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Forcepoint Web Security Integration
Forcepoint Web Security Integration
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Written by Ali Murtaza
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About Forcepoint Web Security

Forcepoint Web Security is a flexible web protection solution that provides fine-tuned control over your users’ web access while providing comprehensive protection against web threats such as viruses, malware, data loss, and phishing attacks.

Using SIRP 's integration with Forcepoint Web Security, security teams can call Forcepoint Web Security actions directly from the SIRP interface. On top of that, SIRP's powerful automation engine allows semi-automatic as well fully automatic execution of these actions.

Supported Actions

SIRP’s Forcepoint Web Security integration app allows you to execute the following actions:




Add URL to Category

Add URL to the API managed category


Add IP to Category

Add IP to the API managed category


Add Category

Add an API managed category


Delete Category

Delete an API managed category


List Categories

List all API managed categories


Remove IP from Category

Delete an IP from API managed category


Remove URL from Category

Delete an URL from API managed category

Enable and Configure Forcepoint Web Security

In Forcepoint Web Security Appliance, Management API has to be first installed and enabled. The following section provides an overview of the steps. Detailed guidelines are provided here: Management API Deployment & Installation Guide (TRITON AP-WEB).

Preparing to deploy the Management API

The Management API resides with Policy Server on a Linux server or Forcepoint appliance.

  • There can be multiple Management API instances in the deployment.

  • There can be only one Management API per Policy Server instance.

  • Only Policy Server instances that include a Management API instance can use API-managed categories for policy enforcement.

Installing the Management API

When you install TRITON AP-WEB components on a Linux server or Forcepoint appliance, Management API components are automatically copied to the installation directory. They are not, however, automatically registered with the system and run.

To complete the Management API installation process:

  • Verify that Policy Server is running on the appliance or Linux server that will also host the Management API.

  • Log in to the system as root.

  • Navigate to the TRITON AP-WEB installation directory:

On an appliance:

ssh wse

cd opt/Websense/bin

On a Linux server:

cd /opt/Websense/bin

  • Run the following command:

./ -i

Management API components are installed, a server certificate is generated, and the services are started.

  • When the installation process is complete, use the following command to verify system status:

./ --status

The command should return:

WsUrlQuery (pid xxxx) is running... (pid xxxx) is running... Policy API Server is running

  • Repeat this process for each Linux or appliance-based Policy Server instance.

Please refer to Management API Deployment & Installation Guide | TRITON AP-WEB | v8.3.x for complete steps to install Management API.

Enable Forcepoint Web Security App in SIRP

  • First, log in to SIRP, then go to Apps from the left navigation bar.

  • Locate the app named Forcepoint Web Security.

  • Enable the App by clicking on the toggle button under the Status Column.

  • Once you enable the App, click the configure option to integrate SIRP with Forcepoint Web Security.

Add the following details and click Save:

  1. Host: <URL of Forcepoint Appliance>

  2. Username: <Userid of Forcepoint Appliance>

  3. Password: <password>

  4. URL_Category: <assigned by user>

  5. IP_Category: <assigned by user>

  6. Configuration Name: <assigned by user>

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