December 31, 2013, is the last day that SurfControl Web Filter will be supported, updated, or maintained.
Beginning January 1, 2014, all SurfControl Web Filter customer subscriptions will no longer be active.
Customers are encouraged to transition to Websense Web Security or Web Security Gateway before that date.
Key changes in product behavior at the time the SurfControl subscription expires are detailed in this Knowledge Base article.
Beginning January 1, 2014, updates to the SurfControl Internet Threat Database (category database of URLs) will no longer occur.
SurfControl services will still run, and the product will still log data for reporting, but automatic categorization using the Internet Threat Database will stop working.
Rules that are set to allow or block (based on URL Database categories) will no longer be functional.
You can manually recategorize web sites or block sites specifically in the rules.
The Internet Threat Database will no longer be accessed for any category lookups.
Steps below describe how to transition to another Websense solution, adding the value of web threat protection using our Websense Advanced Classification Engine (ACE).
If you run a report based solely on standard category information, the report will be essentially blank.