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Tracking internet usage

Posted on 2010-11-30
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Greetings Experts,

  I need to gather information on internet sites viewed by users, throughout our domain.  I know that you can go into documents and settings and history on the machines to gather that information both physically and via tunnel, but I wanted to ask if there was just an easier way to do it.

Thanks in advance,

Bruce
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by:Bill_Fleury
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Sure, what sort of internet gateway do you have in place?  Does it do logging?

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Lukasz Chmielewski earned 500 total points
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There is no easier way, only the history way is the least effective. You have to consider software or hardware sort of "tunnel" filtering the traffic. The hardware / software way would be to establish a proxy server on linux with a squid proxy with sarg module which presents nicely the website usage. But this is the hard way. Hardware firewall like fortigate has a web analyzer module. It is up to you which solution would you take.
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Agreed.  
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by:aleghart
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If it's just stats like Top 25, check if your firewall does this.  SonicWall does this out of the box.

Top 25 sites by # of hits
Top 25 Bandwidth by user (LAN address)
Top 25 Bandwidth by service

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by:jmcmunn
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We use a Barracuda web filter here, and it does all of the blocking/tracking statistics very well.  Very customizable.

http://www.barracudanetworks.com/ns/products/web-filter-overview.php
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