need a proxy server

Posted on 2009-12-21
Last Modified: 2013-11-16
need a good proxy server have about  250 user company
looking for some good recomendations
Question by:dano992
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    Microsoft ISA
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    Time-prove software, runs on Linux and Windows. Somewhat tricky to set up, but free.
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    If willing to spend, Blue Coat ProxySG  is the one (, being using it for a while now and works pretty well for all kind of needs and loaded with features.

    Features available:
        *  Web 2.0 threat protection
        * Real-time web content ratings
        * On-demand cloud intelligence
        * Web 2.0 mashed up content filtering
        * Inline threat analysis (stream scanning)
        * Social networking threat protection
        * True file type checks
        * Compressed archive analysis
        * File and attachment filtering
        * Hardware based SSL performance
        * Data loss prevention integration
        * Proxy avoidance blocking
        * Web application controls
        * Protocol method controls
        * Bandwidth management
        * Media stream splitting & caching
        * Acceleration & optimization
        * Transparent or Explicit deployments

    You may want to create a wish list of features required and match it with the boxes available.

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    check the following list

    in my company i have implemented web filter for 750+ using open-source squid with dansgaurdian and blacklist
    i installed and configured internet gateway using squid proxy server (RHEL5), which retrieves the users who are allowed to connect to the internet from active directory group via samba server and winbind, the scenario is using NTLM for SSO, thats why we have to configured Kerberos, the gateway is protected with clamAV antivirus, blacklist and dansguardian for content filtering.

    my recommendation, get squid and run it on a linux server

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    madunix which one do you use at the momemt SQUID?
    how dificult is it to get it up and running?
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    Take a look at iPrism from St. Bernard. Blocking, Monitoring, Reporting, AV/Malware protection etc. in one appliance. Works with AD, Citrix, etc. and requires no network modification.
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    I switched in many environment ISA to squid, in my company I use squid.....
    indeed squid is the best but keep in mind it requires times and skills to install, manage and configure it with other components. I used it in many complex environments with success but again you need  the skill in Linux and squid (open source packages)...
    Just do it.....

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