I'm wondering if there is any way to bypass the websense at my workplace.
I've tried so many things and everything is blocked.
We have intranet at work and specific proxies, i'm wondering if you have any available proxies to give me and try them out. Or if there is other way to do it.
I'm not in a corporate environment, nor do I have access to one, but what if the netadmin has also blocked access to
? I guess you'd be out of luck?
Yes that would be unfortunate. I guess the question here is how the admin is going to block a https cyphered connection without/with Websense? If you have (or any one has) any clue of doing this, please share.
I'm behind Websense at work and at home my ISP has fairly strong filtering. I've been trying those https web proxies for years and I can't remember the last time it didn't work. On the contrast, I noticed that http (unencrypted) web proxies get blocked after some time!!.
With all do respect, I have a little problem with this post on the forums. As a network engineer and network administrator of my companies corporate network, I feel this information should not be distributed so freely. We (network engineers, network administrators, system administrators ect) put these specific rules in place to limit users from accessing certain websites. I can surely say no administrator places a block on ALL content on the Internet, rather they limit the content a user can view. Now these rules are put in a place for various reasons, such as protecting a user from accessing harmful websites without any knowledge of doing so, or to increase productivity of a department by limiting surfing of the web. Now, whether it be one of these reasons I listed or other reasons, I still feel these rules all have a purpose. If an administrator places rules on the network that are just plain ridiculous and it blocks all content, I think that's an ego and management issue. But most, if not all administrators place them for the safety and productivity of the company network.
Now this is where I can get criticized rather heavily, so I say these words with the utmost respect. A user such as Niovi writes a post on the forum about how to bypass Websense. This is the first post placed under that alias already asking ways around a company security policy. My first question would be, why are you trying to bypass Websense? What site are you visiting that Websense is blocking? Have you discussed the content being blocked with your admin or manager? Of course not, because its more then likely not work related.
I become very frustrated and sometimes upset when I see people on my company network trying to bypass security. This is especially true when they use other websites to go around the security. I end up spending half my day trying to not only track the users traffic, but research new websites being released to beat network traffic filtering. I strongly urge other administrators to refrain from posting these kinds of websites. I have had numerous employees fired because they access these types of bypass filter websites. I can almost guarantee that all company policy handbooks state that any user who defies network policies will be reprimanded, if not suspended or fired. In my opinion, its just not worth the risk.
I am completely opened to comments, whether they be positive or negative as I'm sure the negative will come. But the truth of the matter is, this is an on going issue at every company. It is only when your on the other side of the fence battling do you realize how much chaos and work it can create for an administrator.
ZiPPy, I think your talk is absolutely correct. All the points you have mentioned are valid, and I thank you for it . But after all, it all depends on what Niovi here will do with the information we present him. The information is there in the wild, with the simplest google search it can be found. Should google be sued for it?. We give pure information. It's the persons own responsibility not to break the law while using this information.
This "Websense bypass" question has been iterated over and over in the forums: