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  1. Tie safeguarding reports to blocked / allowed activities

    I have a product improvement suggestion that would aid us greatly in finding an actual use for the safeguarding part of the Smoothwall UTM product.

    At present, there is no real link between the Safeguarding instant notifications & reports, and the web filtering logs that they are built upon. Usually, when we discover a real safeguarding issue after trawling through a large quantity of false safeguarding flags, we currently have to go back through the logs to establish whether the noted issues were or were not actually blocked. This takes a lot of time, and is essential to be able…

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  2. Blocked pages feature request

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

    Thanks

    18 votes
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  3. Temporary group mapping in User Portal

    We want the ability in the User Portal the teachers can temporary add active directory groups to a smoothwall group. In some cases teachers want to allow or deny for example YouTube for a specific lesson. For the perfect result the administrator can filter the Active Directory and Smoothwall groups, so the teachers can only map allowed groups.

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  4. Firewall log viewer should have a NOT boolean function

    In the firewall viewer it should be possible to have a NOT option. This is a standard feature on other firewall products. e.g. if wanting to see all the traffic from a particular IP address except ports 80 & 443.

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  5. Show IP address / mac address and DNS name of station / location and record all of them in the log.

    If you only record the ip address, in a DHCP environment it's difficult track back and check where and /or what machine was used to browse a certain URL or violate policy.

    Please ensure that the smoothwall logs contain the DNS name / mac address picked up in realtime when the log is recorded.

    Thanks .

    9 votes
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  6. Reporting enhancement: list 20 previous URLs prior to a block

    Reporting enhancement: list 20 previous URLs prior to a block

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  7. Address Objects to include DOMAIN WILD CARDS (like *.domain.com)

    Due to the development of Cloud Services I need to place domain wildcards into Smoothwall Address Objects instead of ever changing IP Addresses.
    Address Objects ONLY allow IP addresses and ranges but this does not work where external IP addresses are changing unpredictably under a DNS domain (where the Domain name remains constant of course).
    An increasing number of cloud services make this feature increasingly urgent.

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  8. 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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  9. Add options to block/allow for specific categories

    On the quick block/allow page add the option of adding to a specific category.

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  10. Enable or disable HTTPS inspection depending on transparent or non-transparent proxy

    Enable or disable HTTPS inspection depending on transparent or non-transparent proxy.

    For instance, with our previous filtering provider (RM SafetyNet+) we could let guest users access the internet with transparent proxy where HTTPS interception would NOT be performed (no need for additional certificates), or set school devices to use sslfilter.proxy.swgfl.org.uk where HTTPS interception would apply.

    I understand HTTPS inspection can be enabled or disabled by location, but most primary schools only have flat networks and a single DHCP scope.

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  11. Ability to import multiple CIDRs at a time into the same object rather than one CIDR at a time in different objects

    If I want to allow connections on non-standard ports (i.e. not 443 or 80, everything else is default dropped) to a wide range of addresses owned by the same hosting company, it would be much easier to paste in a list of CIDR IPs into the same object rather than one CIDR at a time into different objects.

    3 votes
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  12. Roadwarriors Security

    On the Network -> VPN -> SSL roadwarriors page new groups are enabled by default. I feel all groups should be disabled unless specifically enabled. Thanks.

    9 votes
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  13. IDS

    I have worked with several firewall appliances in the past that have the ability to drop or reset network traffic when a threat is detected by the IDS. If a threat is deemed as a false positive, a rule can be created to whitelist that particular vulnerability for that IP address of the internal device. This would help stop any threats from communicating on the network until deemed safe.

    I would also like to see the source IP address of the internal device when running reports. Currently, we only see the Firewall public IP -> External IP of device on…

    1 vote
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  14. Please fix the DoS hack for the login pages

    There is a simple DoS flaw that needs to be fixed. If a client has a program that sends many requests to the internet and they aren't authenticated then it overloads and kills the login pages for everyone. The same problem could happen by simply holding F5 refresh on the login page to spam the page with requests, this is an huge problem, and a security flaw that should have been fixed long ago by restricting the number of requests the auth pages respond to for any given IP or client.

    4 votes
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  15. Bandwidth Monitoring

    Give option to show bandwidth in mbps/s rather than kbps/s and make columns right justified making figures easier to read.

    6 votes
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  16. Category Folder Name

    I'd really like the ability to name a category folder.

    A folder that I can name "Google for Education" for example and within that folder I can add the various allow and blocking policies. Currently, If I careate a folder with the "Who " and "What" fields blank, so I can stipulate them within the folder, I can't see what the folder is used for unless I open it.

    4 votes
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  17. Heartbeat Alert

    It would be a nice feature if we could receive once or twice per day an alert from the device that simply says "Hello, I'm still here". We have configured alerts, but this particular alert does not exist today.

    Thanks.

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  18. No block page with Request button for "Server Socket Error"

    Currently, non-filtering errors such as "Server Socket Error" or various SSL Certificate errors cause the SmoothWALL block page to come up. The users think it's because we blocked them from the page, and send us requests to unblock (no one reads or understands the "Reason" details) a webpage that isn't blocked.

    Please give us conditional control over different types of server errors so that we can "drop connection" or use a custom block page for them.

    6 votes
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  19. Allow a reboot to be scheduled on a regular basis

    Allow the users to schedule a reboot when they want as far in the future as they want.

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  20. Help display

    help distorts page display

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