Still celebrating National IT Professionals Day with 3 months of free Premium Membership. Use Code ITDAY17

x
?
Solved

Whitelist my network

Posted on 2014-09-10
11
Medium Priority
?
159 Views
Last Modified: 2014-09-11
I want to create a whitelist network, I have a list of 30 websites that I want users to be able to access, whats the best way to achieve this?
0
Comment
Question by:dannyfccs
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
  • 6
  • 5
11 Comments
 
LVL 4

Expert Comment

by:rlarian
ID: 40315893
Assumption: you are allowing internal users to only access 30 external websites.

without knowing what type of equipment you have, here are some suggestions:
Cisco ASA can do identity based firewall blocking using FQDN
websense, and other products like it, are built for just this purpose
block DNS to the internet and force users to use internal DNS. only resolve for the sites you want.
0
 

Author Comment

by:dannyfccs
ID: 40315902
Which websense product would you use? its for 30 users?
0
 
LVL 4

Expert Comment

by:rlarian
ID: 40315908
unless you want to spend money, i'd look at the other 2 options. what do you have for a firewall and/or router?
0
Learn how to optimize MySQL for your business need

With the increasing importance of apps & networks in both business & personal interconnections, perfor. has become one of the key metrics of successful communication. This ebook is a hands-on business-case-driven guide to understanding MySQL query parameter tuning & database perf

 

Author Comment

by:dannyfccs
ID: 40315983
Draytek 2830, is the websense product good? Happy to spend if it does the job.
0
 
LVL 4

Expert Comment

by:rlarian
ID: 40315988
your router can do this: "blocking specific web sites with whitelists or blacklists"

but if you want to buy something:
CDW

you could also look at baracuda networks
0
 

Author Comment

by:dannyfccs
ID: 40315997
How do I do it on my router? I spoke to draytek and they seemed to think not.
0
 

Author Comment

by:dannyfccs
ID: 40315998
I'm looking for a software application I think?
0
 
LVL 4

Expert Comment

by:rlarian
ID: 40316008
take a look at this
0
 

Author Comment

by:dannyfccs
ID: 40317668
the link doesn't work.
0
 
LVL 4

Accepted Solution

by:
rlarian earned 2000 total points
ID: 40318288
0
 

Author Comment

by:dannyfccs
ID: 40318339
I've downloaded it and am running a trial, I'll test it tomorrow and hopefully it will successfully. I'll accept the question so thank you in advance.
0

Featured Post

Plesk WordPress Toolkit

Plesk's WordPress Toolkit allows server administrators, resellers and customers to manage their WordPress instances, enabling a variety of development workflows for WordPress admins of all skill levels, from beginners to pros.

See why 2/3 of Plesk servers use it.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

For many of us, the  holiday season kindles the natural urge to give back to our friends, family members and communities. While it's easy for friends to notice the impact of such deeds, understanding the contributions of businesses and enterprises i…
During and after that shift to cloud, one area that still poses a struggle for many organizations is what to do with their department file shares.
NetCrunch network monitor is a highly extensive platform for network monitoring and alert generation. In this video you'll see a live demo of NetCrunch with most notable features explained in a walk-through manner. You'll also get to know the philos…
Michael from AdRem Software outlines event notifications and Automatic Corrective Actions in network monitoring. Automatic Corrective Actions are scripts, which can automatically run upon discovery of a certain undesirable condition in your network.…

721 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question