The California Department of Education (CDE) is evaluating different Web gateway products that provide URL filtering and application control to defend internal users from Internet-borne threats.

For those agencies that operate Web gateways:

1. What product do you use for Web filtering? (e.g., Websense, Blue Coat, Barracuda, McAfee)

2. How well is your Web filtering product working?

3. Do you have any other general feedback related to the Web filtering product that you would like to share?

At CDE, primary administration of Web filtering is handled by the Web team. If Web filtering is handled by network, security, or other IT professionals at your agency, please forward this to the appropriate person.

It would be helpful to have responses by Friday, March 13 either here at this blog or to In return for everyone’s help, I will compile the responses and send them back to Michael Chen at California Department of Technology and also to all who respond.

Clayton Silva
Web Services Unit
California Department of Education
1430 N Street, Suite 3712
Sacramento, CA 95814