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
I want to know if a web site is in the Master Database. How do I find out if Websense has already categorized a web site?
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.
You can submit URL for review by sending email to email@example.com.
If you think a site was recategorized, then use the URL Category tool. If you want to know how a site is categorized in the latest Master Database, regardless of any recategorization done at your site, then 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 Cloud 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
. You can use this site to access 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 create MyWebsense accounts using the same subscription key. Note:
We recategorize at page level, not just domain level.