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recommention solution for site filtering and web security


i need to find recommention solution for site filtering (by categories) and web security as an add-on.

the solution must support web filtering for individuale user ( that i can open specific sites to specific users when needed )

thanks in advance.
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Leon FesterCommented:
Your describing the basic functionality of a firewall service.
A Proxy Server is also another option to consider.

These two roles are often combining.
You can find both Hardware and Software, freeware and licensed solutions for this type of system.
ymg800Author Commented:
well i have Mandriva Network Firewall sit on linux server as firewalle

far as i know there isnt any anyvirus installed there or URL filtring?

i using opendns, but it doent let me to open specific site to specific people, only can choose to open categories specificlly, gussing that is becuase that it a service which supplied outside on the LAN.

so how do u recommend to proceed from here?
Are you sure, I am reading OpenDNS's site and specifically says that is does filter per group or user.

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ymg800Author Commented:
hm...i see they say the option is there,
so how do i implement that?
Looks like it's a new feature call Blocked Page Bypass. It looks like it's part of Enterprise and costs a fee.
Have you looked at Untangle? www.untangle.com

They have some packages also, may be cheaper.
ymg800Author Commented:
well opendns not good enoght if i need to pay money for it.

i prefer hardware based solution (so i dont need to put server on the DMZ) with remote managment option.

what about bluecoat, sonicwall, iboss?

solution must be cost effective and support good sucurity for viruses AND individuals web fileter (per user)

I recommend investigating SmoothWall at http://www.smoothwall.net.  They have a very robust ans well-supported for-pay version that can be had as software, a VMWare appliance, or a dedicated hardware appliance.  They also have a  free, open source version.
ymg800Author Commented:
well if i go for the paid solution, doest fortigate better then smothwall?

how good is there open source version?
btanExec ConsultantCommented:
believe bluecoat proxysg is able to give the user and content control. its webfilter is another to focus on web threat filtering.



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