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  1. Blocked pages feature request

    It would be really useful the 'Blocked' pages URL included the full URL...at present, they are truncated.

    Thanks

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    • 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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      • Hide preset policy folder settings

        When updating a policy folder with the Who, What and When already configured (for instance), why not hide the Who What and When option boxes and save us some scrolling?

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        • Subscription Expired

          After subscription expired, what will happen to its functionality? What features will be disabled and what will remains?

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            • Active Directory group refresh button

              When I add users or groups to a windows security group it can take up to half an hour (according to SW) to update the groups.
              (Lightspeed is at login).

              Could it be made so the site has more control over this, I'm thinking the ability to force a sync.
              It would be nice if I could change this half hour to what ever I like (within reason) manually in a setting within SW.

              We use AD groups to allow access to certain policies EG youtube as I have the classes within my AD already.

              Thanks.

              Steve

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              • custom file extensions to be added to the remove/block list

                allow custom file extensions to be added to the remove/block list, such as .z files

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                • Allow access for non-admins to block and unblock pages.

                  Filter lists can only be updated by admins. Setting users as admins provides unnecessary and possibly risky access, even with the most restrictive permissions. Providing a user portal or other method for specified users to block or unlock pages would be helpful.

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                  • Allow named location - eg for contacting Ricoh Servers

                    Allow named location - eg for contacting Ricoh Servers
                    Our copiers need to check a specific IP address for firmware updates etc

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                    • 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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                      • 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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                        • 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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                          • 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.

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                            • Blocking paid for content on YouTube

                              Would be really useful to be able to block the paid for content on YouTube, as at the moment our students are able to watch any movies on there that they want !

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                              • In Guardian/Webfilter/Exceptions it would be useful to be able to put a little explanation or name to each exception to explain to other tec

                                In Guardian/Webfilter/Exceptions it would be useful to be able to put a little explanation or name to each exception to explain to other techies in my organisation what each exception is in the list for. I think this is done on rival platforms (Cyberoam) by having IP address (and range) ‘named objects’ which are then assigned to the list.

                                20 votes
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                                • Filtering by MAC Address

                                  FIltering by Mac address would be a great idea. It seems that locations can only be IP's. I would like to be able to create a group of Mac Addresses that can be filtered together without having to assign static or reserved IP addresses. This would also allow these machines to have the same filtering rules no matter which network they may be on such as a guest network or the main network.
                                  Thanks.

                                  3 votes
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                                  • Blocking shopping baskets

                                    As a school we use the block Business/Corporate and Shopping categories to prevent pupils from purchasing goods online. The issue we have is this has a negative effect on subjects like Business Management, Product design ect. Looking to get a category or content modifier added to specifically block shopping baskets

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                                    • Separate category for IT forums

                                      Forums like edugeek and Stackoverflow should be allowed out of the box for IT staff group.

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                                        • For exclusions - it would be good to have a visible comment

                                          There are various places you can exclude an ip address from filtering - E.G. in guardian - it would be good to be able to put a comment next to the ip address saying somethings like - this is a vending machine - which needs to talk to a till. That way when you audit -its a lot quicker - also if the device you find isn't the one you expect on that ip address it is easier to flag up.

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