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  1. Address Object Created

    Problem: Having to go back and forth to find information on Address Object.

    Should be able to view the IPs when overing over the Object(popup) in port forward, anywhere when we use the object.
    This will reduce support time and customer time and set some clarity when fault finding.

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      1 comment  ·  Firewall & Routing  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • More Time Slot Options

      Your competitors gave us the ability to set schedules not just by recurring weekly time slots, but by specific dates as well. This helps a lot when there will be events or people on campus that need the filter changed/disabled but only temporarily. This enables Sys Admins to schedule these things without having to worry about it after hours or on days off. For instance, I find out that there will be a team of contractors on campus during summer during a certain set of days when I happen to be scheduled to be out of the country on vacation…

      10 votes
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        0 comments  ·  Guardian Filtering  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Backup config NOW

        Once backup configs are entered it would be very useful to test the back config rather than find out some time later that it failed

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          2 comments  ·  Central Management, Clustering & HA  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Auto Blocking IP's based on rules / policy / triggers.

          I spend my mornings checking who has tried to hack us - when I see IP's that have been trying for hours / days I add their IP to my block-list.
          This is now getting too time consuming to manage. Can we not have an auto block to any IP's that continually try to hack us. Maybe we can set some thresholds that when any IP triggers they get an auto block. But going forward I think this is a must.

          I am sure my lfd on my Linux web server auto blocks hack attempts. Would love my Smoothwall to…

          12 votes
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          • Vimeo 'SafeSearch;

            Can we have a content modification payload added for Vimeo. It does have an interface that sets preferences for the maturity of videos etc.- it would be nice to overide user preferences for these settings.

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            • SSL VPN Certificate

              Can you update the VPN subsystem so that the certificate is generated with SHA256 (or better) instaead of md5, as newer versions of OpenVPN clients don't support md5 hash algorithms.

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              • Smarter YouTube filtering

                I would like to propose an idea that a filtering competitor has introduced called Smart Play wherby pupils can access YouTube but all the videos are already categorised ensuring inappropriate videos are not shown in the results.

                Here's the intro vid... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KVRgCP3haW0

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                • better firewall export

                  Exporting firewall logs really could use some major work. The csv file keeps everything in one row. Please separate it just like it is on the browser. Thanks.

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                  • Need a place to enter the password for the FTP user in the Scheduler screen.

                    Need a place to enter the password for the FTP user in the Scheduler screen. If it exists, there should be a link to that page when editing schedules.

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                    • Can we please have an exclude by response in web filter (so we can exclude 200)

                      When looking for why a website is not working, It would be helpful if we could exclude working results from the list. (showing only abnormal results)

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                      • being able to put a name next to IP

                        hello

                        Be good to be able to put a name next to the location IP so its easier to keep track

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                        • Certificates: check if Smoothwall certificate has already been installed before offering installation

                          Certificates: check if Smoothwall certificate has already been installed before offering installation

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                            0 comments  ·  User Experience  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Layer 7 rules should be both allow and deny

                            Presently (Kennilworth) layer 7 filtering can only be applied to deny rules. This doesn't seem helpful to organisations that begin with a "block all ports and open only what we need" strategy which seems to be the most common strategy.

                            It would be most helpful (and an excellent selling point) if we could just allow Dropbox or Skype or WhatsApp with the bare minimum of effort.

                            21 votes
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                              1 comment  ·  Firewall & Routing  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Colour on block page changes to Amber if it is Softblock (from red for block)

                              If the page is soft blocked the ribbon across the top should be amber, rather than red when the page is blocked.

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                              • Capitve Portal

                                Like barracuda's web filter, have a section to generate a captive portal with terms and conditions and yes or not buttons.

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                                  0 comments  ·  User Experience  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • License Usage Report

                                  Would like a usage report to see how many clients are actually using Smoothwall per day.

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                                  • Ability in Reports/Search Terms to only see blocked searches

                                    Ability in Reports/Search Terms to only see blocked searches so that I can better tweak my system.....also would be a nice function in Reports/Web Filter

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                                    • More granular access for admin users

                                      Current you can have different admin access to the UI to access different menus. It would be great if that could be more granular so that you could enable access per menu/options.

                                      Specific requirement for firewall admin access without access to the rest of networking, VPN or other menus.

                                      6 votes
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                                        0 comments  ·  User Experience  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • OPen up a new window when a link is clicked.

                                        I enter an IP and when I click on one of the URLs, it opens in the same page and I need to arrow back to get to Smoothwall. From there my results of the IP I entered are gone along with the IP I entered.

                                        8 votes
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                                          1 comment  ·  Guardian Filtering  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • safeguarding custom search term

                                          Problem is language and customer own list not present.
                                          Safeguarding Customer "Custom" in drop-down list part of the reporting.
                                          "Custom" add words into a form.
                                          This will enable flexibility and extra needs from customer to get an instant alert base on the custom list.

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