We're using Websense for URL filtering and moving to Checkpoint advanced blade for filtering. I'm planning to enable Application and URL filtering on a Checkpoint security gateway and disable URL filtering on Websense server. I have a procedure on setting up the required URL filtering policies and creating required applications/Sites for monitoring.
My question is, would enabling Application and URL filtering on Checkpoint start filtering the URL? or does it require a special rule on firewall? There is already a rule in place for outbound internet traffic.
I guess as firewall is hit first, enabling URLF should start filtering internet traffic before it reaches Websense server.
Thanks in advance