worst sh*t installed on the computer.im going to use a proxy site thats not blocked or ping the site using command prompt.

Fri, Apr 27, 2007 anonymous Anonymous

websense sucks it blocks whatever site you visit the most. And tasteless what in the world kind of category is tasteless?

Wed, Apr 25, 2007 TribeSpartan Anonymous

Hey, obviously this site is not blocked by websense, so SMOEBODY TELL US HOW TO GET PAST IT!!!!!! ANYONE!

Mon, Apr 23, 2007 Anonymous Anonymous

i understand blocking explicit material, but blocking news, games, and many sites needed for my school research papers is just wrong. If your the devil or just evil, then go ahead and get websebse. but then you'll have no soul.

Fri, Apr 20, 2007 ACE The Mainframe

you know...if you dont want websense to block all your sites, you just need to figure out how it works. You used to be able to use your command promt to "ping" the website that you wanted to view and then type in an ip address instead of a url....but they have modified websense into double checking what url goes to what ip address....so, all you have to do is put the url into a language that websense cannot read....one way is to "encrypt" your url code before you type it into your address bar...but there are also many websites out there that will automatically encrypt your url for you...almost like a proxy but is not blocked under "proxy avoidance"....remember, the names Ace for a good reason....

Thu, Apr 19, 2007 Anonymous Anonymous

i hate websense

Thu, Apr 12, 2007 Anonymous Anonymous

I am in Specail Ed, and I hacked it!!!

Mon, Apr 9, 2007 D. Anonymous

EVER HEARD OF THE FIRST AMMENDMENT WEBSENSE? You guys burn books too, right?

Wed, Apr 4, 2007 Daddy Anonymous

This product is absolutly horrible.

Tue, Mar 27, 2007 Anonymous Anonymous

websense makes no sense. it sucks hairy monkey balls

Mon, Mar 19, 2007 Anonymous Anonymous

it is driving me crazy! I hate it more than anything - it blocks hotmail!

Sun, Mar 18, 2007 Anonymous Anonymous

can any1 haxxor webspce for me? thx ppls!

Fri, Mar 16, 2007 DC02FORWARD AGAIN See Above

"I was very impressed with how many sites Websense was aware of. " -- in the product review.
More like "How many sites Websense blocks". That's right -
ALL THE GOOD ONES.

Fri, Mar 16, 2007 DC02FORWARD Dane Court, Broadstairs

This is plainly to mr. Richardson - WebSENSE blocks everything. Stop it. DONT EVEN BOTHER BLOCKING STUFF OR MY EARS WILL BEAT YOUR NOSE UP

Thu, Mar 15, 2007 Anonymous Anonymous

this sux there is not a single good site not blocked!!!ever herd of a free country!? websense is sh*t!!!

Tue, Mar 13, 2007 Anonymous uk

and here are the ones that don.t have websense

classic online games,bbc doctor who,ebay,amazon sometimes it lets you in,english grammer games,the encyclopedia website.and this website i will get more info the has websence and doesn't

Tue, Mar 13, 2007 Anonymous uk

here are the websites that are websense

youtube,nintendo,WWE,Myspace,games, sony,BBC,ITV,channel 4 and 5,famliy guy,ext

Tue, Mar 13, 2007 Anonymous uk

It is not fair even if you went to a website and went off it and went to the same website again it will block it. And i can't get to a website that has info about stuff. And can.t play games on it even if it has no rudeness on the damm games.IT SUCKS BIG TIME

Thu, Mar 8, 2007 Some Guy At A School With That place

Websense. WEBSENSE. The name makes me want to gouge out eyeballs. Not necessarily my own.
IT BLOCKS EVERYTHING. From email (why?) to internet games (why? theyre not illegal), this product is entirely stupid. And another thing. School Admins. Dumb! They try and restrict certain people (me) from going on the internet using RM TUTOR 3. One word (well, 3) Real One Player. Ha! Doesn't affect it, and I can be on the internet. PWNED

Wed, Mar 7, 2007 Anonymous Anonymous

LAME!

Wed, Mar 7, 2007 Anonymous Anonymous

websense sucks a**

Tue, Mar 6, 2007 Anonymous Anonymous

AH!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Tue, Mar 6, 2007 Death Spirit the FD-verse

The WebSense programmers have outlived their alloted time because I let them. Time for me to have some fun ... This will be the best time I've had since those crazy-ass Yank students from the theme park...

Fri, Mar 2, 2007 Anonymous Anonymous

admins who block everything should burn in hades

websense is a fun-blocking monster that eats up our creative spirit!!

Fri, Mar 2, 2007 Shinequa Anonymous

websense is terrrrrrrrrrrrrrible

it blocks everything and it SUCKS!!

Fri, Mar 2, 2007 Anonymous Anonymous

websense is horrible horrible horrible. the admins set it to total destroy mode

Fri, Mar 2, 2007 Anonymous Anonymous

I am from a High School. Our school use this and I think that it is nonsence. I can't go places that teach us kids about health. Our teacher gave us a web site to go to and it won't let us. I think that it restricts two much. I don't care what it restricts as long it don't interfer with our learning.

Thu, Mar 1, 2007 L2 Spell people Anonymous

Alright, I can understand some of the sites that are blocked, but still it's just ridiculous. Websense blocks what seems like 99% of the web. Even if it doesn't block something, it seems it'll block it the next day. How am I to do research for school projects with everything blocked from it? I must say it's pure idiocy.

Thu, Mar 1, 2007 Another high school stude CA

Glad as I am to see all the responses previously made by the other fine, educated individuals of our high school systems they failed to make any statement resembling a product review. Websense does an exceptional job at what it's made for. It keeps web searches clean and "safe" although it does occasionally block a useful website or a site that was previously used for school projects that are categorized under a filtered category. The product works, but its filter needs some fine tuning.

Tue, Feb 27, 2007 Ragnar Danneskjold long ago in a galaxy far far away

Does anybody find it funny that some of the advertisements are blocked by WebSense on this page?

Thu, Feb 22, 2007 this program must be erad Anonymous

i mean really the one who said you bitter deprived brain surgeons. its actually webseses fault i mean they actually created the blasted program i mean its really their fault if it wasnt created the admin cant have pssibly used it because it dosnt exist.

Thu, Feb 22, 2007 this program must be erad Anonymous

OMFG its so stupid every site "this site is games filtered"this site is proxy filtered"this site is personal websites filtered"I CANT GET ON MY WEBSITE! it so frustterating

Tue, Feb 13, 2007 ahhh NH

it is not bad it is just dum

Wed, Jan 24, 2007 DANiELLE RULESZ :: FL0RiDA

iT SUCKS .. i NEED A PR0XY T0 GET iNT0 THE THiNGS i WANT T0 D0 .. iT`SZ N0T LiIKE i`M G0iNG T0 P0RN !!!!

Wed, Jan 17, 2007 Lewis School

What everyone else said (all the negative reviews).

Long live hate against Websense.

Fri, Jan 12, 2007 Abhishek Anonymous

WEBSENSE SUX!!! I NEED 2 PLAY gAMes!! TELL ME SOME SITEs THAT BYPAsS WEBSENSe!!

Fri, Jan 5, 2007 Marco von Heiligger Nooseville, MI

I started up my own internet-based company, but former boss, purely to spite me, put a virus out on to the web that made Websense deny my site with the reason cited as, and I quote, "The owner of this site is a bastard who doesn't deserve your custom". I really Really REALLY hate Websense now, and it also proves that it isn't totally user-controllable. If a man can be known by his work then the Websense programmers are steaming piles of horse manure!

Thu, Jan 4, 2007 The Riddle Man Riddleton

"Hey all you bitter, deprived future brain surgeons: Websense is entirely configurable by the adminstrator. The admin is the one who designates what you can and can not get to. Yell at them, not Websense,. With any luck they will deny you all internet access. ;-)" That is clearly BOLLOCKS! I am a SysAdmin and I hate Websense. IT LOCKED ME OUT OF THE COMPANY SITE UNDER UNCATEGORIZED! GNYYAAAAAAA RRRRRRRRRRGGGGGGG AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHH!

Wed, Dec 27, 2006 Chris Chicago

Poor. Completely subjective database that blocks appropriate material more than problem sites. Yes you can customize it, but you can do that with any website blocker. Network admins will have to keep dreaming for software that does the work for them. Until then, DO YOUR JOB!

Tue, Dec 26, 2006 Anonymous Anonymous

Hey all you bitter, deprived future brain surgeons: Websense is entirely configurable by the adminstrator. The admin is the one who designates what you can and can not get to. Yell at them, not Websense,. With any luck they will deny you all internet access. ;-)

Tue, Dec 19, 2006 poopy North America

websense! ur a pile of sh*t. i hate u. why did u ever have to be created. why cant i just go check my messages for freaken crying out loud

Tue, Dec 19, 2006 Anonymous Anonymous

i want to get on myspace @ akool cuz i dont have a computer @ home so can somebody please show me instuctions as how to get pass websense....PLEASE IM BEGGING YOU!!!!!!!. my email address is tcbrownjr911@yahoo.com. please somebody hit me up with the information!!

Wed, Dec 13, 2006 Donneskjold the end of the world

LONG LIVE THE APPLE COMPUTER! I have a Mac and I love it. What the commercials on television need is to have PC try to go to a website just to have Websense stop him. Then, Mac goes to the same site with ease and doesn't have to do any excessive coding to get around. Someday Mac will rule the world and Microsoft will just be a forgotten pimple on the ass of history!

Tue, Dec 12, 2006 Foul Ole Ron Pons Bridge, A-M

buggrit buggrit buggrem! ten thousand sickles! i'll give them the wrong end of a ragman's trumpet, so i shall! The Grawny Man, i told them! MILLENIUM HAND AND SHRIMP!!!!!




websense is sh*t

Mon, Dec 11, 2006 Chav Killer The Torture Chamber, Ramsgate

We will shoot the chavs, burn them, drop them on Iraq from 30,000 feet, and even make them listen to Celine Dion abums on a loop, but we would never put websense on their computers. No way, we are still damn civilised. THAT'S HOW MUCH I HATE F*CKING WEBSENSE!

Fri, Dec 1, 2006 I speak in riddles Hubris and Destruction, so says the grawny man.

I know that at least ten of the well written ones are the same person - ME!

Not really.
Anyway, if a man has 80 wives, 900 descendants and 4 houses, how many documentaries will be done about him?
Websense is shit and I will destroy it with a sledgehammer

Fri, Dec 1, 2006 Hannah England

i go to college in england. when i started we could go on everything, bebo, myspace, youtube and now they are all blocked, we all used to go on meebo where we could use our MSN addys now they have blocked that aswell i am trying to find a way around it can anyone help me?

Thu, Nov 30, 2006 ED Anonymous

Still, does anyone know how to bypass it without getting tracked. You used to be able to go through a foreign site, but not anymore. Funny thing though, type in humpcity.com and it will let you through to that porn site (I was bored, and I was testing W.E.'s limits. IT SUCKS!)....yeah, my mom has it at her work, she hates it too! WOO! MY MOM IS COOL! Out of curiousity, how many people here are teenagers?

Thu, Nov 30, 2006 the man U.N.C.L.E.

We at U.N.C.L.E. have a grudge against websense. KILL IT!!!!!

Wed, Nov 29, 2006 Kiki Anguilla, MS

Websense should not block all of the ways we communictae with our friends!

Fri, Nov 24, 2006 Paul Luxmoore Kent

I love websense and want to have it's babies. Yes I am over eighteen, although my I.Q. isn't.

Mon, Nov 20, 2006 The Voice The Other Side of Life

Listen to the people Microsoft. In amongst the dodgy grammar and txt, there are several well thought out points. It IS ultra-sensitive. It IS non-discriminatory. It IS internet fascism at its very, very worst. Either release a suitable upgrade package or be prepared for anti-Websense demonstrations

Mon, Nov 20, 2006 H4RRY Z0R5 C4V3RN

It must be stopped before it destroys the entire sphere of human thought. Websense must be deleted like the sites it filters.

Sat, Nov 18, 2006 Miles Tails Prower Anonymous

Websense blocks one page that I want to view at work. It's my Ntlworld email account at home. My boss says it's ok to access my webmail if I can get around Websense so I need to think about bypassing it. I can surf the web ok but it's just one page I would like to access.
There is no IT manager at my office so no one moniters Websense.
How could I bypass it for just my Ntl Webmail? ?I only need to check it for two secs each day. Websense doesn't even have the time limit of 60 mins, you can't access the page no matter what.

Thu, Nov 16, 2006 Alex Blinderman Irvine, CA

While this product blocks unwanted sites, it has a history of being discustingly sensitive. My own school, who uses this product, has their own website blocked for "Games". it has also interfered with a lot of my time studying by blocking informational sites for various subcontent such as Vulgar Languange, Pornagraphic Material(not porn sites), and constantly Games(which just about every educational site seems to have). If you want this product keep in mind it works but know that you may experience some unwanted side effects.

P.S. I'm outraged at the general stereotypes that are being applied to all students in these reveiws based on some select students weak spelling ability and grammar. I pray that not all adults have that little faith in this generation.

Thu, Nov 16, 2006 Anonymous Anonymous

what can i say... websense sucks
they take all the fun out of my life...
my home pc's are 2 slo to play games and the school computer blocks everything... even when you are AT HOME!

Tue, Nov 14, 2006 Mike WHB

Websense is horrible.
It just ruins your enjoyment of the internet. Its great that nobody can get dirty pictures of models, but it usually just blocks anything for no good reason.

Mon, Nov 13, 2006 Harry The Dark Side of the Sun

It is by far and away the most evil, stupid, pointless and sadistic piece of software I have ever encountered. It ust be destroyed or automatically installed on all chav computers to show them that we mean business.

VOTE A.C.A!

Tue, Nov 7, 2006 teen Anonymous

why dont you adults just move to another planet where everything is as boring as you@$@$@$$@$! just cause youre unhappy with your lives dont take it out on us

Tue, Nov 7, 2006 teen Anonymous

this just sucks websense is just another way for adults to suck the fun out of everything! why do you think youre so boring?

fun suckers

Tue, Nov 7, 2006 Websense User Somewhere in the UK

Great tool. Blocks all you good for nothing kids. Do some bloody work.

Tue, Nov 7, 2006 Anonymous Anonymous

HOW THE HELL DO YOU GET THROUGH WEBSENSE!??!?!????!?! im at my high school right now and IT SUCKS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Tue, Oct 31, 2006 Anonymous Anonymous

This has got to be the worst piece of software ever created!

Mon, Oct 30, 2006 person that dont have to Anonymous

sorry about the bad grammar.

Mon, Oct 30, 2006 person that dont have to Anonymous

this is just a scam. Websense does not give a flying f*ck about filtering sites to make your internet browsing safe. They just block many many sites to make them look good to those that are ignorant. They sell this bullsh1t, but to be honest, this program is a scam. The sole purpose of this program is to make money, not to filter sites.

Wed, Oct 18, 2006 ED Anonymous

Fine, you want fine grammar and punctuation? Websense is complete rubbish. I do agree that it should block porn, but I have to do a report on Wicca and what Wiccans believe and such. I don't have internet access at home or the library. I can't search a website on Wiccan practices because Websense blocks it! Honestly, people, the system is too sensitive. Anyone know how to hack it without getting tracked?

Thu, Oct 12, 2006 Anonymous Anonymous

websense is to ez to get past

Wed, Oct 4, 2006 A High School Student Minnesota

Like what someone said before; Websense is a completely useless tool. At my high school, I can't get even get on to websites like Google without being filtered, while my neighbor in the computer lab can access sites such as MySpace and more inapropriate sites than such with ease. It does not serve its purpose and is simply another scam product.

Wed, Sep 20, 2006 gansta j k-town

websence dose not work, no matter how much it bocks stuff there are still websiter that are not blocked

Tue, Sep 19, 2006 Max Anonymous

I am a high school boy who has a lot of time on his hands at school. The rules state that no games can be played in school (fair enough) and porn cannot be viewed or submitted (again, fair enough) but WebSense Enterprise is completely unnecessary!! it blocks not only games and porn, but email and bebo and piczo and myspace and anything remotely fun!!! ARRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR GGGGGGGGGGHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!! IM GONNA MURDER THE CREATOR OF WEBSENSE!!!!

Mon, Sep 18, 2006 if i tell you ill have to school....derr

OK, so there have been some blocks on things. but hey, im sitting here in networking, the teach is just talking to a student. nothing ever happens. and jeeze, 30,000+ a year. thats gay. and for the "sysadmins and dads" im not a drooling moron. hopscotch is fucking gay. ive got an mp3 player. and porn is for losers. so a note to you people, i hate you discriminating against youth. we are the fucking future, whether you like it or not. so if we dont go anywhere, its going you be your faults that the world will be over, because youll be dead, and you didnt do anything to help us. yes school will teach us some things. but life no. highschool is a puffd up dream world for fun. oh yea...and penis.

Mon, Sep 18, 2006 Anonymous Anonymous

I'm tempted to say websense is a useless piece of fascist bollocksware like most other comments,But i'm impressed people have'nt started insulting each other about websense and are having a lively debate about it.Also,I found ways to kill some time anyhow,even with websense

Wed, Sep 6, 2006 Max Anonymous

We had websense actually from 2 weeks in our offices. I work as engineer and it's actually impossible for me to see all legal info I need for my work. This program sucks and just an idiot can buy it! Everything is blocked as "media news" even if it's the official site of republic!!!!!

Thu, Aug 24, 2006 Anonymous Anonymous

This is the most stupid program I have ever found. This thing even blocks dell.combackslash BACKTOSCHOOL this is most retarded shit I have ever found in a long time. Good f*cking job websense enterprises.

Tue, Aug 8, 2006 Anonymous Anonymous

Biggest string of agitating 1's and 0's since the dawn of timeş absolutely HATE websense, those who made it shoul burn in hell and have their screems filtered by their own nazi program. How low can a programmer go.

Mon, Jul 10, 2006 piyush delhi

niceeeeeeeeeeeeeee

Thu, Jul 6, 2006 Anonymous Anonymous

The Websense Enterprise says that they "secure productivity", which may I say is not only unfair to those of us who don't truely our internet privileges, but it's also irrational.
Our IT can't handle the Macintosh side of our department where I work, thusly we have to refer to online forums quite often for assistance rather than wasting time with individual software company's helpdesks and our own IT. However, the "productivity security" that they have placed on us has blocked us from even gaining assistance to do our work! Silly stuff! No matter, we'll just have to do our artwork with a chisel and stone for our customers.
I blame websense. Pishposh. I wish they'd have a better way to discriminate "bad" and "good" sites more appropriately.

Tue, Jun 27, 2006 Marcus Spillet Geography Department, Dane Court Grammar School

'If the "students" making comments here would spend more time studying -- and less time playing games or surfing porn -- they might be able to use proper grammar, punctuation and spelling.'

I completely disagree. Many children do learn proper punctuation and spelling. Also, I frequently discuss Websense with the Dane Court technicians, and even their Head of Department detests it with a passion. When he gets a "blocked" message on his screen, then his rage is truly incandescent. His hatred of Websense is second only to his hatred of Gilian McKeith and her infernal mung bean salads. The worst thing is, our hands are tied. Our new headmaster, Mr Paul Luxmoore, is quasi-religious in his love of the filter. The teachers hate it, the students hate it, even the cleaning staff hate it. It is an incredibly poor product, and I would give it no stars if I could.

Wed, Jun 21, 2006 KLKLKLKLK YTYTYT

I HATE ITS GUTS!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Mon, Jun 5, 2006 Anonymous Anonymous

why are people talking about students and there spelling grammar? if they get out for once they would realise that in the 21st century ''students'' talk in a more quick and sufficient way... TXT LNGUGE...HA but when it comes to it, school always comes first.....? so 4 al uz hu dnt undrstnd ma flw, eat dis. peace.x.

Thu, May 25, 2006 Anonymous IL

School Administrators have gone Websense crazy. Blocking porn and gambling sites is one thing, but they are using it to block any and all things "unproductive". School computers are availabe during free hours of the day and these sites should be allowed. If a student is playing games during class, the teacher can deal with it. Also, it blocks useful sites such as sites with information on breast cancer because, hey, it could be porn.

Thu, May 25, 2006 Anonymous Anonymous

I am a network admin, I deal with this product every day, and it just plainly sucks.

Wed, May 24, 2006 Anonymous Anonymous

There are enough unsatisfied customers for Websense to go down.

Fri, May 19, 2006 Anonymous Anonymous

Websense sucks! I've used it many places, in my school and in my work enviroment. Websense blocks me from logging into my computer remotely, so I can't save my files where I need them. I need to rely on a small JumpDrive which is already full from work data. I don't want to spend money to have sufficent storage - that is why I installed an FTP server and or remote destop terminal.
Then for work - it censors MORE ftp so when working on computers for my job, and lets say Sony has their drivers on ftp.sony.com it's impossible, so instead of downloading a WLAN driver in 5 seconds, I spent around 2 hours to find a work around, which doesn't work that efficent. Websense has made my life a living hell. I understand it wanting to censor sex, but ftp? Remote desktop? Give me a break :(

Thu, May 18, 2006 NKS Student Ashford, England

Putting Websense on the server was probably the worst move my schools IT department has ever made. Blocking things like porno is fair enough, but blocking everything recreational and some things educational is just plain stupid. It's far too sensitive and should be less restrictive.

Mon, May 15, 2006 Anonymous Anonymous

Technically, an owner of internet access can limit what internet access they provide to people using their system. This goes for workplaces and schools.
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What makes Websense an issue is the mere fact they can doesn't mean they should in all cases. Furthermore, it's a very poor filter - it's largely inaccurate in its filtering. To go on even further, there seems to be problems with the filter slowing network speeds considerably. To go on even further, some of their promotional tactics are very questionable. What surprises me more than some of the promotional methods they use is the fact that fairly reputable companies actually are willing to do business with them despite it!

Fri, May 12, 2006 pissed off student palos verdes

This thing sucks. You cant get to certain websites because they are too "violent". Wll guess the Hell what? Your teaching us about world war 2, and thats pretty Fu@$ing violent. Its stupid that some websites are blocked when they ask us to do a report on it.

Mon, May 8, 2006 Maximus 42 Still, not your buisness

Why do companies continue to use this worthless, sorry ass excuse for a program when it simply doesn't do what it needs to do? It impedes everyone's ability to fully function. Not to mention it violates simple constitutional amendments! Everyone who supports websense should be shot on site for simple and blatant disregard for human rights!

Mon, May 8, 2006 Anonymous Anonymous

WTF IS THIS??!??!?! IT BLOKS SITES FOR BEING "Tastless" WTF??? thats the most retarded thing ive ever heard of

Fri, Apr 28, 2006 dallaston pa

it blows blocking everything from government sites to those about history. i'm a high school student. yet you czn still view porn

Fri, Apr 28, 2006 I Anonymous

it sucks!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Fri, Apr 21, 2006 Stan Holt (Head Boy) Durrington High School

We use Websense at school, and it's a load of bulls**t. It even blocks the teen page on the BBC website, meaning we can't have access to answers about problems, or even some games when we're bored.

Websense blows.

Tue, Apr 18, 2006 Margaret Phoenix, AZ

personally, i would like to at least be able to check my email. i understand why the program blocks such sites as Myspace, porn, and other 'inappropriate' websites, but for those of us in dire need of our email use, it gets a little ridiculos.

i just cant seem to find a damn way around it!!!

Tue, Apr 18, 2006 Anonymous Anonymous

hmmm, they just blocked wikipedia at my school.

Tue, Apr 4, 2006 Anonymous Anonymous

Horrible software, even blocks technical groups.

Mon, Apr 3, 2006 Websense Anonymous

This tool accomplishes nothing more than breakign down relationships and giving websense money, who does a piss poor job of filtering out the correct "offensive" material and NOt blocking useful websites.

Thu, Mar 30, 2006 bored student school

this program as mentioned is very very bad...it just plain sucks..i too have had homework (presentation on the controversy of violent video games) low and behold the only site accesable..wikipedia.....

i understand why this was made, but how it works is unethical, I HAVE THE RIGHT AS AN AMERICAN CITIZEN to view any media i plz....of course i'm not gunna look at shmut at school..but if i wanna look up books at borders or we it should be my choice not theirs...

Tue, Mar 28, 2006 insert name insert local

Okay, Websense just blocked, hold on let me open it up, there, it blocked a site for 'Referance Materials'. Now websense is just impeding my education.

Mon, Mar 27, 2006 Mysticaloctopusman Oxford

Websense is the mose effective blocking program, but the least effective filter. A filter is meant to remove unwanted things and allow good things through - you'd not use a coffee filter that removed the taste of the coffee, so why use something that makes the internet unaccsessible! I'd rather have no internet than this program, because I can spend a whole hour trying to get around websense rather than spending five minute breaks here and there playing a quick game. I understand it is necessary for a school, but I am more productive at home because of websense. Quite frankly, websense is simply over the top in what it does and needs to be replaced with a teacher's good judgement on when to allow students to access the internet.

Sat, Mar 25, 2006 Anonymous Anonymous

I've read too much about the slimeball tactics the Websense creators use to make their filtering software seem 'superior' to competition. For instance, they at one point had a link on their website showing porn sites that other filtering software couldn't block. The porn sites in question were stored on their own server with dynamically-changing names that any filtering program would have difficulty finding. The only reason Websense could find it was because obviously it was the Websense creators that chose the names.
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Why would any reputable company would want to do business with vermin like this is beyond me.

Fri, Mar 24, 2006 Firedraikke Anonymous

Websense gets four stars from me, it serves its purpose nicely, I recommend it to all administrators who want their students to hate them. I personally hate websense, websense blocks everything that makes me want to come to school everyday, I do not like sitting in a classroom with too much work to do or with nothing to do, I need entertainment, and with computers in the classroom I get my work done in about 5min, which leaves 85min of boredom. Administrators, Websense is not good because it leaves students with too much free time, therefore increasing the ammount of students wanting to harm the system. It does serve its purpose TOO well.

Fri, Mar 24, 2006 Anonymous Anonymous

IT BLOCKED GOOGLE VIDEO, THE LAST BIT OF ENTERTAINMENT THAT I HAVE AT SCHOOL! I have way to much free time on my hands now, nothing to keep me occupied.

Fri, Mar 24, 2006 Firedraikke SC

Websense sucks, now when I am done with all of my work, all I have to do is sit and look at the wall. Not allowed to sleep, eat, drink, paint (MS). I understand it blocking porno and stuff like that, but today, it blocked a site that contains absolutly no obsene material, a site that I used for its games! DAMNIT

Tue, Mar 21, 2006 amy o Anonymous

"Websense goes way beyond basic filtering..." yeah it does. It's goes on to blocking gmail, and many other harmless and necessiary sites that can no longer be used. Websense is horrible. go to hell.

Tue, Mar 21, 2006 Anonymous Anonymous

i can't even access webpages hosted by my own school because it is "uncategorized." what the hell?

Tue, Mar 21, 2006 Anonymous Anonymous

Websense is internet fascism at its worst.

Mon, Mar 20, 2006 Anonymous Anonymous

rofl lol n00b gfag websesnese is gehy!

Mon, Mar 20, 2006 dont worry bout it gayville

ur things raped my mom screw websense they r god damn kikes anyway

Thu, Mar 16, 2006 Anonymous Anonymous

Websense in general goes too far - it blocks some stuff that should be justifiably blocked, but also blocks a lot of stuff that actually can enhance productivity. Nowadays, with airwave radio being on its deathbed, a lot of us data entry workers are just desperate to find something (anything!!) to listen to while we work. Websense cuts it all off.

Tue, Feb 28, 2006 Chuck Portland, ME

Its very good at what it does, the problem is that very often I get blocked from sites I need for my job. For instance I do commercials for the local lottery. And if I need to find out what the jackpot is to say 'Todays Estimated Annuitized Jackpot is X Go out and buy your megabucks tix today" Ummmm yeah, I can't see that info because its blocked.

Thu, Feb 23, 2006 Anonymous Anonymous

This filter is horrible, it allows some game sites/inapprioate sites to get through, however a non interactive site such as neoseeker etc. is blocked.

I'm in high school and also read that websense enterprise had posted a list of porn sites it blocked which allowed schools that didn't have websense to access these sites.

Tue, Feb 7, 2006 Bill M. Dallas

My highschool uses websense... I'm actually on the server right now, in the building and I'm suprised that it even let me look at a site talking about how it sucks. Sure it blocks out all the games, porn, and questionable topics, but it also blocks sites needed for research papers, and information on political topics. The funny thing is, that almost any kid in the school can bypass it and play games. Personaly, I find it to be a stupid, pointless program that is just a beefed up firewall that takes all of the information off of the web.

WEBSENSE SUCKS!!

Tue, Feb 7, 2006 Bill M. Dallas

My highschool uses websense... I'm actually on the server right now, in the building and I'm suprised that it even let me look at a site talking about how it sucks. Sure it blocks out all the games, porn, and questionable topics, but it also blocks sites needed for research papers, and information on political topics. The funny thing is, that almost any kid in the school can bypass it and play games. Personaly, I find it to be a stupid, pointless program that is just a beefed up firewall that takes all of the information off of the web.

WEBSENSE SUCKS!!

Fri, Feb 3, 2006 Anonymous Anonymous

i hate websense! i wish i could get rid of it forever!

Tue, Jan 31, 2006 Anonymous Anonymous

If you want to get around it simply search for an IP with a port in the US. Plug this number into IE at connections tab in tools. You will have to sift through a couple numbers to get one that works

Fri, Jan 20, 2006 Justin On internet

Summer sound hot

Thu, Jan 19, 2006 Anonymous Anonymous

anybody got sites not blocked email me them.

1psjnhsa@kingspark-sec.glasgow.sch.uk

Tue, Jan 17, 2006 summer cheshire,ct

um, yeah im in high school and fully do not appreciate all these hot shots telling the kids that they should basically stop trying to hack through it and get to work. Thats pretty annoying considering you have no idea what we're trying to get through. More than half of the EDUCATION sites that i want to get to are blocked. so before you go and assume you know what you all are talking about, ask a kid what theyre trying to do. more than half of them will say im trying to get on aim or myspace, but what is wrong with that? obviousley if we have time to look at all these gay websites NOT telling us how to get through it and havent gotten in trouble then im pretty sure its free time. yeah ok !

Tue, Jan 17, 2006 maria traverse city, MI

i agree with justin (who would now be on the 2nd or 3rd page) websense was origionally a good idea, but turned into a dictatorship and over-powering of even the useless little things. if people at work or at school want to waste their time, it is their time. so in essence, if they do that excessively, they won't get their work done and they should be fired (or drop out of school if they really don't care that much) i agree with the blocking porn but this is rediculous

Mon, Jan 16, 2006 Anonymous Anonymous

Filters are all well and good to stop inapropriate material getting through, but Websense takes this too far-I have been unable to access certain perfectly relevant revision sites and E-mail at school.

Thu, Jan 5, 2006 Anonymous Anonymous

Mon, Dec 26, 2005 someone Anonymous

omg i didnt mean to tripple post

Mon, Dec 26, 2005 someone Anonymous

wtf, you agree that we should move to Apple deer slayer????
I only agree with the part where the creator gets shot.

Thu, Dec 15, 2005 Deer Slayer Up your a**

I agree with Maximus! Could we do a classic hanging or maybe nail them to a big tree by their hands a feet?

Thu, Dec 15, 2005 Maximus 42 Not your buisness

Microsoft in general doesn't deserve to be in existence because it can't operate period! Dell, you name it, sucks a**. I don't give a s*** about Websense either it's a crappy system who's creators should be shot, or put into a minefield stark naked. So take my advice. Shut down Windows and move to Apple!

Wed, Dec 14, 2005 JOHN Q Anonymous

websense blocks the bad stuff, but does it a little to well. When researching topics that fall kinda close to blocked subjects, for example a project on guns, it is blocked. lame.

Wed, Dec 7, 2005 Anonymous Anonymous

this thing sucks it blocks everything even stuff that isnt bad, it says it filters the word "Games" thats f****** gay, someone please tell me what the hell is wrong with games

Tue, Dec 6, 2005 Robert Salem OR, South Salem High School

websense is by far one of the best filters ive ever seen, particulary why it got my rating thats just because of how good it works. i hate it to hell and back though. there is nothing the damn thing wont block. it blocks www.homestarrunner.com for crying out loud. its a fcking kids site. im suprized i can check my email and read comics. it really needs to be changed with its sensitivity.

Tue, Dec 6, 2005 Glen New Hampshire

WEBSENSE SUCKS!!!

Thu, Dec 1, 2005 Anonymous Anonymous

plah!

Thu, Dec 1, 2005 death to websense Anonymous

i have something like this at my campus its a major in the %%% i cant go on yahoo i cant play any games, i couldn't even play pong if i wanted to while this might benifit admins its a f-ing pain for everyone else!

Mon, Nov 21, 2005 Charger PWSH

This thing sucks SO bad, I cannot express its sucky-ness in words. It filters anything and everything. These people deserve to be shot. You might as well not even have the internet because it will be useless if you implement this into a system. I'm pretty sure they have a list of what you CAN see rather than what you CAN'T, which isn't the way these things are supposed to work. Some sites they block because of personal biases, and that's bull****. They suck.

Fri, Nov 18, 2005 websense sucks for free p hell sucks

damn websesnse

Tue, Nov 15, 2005 sudhakar gmail

pls send

Mon, Nov 14, 2005 Joshua Baltimore

I hate websense, but I think I hate the people that have commented on it more. I'm a high school student, and this feedback is embarrassing.

Fri, Nov 11, 2005 Aaron A Large School District

I love how all of these idiots complain about this product because of how it blocks their web access. This is the products purpose - that is what it is supposed to do. If you don't like the sites it blocks, talk to your principal or school administration. Don't bash a great product just because you can't get to your email.

We use WebSense on our network to filter kiddies just like these, and it works great! We can filter as little or as much as we want. So far this is one of the best filtering products I have used.

Thu, Nov 10, 2005 Brandon Somewhere USA

What the hell,I will give them no stars at all if i could. I'd actually like to give them a big kick in the ass. I can't do anything on the damn internet because of them I can't even get any friggin work done. Its rediculous, i'm a college student and i rely on wireless internet at home and i can't even check my own email on my own laptop, those people at websense make no sense at all. they have no right to block me. I personally hope they all slowly and painfully rot in hell.

Mon, Oct 24, 2005 A Happy person now Anonymous

THANK GOD!!!!
I am in a school without this f--king peice of sh-t. I used to have to deal with this son of a b---h. Thiss crap blocks EVERY SINGLE F--KING SITE. Except of course their own site. God has shown mercy on me, since now NO MORE OF THIS SH-T!!

Sun, Oct 23, 2005 Joe Shmuck India

WEBSENSE IS GAYYYYYYY

Fri, Oct 21, 2005 Anonymous Anonymous

This is the 1st step my friend into Communism. First they give you the internet - then they taketh away. Did you know that websense was actually made in CHINA to suppress the people? YES - people RISE up. Iraq used websense on the Kurds in the North. North Korea uses Web Sense on their people as well - My friends - do you see a pattern. Soon - we will all be considered - "Tasteless Humor" Web Sense is bad - bad bad for our society. It will wipe us out as a human race; it will be the demise of our life as we know it. Please don’t say I didn’t warn you. The next phase of the destruction, they will implant WEB SENSE chips into your brain – And guess what people …. That’s right – your thoughts will be filtered. I know some of you are thinking – This cant be true – and this is good that you can think on your own – but I tell you something – Once those CHIPS are in place, YOU WILL NOT HAVE THE MEANS TO RESIST!

Wed, Oct 12, 2005 John Skaggs Duniedin High School

i needs to br deleted eraced and or fixed cuz taestless is Bs but there are loopholes

Mon, Oct 3, 2005 dud dud town

what a load of crapware

Sun, Sep 4, 2005 Anonymous Anonymous

They use websense in the military overseas. Which sucks, because some of us actually have a successful ebay business's that requires maintaining and handling customer relations. Im not able to check my email at home. Whe just had the system down for a little bit which was great. We were able to catch up on some things. It also filters out online stores. So im stuck learning to live without. I can understand having the program for those immature people who tend to abuse the school/work privelges. Those people need to be blocked. There should be some type of give to the system and employers. Punish the ones who abuse it, not everyone.

Fri, Jul 8, 2005 Anonymous Anonymous

my kids still look up porn, this sucks

Fri, Jul 8, 2005 Mike Anonymous

I am a system administrator working at a major telecom company in eastern Canada. I've read that no system admins have said anything so I've decided to speak up. Websense is very error prone. It filters out many unoffensive sites. At best I find it actually reduces work productivity because the employees can't access resources to help our clients. As noted before the software can be circumvented in many ways. I do not get to decide what filtering software is put on my network so unfortunatley I am stuck with a room full of angry employees and CEO's wondering why productivity is going down. I have even begun telling my employees how to get around the software because management is convinced that it's doing it's job and won't tell the CEO's otherwise.

Buy this software if you like losing clients, employees and prodictivity.

Mike

Tue, Jun 21, 2005 Government employee Canada

Blocks sourceforge downloads, which we often need at work. This isn't good...

Tue, Jun 14, 2005 a really pissed off stude at you house with a bat

this program sucks major balls, and so do you! you must of had way to much time on your hands to come up with this crap in a bucket. whats the point of usen the internet if you cant freakin get to it

Sat, Jun 11, 2005 Anonymous Illinois

For what it's designed for it does well. The problem is that it also filters:
Health websites, political web sites and many school/education websites.
It also block sites critical of Websense...
If that isn't hypocracy I don't know what is! It has a chilling effect on research too, because the person(s) who use it gather information on potential rivals within the company to use against them.
Yes, it's a case of "who's guarding the guards?"

Mon, Jun 6, 2005 Anonymous Anonymous

Websense is a very adaptable program. Initially it did not block searches for things like proxy servers and translation sites worked, but now a few weeks later it has started to block them. Although I am impressed that it changed in order to block these it is annoying. I don't see what problems games or email cause now that they didn't for the past years in the pre websense time at my school. Don't like it and it is getting harder and harder to get around but it is fairly impressive.

Tue, May 24, 2005 Anonymous Anonymous

Websense is absolutly horrible. We cant even look up school related things. It is a peice of crap, the makers of it do their job of making kids absolutly miserable and the internet absolutly useless. It sucks BALLS!!!!!!!!!! Whoever made it can jump off a cliff and get run over by cars as innocent school children watch in discust! I cant believe this is blocked!

Tue, May 24, 2005 a really p!$$ed man Anonymous

This crap is useless.
Whoever made this donkey crap, should have their head ripped off, then use to feed someones cat. Then there body should be mutilated by their mom. After that B---h is dead, Satan shall mutilate his body again. Websense is a peice of crap. It Blocks every frikin site

Mon, May 16, 2005 dunno dunno

I hate this stuff there is nothing unblocked not even information it is bleepin messed up it messes up the internet and the maker must be touched in the head

Sat, May 7, 2005 Ben AU

Justin is right. Websense is a very good quality product, doing exactly what it was designed to do. However unfortunately it is far too sensitive, and I find doing school work almost impossible, especially religious work (catholic school) as the content is deemed immoral. Also, I have difficulty in Info Technology because the topics are blocked, such as "hacking" and ways to get around softwares (demonstrations etc.), now this is part of our curriculum and websense is stopping it! You will have to convert the IP address of the server into HEX codes simply by searching for a converter (not using the websense secured network, it doesnt work!

Fri, Apr 22, 2005 Jonathan Pugh Swansea

Websence is the worst thing i have ever seen blocking everything and running me up the wall 24 hours a day, i can only just check my email on the 7th attempt due to aparent "adult material" signing in is adult material since when.
It's way to sensative Eg my search for cocket police station websence picked up the first 4 letters and oh look it's blocked This program is Crap and under all costs Stay Away From It!

Sat, Apr 16, 2005 Anonymous Anonymous

all websense managed to do is make the internet useless

Fri, Apr 15, 2005 Nate Dunedin

Dude,
I use this crap at school and it blocks absolutly everyting!! When i want to check my e-mail blocks it... When i wanna do anything even most school t blocks it i am a middle schooler and I HATE IT

Thu, Apr 14, 2005 Anonymous Canton Charter academy

i hate this i cant research for school projects it renders the internet useless a waste of time and money

Mon, Mar 21, 2005 Sielen Don Lugo High School

websense is the most retarded software ever invented..blocking websites with the category "tasteless"??? wtf is that?!!? you f****** idiots!

Thu, Mar 10, 2005 Khaotic Anonymous

It's too sensitive in its filters. It's ridiculous that image searches in Google must be filtered because of caches. There are some things that don't even need to be filtered. This has got to be the worst set of proxy dictatorship ever.

Sun, Feb 20, 2005 Anonymous Anonymous

8e6 and N2H2 are better for schools.

Thu, Feb 3, 2005 Anonymous Anonymous

websense is lame.......

Wed, Jan 5, 2005 Anonymous Anonymous

Websense is completelt out of control. Whoever programmed it needs to do it again. It is a good thing it blockse explicit websites, but blocking games? I think websense has gone a liitle too far

Tue, Oct 5, 2004 ALex Somewhere Else

To all you people who say that students should spend time in school learning how to type properly, etc...

We can type properly. In fact, we probably type faster and more accurately than you can. Websense is the earthly incarnation of Satan. If you diagree, that's cool. We can settle it in a parking garage somewhere. No rules, no weapons. Like Fight Club. Or something. I just figured that we should find a definite solution to this. Or on the other hand, we could simply agree that Websense is totally uncool and evil. kthx

Tue, Oct 5, 2004 Im better than websense dont worry about it

ive figured out 3 ways around websense. It sucks. Give me $200 dollars and ill tell you them

Mon, Sep 27, 2004 Admin Anonymous

I love Websense. I was having such terrible IMing problems aith the network, but with Websense, this has been completely cleared up.

Mon, Sep 27, 2004 Anonymous Anonymous

I hate it. You can tell it is a great product because of my former comment. It blocks nearly everything, even educational sites we use at school. What is this world coming too? Also, we have Fortres Grande. I'm so thriled with the combo I could blow something up with a chainsaw.

Thu, Jun 10, 2004 Anonymous Anonymous

It has lots of problems and it blocks out games! why do you think kids would want to go on the computer anyways! It also blocks out school sites too! I cant go on to any sites now!

Tue, Jun 8, 2004 kurisu Anonymous

it would make sense if it worked but it doesn't - it's very easy to fool and when you do use it it blocks all the wrong sites - i can call up horrible gay porn, but a site about the holocaust is blocked... way to go websense.

Thu, Jun 3, 2004 Frost Highschool

This program sucks. I am in highschool trying to research world terrorism for my law class. THIS IS A HUGE REPORT! yet websense blocks almost all sites I need. This program is horrible. As one person said it takes away from our education. I SAY DOWN WITH WEBSENSE and its developers!

Wed, Jun 2, 2004 DoobGriffin P-Town

Ever since my school started using WebSense I've had this green goo stream out of my butt without mercy. It burns like hellfire. Thank you WebSense!

Fri, May 28, 2004 Anonymous Anonymous

This software sucks! We have it at our library and we can't go anywhere!!! Down With WebSense!!!!!

Mon, May 17, 2004 someone new zealand

I am a high school student at a school where the students buy their own laptops, often through the school. My opinion is that it is fair enough to block porn, gambling, illegal content and even games I can understand. But the following are some excellent examples of just how ludicrous the blocking system is:
1. For a period of time Google Image Search was blocked for "Dynamic Content".
2. I went to 8notes.com, an online sheet music resource (by the way, this was AFTER SCHOOL, not during classtime so I was not doing anything that I shouldn't have been doing) and I searched for a piece by Khachaturian and was greeted by a page saying that it was Websensed for Web Chat, keyword found: chat (from KhaCHATurian).
3. Web-based email is blocked, i.e. no Hotmail.
4. When trying to download a demo of Sibelius, I found I was unable to due to the download site being blocked for "Freeware or Software Download".

I may add to this list as I discover more.

Sat, May 8, 2004 behdad iran

please send me this program until I can filter website in my network.
tanks

Fri, May 7, 2004 Anonymous Anonymous

this program blockes ANY image searches on most and all websites that offer it. Also i had a term paper due last friday that i didin't get because i worked on it at home and i thought i could access my mail from school but when i tried all i got was BLOCKED BY WEBSENCE. i failed that class thankes to you websence when i become rich i want to destroy you and all comapanies like you. WEBSENCE BLOWS

Wed, May 5, 2004 Anonymous Anonymous

SUCKS!

Sat, Apr 10, 2004 Anonymous Anonymous

Ummm, no. websense is terrible

Thu, Mar 18, 2004 Devin W. Kansas

Okay lets begin with me saying that I am a high school student and like most high school students I hate this program. First of all it is highly sensitive to the point of being harmful to the education values and intergity of our public school system. In an attempt to search for a college I decided to check out the K.U. tech school it was blocked leaving me with nothing to do for the rest of the hour. This is merely one example of the many times this program has made the computers at my school both useless to me and to other students.
In addition to this Websense reeks of Socialism. If your a parent and want to have it at your house fine (though when little Billy tries to do his report he won't be able to use the internet for help since everything will be blocked) but for a school to use it is a violation of the first ammendmant. It censors everything not just porn something some of you more thick headed Network adminstrators need to understand. My churches website was banned while the Church of Satan was not. ARRRAGGGHH. Needless to say this is a stupid and pointless piece of progamming and I do not suggest.

~Devin W.

Fri, Jan 9, 2004 Anonymous Anonymous

websence is BAD!!!!! down with websence

Tue, Dec 30, 2003 Anonymous Anonymous

you people need to figure out its the network admins setting what you can and cant go to.I persoanlly love this program when its running properly.and yes you can set it to let you into websites that are not normally allowed.its not a all or nothing filter.you can set all diffrent access to diffrent levels of people or restrict that problem employee.

Mon, Dec 15, 2003 MVHS Anonymous

Horrible. Not only does it block sites (including some children's sites!) it is not supposed to, it is very common that people access pornographic material on sites that websense's 'bots' haven't managed to classify yet.
Those looking for mischeif get by this product while it hinders those trying to use the computer for productivity!

Thu, Oct 23, 2003 Anonymous Anonymous

All it has managed to do is enrage our employees.

FOr a while it has eBay blocked as "sex". We sell items on eBay, non-sexual ones!

Thu, Sep 25, 2003 A Student A place

although it does filter out illicit websites well, it blocks entirely too much more than that. bottom line- horrible

Thu, Sep 18, 2003 A SysAdmin & Dad NC

SysAdmins should implement this product in order to provide guards against the abuses most of the so-called students complain about here. It is more than obvious that these kids are doing things they are not supposed to do during school learning time. A note to those kids: If you want to listen to radio, buy a walkman; if you want to look at porn, get a subscription to Playboy; if you want to play games, hopscotch is easy. When you're in school, you should pay attention and learn something; namely how to spell, write full and complete sentences and how to use correct grammar. Right now, you all look like a bunch of drooling morons whining about not being able to abuse your school's Internet resources. IF you want to be grown, ACT grown up and realize the world doesn't owe you anything. YOU have to EARN it (including your education). Websense is a tool to help us, the SysAdmins and Dads of the world, keep you on the right track.

Thu, Sep 18, 2003 CharlieJ South Carolina

FIRST: If the "students" making comments here would spend more time studying -- and less time playing games or surfing porn -- they might be able to use proper grammar, punctuation and spelling. Their own comments give us good reason to use Webense.
SECOND: Websense is COMPLETELY configurable, so any truly needed sites can be set for access. The program is weak on reporting, but is overall worth every dime spent to keep the kids noses in the books and not on the Net.

Thu, Aug 7, 2003 Anonymous Anonymous

sucks

Thu, Jul 31, 2003 Anonymous vietcombank

it even block the Ministry of Finance of Vietnam :-( poor filter

Thu, Jul 10, 2003 Anonymous Anonymous

its shit i can hack my way through it in about 5 minutes and veiw all the sites that it stops

Fri, Jun 13, 2003 J NJ

Based on these reviews - it seems like the perfect tool to limit the misuse of business internet resources.

Fri, Jun 6, 2003 Anonymous Anonymous

Websense is actually a good product that does what it advertises. Most of the complaints on this board appear to be coming from users who feel the internet is being unfairly censored from them. I haven't seen many comments from the administrators who implemented it. Our company runs websense as requested by human resources. Since we started using there has been a dramatic decrease in disciplinary actions stemming from inappropriate internet usage. Perhaps you should be talking to your network administrator for being too restrictive instead of attacking the tool they chose to use.

Thu, May 15, 2003 Kim Anonymous

I totally agree. I hate that stupid product. It is totally to sensitive that I can't go to simple web browser save sites. Really gets annoying sometimes. Although, other people manage to go to totally innopropriate sites, so it might be malfonctioning or something, since it is such a stupid product. so DONT USE IT!!!!

Tue, Apr 29, 2003 Anonymous Anonymous

I hate it -- it's error-prone and it blocks normal commercial sites like xmradio.com.

Why can't anybody spell on this comment site? Especially the high school "students". Let's see:
definate?
blockss?
bast?
nonsence?
interfer?
Kiddies, you shouldn't be surfing porn sites before your spelling class.

Mon, Apr 28, 2003 Odd how eeveryone has the Anonymous

You all have the same IP number. You're plan has been foiled. AAGH! Mine is the same!
























Websense blows...

Mon, Apr 28, 2003 Buggermunch the bugger mu BBugger munch cavern

WebseNSE IS A BUGGER! I WANT TO mUNCH IT GOOD! MUNCHMUNCHMUNCHMUNCH!

Mon, Apr 28, 2003 Mr WEbsense Websense Managing directors office

I am astounded by the proportion of people who seem committed to the destruction of a fine company. I feel that libel action is in order to curb the hostility towards a useful and great young product. Now fuck off.

Mon, Apr 28, 2003 Harry the Larry Jamaica

Websens rULs and Y00 SUCK.

Mon, Apr 28, 2003 Sir Galahad Camelot

U ALL BLWO BG MONKEE BALLS! I caN@T GE^T INtO aNY SIGHTS WHATSOVA YOO BLOW I WIsh I HAD NEVRRR IMPLEMENTD TIS ON TEH COMPUMATRON I HAve BOrt FOR A FIVer AT A CAR BOOT sAIL

Mon, Apr 28, 2003 Jimmy New Yankville

THIS THING SUCKS IT IS TEH WORTS THING I EVER HAD THE MSORFTUNE TO UES ON MY SYSTEM YOU MORUNS WHO THINK WEBSNES RULES MUST NOT USE TEH INTRENTE AS FIVE SECOUNDS WILL BE ENUGH TIME TO FIND A LEGIT SITE BOLCKED BY THIS SMEGGER!!!

Fri, Apr 25, 2003 Anonymous Anonymous

is bad blocks everything even me submitting to this page!

Wed, Apr 16, 2003 Anonymous Anonymous

clyde shipbuilding co (clydeshipping.co.uk) is blocked because of tobbaco and alcohol!!!!!!! please tell me why? I can access philip morris!!!!!!

Wed, Mar 5, 2003 Anonymous Anonymous

it certainly is a very poorly designed product and it blocks many sites that are purely educational.

Fri, Feb 14, 2003 The Dalton Bensalem

There is many ways to get past it

Thu, Jan 30, 2003 Justin Il

I am a current High School Student and first let me say to all the people who commented on websense sucking because it works on video games and e-mail: You are all idiots and that is the exact reason it was made. Now let me tell you Websense's flaws. It is super sensitive with many subjects. Secondly, if anybody does want to get around it all they have to do is go to a translation website. Websense needs to be retooled desperately.

Wed, Jan 15, 2003 RENAGADE HACKER Anonymous

I HATE this shit!!! I can't even go to megaproxy anymore cuz the caught on to me! I WILL FIND A WAY AFTER ALL I AM A HACKER!

Mon, Dec 16, 2002 Anonymous Anonymous

my company uses websense, and i believe it makes the problem worse. instead of spending 5 minutes reading an article or looking up game info, i now spend 25 minutes searching until i find a site not blocked by websense. the lack of employee trust shown by a company using websense is not only frustrating, but near insulting. if you want to block porn, fine, but blocking anything remotely recreational is absurd. i am at work for 8.5 hours a day and the conveiniece of being online at work is destroyed by websense. WebSense is NonSense.

Thu, Dec 12, 2002 chris tx

A product that does what is says it will do, but I believe after about a good year or two people will realize there is no need for this type of product and websense will need to reorganize itself into a different type of business or go out of business. If you can't trust your employees, then why hire them.

Thu, Nov 7, 2002 websense sucks! Anonymous

I hate this crap and it sucks ass! does anyone know away to get past it so you can read email...this thing is so crappy i know there has gotta be a way any proxy sites out there not blocked by it?

Wed, Nov 6, 2002 Anonymous Anonymous

u fucking morons are blocking my games at school. i hate you all

Wed, Oct 30, 2002 Evil BEHIND YOU

Websense is really stupid, it doesn't do its job right.

Thu, Oct 17, 2002 Anonymous Anonymous

Obviously, filters on porn and such are okay. However, it blocks all web-hosted materials, even those for school (I am middle school) and it blocks everything interactive. It's simply absurd and abominable. Please, don't use websense.

Thu, Oct 17, 2002 Anonymous Anonymous

it blocks all things fun
it sucks
websense sucks

Tue, Oct 8, 2002 MACK Denver

This product is ridiculous, blocking political groups, shopping, entertainment, whatelse. I cant even troubleshoot some customers ability to get to a certain website becuase I cant go to the website! Waste of money, filtering porn and active gaming sites is understandable but other than that its a waste

Sun, Oct 6, 2002 ROB Anonymous

IT WOULD BE IMMPOSSIBLE TO UNDERSTATE THE CRITICISM OF WEBSENSE. ASIDE FROM ITS BLATANT ULTRA SENSITIVE CENSORING THAT IS NOT ONLY UNNECESARRY, UNFAIR, AND JUST STUPID, IT IS ALSO UNREASONABLE. IT DOES NOT DISCRIMINATE. PERIOD. CERTAIN SUBJECTS ARE CATEGORIZED AND IF YOUR SITE HAPPENS TO FALL INTO THAT "RESTRICTED" CATEGORY, REGARDLESS OF WHETHER IT IS EVEN OR SHOULD BE "RESTRICTED", IT DOESN'T MATTER. THEREFORE THE WEBSENSE ENTERPRISE IS INCOMPITENT BEYOND REDEMTION. I CANNOT STRESS IT ENOUGH: DO NOT USE WEBSENSE!!!

Sun, Oct 6, 2002 ROB Anonymous

IT WOULD BE IMMPOSSIBLE TO UNDERSTATE THE CRITICISM OF WEBSENSE. ASIDE FROM ITS BLATANT ULTRA SENSITIVE CENSORING THAT IS NOT ONLY UNNECESARRY, UNFAIR, AND JUST STUPID, IT IS ALSO UNREASONABLE. IT DOES NOT DISCRIMINATE. PERIOD. CERTAIN SUBJECTS ARE CATEGORIZED AND IF YOUR SITE HAPPENS TO FALL INTO THAT "RESTRICTED" CATEGORY, REGARDLESS OF WHETHER IT IS EVEN OR SHOULD BE "RESTRICTED", IT DOESN'T MATTER. THEREFORE THE WEBSENSE ENTERPRISE IS INCOMPITENT BETOND REDEMTION. I CANNOT STRESS IT ENOUGH: DO NOT USE WEBSENSE!!!

Sat, Sep 7, 2002 Anonymous Anonymous

They use Websense at my company. I believe that it is a good thing in that it restricts explicit or sexually related things, but sometimes it does restrict too much. One cannot even go to websites that are educational. There should be different levels of access on this program.

Tue, Sep 3, 2002 segafan777 Anonymous

I HATE THIS THING!!! It won't let me check my e-mail, go to videogame websites, you can't go to harmless, automaticaly censoring message boards. I can't even look up some school related things! DO NOT USE WEBSENSE!!!

Tue, Jun 4, 2002 Anonymous Anonymous

it sucks. i cant check my e-mail hehehehehe

Wed, May 22, 2002 Andrew Derrick

I am from a High School. Our school use this and I think that it is nonsence. I can't go places that teach us kids about health. Our teacher gave us a web site to go to and it won't let us. I think that it restricts two much. I don't care what it restricts as long it don't interfer with our learning.

Thu, Apr 18, 2002 Anonymous Anonymous

It blocks everything at my school :-(, a definate 'thumbs down'. It is far to hard to get past, much worse that the original RM filter

Thu, Apr 18, 2002 Anonymous Anonymous

It blockss everything at my school :-(, a definate 'thumbs down'. It is far to hard to get bast, much worse that the original RM filter

Tue, Jan 29, 2002 anonymous Anonymous

Websense can be defeated by using https as well as searching for mega proxy sites. In addition, Microsoft SMS will interfere with accurate transparent identification if you choose to go that route. We are still trying to keep the log server from running out of virtual memory when using the MSDE supplied with the product download.

Wed, Jan 9, 2002 Anonymous Anonymous

We use it. It has somewhat weak reporting, and sometimes mis-classifies sites. It works ok, but I think there are better packages out there.

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