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Hi. I am about to upgrade all our PCs to XP Pro and roll out a new network with ISDN 30e access for all end users.
I really need to find a software programme that will do 2 things if possible:
1] Enable me to monitor internet access (ie:Porn,Gamesect), how long sites were visited for and then ban certain sites based on keywords.
2] Have a single point of entry for all email making administration easier for AV and spam..
I have seen Winroute used before and that seemed to do a fairly good job but I recall that is mainly used for internet access for LAN PCs without direct dial up..
Does anyone know of any good software available to the UK that would fit the bill...Money is fairly tight so no MS Exchange is not an option
Thanx for yourtime & assistance..
Gary

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by erikdr In reply to Internet monitor software ...

All software doing this will need a single point of entry. So first make sure how you design this point, both for e-mail and HTTP:
* Only firewall/NAT
* Also proxying (mainly for HTTP).

Then, decide on the tool. Banning sites based on keywords is relatively difficult with fwall/NAT and relatively easy with proxy. But in both cases, plugins/extras added to the basic tools are often needed.

So if you are installing ISDN with direct access for each desktop, that simply doesn't seem to be avery wise choice. You CAN install indidivual personal fw and content scanner on each desktop but it will usually cost more than simply installing it on a central place! And yes, Winroute is a contender for the central functions. Others are the CA eTrust family (has entry-level prices also and is very broad, including content scanning etc.) and offers from Symantec and Network Associates.

Hope this helps a bit,

<Erik> - The Netherlands

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by olisao55 In reply to Internet monitor software ...

There is a relatively cheap program called winproxy, that is firewall, proxy, av, monitoring and smart filter...(porn) all in one. I gave up ISA server to use this because it is so worry free. email behind the firewall is 100% protected from viruses(trend micro). There is a 30 day trial at www.winproxy.com good luck! if you need help email me

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