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ISA server 2004/2006 best plug in products

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I am looking at some kind of good internet monitoring tools to go with ISA . most of the users downloading unwanted stuff during the working hours and I want to monitor there real time access to the internet . Giving access to the selected web site and each web site usage based on the user. And also    restrict some web site during the working hours . I am not too sure whether we can allocate the quote limit based on the user. Eg : user1 can access 100 mb for 1month like that  
please give me the best products based on the size - for me i am looking at 25 and 15 users in two locations . cost vs best peoduct based on the size .
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Suliman Abu Kharroub earned 400 total points
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I would suggest to upgrade to FTMG which has all your requirement and more.

http://www.microsoft.com/forefront/threat-management-gateway/en/us/default.aspx
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but for download policy you can only apply it on the system to all users. not specific user.

Another one of the best plug-in to isa is GFI web monitor, but as i remember it does not have download policy as FTMG. : http://www.gfi.com/internet-monitoring-software/ 
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best price is Microsoft TMG URL filtering but the weakness is in the reporting. ( about $15 per user)
Best product is Websense for monitoring & reporting & blocking  but expensive $ 30 per IP address)
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ISA Server is absolutely fine and does not need upgrading to the TMG version if you are happy to just go ahead with some plug-ins.

GFI Web Monitor is likely the best ISA plug-in for generic reporting. It also provides a reporting suite allowing you to create your own reports over and above those it pre-supplies.

Bandwidth splitter (www.bsplitter.com) allows you to discover and report on actual bandwdth each user consumes.
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one more thing if i go with the GFI or any other license software , do I have to have all the users to get the license . reasone why i am asking this question need to take off fre users from that . there are using that one only for 30 min per the whole day . no point of paying the per user license for them . some plug in need all the users to have that software ?
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I do not know whether the license is per named user or per concurrent user. I would expect you would need a license per user but you will have to ask them.

http://landukwebmonnet.gfi.com/web-monitoring-software-sm/?adv=953&loc=152&gclid=CLCPl_fNjqcCFQJO4QodBW9ecg
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