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  1. Quota disable access to streaming media

    Yes given this note: 'Any content being streamed or downloaded by a user will not be stopped when the user’s quota runs out.' This should not be the case at all and there should be a way to make this note no longer valid, have the quota stop all streaming media or downloads when the timer has run itself out.

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    • slient quota

      I was thinking why even have a notification for applying a time quota since even without clicking the button it still works?

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      • Search via phrase

        You can search via the report - search terms, but can only select a day and only searches for 2 hour slot.

        It would be nice to have a report that you can search for a phrase and select a week, month and show the results.

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        • Searching by IP

          The realtime web filter report needs to be able to differentiate between and IP such as 10.41.145.7 and 10.41.145.71 (72, 73, 74 etc).

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          • Work out where categories are applied

            Ability to see where specific Policy Objects, Categories are applied to web filters, content modifications, HTTPS inspections, etc. from the Categories page

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            • Email a student if they do something that would appear on the daily safeguarding email

              It would be good if Smoothwall could email a student if they do something that would appear on the daily safeguarding email?

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              • request for searchable firewall logs as well as a request for the ability to create periods of firewall logs (say for periods of 2 weeks).

                request for searchable firewall logs as well as a request for the ability to create periods of firewall logs (say for periods of 2 weeks).

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                • SNMP Location String

                  It would be nice if you could allow updating/populating an location string for SNMP polling. Larger organizations like ours support and maintain content filters in multiple locations and also monitor those devices using network monitoring software. The ability to set an SNMP location string allows us to group by location in or monitoring platforms and better respond to site issues.

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                  • Option to select which nodes send a Safeguarding notification

                    We have several child nodes which send their reporting data to the Parent
                    node which handles reporting. This means that when I schedule Safeguarding notifications I get a full detail report from the parent along with empty reports from each of the child nodes.

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                    • Report showing Top Users and each User's Top 10 websites

                      Our most common report requests are to run a monthly report on an AD group showing the Top 100 users by total time spent and a summary for each user showing their Top 10 URLs accessed. This could be made into a simple template for AD Group membership reporting with options to allow us to choose browse time and/or bandwidth

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                      • Schedule reports for specific date ranges

                        Investigation reports take ages to run and to get round this we would usually schedule an investigation report but you don't appear to be able to set a date range for the reporting data. You can only set a date for the schedule. e.g. I would schedule a user investigation report to run tonight to report on activity generated last month

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                        • Destination IP column on Realtime Web Filter report

                          It would be nice to see a Destination IP column alongside the URL column in the Realtime Web Filter report. It would save having to carry out manual DNS lookups.

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                          • Report on "additional" interface IPs

                            Report on "additional" interface IPs
                            We have added additional IPs to some interfaces (used when migrating from old proxy solution to Smoothwall). I'm trying to report on who is hitting those IPs to determine which clients are miss configured with the old proxy IPs but it just doesn't seem possible.

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                            • Make the Traffic Graphs page configurable and more concise

                              The latest iteration of the Traffic Graphs page is worse than ever. The scrolling list of interfaces is not orderable and you cannot see all the interfaces with the current bandwidth on one page without scrolling.

                              We need to be able to choose which interfaces are monitored - and in which order - and place all of the resizable graphs in any order and size them so that they will all fit on one screen for monitoring purposes. Alternatively, this all needs to be available through a web-api so that custom web pages could be built to show the important…

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                              • Radar Lite - Show if request was blocked

                                Just started using RADAR Lite. Is there a way for you to show if the logged request was blocked or allowed? This would save a load of work trolling through the Smoothwall Logs.

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                                • Have a note field against the ip or hostname

                                  Have a note field against the ip or hostname in locations as I have a large bypass list for devices that needs less filtering so a note field would let me keep track of what each device was

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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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                                    • 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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                                      • New line logs (newer timestamp) should be placed in the top of the list

                                        The new line logs (with the newer timestamp) show be placed in the top of the list, because we should see the new lines AND the graphic at the same time, avoiding scrolling and missing info.

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                                        • 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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