Integration between websense and Palo Alto

L1 Bithead

Integration between websense and Palo Alto

Hello All,

I really need your fast help in an issue I have.

I would like to know, if I configured the Palo Alto to forward http and https traffic on ports 80, 443 to websense using "policy based forwarding" , can websense normally receive traffic and do its URL Filtering on it?

I have read on websense that:

"Websense Filter Service is a receiver for the integration.  As long as the firewall sends the WISP (Websense Integrated Services Protocol) packets correctly to the Filter Service, Websense does not require any modification when Palo Alto adds this functionality. It is the responsibility of the integrating device to send WISP packets to the Filter Service."

So I need to know : Is Palo Alto able to send these kinds of WISP traffic?"

Please I'm waiting for your reply as soon as possible

L5 Sessionator

Re: Integration between websense and Palo Alto


Palo Alto Networks does not intregrate with Websense. It uses either Brightcloud or proprietary PanDB, for looking up the categories. PANFWs do not send out any WISP traffic.  Please switch to either Brightcloud or PanDB, if you want the PANFWs to perform any URL filtering.

Below are the threads that also explain the same.

Best regards,


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