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Experience with Web Filtering Appliances.  Which one should I go with.  Barracuda??

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Does anyone have some suggestions on basic, I mean basic web filtering appliances?  I have an office with less than 50 people and I need to set up content filtering.  I was looking at Websense and other application based solutions, but would have to purchase a server as well as the software.  I just want to have the ability to block certain sites, report on who is going where, etc.  I am looking at the Barracuda 210\310.  Anyone have any experience with Barracuda or any other devices?
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I just recently implemented two Barracuda Web Filters

I have a 410 that is doing the filteirng for about 300 users spread across multiple buildings, and a 310 that is doing a charter school with about 15 staff and 60 students (never that many online at once though).

So far I am very happy with the product. Setup was a breeze, and the logging and reporting is more than adequate. I have not noticed any slowdown in my network speed. Overall I would recommend this product as a good, inexpensive web filtering solution.
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Squid is great, you can add SafeSquid to it plus ClamAV and get virus/malware/spyware protection
These are linux products mostly, squid is free, clamav is free, and safesquid is free for up to 10 users. http://www.cyberciti.biz/faq/squid-content-filter-block-files/
-rich
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Right now the budget says "No", but when I can get the $$ Barracuda is the way we will go.  Thanks.
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