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  • 06-07-2009 2:36pm
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    Registered Users Posts: 546 ✭✭✭


    Hi all,

    What web content filter would you recommend?

    We are a growing company and would like to get policy's right so that if we grow we will have a good structure in place.

    I have been looking at barracuda etc but id like some recommendations from here.

    Does the web filter have to be hardware.
    Cost does count - so the best for the least is what ill consider

    Ta


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  • Registered Users Posts: 159 ✭✭Poco90


    Hi Abakan,
    I used Surfcontrol before which was software based. I found it OK, but it was an early version that I tried. It was kinda glitchy for me, so I decided to change to a hardware based unit.

    For the last year I have being running St Bernards (www.stbernard.com) iPrism which I find very good. This is a hardware based unit . It can be used in proxy or bridged mode. I got the unit of a company in the UK called APPSPEED, www.appspeed.co.uk as they have no Irish reseller. What attracted me to them is they will give you a unit on a 30 day trial, so contact iPrism directly if you are interested. Hope this helps,
    Poco

    P.S. if you are looking for a free way just to block sites, try open DNS www.opendns.com


  • Registered Users Posts: 546 ✭✭✭abakan


    thanks a mil,

    I have seen iPrism yesterday alrite.
    Currnently I use Opendns but I need a solution that can be adjustable.
    Employees need to be able to surf the internet before work hours, lunch time and after hours.

    Ill give iPrism a mail later on and see what they have to say

    Ta


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,088 ✭✭✭Static M.e.


    We use both WebMarshal and SurfControl.

    I prefer Webmarshal, its simple & easy to use, it works and gives me very little work to do with it. I rarely make changes anymore


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 3,413 ✭✭✭HashSlinging


    Might be worth reading this.

    And this.


  • Registered Users Posts: 202 ✭✭MrSparkle


    Lifehacker put this up yesterday -

    Five best content filtering tools

    I haven't used any of these so can't comment on them but it's one place to look.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 1,629 ✭✭✭NullZer0


    Could be wrong and haven't implemented it but I know I'd be looking to integrate IPCop as it has feature required and/or Squid with OpenDNS


  • Registered Users Posts: 55 ✭✭johnmd


    check out http://www.host-it.ie we do a hosted proxy solution.


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,234 ✭✭✭techguy


    I'm not really sure if this would suit you.

    The system uses smoothwall which is open source. From a quick scan of this article I have gathered that the basic smoothwall is free and then there are commercial Corporate Editions available at an unspecified price.

    The system in the project above is quite minimal but could be scaled up to suit your needs..


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