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  1. 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,…

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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

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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

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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.

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              1 comment  ·  Reporting  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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                • Fix log rotation

                  Sometimes logs don't rotate as they should, file name of logs changes, even though content hasn't changed, meaning that looking for changes or backing up incrementally is difficult.

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                  • IPSec Road worrior to support CISCO clients

                    Currently the IPSec Road worrior does not support the use of the CISCO IPsec client as it uses diffrent ports.

                    Request to Add support for the CISCO IPSec client.

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                      0 comments  ·  Mobile Devices  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Need a place to enter the password for the FTP user in the Scheduler screen.

                      Need a place to enter the password for the FTP user in the Scheduler screen. If it exists, there should be a link to that page when editing schedules.

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                        0 comments  ·  Authentication  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Proper headers when generating reports

                        When you generate an report via email or 'scheduled' they should have more information about what the report pertains to. Report title, username(s) or group(s), just to name a few.

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                          0 comments  ·  Reporting  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Prevent multiple reports being generated

                          If you click on a report, it does not start for some time. I often find I clcik it again and can end up with two or three copies of the same report running, which I have to cancel the spurious ones.

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                            0 comments  ·  Reporting  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Safeguarding Reports keep Timing out

                            This seems to be a problem with all reporting of any size...takes too long to run and then times out. Reporting continues to be a weak feature with Smoothwall.

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                              0 comments  ·  Reporting  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Printable views for Rulesets and other configuration pages

                              When reviewing certain configuration pages, the displayed information (for example Firewall Rules - e.g. Network » Firewall » Firewall rules) in some of the columns is truncated - or additional text is only visible if a field is "expanded" (by clicking something) or by hovering the mouse pointer over the text field. This makes reviewing the overall ruleset (in one go) quite difficult.

                              It would be useful if there was a "print" button that created a nicely formatted printable version of the page, with *all* information present, that could either be viewed onscreen (perhaps via PDF) or (dare I say)…

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                                0 comments  ·  User Experience  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • A Print/extract button

                                A simple extract button to print or export to .csv file?

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                                  0 comments  ·  Reporting  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Idex Client roll out

                                  It would be useful to have the ability to bundle the cert in with the Idex Client when you push it out.

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                                    0 comments  ·  Central Management, Clustering & HA  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Save Button

                                    When I mark a report, I then click on Edit and the report shows at the top. After I make any changes, how is the report Saved?

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                                      0 comments  ·  User Experience  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • DNS test for a Website

                                      Test DNS resolution for a given site giving full details of returned dns results.

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                                        0 comments  ·  Guardian Filtering  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Option to make firewall rules apply to spoofed traffic

                                        Spoofed traffic does not have firewall rules applied to it, Customer would like to be able to grant access to a secondary line based on the group they are coming from. This is to make sure that if the primary line fails, the secondary line which has lower bandwidth is not overloaded with traffic.

                                        This happens in Inverness (firewall rules did not apply to spoofed traffic in Glams as well)

                                        With inverness the firewall rules can be group aware, the customer tried to setup the following rule

                                        1) create LLB pool that has both connection in failover
                                        2) set the…

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                                          0 comments  ·  Firewall & Routing  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Allow monitoring/central management detect when the guardian/proxy is unable to pass trafic

                                          Allow monitoring/central management detect when the guardian/proxy is unable to pass traffic.

                                          This is useful in a central managed setup when a child node is unable to pass traffic for what ever reason.

                                          E.g. web filter and web proxy is up, but clients are getting errors could back from filtering service.

                                          e.g. unable to route out of net connection
                                          DNS is not working
                                          Auth is failing (to a tested authenticated request)
                                          Backing of new connections due to ram limit reached.

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