Block certain websites from Sonicwall Pro 300

Posted on 2009-12-28
Last Modified: 2013-11-16
Our office uses a Sonicwall Pro 300 as it's firewall. Within it, I can currently block any domain I wish for the entire network. What I need though is to have a website password protected instead, because one or two people will be allowed to view some blocked sites. All users login to a W2K8 Server for most office tasks, but ALL individual surfing is done via their XP client machine. They dont surf from their TS sessions. So, using a GP wont do it. It needs to be blocked at the firewall level.
Question by:pkromer
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    Expert Comment

    OpenDNS may be able to handle what you ask

    Author Comment

    Thanks. I looked into that but they have no way to allow access to certain sites on a user/password basis.
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    I'd suggest using a web filter appliance like iPrism instead of patch-working together a solution, unless that's your only choice. Setup your policy, give certain people different access privileges and you won't have to spend your time blocking and unblocking domains and specific sites. Plus you can easily authenticate users through AD / TS / Mac, whatever you need. iPrism Web Filter
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    Sonicwall offers content filtering services that you can use to create groups in AD that it can use to allow/block specific sites. You need to create the groups, setup the LDAP settings, and then the rules for each group, It's actually pretty simple to setup, and you can use it's SSO (single sign-on) to authenticate users also. You also allow/block sites by category, or add sites to specific block or allow lists.

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