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security web filtering for my office

webazoid 481 160 June 3, 2014 at 08:15 PM
I'm setting up an office network.
Will use time warner cable, netgear gigabit switch, and an asus gigabit wireless router.

Is there a good web-based internet filtering software? i.e. block youtube, file sharing, etc?

I used to use the open dns home filtering and it seem to work well. How much is for business? Just have 7 computers.

any other alternatives?

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http://www.opendns.com/enterprise...d-pricing/

Manage flexible, location-aware policies with Umbrella’s 60 content categories and an unlimited number of custom block or allow lists. Laptops can be assigned policies with different Internet access restrictions and logging settings based on whether they’re on or off your network. Umbrella informs end-users of the policy with branded, customizable block pages, and offers a feature that enables approved, delegated users to bypass these pages.
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Quote from boltman2007 View Post :
http://www.opendns.com/enterprise...d-pricing/

Manage flexible, location-aware policies with Umbrella's 60 content categories and an unlimited number of custom block or allow lists. Laptops can be assigned policies with different Internet access restrictions and logging settings based on whether they're on or off your network. Umbrella informs end-users of the policy with branded, customizable block pages, and offers a feature that enables approved, delegated users to bypass these pages.
i have less than 5 employees. i read online they were charge $1500 year for 1-50 employees.
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i have less than 5 employees. i read online they were charge $1500 year for 1-50 employees.
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Spend a bit more and get a business class router. Like a watchguard for example. Watchguard firewalls include websense. So not only can you individually block specific sites, but groups of sites like say all streaming video and streaming audio sites. Websense also helps secure the company against known threats so you can block all malicious sites etc. Lastly, you can do firewall logging, send the traffic logs to a workstation so you can review the logs later if needed. It might be useful to go back a few weeks or months to see what happened. I review these logs to determine what users are slacking off. You aren't talking about big bucks for one either.

Something like this should suffice. http://www.cdw.com/shop/products/...33406.aspx

Edit: forgot to mention, they also support a very easy to setup and use SSL VPN if you or your employees ever needed to do work from home. So you get quite a lot extra for a small price.
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Something like this would be much better

http://www.neweggbusiness.com/Pro...04202504:s
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Something like this would be much better

http://www.neweggbusiness.com/Pro...04202504:s
That doesn't include wireless, nor the subscriptions service which cost $$$. I posted one that does, as well as having more features.

Additionally the total firewall throughput is only 100mb/s on your unit where mine is 240mb/s
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Anyone who's worked with Watchgaurd routers, would have to admit their a pain in the ass to work with. I would recommend Sonicwall for greater easy of use and administration, UTM (universal threat management) router. Yes, the subscriptions are expensive, but the software works well. Watch guard units have several bugs typically and sometimes don't work as advertised. I have seen their VPN software have issues working with other brands.
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5 users? Just whitelist the sites/services allowed. You can easily restrict the machines and what can be run. Start logging usage.

If your ultimate goal is just to stop them from wasting time, give up, especially if your employees are <30 years old. It's like trying to stop a teen from accessing online porn, it's going to happen.
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Anyone who's worked with Watchgaurd routers, would have to admit their a pain in the ass to work with. I would recommend Sonicwall for greater easy of use and administration, UTM (universal threat management) router. Yes, the subscriptions are expensive, but the software works well. Watch guard units have several bugs typically and sometimes don't work as advertised. I have seen their VPN software have issues working with other brands.
Have you used them recently, specifically with their XTM line? Much different than the past.
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