I work for a school that has roughly 1200 students and say 500 computers. We are having bandwidth issues and are about to purchase a net equalizer to help with this. However it will not do everything we need, we are wanting a firewall to use to do some basic things and price is a huge concern. Where I used to work we used a sonicwall and could view the most popular sites visited. This would allow us to have the kids tell us what the cool amazing new sites were and then we could block them. I am looking for an appliance that allows this at a cheaper cost.
Basically I want to be able to see the most visited sites/ip's and be able to block sites easily. I need an easy to use device that we will not have to mess with too much.