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  1. At Install - tick boxes to allow access to popular education services; such as SIMS , Exam Gateways or NTLM authentication exceptions

    During the install, present a list of services and software to the administrator that can be selected and allowed from day one. This would save time in configuration and also reduce the requirement for Smoothwall support to describe similar configuration requirements repeatedly.

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      0 comments  ·  Guardian Filtering  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • 22 votes
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        0 comments  ·  Firewall & Routing  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Comment field for guardian policy folders

        Ability to add a comment to a policy folder to clarify it's purpose. Eg "SWURL Allow Policies".

        15 votes
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        • Ability to grant control of categories in guardian to a Portal

          Improvement to the Portal to allow groups control of guardian categories.

          This will allow the administrators to grant users control of one or more categories through the portal with out granting the user full access to the guardian policies.

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          • Better block feedback handling for apps

            Currently, the end-user gets a non-intutitive message ("There was a problem with the network") when a Youtube video (or search) is blocked in a mobile App. Is it possible to send something back to the end-user so they know it's been blocked? i.e send a video saying "Yeah, that was blocked"?

            6 votes
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              1 comment  ·  Guardian Filtering  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Upstream Proxy Failover

              Currently upstream proxies are set to be load balanced only if there is more than one.
              It would help customers if you could have the ability to provide failover between different proxies, should you only want to use one at a time.

              4 votes
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                0 comments  ·  Guardian Filtering  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Option to set "edit in full-text mode" as the default for list entries

                i.e under the Custom Allowed Content category

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                  0 comments  ·  Guardian Filtering  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • 7 votes
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                    0 comments  ·  Firewall & Routing  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Improve log refresh and display

                    In Guardian3 there has been a noticiable time increase in accessing logs due to the amount of results displayed on a page. It should be displayed (as in previous versions) as pages with 100, 500 or 1000 results per page. Also it should not just display the first 1000 upto 50000 (depending on your selection) as there has been times when there has been more than 50000 results and unable to narrow down the criteria.

                    9 votes
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                      under review  ·  0 comments  ·  Reporting  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Should be able to choose font size

                      Whilst the new GUI handles higher screen resolutions, I find that the default size is too large. It may be because it is (initially) designed for Tablet useage, but for a desktop / high resolution display I miss viewing as much information as possible.

                      Initial fix is to reduce the text size to 'smaller' (smallest is too small).

                      Changed description, as some find it too large, others too small - TN

                      8 votes
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                        3 comments  ·  User Experience  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Ident by location - Sortable A-Z

                        Could the "Ident by location" have a option to arrange it by A-Z, the same as the "Policy objects » Locations" is?

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                          0 comments  ·  Guardian Filtering  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Blocklist Feedback

                          When adding a quick alow/block site an option to send feedback on the site to smoothwall.

                          6 votes
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                            0 comments  ·  Guardian Filtering  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • More consistency across all sections/module interfaces

                            "If it looks the same, it should act the same"

                            For example Guardian 3 now has the new enabled/disabled sliders but under networking section such as port forwards you have just a enabled/disabled image and no slider.

                            3 votes
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                              1 comment  ·  User Experience  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              Chris Humby responded

                              this is a bit “general”, but certainly we should keep this as an aim in mind whenever we change anything in smoothie – Chris, feel free to add any specifics as new ideas then we can mark them “done” when they are done

                            • Reporting on "rule usage"

                              Allow users to see how much traffic has matched a particular rule

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                                1 comment  ·  Firewall & Routing  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Temporary rules

                                IT would be good to be able to put in a rule "allow X in location Y until 5pm" - especiually via the portal. Could eventually replace the hacky "temp ban" group mangle?

                                Edit: this is specifically "rules which expire, and then go away" so "allow this site until 17:00 on the 12th of July 2010"

                                28 votes
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                                  4 comments  ·  Guardian Filtering  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Alternate Line Colouring throughout

                                  Not all areas have alternate line colouring e.g. Guardian >> Policy Objects >> User Defined, which makes it difficult to track which edit icon you need to click.

                                  Alternatively, or ideally as well as, a click on the name of the item should open a pop up with the options there, so I could click on Staff Allowed and be offered Edit and Delete in a context menu.

                                  An optional comment metadata field for entries in these user defined groups would also be very handy, so that when a URL is unblocked a note can be attached with requesting teacher,…

                                  2 votes
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                                    3 comments  ·  User Experience  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    started  ·  Philip Smith responded

                                    This is rolling out across the entire platform as we update features

                                  • 2 votes
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                                      0 comments  ·  Reporting  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Improve ntp time syncing within a cluster

                                      Relating to feature request #2085, if the master of a cluster could be configured as an ntp server and reference it's local time, or a specified internal server instead of defaulting to an external ntp server to give the ability for a cluster to stay in time sync with each other even if an external ntp server can't be reached.

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                                        0 comments  ·  Central Management, Clustering & HA  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Filter mobile devices outside the network

                                        Whilst BYOD or cooperate device are outside the network they still need filtering to be active

                                        4 votes
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                                          4 comments  ·  Mobile Devices  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                          planned  ·  Philip Smith responded

                                          Support for Android devices is currently a project in planning. It is a lot harder to achieve under Android due to the lack of an administration mode. However, we hope to bring a product to market mid-year.

                                        • 4 votes
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