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  1. 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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      • 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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        • 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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          • Filter IDS logs to show Priority 1

            Ability to filter IDS logs to show Priority 1.
            Also make the IDS log searchable.
            Both can be achieved by export, but it would be nice to be able to do it within the web interface.

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            • SSL VPN Road Warrior - filter by geo location

              We get incessant SSL road warrior connection attempts from hostile IP addresses. I can limit by groups and can block IP's manually via firewall rule, but that's a rough way to cut down on this traffic. The VPN control panel is therefore drowning in "unfinished" road warrior connections. I'd love it if there was a geo location way to filter traffic in general, but more specifically for SSL VPN. Especially useful for an SMB like us who only have employees in the U.S. and can safely block SSL VPN attempts from all other countries

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              • vpn ssl - control panel

                It would be good to know what time a connection was established

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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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                    • 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…

                      23 votes
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                        1 comment  ·  Firewall & Routing  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • 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 →
                        • Tick -box for 'Select Safeguarding ruleset' when editing Notifications

                          A Tick-box for 'Select Safeguarding ruleset' when editing Notifications to replace the current drop-down list which only lets you select one option. This would mean we don;t have to create a separate notification for each type of safeguarding alert.

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                          • User Breakdown Report

                            This report can help admins see which individual websites, users spend the most time on during the day or a period of time.

                            A list of 10,20,50,100..etc users can be run to show (per individual user) the breakdown of the Time Spent Browsing.

                            Example - User John Smith

                            Site - Time Spent
                            BBC - 3hrs 3mins
                            Twitter - 2hrs 35mins
                            YouTube - 39mins
                            etc...

                            This will allow admins to find out what sites certain users enjoy frequently browsing and to prove if someone is potentially not doing the correct thing at the correct time (Games at school) (Social Media at…

                            6 votes
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                            • Traffic Graph scaling

                              Traffic graphs have been changed recently to adjust from 100Mbps to 1Gbps when 100Mbps is exceeded. Can this be changed to a user defined value. Eg we have a 200Mbps link and if we could have the graph only go this high it would show us more accurately when our connection is being saturated. Its currently hard to tell when its scaling to 1Gbps. Thanks/

                              9 votes
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                              • bandwidth module improvements "Policing"

                                The current Bandwidth Module provides "shaping" which is only good for outbound connections. Its a store and forward from my understanding.

                                Policing on the other hand can be applied to both inbound and outbound connections. It relies on IP (i believe) to slow down the connection by dropping packets. (Would only be good for TCP) It would be great if we could limit inbound and outbound based on External and Internal ip addresses. Currently inbound connections can flood the whole RED adapter.

                                Example an internal address requests data from say Microsoft Updates. The Max connection rate will be used to…

                                6 votes
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                                • External Interfaces in their own fixed position at the top of the page

                                  Hi,
                                  I don't think the revised traffic monitor page is an improvement.
                                  The scroll box with the interfaces is an annoyance.
                                  An improvement would be to separate the external interfaces and place the primaries at the top of the page in their own fixed position with traffic graphs for each.
                                  Then the internal interfaces could be listed separately.
                                  I would also appreciate a lot more individual connections in the listing at the bottom.
                                  Perhaps the individual listings could be expanded with a scroll box.

                                  4 votes
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                                  • Traffic Graph

                                    Could we see the timeline along the bottom of the traffic graph? I would like the graph to be a lot larger, also. I would like to be able to choose the time frame for the graph, such as last 5 minutes, last 30 minutes, last hour, etc etc.

                                    20 votes
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                                    • Exported report does not show the time/date criteria

                                      Show the time/date criteria on the published report!

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                                      • Multiple ports displayed on traffic graphs

                                        Please allow more graphs to be shown at once on the Traffic Graphs page.

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                                        • Show system Hostname on Dashboard

                                          Show system Hostname on Dashboard, possible under Support Information

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