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Another security related app available from the App Store.

WebSense[1] just the one iPhone App.
WebSense[2] is the cunningly named item.

Cost: free
Version: 1.2
Last update: 15/02/2011
Size: 2.8MB
Focus: “…the latest security buzz and support for WebSense® products…”

  • News
    • Alerts
    • Press Releases
    • Events
    • Feeds
  • Security Center
  • Media
  • Support
  • Contact

As is often the case with corporate sponsored Apps, the focus is heavily weighted towards the that corporations (WebSense) product family, even in the feeds; a sentence I seem doomed to write in every review
The feeds do include the Security Labs Alerts which is one on my main sources of Web Security information: excellent.
The other feeds though are massively skewed towards products so that will only interest WebSense customers, or those looking into WebSense as a security provider.
The potentially useful Security Center is unavailable, unless you register with WebSense.
Doing so within the App, however, sent me to a page not found error.
The Media section gives you a sort of “What our Customers say” video segment for WebSense systems.
I find that the app requires a registered account far too often to access information, even elements like Support that could draw new users to them.
A pretty application but with significant flaws:

  • Requires registered account
  • basically an RSS feeder

Significant amount of WebSense information hidden behind login.
Recommend you simply instead follow the RSS feed for WebSense in Google Reader or the like

  1. News screen

  2. The ever present login screen

  3. Security Labs Alerts

[1]WebSense main website 28/02/2011
[2]iTunes WebSense App 28/02/2011

– Posted using BlogPress from my iPhone

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