Forcepoint (Websense) Log Analysis

Forcepoint (Websense)

Cyfin is designed to work with Forcepoint (Websense) models. It integrates easily into your current system configuration.

Company Overview

Websense was founded in 1994 as NetPartners, a commercial reseller of firewalls and other network security products. Two years later, it introduced its first software product to help customers manage employee use of the Web, and in 1999, the company adopted the name Websense. Forcepoint was formed in 2015 through the merger of Raytheon Cyber Products and Websense. Its products address the cybersecurity challenges and regulatory requirements facing businesses and government agencies and provide cloud security, data and insider threat security, network security, and global government security.

Cyfin - Forcepoint (Websense) Configuration

Cyfin is installed on a server, not on the Forcepoint (Websense) appliance.

Log File Setup

Log File Type:  Websense

Forcepoint Configuration Steps

In order to connect to Forcepoint, you will need to have Full URL Logging configured in your Forcepoint (Websense) product. To enable Full URL Logging, follow the instructions below:

  1. Go to the Full URL Logging section of the Reporting - Log Database page (Settings tab).
  2. Select Record full URL of each site requested to log the entire URL, including the domain ( and the path to the particular page (/products/productA.html).
  3. Click Save Now to activate changes to the full URL logging options.

Cyfin Configuration Notes

The following information is needed for Cyfin to connect to Forcepoint (Websense) logs. You will need to have this information ready before moving forward.

  • Server Name
  • Database
  • Port
  • User Name
  • Password
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