Websense & ISA

Hi there,

Am not good with ISA at all, and have it installed with websense but not working as Network agent not picking up IP.....

We have 3 switches, a watchguard firebox and i need to implement Websense to monitor internet, ideally all traffic to flow through the ISA server (with no rules) would like to use the ISA server to simply pass traffic through, and have Websense filter/monitor it.

At the moment have isa server plugged into one of switches and network agent on another server and traffic being pushed using WPAD, not sure if this is correct or not any advise would be great.

Would it make sense to stick a switch between firwall and the main switch and ONLY have the isa server plugged in? Or actually connect the firewall to ISA server, and then ISa server to switch/network?

Any help would be fab as this is doing my head in!!!!

Who is Participating?
I wear a lot of hats...

"The solutions and answers provided on Experts Exchange have been extremely helpful to me over the last few years. I wear a lot of hats - Developer, Database Administrator, Help Desk, etc., so I know a lot of things but not a lot about one thing. Experts Exchange gives me answers from people who do know a lot about one thing, in a easy to use platform." -Todd S.


Experts Exchange Solution brought to you by

Your issues matter to us.

Facing a tech roadblock? Get the help and guidance you need from experienced professionals who care. Ask your question anytime, anywhere, with no hassle.

Start your 7-day free trial
pjmartinsAuthor Commented:
Ill give it a go, thanks!
Most people like using the ISA as a proxy where the ISA sits on the internal side of the firewall.    Have the firewall configured so that only the ISA's IP address is allowed outbound access through the firewall.  Hence all client traffic must traverse the proxy or it is blocked at the firewall.    

Now you can add websense  to the ISA server and you are off and running.  

It's more than this solution.Get answers and train to solve all your tech problems - anytime, anywhere.Try it for free Edge Out The Competitionfor your dream job with proven skills and certifications.Get started today Stand Outas the employee with proven skills.Start learning today for free Move Your Career Forwardwith certification training in the latest technologies.Start your trial today
Software Firewalls

From novice to tech pro — start learning today.

Question has a verified solution.

Are you are experiencing a similar issue? Get a personalized answer when you ask a related question.

Have a better answer? Share it in a comment.