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Web Filtering software, alternative to Bloxx/WebMarshal

Posted on 2014-11-05
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Hi guys,

I'm looking for a web filtering solution and as 100% of the infra-structure of my client is virtualised, I would prefer to use a software as an appliance or installed on a Windows server VM.

We used WebMarshall in the past installed on a standalone server, it worked but I don't find it very good. For other clients we used Bloxx as a physical appliance and worked well, but quite pricey. They offer the Virtual Machine solution, but it costs he same as a physical version so we decided to not use the VM, basically we are wasting resources on our network without any discount.

I had some bad experiences with Microsoft ISA server, which was later called TMG or something like that. So far it looks microsoft stopped developing it and has no other web filtering alternative. Do you guys know if they are offering anything else?

What other alternatives would you guys suggest? Especially if it can run as a VM appliance or installed on a Windows server.

Thanks!
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Barracuda Networks has a web filter (VM or physical) that works great.
https://www.barracuda.com/products/webfilter

If you want an open source solution, Untangle is another good product.
https://www.untangle.com/store/web-filter-conf.html
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Barracuda seems good feature and price wise, especially for Virtual appliance. Bloxx charge the same for physical and VM, which leaves me with the footprint to deal without any discount from their side.

About the open source untangle, I'm seeing prices everywhere, so it doesn't mean it is free like pfsense, right? What is your experience with it? How would you compare to Barracuda for example?
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Untangle works well but it's a bear to setup. Untangle is not free and you pay for their support and licensing.  

Barracuda appliances (I have several of them) are fairly easy to setup and administer. I like their support and never had an issue with them.

I would recommend the Barracuda if you want my opinion.
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by:Alex
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After the research it seems Barracuda is the best product for my needs
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