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  1. Ability to notify any pending updates by email

    Ability to notify any pending updates by email to individual or group email address. This would use the same smtp credentials as the report notifications section, outgoing settings.

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      1 comment  ·  User Experience  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Making the block page for adverts e.g. googleadservices.com etc. more clear to end users

      It would be handy if there was a way of making the advert blocked message (for googleadservices.com etc) appear more obvious i.e. change the CSS of the resultant page to make the text bold, red in colour and bigger. As it stands it leads to people blaming our system i.e. network\browser\Smoothwall because its almost like a blank screen (with a tiny 'Advert blocked' message in gray writing in the top left of the page - this is very easy to miss and misconstrue as the page not loading. This will only get worse on mobile devices with smaller screens, which…

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      • Ability to add notes to exception IP addresses

        Quite often when looking through our Smoothwall boxes we come across IP addresses in the exceptions list that we don't recognise. This may be due to settings being implemented a long time ago, or by another member of the team. Our main concern is that if there is an address that we can't identify we need to make sure that it hasn't been implemented as a quick fix solution to bypassing the firewall, therefore exposing a user to potentially inappropriate material.

        For example it may be an IP address of the schools boiler monitoring system phoning home, which is fine.…

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          7 comments  ·  User Experience  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Show system Hostname on Dashboard

          Show system Hostname on Dashboard, possible under Support Information

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          • 4 votes
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            • Bandwidth graph instead of hits

              I would rather see a scrolling Bandwidth monitor than the hits monitor.

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              • IPSec subnets status doesn't reflect connection status

                Hi,

                We've encountered this problem before i.e. after applying changes or working with IPSec tunnels the UI doesn't reflect connection status and for example our only VPN tunnel is DOWN whereas the UI is showing in Control as Up (green). Once manually restarted (click Down then Up again) it's back online still the status should refresh automatically and show when connections are down.

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                • 1 vote
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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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                    • Option to change user password

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

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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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                        • 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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                          • Unblock URL request

                            The email that the administrator receives should include the link to the administrator bypass, for quicker access to unblock.

                            8 votes
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                              0 comments  ·  User Experience  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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                              • A save button should be on this page

                                A save button should be on this page

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                                  1 comment  ·  User Experience  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Tag comments against changes to whitelists/blacklists etc...

                                  When changes are made to filterlists, it would be useful to have the ability to tag a comment against the change made. It will provide a date/timestamp (outside of any audit log) for Admins, allow us to cross-reference any internal call logged against the change and also highlight old changes which could be reviewed/tidied up at a later date.

                                  Overall it would improve the management aspect of the product and reduce the potential amount of duplication as the SW filterlists / cert DBs etc update over time - We also have an easy way of recording who did what :-)

                                  6 votes
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                                  • Comments box for source exception IP addresses

                                    Would it be possible to add a comnets box to the source exception IP address field of the web guardian? Currently we have a few IPs listed in the field but have to keep a seperate record of what device it is. The comments field would allow us to put the name of the device for easier reference.

                                    4 votes
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                                    • Dark Mode

                                      Easier on the eyes!

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                                        • More tooltips

                                          Hovering the mouse on a service/object in the firewall rules section for example doesn't show any information regarding the IP of the object or other details.

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