Getting around Websense and other web filters


June 11, 2013 by Brian Ghidinelli

Occasionally we hear from a customer whose members are having a hard time reaching due to corporate web filters. Often the culprit is Websense which blocks things based on categories.

In the past year, we've been listed as Information Technology, Blog, Games, Automotive and who knows what else. We don't really fit well into any of those categories since we're by and large a transactional site much like

The good news is there is a way to get around this and it's dead simple: SSL. If you access the secure version of our website at Just include the S in the address like httpS:// and you'll fly right by the filter! Game on...

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