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Facility Parental Internet filtering

Need names of service (prefer) or applications for parental or facility web internet filtering...

I am the webmaster for a small church charter school. We have about 20 client PCs in our lab. We need to internet filter the PC from prono sites, facebook, etc. I am also looking for something I can control away from the client PC in the lab so the administrative assistants can control the filter.

I have looked at OpenDNS and SafeEyes...but have no idea of what other services or options I have out there. Need some assistance...

Thx
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parcou
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Benjamin MOREAUProject ManagerCommented:
You can use a SQUID server with SquidGard.... and it's free.

But for a rapid deployement, I use a SonicWall UTM with "Content filtering" subscription; it's very easy to install & you don't need don configure something on the client computers. You can block website by category (exemple : porno, violence...). I sell many of this UTM for school & administration.

Links :

http://www.squidguard.org/
http://www.sonicwall.com/us/products/Network_Security_Comprehensive_Gateway_Security_Suite.html#tab=cfs
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MikeKaneCommented:
Squid is a great solution...   however, it does take a little skill to setup and maintain.   If you have the 'typical' assistants who need a lot of hand holding, the OpenDNS solution would get my vote.     It should be a simple matter to block port 53 to any servers except the OPEN DNS solutions.   That would keep the lab PCs from using a different DNS.  

This must be used in conjuction with the removal of admin rights for students on the lab PCs.  Otherwise, anyone can just tunnel out to a home proxy or use a vpvn server and bypass your security all together.
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amatson78Commented:
Websense is another alternative. While not free it gives you great protecting and granular control to filter not only web requests but protocols such as streaming media and instant messaging.
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