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  1. https inspection warning

    Enable or disable the https inspection for different locations, therefore, trusted in house device don't keep seeing the same message. BOYD devices can see it the message daily.

    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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      • Manage Categories - Show examples of Search term filterings, URL Patterns, Files types

        Would it be possible for smoothwall to add some extra information to the Categories page under Guardian > Policy Objects > Categories which would show examples of what can be inputted into the tables (domain.URL Filtering, Search Term filtering, URL Patterns and File Types).

        11 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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              • Categories - See whats in the standard Categories

                It would be great if smoothwall could populate/show the Standard Categories lists with data. At the moment everything is blank. Would this be possible to do. Maybe have an option to show / hide this as i can imagine smoothwall wouldn't want users to delete data from these Standard Categories.

                By showing data in these categories, it would give us a better understanding of the type of sites that are blocked and would be helpful to pass a few sites on to users to access rather than having to test them. An example is MUSIC. A teacher asked for music…

                4 votes
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                  1 comment  ·  Guardian Filtering  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Show system Hostname on Dashboard

                  Show system Hostname on Dashboard, possible under Support Information

                  5 votes
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                  • 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

                    10 votes
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                      3 comments  ·  Firewall & Routing  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • 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.

                      24 votes
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                        0 comments  ·  Reporting  ·  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…

                        • comments for exclusion entries

                          Under the guardian filtering exceptions there's currently no way, besides external documentation, to quickly see why a particular IP has been entered.

                          It would be nice if each entry could have a comment alongside it so that i can quickly see why that IP is there/what device is on the other end of it.

                          40 votes
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                            2 comments  ·  Guardian Filtering  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • 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.

                            165 votes
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                              under review  ·  5 comments  ·  Authentication  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • 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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                              • Allow Youtube videos uploaded by a specific channel

                                Whilst most schools have Youtube blocked for the majority of students, it would be good to be able to allow videos uploaded by certain channels. A classic example of where this could come in handy is Hegarty Maths. The channel has over 600 videos, going through and collecting each induvidual video ID is just not viable.

                                19 votes
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                                  3 comments  ·  Guardian Filtering  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • 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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                                    • 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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                                      • 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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                                        • Show ip in safeguarding reports

                                          Would be nice if as well as the user we could see the IP in the safeguarding reports so we can tell where the pc was without having the trace the user, Teachers like to know where the offence was committed as well.

                                          10 votes
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