How do I find out how a site is categorized?
Cloud Web Security, V-Series, Web Security and Filter, Web Security Gateway, Web Security Gateway Anywhere
7.0, 7.1, 7.5, 7.6
I want to find out how a site is categorized. I want to know its Master Database category, or I want to find out if the site has been recategorized. How can I do this?
There are two easy ways to find out how a site is categorized:
Use the URL Category tool in Websense Manager.
Use the Site Lookup and Category Suggestion Tool on the MyWebsense site.
Submit URL for review by sending email to email@example.com
If you think that a site may have been recategorized, use the URL Category tool. If you want to know how a site is categorized in the latest version of the Master Database, regardless of any recategorization that may have been done at your site, use the Site Lookup and Category Suggestion Tool.
URL Category Tool
Open Websense Manager and click URL Category (under Toolbox in the right shortcut pane).
Enter a URL or IP address.
The site's current category is displayed in a popup window. If your organization has recategorized the URL, the new category is shown.
The site's categorization may depend on which version of the Master Database (including real-time updates) you are using.
Site Lookup Tool
Log on to the MyWebsense site.
Click Site Lookup under Tools in the left navigation pane.
Enter a URL, and then click Look Up.
Note: For Hosted Web Security, select v7 for database the being used.
The site's current categorization in the latest version of the Master Database is displayed.
Notes & Warnings
Websense, Inc., maintains a customer portal at www.mywebsense.com
that you can use to access to product updates, patches, product news, evaluations, and technical support resources for your Websense software. All you need to sign up for an account are an email address and a subscription key. Multiple members of your organization can created MyWebsense accounts using the same subscription key.
We recategorize at page level, not just domail level.