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  1. Bulk import of IP addresses

    When adding IP blocks, it would be useful to import from CSV rather than adding line by line

    I have 6000 addresses i need importing

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      3 comments  ·  Firewall & Routing  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Reporting again Please vote if you want to change this. We require simple reports that we can hand over to our HR team about users interne

      Reporting again Please vote if you want to change this.

      We require simple reports that we can hand over to our HR team about users internet activity. Something that would say joe bloggs was on Facebook at 14:00 for 2 Hrs on this date.

      Every report we run means we have to spend hours simplifying these reports for a non IT person to be able to understand.

      Subject name on each group in a report so multiple queries can be run in a single report with simple headings for each group query. This will help creating reports for managers with…

      304 votes
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        25 comments  ·  Reporting  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        started  ·  Chris Humby responded

        Hi,

        This is one of our most voted ideas and we used the feedback to help build our Safeguarding reports in Framlingham and Glamis releases. Aim was to provide something that;

        • Simple and easy to understand so it can be delivered and used directly by Safeguarding officers, HR and other non-IT personnel with minimal understanding of web technology.
        • Highlighted the breaches and intent with specific colour coded breach levels and relevant information highlighting the user intent.
        • Report broken down in to headers on a per user basis.
        • Ability to delegate, email or print reports directly to the relevant department, minimising IT departments overheads with this work.

        We know many customers are using these reports already and have received much positive feedback.

        However, I can see from previous comments there’s still room for improvement and you have some smart ideas on how to take this further. I’m…

      • Show host name instead of IP address on traffic graphs

        The real time traffic graphs show IP addresses and current bandwidth usage, it would be awesome if the IP addresses could be translated to hostnames (maybe via nslookup) as it would save us time having to do this translation ourselves.

        22 votes
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        • Administrators of Smoothwall should be authentiated via Active Directory/RADIUS (i.e. not local users)

          Currently administrators of Smoothwall are local users. I'd like to be able to integrate the administrators to Active Directory or RADIUS..... i.e. no local users. The same could be said for Portal Users. I don't want to have to administer a whole host of local users and passwords.

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          • Additional Features For Real Time Traffic and Reports

            Have Real Time Traffic Graph show, in addition to interface traffic, traffic for Locations - users/groups. Example: show Real Time Traffic Graph for student group OR staff group, as opposed to real time traffic for student group AND staff groups. Separate the two (or more) group traffic.

            Have Report show traffic graph, via date/time range, for Locations - users/groups/IP in same bandwidth graph format found on Dashboard [external connection].

            Example: External Connection 24/hr bandwidth graph is a great tool. In addition, I would like a snapshot of the student group bandwidth using the same graph.

            10 votes
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            • Intrusion Prevention: Correcting False Positives

              When there is a false positive block on the IPS, it would be very helpful if there was an easy way to hit "allow" or "unblock". Currently, I have to get the SID, and manually drag through all the policies to find the one policy to 'uncheck'. I use browser hacks, such as "CTRL F" but that is slow and cumbersome.

              4 votes
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                1 comment  ·  Firewall & Routing  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • the graph stops updating

                not a suggestion, but a bug fix. our traffic graph stops updating.

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                  0 comments  ·  Reporting  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • I would like to see a real-time 30 minute graph showing traffic volumes through my internet connection

                  Lightspeed has, on their dashboard, a graph that shows the total inbound and outbound traffic in a graphical meter that is a great visual on their home page of the dashboard. I have a picture of it if you would like to see it.

                  4 votes
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                    1 comment  ·  Reporting  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Web filter logs unusable

                    In the days of old it was easy to find specific information in the Web filter logs, if not you export it. Today it is near impossible. For instance im looking for someone using livechatinc.com but it would require me to move the time forward or backward in tiny points. This is impracticable. Computers today are fast enough to display all the data. This screen should act more like a search tool. Type in a machine, IP or user and get the whole day for that user. Type in a domain name and get all the hits. Please fix it.

                    13 votes
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                      1 comment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Smoothwall SAML Integration

                      Smoothwall customers are increasingly using cloud based services and federating with external user repositories, such as Azure AD/Office 365.

                      Most of these cloud based directories allow integarion with SAML.  Please considering implementing SAML integarion with Smoothwall

                      40 votes
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                        0 comments  ·  Authentication  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Foreign Country IP Blocking Dynamic List / Geo Blocking

                        Most Firewalls allow you to select which countries you would like to block. I can manually add a subnet but each country generally has like 200 subnets to type in. It would nice to select what countries you would like to block and have that list part of a definition file that gets updated like the content filter.

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                          44 comments  ·  Firewall & Routing  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • 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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                            1 comment  ·  Guardian Filtering  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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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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                                1 comment  ·  User Experience  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Reports should include the time period the report is for and any speciffic options selected

                                Please add option for reports to display a title containing the time period and what the report is for? For example, I have a report that displays the activity of a specific user over a period of time, but the report does not display what user or what period of time the report is for. If you have to run many reports for different users for different periods of time it makes it extremely difficult to tell which report refers to what user. This is also the case when exporting reports to a file (.pdf, .csv, etc.). I have tried…

                                32 votes
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                                  5 comments  ·  Reporting  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  started  ·  Dan Mckean-Tinker responded

                                  As we go along, we’re gradually updating reports and creating news ones to ensure each has this information. This allows someone looking at a report much later or looking through many reports to see what the data is that they’re looking at.

                                • Be able to setup 2 week timetable slots

                                  Ok, this might be pushing the limits of the smoothwall but would it be possible to set a 2 week timetable via the quota?

                                  It would mean having an internal calendar but we are having so many requests now for groups of sites to be unblocked we keep having to go into the smoothie and turn policies on or off so having this means we can setup a 2 week time slots

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                                  • The graph could be bigger

                                    The traffic graph doesn't fit the table. It's bit small.

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                                    • DELETE OLD REPORTS BUTTON

                                      The the REPORTS menu, there are tons of old scheduled reports.
                                      A DELETE ALL button would be really useful.

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                                      • Status bar when running reports

                                        When running any sort of report against a large amount of logfile data, a status bar would be beneficial to see how much longer a report will need to run. Even if it's just an estimate.

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                                        • Show computer details in reports

                                          When running reports on users for example it would be good to see what machine this user was using at the time as some smoothwall owners dont have the ability to cross reference time/date/browse time/where user has been on the net.

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