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  1. Notating Exceptions.

    A way to log what exceptions are. So when I add an exception I can add a note with it as to who or which site that exception is for.

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    • Cluster - node heading on live web filter feed

      I'd like to know which node in the cluster the traffic is passing through. Our child nodes do not show realtime stats because they're centrally managed. parent node doesn't seem to have options for child node filtering.

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        2 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Report on authentication failures

        It would be extremely useful to log or report on web traffic which fails authentication.

        These domains or URLs could then be exempted from authentication if applicable. e.g. where client doesn't support auth.

        This reporting should be distinct from the usual challenge/response seen in logs with NTLM.

        6 votes
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          1 comment  ·  Reporting  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Realtime weblog page - addition column

          Please can a column be added to allow a clustered environment to show which proxy the original log was generated.

          4 votes
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            0 comments  ·  Reporting  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Support for packet capture within the user interface

            It would be extremely useful to be able to perform a packet capture (.pcap / tcpdump) from the Smoothwall web interface for the purposes of troubleshooting. Presumably this is simply achieved if you have root access and can log in over SSH, but in environments where this is not available, there is no way currently to perform a packet capture and a very useful troubleshooting option is therefore not possible.

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              0 comments  ·  Firewall & Routing  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Advanced Option on the Real Time Web Filter Log showing what child node a request come from

              Advanced Option on the Real Time Web Filter Log showing what child node a request come from

              Customer in question would like to know what node a user hit, now that the real time web filter is only displayed on the Master, they would like to know what node a user has hit as well as details on the request for troubleshooting purposes.

              9 votes
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                0 comments  ·  Reporting  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Scroll realtime web filter

                Would be great if when viewing the realtime web filter, a scrollbar be present, or that the scrolling would automatically stop when the user hovers a mouse over a line so we could quickly read & take stock of the information, then when the mouse moves away from pane, the scrolling continues.

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                  0 comments  ·  Reporting  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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                  Add disable button

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                  • "Realtime Reporting" is next to useless...

                    It is now 8:44 and I see nothing after 8:33. That is my biggest issue with this filter. This is going to keep us from renewing in the future. All reporting is just not usefull.

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                    • Realtime Traffic Graphs

                      When viewing the realtime traffic graphics i would like to see an option to be able see the max through put in the last 5mins / 10 mins / 30mins / hour / etc so admins can judge what the max through put on the internet line is at busy times.

                      18 votes
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                        0 comments  ·  Reporting  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • 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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                          0 comments  ·  Guardian Filtering  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • put a button on this screen to add exclusions

                          I want to prevent some from being reported, but still block them. This would be the perfect screen to

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                          • Advanced option in Web filter report to show Content modifications applied

                            Would be really useful to have an option in the Realtime Web filter logs to show which content modifications have been applied. The current policy tester does this but is insufficient as it only applies to a single test url and doesn't work if website requires a login first.

                            3 votes
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                            • Address Object Created

                              Problem: Having to go back and forth to find information on Address Object.

                              Should be able to view the IPs when overing over the Object(popup) in port forward, anywhere when we use the object.
                              This will reduce support time and customer time and set some clarity when fault finding.

                              11 votes
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                                1 comment  ·  Firewall & Routing  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Details

                                Instead of having individual drop down buttons for each user report in safeguarding - can we have a reveal all button :)

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                                • administrative user

                                  Create user to get access to the portal(extra selection)

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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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                                      0 comments  ·  Guardian Filtering  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • IPSec subnets status doesn't reflect connection status

                                      Hi,

                                      We've encountered this problem before i.e. after applying changes or working with IPSec tunnels the UI doesn't reflect connection status and for example our only VPN tunnel is DOWN whereas the UI is showing in Control as Up (green). Once manually restarted (click Down then Up again) it's back online still the status should refresh automatically and show when connections are down.

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                                        0 comments  ·  User Experience  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • add a delete all reports button in "recent and saved"

                                        When there are a lot of scheduled saved reports these can build up (our system has 5 a day for the last 2.5 years). This results in a "recent and saved" page that takes minutes to load. The only way to remove these old reports is to click the little red X next to the first few reports one by one.

                                        If there were a button to clear out all saved reports, or to delete all after a certain age, this would be of massive assistance!

                                        63 votes
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                                          2 comments  ·  Reporting  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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