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Internet Lockdown

By Kuhlio ·
I have a need to prevent personal use of the internet where I work. Users need to be able to access a particular list of sites, and no others. What options do I have if I am running Windows 2000 Professional on the workstations, and NT 4.0 with SP6 on our server? I would imagine that the router would come into play as well, and that is a Cisco 1700 series router. Thanks in advance for the input.

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by ChrisMS In reply to Internet Lockdown

I believe there are 2 ways of doing this, however I am not entirely sure.
Thr first is to use a firewall such as Norton Internet Security, which I know allows you to block access to sites.
The second is to use the safety measures included in Windows, if this is in Win 2K, but this is far from foolproof.
I hope this helps.

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Third Party Apps are the Best!

by jon.warne In reply to Internet Lockdown

We had a similar situation and found that Surf Control for Proxy Server or ISA Server was the best as it is a dedicated product. You can set Users/Groups and deny them access based on Cats, Site names, Limit Times etc.
If has a simple to use interface, real-time monitor and extensive reporting/alerting functions. Take a look at

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