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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…

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      • Scheduled Reboot

        Being about to reboot the system via a schedule

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        • Have a button for refresh, make it a real time, it can be out by hours.

          Have a button for refresh, make it a real time, it can be out by hours.

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          • bandwidth limiting

            i am getting really frustrated having to keep calculating the bandwidth speeds that i am setting in the webproxy>bandwidth limiting. it would be great if you can accomodate different "views" setting so i can choose "megabit/second" that we are all used to instead of having to convert Kbyte/s to megabit on google every tim ei want to make a change. can be confusing sometimes and i cant see this feature being to difficult to implement.

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            • IPS - autoblock probe IPs

              It would be useful if Smoothwall had a way of automatically blocking IP addresses of malicious/probe packets dropped by IPS.
              Thanks.

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              • be able to change the order of log files i.e newest at the top

                be able to change the order of log files i.e newest at the top

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                • Safeguarding Reports - Restrict by Group

                  You can restrict admin access on Smoothwall and limit that access just to the reports section.

                  we have a dedicated safeguarding officer, for student welfare. At present, if I provide him access he can view all of our stuff data as well.

                  Can we have further functionality in the admin restriction to allow particulular users to only view certain 'groups'.

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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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                    • Enable to delete individual person's browsing history

                      Enable to delete individual person's browsing history

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                      • List All Domains Accesses By A User

                        I would like to run a report for ALL domains accessed by a specific user over a particular time frame, not just the top domains accessed. Unfortunately listing all the URL's accessed by a user means nothing to a user's line manager when the user is being interviewed bout it and, sorry to say, is cumbersome.

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                          0 comments  ·  Reporting  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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                          • Show user browse time in Dashboard

                            By default the dashboard shows top user by hits and bandwidth, it would be useful to see top users by browse time

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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 →
                              • 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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                                    1 comment  ·  Firewall & Routing  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • web filter real time - allow & denied category

                                    many times i just want to watch a real time web filter of a specific IP address and i want to filter only denied request or only allowed requests. currently i can filter only allowed requests partially if i use httpcode 200 but if i want to find blocked requests then i cant just click one box which shows all block codes such as 407 etc. it would be nice to have a filter option to choose show only blocked url requests. so i can see if something is being blocked or not without having to see hundreds of allow…

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                                    • Option to change user password

                                      need to option to change my user password when not full admin

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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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