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Internet Traffic Monitoring Hardware

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Hi

Im looking for a device to manage and monitor internet traffic.
I want the device if possible to be able to comunicate with the office SBS20033 server and track user use of the internet, block urls etc etc.

our current setup is a SDSL Modem > Netscreen NS5GT Firewall > ALL DEVICES THEN SIT ON THE LAN
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There are lots of products on the market, it depends on how many users do you have, how heavy is your Internet traffic, how many features do you need and what's your budget.
This is one of the most popular http://www.barracudanetworks.com/ns/products/web-filter-overview.php

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well the NS5 takes care of our firewall needs and routing etc etc.
just want something pretty basic that can monitor internet use, block certain sites etc etc

we currently have 20 users.

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I can recommend to use proxy server. You can use ISA server from MS or free Squid (windows version)
You can install it on SBS, it should not be a problem for 20 users.

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Thanks TVMAN you have given me some good options.

where can i download Squid? i looked at squid-cache.org??? but couldnt find an installer, everything had to be compiled?
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