How Websense technology is protecting your organization — and you.

If you've been denied access to a website because of Websense, your organization is using our technology to apply its Internet use policy. These policies are typically established to ensure a safe and productive work environment.

Here are the likely reasons you have been denied access:

  • Our technology detected a potential security threat. This could be malicious code injected into a legitimate website, or a website built by hackers with malicious intent. In either case, blocking access protects your organization and you from malware infections and other harm.
  • Your organization is controlling access to the category of content you are trying to access. Our technology enables your organization to choose which categories to allow, limit or block access to; what time of day to allow access; and how much time to allow access to any particular category (e.g., shopping).

How Websense keeps you and your organization safe and secure.

Websense technology analyzes millions of websites every hour, putting them into more than 90 categories in over 50 languages and inspecting them for malicious content. It also:

  • Conducts a reputation analysis of more than 2 million domains, networks, IP addresses and hosts every hour.
  • Uses more than 900 million real-time data collecting systems to parse 3–5 billion pieces of content daily.

What you can do if you feel you should have access to a website.

Contact your Help Desk or IT administrator to ask about your organization's access policy.

What you can do if you feel a website has been incorrectly categorized.

Ask your Help Desk or IT administrator to change a website's category (they can override the Websense category). You can also suggest that Websense researchers reevaluate a categorization via csi.websense.com.