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Windows based proxy server software with user authentication

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Hi I am looking for some free proxy server software to run on a windows based pc and if possible will have the following functions:

1. User Authentication - users need to enter a password via internet explorer.
2. Traffic Monitoring - The ability to view were the users have been
3. Email reporting if possible.

Thanks in advance.

Ertnev.
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by:Kamran Arshad
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Hi,

Have you checked out MS ISA Server? It does traffic monitoring and bandwidth management with additional modules installed as well as Email reporting.
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Hi uetian1707,

I have considered MS ISA Server, but the cost is too expensive. Some members have mentioned Untangle, do you know much about this ?

Thanks

Ertnev
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it is time to try the power of open source software. Linux, Squid
check this article http://www.itinfusion.ca/linux/squid-proxy-server-with-windows-ad-authentication/
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Thanks for the update.

Yes I always wanted to tell you about Squid or Untangle. They are much more powerful, Open-source and free. All the features are built-in. ISA is a good product but for every common feature like bandwidth management, you need to buy another 3rd-party module. You can download untangle and evaluate it. I guess it would meet most of your needs.
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http://wingate.com

Its cost is based on concurrent users + functionality.
30-day free trial - http://wingate.com/download/wingate/download.php
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It look like i am going to go down the untangle route.

Thanks for your help.
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