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 blocklist or allowlist.
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.