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Internet Filtering to Select Users using a Proxy Server

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Internet Filtering to Select Users using a Proxy Server

willjwylie
I have a small office network with about 15 people in it. I need to lock down a few specific people so that they can only visit sites that we specify.

What is the best way to do this?
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    jean_maurice

    Hello,
    there are several ways to do this starting with cheapest:
    1) Linux Squid - really works good
    2) MS Isa server
    3) using Content filter appliance (like Barracuda )

    there are loads other ways you can achieve this, but with the size of your network, i recomend you get a small PC, have linux installes on it and configure the Squid. you can do whatever you want , with several reports also available all for FREE !!

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    robo_dev

    You can run a whitelist or an automated blacklist, windows login, etc, etc.

    I use it as a strict whitelist for several PCs.

    I started to use Squid, then my brain started to hurt. AllegroSurf is dirt cheap and works very well.

    It can do about 99% of the functionality of WebSense or Barracuda for about 1/10th the cost. I also evaluated WinProxy, and several other proxies. I've used the product for around two years now.

    It's not in the same league as an appliance based solution since it runs on a Windows box, but the cost is around $50 per seat.

    http://www.allegrosurf.com/

    PS, I don't work for these folks.

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    jean_maurice

    Hello,
    there are several ways to do this starting with cheapest:
    1) Linux Squid - really works good
    2) MS Isa server
    3) using Content filter appliance (like Barracuda )

    there are loads other ways you can achieve this, but with the size of your network, i recomend you get a small PC, have linux installes on it and configure the Squid. you can do whatever you want , with several reports also available all for FREE !!

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    robo_dev

    You can run a whitelist or an automated blacklist, windows login, etc, etc.

    I use it as a strict whitelist for several PCs.

    I started to use Squid, then my brain started to hurt. AllegroSurf is dirt cheap and works very well.

    It can do about 99% of the functionality of WebSense or Barracuda for about 1/10th the cost. I also evaluated WinProxy, and several other proxies. I've used the product for around two years now.

    It's not in the same league as an appliance based solution since it runs on a Windows box, but the cost is around $50 per seat.

    http://www.allegrosurf.com/

    PS, I don't work for these folks.