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By Blaine Moore ·
I am currently on a windows 2000 active directory domain with about 50 users. The internet access goes through a linksys router connected to a cable modem. I need to limit what web sites a user can get to based on their group. Management, development, and marketing should have full access to the internet, for example, while order entry people should only be able to get to websites such as UPS and USPS.

What is a good solution, either software or hardware, that will not cost thousands ofdollars?

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by R. A. Caluste In reply to Setting up an http proxy

I use and recommend MS ISA Server 2000. It fully integrates with windows 2000 AD and works well both as a firewall and a web proxy.

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by Blaine Moore In reply to Setting up an http proxy

I need a solution that does not cost thousands of dollars. My budget isn't large enough for ISA Server.

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by sblades In reply to Setting up an http proxy

Look at the Watchguard 700 level of Firewall. I didn't see a mention of a firewall in your setup ("linksys router connected to cable modem"). If you're using NAT right now from the linksys router, the firewall can take over slip easily in between the router and the cable modem and take over NAT, as well as set up some filtering for you. www.watchguard.com to look at specs. Easy to set up and not thousands of dollars to buy. Good luck!

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by Blaine Moore In reply to Setting up an http proxy

I'd found watchguard on my own too, but again it costs a few thousand dollars. While the Firebox 700 would be a great box to have, and would fit my needs perfectly, it still costs just shy of 2 grand. I'm looking for a solution in the hundreds notthousands of dollars, unfortunately.

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by sblades In reply to Setting up an http proxy

Unfortunately you may be SOL if you're wanting the higher level of filtering and group setups and not willing to spend $$$....don't know of another way, although there may be a third party cheapy something somewhere on the net.

I work with small businesses every day, so I know what you mean about budget and bucks.
Good luck with it.

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by Blaine Moore In reply to Setting up an http proxy

Well, it doesn't seem like any other advice will be forthcoming, thanks for your suggestions. Another one that was recommended somewhere else was cyberguard.

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