Jump to content

Why Websense?


joey-world
 Share

Recommended Posts

I been looking for a job in the last few days.

I've noticed that a lot of businesses are using websense security, not the traditional ones such as:

Avast

Bit defender

Norton

Kaspersky

I'm not stating that this protections are or not effective, I'm just curious about, why websense, what's the difference, why requiered?

is it really that trusth worthy? is just another well-rounded antivirus solution?

If anyone has any information on the matter please let me know.

Thank you

Link to comment
Share on other sites

The names you've mentioned are mainly, if not soley, anti-virus. Websense is a full security solution shop offering a lot more. I'm not even sure if they do AV.

I do understand that Websense is a full security solution. Thing is, why is the most widely used?

Link to comment
Share on other sites

I don't know why that is preferred over its own competition but I'd hope that most of the companies that are using it would also be using AV from one of the companies you've mentioned.

From what I've seen of it on tests it is a good product, maybe it is the best of what is out there. Or maybe they've just got a very good sales rep in your area.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

This is usually the answer to Why Websense?

Because in a Cisco firewall config you get 2 choices, Websense or Secure Computing(now McAfee). Of those 2 choices, I'll pick Websense 11 out of 10 times.

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/docs/security/asa/asa84/configuration/guide/access_filter.html#wp1045692

Even if they only ever sold to customers with a Cisco ASA, that's still a few million sales with reoccurring license fees, that's some major money for R&D.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

 Share

  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    • No registered users viewing this page.
×
×
  • Create New...