There are a few ways that I use to quickly check to see if my traffic is traversing Netskope:
I will check to see what certificate I am receiving from a TLS encrypted site. If the certificate issuer ends with .goskope.com
it means it was issued by Netskope.
Browse to 'notskope.com
' to see what data center you are connected to. If you are not being sent through Netskope the source will come up as unknown. This isn't an officially sanctioned tool but it's helpful and there are other ways if it is down for some reason.
Build a policy that is a bit obscure, but that triggers a block page. I pick on a particular site and built a custom category to match only that site with a custom block page. That way I can quickly just type the URL and get my block and I know. I will also change the name of this policy by incrementing a number in the name ' Bob's Connectivity Check 47". I do that because I can see if the current policy set has been synced to the data centers so that if I am testing other new policy I know that the desired policy set has been rolled out to the data center processing my traffic.