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LAN office web content filter

pkromer
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We have a smallish office (40 users) and we need a web content filter with reporting. We have a SonicWall 2400 and I tried a trial of their web content filtering, but it's very clunky and not very flexible. What could I implement without having to buy another piece of hardware? We need to be able to filter by IP range or a specific IP, and we need white/blacklisting. Good reporting would be a plus.

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Does that free version allow LAN IP based filtering? I couldn’t find that in their description.

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Matter of fact, I don't see any of their options providing LAN IP based filtering.
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Is the Client Pass List what you are referring to?  

http://www.untangle.com/Products/untangle-libitem-webfiltertechspecs

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Sorry, no, I meant that we need to be able to filter a certain set of LAN IP's heavily (our TS servers), and then we need to be able to filter our workstations moderately, and we also need to be able to specify a LAN IP that we want to single out.
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I don't know if you would be able to get all those features with a free solution. Sounds like you would indeed need an appliance.  There is http://dansguardian.org/, but that looks like an undertaking to get set up.

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"DansGuardian is an award winning Open Source web content filter which currently runs on Linux, FreeBSD, OpenBSD, NetBSD, Mac OS X, HP-UX, and Solaris"

We run Windows machines... would that still work?

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And you're right, it looks like a semi-major undertaking to setup and admin.
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So we would need to buy a machine just for untangle, right? I'm assuming that machine would go between our firewall and our switch. Config as of now is router > firewall > switch > LAN machines.

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Yes on both questions.
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Untangle it is. Thanks all.
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