Does Websense blocking software blocks websites. Do you want to bypass Websense and browse any website ? There are several methods to bypass Websense to access websites.
Websense is a Web security gateway software and internet access management system which allows an organization to monitor, report and manage internal Internet use. Websense allows system administrators to block access to web sites and other protocols based on categories, which can be blocked at specified times(example 8 AM to 5 PM) or permanently.
Bypass Websense using proxy site
One of the famous method is to use a web-based proxy site. web-based proxy sites uses the secure http (https://). (s) in http signifies secure connection and the Websense blocking software will not block secured sites. Using proxy site you can access the restricted site through the proxy. But, Websense updates regularly and blocks the web-based proxy site from time to time.
Bypass Websense using https
Hypertext Transfer Protocol Secure (HTTPS) is a combination of the Hypertext Transfer Protocol and a cryptographic protocol.
Like proxy sites, you can bypass Websense manually by appending ‘s’ to the url. For example, instead of accessing http://www.gmail.com try append ‘s’ like https://www.gmail.com. This will work for any website which has https enabled. HTTPS connections are often used for payment transactions on the World Wide Web.
Some times, Websense blocks https://www.gmail.com too (don’t know how !!!!)
Bypass Websense using HTTP Tunneling
Another common way to bypass Websense is through HTTP Tunneling programs. An HTTP Tunnel is used most often as a means for communication from network locations with restricted connectivity. One can access blocked sites and access applications (games/IM clients/browsers) from behind restrictive firewalls or proxy servers
One such application is VPNTunnel. With VPNTunnel any restrictions placed on your internet usage by your network administrator, your boss at work, or your ISP will simply and completely disappear.