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    Selecting a Web Filtering Solution

    There are three options for enabling Web filtering. Use Table 1 to help you decide which option is right. The Web filtering solutions table gives you the pros and cons of each option.

    Table 1: Web Filtering Solutions

    Web Filtering Option



    Integrated Web Filtering

    Is the most powerful integrated method in terms of detection.

    It has a granular list of URL categories, support for Google Safe Search, and a reputation engine.

    This option can also redirect you to a custom URL for block pages

    Requires an Internet connection to be able to contact the Threatseeker cloud.

    Integrated Web filtering is also a separately licensed subscription service.

    Redirect Web Filtering

    Does not require an Internet connection; all queries are tracked locally.

    This option has a slightly lower latency because the server is onsite.

    Requires a separate Websense server.

    Redirect Web filtering does not have as much functionality as directing the entire HTTP session through the Websense server.

    Juniper Local Web Filtering

    Does not require a license.

    Juniper local Web filtering is good for defining your own blacklist or whitelist.

    This option is good if you have only a handful of URLs on which you want to enforce a policy.

    Is not ideal for broad URL filtering support.

    Modified: 2016-06-14