Restrict Internet

Posted on 2005-04-15
Last Modified: 2010-04-14
I need to restrict internet use selective by desktop. Example: Management wants everyone to be able to "surf" the internet during their break time but if it is not break then stop them from surfing.

Does anyone know of a technology that can accomplish this? I was looking into the Symantec Enterprise Firewall but I can't determine if it will restrict internet usage based on time of day.

Any help will be appreciated.

Question by:Donnie4572
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    by:Nick Sui

    Put a False Proxy in GPO. Create a Group > add all users to this group > on security tab of gpo add this group and apply the policy to this group only.
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    Yeah Websense and Surf Control can both do that :)

    Filtering Internet access

    *****Method one******

    How you approach this depends on how many users you are talking about, if its just a few users, the simplest way is to modify the host file on each PC and put an entry in it for each domain you DONT want the users to access and point them to (you can edit the hostile with notepad or this,
    For example to block add this line to the end of the host file.

    NB in win 95/98/ME the host file is at C:\windows\hosts.sam (save it WITHOUT the. Sam extension and reboot)
    In windows 2000 the host file is at C:\winnt\system32\drivers\etc\hosts (you can edit directly and NO reboot is required)
    In Windows XP the host file is at C:\windows\system32\drivers\etc\hosts (you can edit directly and NO reboot is required)

    *****Method Two*****
    Pro's Easy to administer. CON's Expensive & NOT PRACTICAL FOR HOME USERS.

    Give all your clients access to the Internet via a Proxy Server than can filter and block websites.
    ISA Server

    *****Method Three*****
    Pro's Very scalable from home user to businesses.  CON's Can Be Expensive

    Use some third party software to do it for you.

    Home Users see
    Net Nanny
    Cyber Sitter
    Home users/Small business's See
    iProtectYou 3.01 (FREEWARE)

    Business's See

    *****Other options*****
    How do I use IPSec IP filter lists?

    How can I block a Windows 2000/XP/2003 computer from surfing on the Internet?

    Internet Explorer Administration Kit (IEAK) 6 SP1 enables the most cost-effective and efficient way to deploy and manage Web-based solutions.
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    We went with the Symantec Ent. Firewall 8.0 for Windows and it is working great.
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    by:Nick Sui
    Ah!....welcome back to home. Pete...:-)
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    by:Pete Long
    :) Hello M8

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