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  1. BYOD to have a means of providing access to Man in the middle certificate for user self installation

    When users connect to BYOD network they need a way of downloading and installing the man in the middle certificate otherwise mobile phones and tablets will not connect to https sites with the new google https only safesearch

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    • Better user feedback on the SSL Login page when a user has reached their max allowed login limit

      Currently, when a user has reached their max login limit, when trying to log in on the SSL Login page, it just cycles the login page without giving any user feedback in the way of telling the user they have reached the limit.

      The SSL Login page should at least give feedback that a user has logged in X number of times and have reached their limit.

      Also, a list of current logged in devices could be shown to the user and give them a logout button so they can log out the other logins so they are then able…

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      • enforce safe mode on Tumblr

        allow use of tumblr only if safe mode is selected

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        • Share SSL login page within a cluster

          we have a load balancer, 1 master server and 7 child servers. When a user logs in to Smoothwall via the SSL login page the load balancer directs them to one of the child servers, where the log in. When the load balancer eventually directs them to another child server they are prompted to log in again. This could be prevented if the login data was shared between all the servers

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          • Change Tracking / Auditing

            Change tracking or auditing of changes applied would be useful. The addition of adding a note would serve as a reminder of why/who/when a change was made. Would be specially useful where multiple admins maintain a single Smoothwall or a cluser.

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            • Explain bandwidth numbers

              Your traffic graphs have various figures for incoming/outgoing bandwidth, but nowhere on the page or help files explains what the figures are.

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              • Page Re arrange

                It would be a better user experience for adding and allowing content by listing the categories at the top of the page first then having the "manage categories section below.

                At the moment you need to scroll to the bottom of the page. Select your category the scroll back to the top to enter in your URL to allow or block. Its just not very user friendly.

                Many Thanks
                Ryan

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                • Provide for Description for IP Addresses (Exceptions)

                  Provide a means to associate IP addresses with a text description. As it is, the list of IP addresses (especially external ones) is meaningless and eventually some will need to be removed, but there is no way to know which IP's correspond to which domains or URL's. I am frankly very surprised at this oversight by Smoothwall. Please fix this ASAP!

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                  • Let me search the firewall logs by the second

                    In the Guardian Log Viewer, data stacks up really quickly - especially as school starts, and everybody boots up the devices. It's wasting a lot of time looking for something that happened, say, 23 seconds after the minute. Being able to search by the second would be much better!

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                    • Be able to setup 2 week timetable slots

                      Ok, this might be pushing the limits of the smoothwall but would it be possible to set a 2 week timetable via the quota?

                      It would mean having an internal calendar but we are having so many requests now for groups of sites to be unblocked we keep having to go into the smoothie and turn policies on or off so having this means we can setup a 2 week time slots

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                      • Tie the email product into Active Directory

                        Would make management much easier and if linked to policy wizard similar to Web Filtering. Good to have for quarantine as well you don't havre to manually update email addresses.

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                        • A report to show all users who have logged in via the proxy in the last month. (to ensure no one is bypassing the filtering)

                          A report to show all users who have logged in via the proxy in the last month. (to ensure no one is bypassing the filtering)

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                          • A new report that shows who has used the Guardian Bypass

                            This is available via the logs section but its not very good really and would be much better in the reports section I also believe the same should apply to the Guardian Category

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                            • Location blocking - add security groups from AD

                              Would smoothwall be able to add a feature to the Locaitons (Guardian >> Policy Objects >> Locations) so we are able to add security groups of computers into the locations which means we dont have to input every machine.

                              Also, under Guardian >> Web Filter >> Location Blocking can there be a link that says "Edit Locations" as there is only a link that says "New Location". Maybe this could confuse a few people.. me being one of them :P

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                              • when you edit a (custom) category it is helpful to see or search where that particular category is used

                                because a category can be used in several places it is sometimes not clearly what is affected when changing the contents of that category

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                                • Granular delegated administration

                                  It would be nice to be able to delegate administration of a single category to a group of users instead of all of the categories. As an example I would like to give my principals access to the sites that are allowed for students who are on restricted internet access instead of having to contact tech to apply changes.

                                  6 votes
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                                  • Youtube header modification to apply to browser and app on tablets using transparant proxy

                                    Youtube header modification works on PCs but will not work on tablets using a Smoothwall transparent proxy. It will apply the redirect to go to Youtube for Education, but will not limit searches to education only videos. There is no effect on the Youtube app.

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                                    • Fifteen Minute Override

                                      When teachers are doing research, and they encounter a website that is blocked, like Indiana Department of Natural Resources, which is categorized as "hunting", the teacher would be able to push a button to continue to that site for fifteen minutes. This would reduce frustration for our teachers and show them that we trust them.

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                                      • A URL checker on the policy test page with option to submit a category change

                                        Quite often I just want to know what category a particular page is under but I have to mess about with the policy tester which means filling in extra bits im not interested in. I also think this page could have a form similar to the one at the following link:

                                        http://smoothwall.com/en-gb/get-support/send-blocklist-feedback

                                        Where I can submit a website category change to yourselves

                                        4 votes
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                                        • Search bar in SWURL

                                          As we have many SWURL accounts set up for different places, for ease of use would it not be a good idea to add a simple search bar at the top to make it easier to find what you are looking for?

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