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Internet Access Control. Best Quality/Price Proxy Server software in the market

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Hello

I need to control internet access in the company i work for. I tried to use Group Policies to add "Authorized Websites" into the Content Advisor in IE but i could not find a reliable way to achieve this.

My question is very straight forward. I need to install a Proxy to control employees internet access.

I would like to hear some suggestions from the experts.

Thank you
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A good free one is OpenDNS.
http://www.opendns.com/
Other  Proxy include Bluecoat and Websense, both being equally good, with Bluecoat scoring a bit more on proxy part and Websense on content filtering. Both now comes as an appliance solution. Websense can also be installed on a windows server.
U can install Websense Contenet database on Bluecoat appliance, to give you a good solution
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I use Websense Express. It's a good sound solution at a fair price. They claim it's the best but you know how that goes. I agree though it does a very good job. If you want a complete solution I would go with some type of filtering service. Group Policy just isn't robust enough to do what most enterprises require.
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Well, i decided to use Squid which is FREE, very easy to setup but i have still some issues related to resolving DNS. I am gonna post a new question so if you are interested, check my Open Questions to comment about it.

Thanks for your comments
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