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Firewall Device To Restrict All Domain Destinations Except Those Listed

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I am looking for a Firewall Appliance or Device that has the following configuration option:

Restrict Outgoing Access to ALL domain destinations except for those on the following list:

domainok1.com
domainok2.com
domainok3.com

I want to be able to block 99.99999% of the internet, allowing office users to only go to a few selected sites.

What's a hardware device I can buy (with an eye towards cost)  that will allow me to do that?

Thanks.
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by:Carol Chisholm
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Most firewalls allow this. I user Sonicwalls a lot. They are pretty easy to configure and quite cheap.

www.sonicwall.com

Choose one with the standard operating system. What you want to do is quite simple.
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by:gateguard
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Thanks, carolchi.

I currently have a netgear Prosafe VPN Firewall FVS318v3 and it appears it does not have that capability.

I am looking at a SonicWALL TZ 100 Series which does appear to have the configuration setting I want with something they call Address Objects.

Does that sound right?
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Carol Chisholm earned 2000 total points
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Yes I have a TZ200 and you can block all outgoing traffic except to a list of sites you configure. The difference between the TZ100 and 200 is just the number of conncetions and VPNs, otherwise they are exactly the same.
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by:Carol Chisholm
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It is easier I think to use the Content Filter (you don't need to buy the service if you kow which sites you want).
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by:Carol Chisholm
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But you can also use address objects which are more flexible.
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