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Message from peter.charbonneau@williams.edu

I hope this is still an active question - just back to work today.

We use a FireEye MPS appliance at the border.  It's pretty cool; it has 12 guest images/sandboxes that it uses to expand/evaluate content that it sees.  All of our traffic flows thru it.  When it finds something new (new to it) it starts blacking that content; additionally, it uploads that content to it's cloud, so that everyone that uses one of these appliances get protected.

We have been using this for almost 18 months and I consider this well spent monies.  It is, however, an expensive appliance.

If you want more info about this, please contact me off line.

p

HI Peter,

 

We love ours also.  Great tool in the shed for us.

FYI, we just priced the 10G unit to replace our 1g unit.  ~$400k

 

CB

 

From: The EDUCAUSE Network Management Constituent Group Listserv [mailto:NETMAN@LISTSERV.EDUCAUSE.EDU] On Behalf Of Peter Charbonneau
Sent: Tuesday, January 03, 2012 7:08 AM
To: NETMAN@LISTSERV.EDUCAUSE.EDU
Subject: Re: [NETMAN] content filtering

 

I hope this is still an active question - just back to work today.

 

We use a FireEye MPS appliance at the border.  It's pretty cool; it has 12 guest images/sandboxes that it uses to expand/evaluate content that it sees.  All of our traffic flows thru it.  When it finds something new (new to it) it starts blacking that content; additionally, it uploads that content to it's cloud, so that everyone that uses one of these appliances get protected.

 

We have been using this for almost 18 months and I consider this well spent monies.  It is, however, an expensive appliance.

 

If you want more info about this, please contact me off line.

 

p

 

Message from avoelker@email.wcu.edu

We use Blue Coat Proxy SG 9000’s.  They have been excellent devices, reducing reported malware by 78% in the student population its first semester of use.  They also came with a Proxy Client that replicates the same protection on the client level, which has been of great use as well.  They are very scalable.  Ours never gets above 10% CPU and managed to pass though 500MB/s at the edge.  I think they came in at less than $235,000 each.

 

-- Andy Voelker

Manager of Student Computing in the Technology Commons

Western Carolina University

Be sure to check out the WCU TechTips Podcast at http://www.youtube.com/WesternCarolinaU!!

Check the status of your IT requests at any time at http://help.wcu.edu/ !

 

From: The EDUCAUSE Network Management Constituent Group Listserv [mailto:NETMAN@LISTSERV.EDUCAUSE.EDU] On Behalf Of Chad Burnham
Sent: Tuesday, January 03, 2012 11:17 AM
To: NETMAN@LISTSERV.EDUCAUSE.EDU
Subject: Re: [NETMAN] content filtering

 

HI Peter,

 

We love ours also.  Great tool in the shed for us.

FYI, we just priced the 10G unit to replace our 1g unit.  ~$400k

 

CB

 

From: The EDUCAUSE Network Management Constituent Group Listserv [mailto:NETMAN@LISTSERV.EDUCAUSE.EDU] On Behalf Of Peter Charbonneau
Sent: Tuesday, January 03, 2012 7:08 AM
To: NETMAN@LISTSERV.EDUCAUSE.EDU
Subject: Re: [NETMAN] content filtering

 

I hope this is still an active question - just back to work today.

 

We use a FireEye MPS appliance at the border.  It's pretty cool; it has 12 guest images/sandboxes that it uses to expand/evaluate content that it sees.  All of our traffic flows thru it.  When it finds something new (new to it) it starts blacking that content; additionally, it uploads that content to it's cloud, so that everyone that uses one of these appliances get protected.

 

We have been using this for almost 18 months and I consider this well spent monies.  It is, however, an expensive appliance.

 

If you want more info about this, please contact me off line.

 

p

 

Message from ahockett@warnerpacific.edu

Hey Andy, all,

 

So with all of the suggestions running around, and the apparent god-tier budgets that the IT departments have, is there any recommendations for a smaller deployment for say less than 200?

 

We’re running into a wall now with having deployed local internet at our other campuses of which all 80,443 traffic flow through with very limited web filtering on our SSG-5 units at those locations.  Our primary location we are use an EdgeWave iPrism for both our employee and Student populations which does a good job of white/black listing with a friendly Web UI.

 

Wondering if anyone else could chime in on any recommendations.

 

Thanks.

-Aaron Hockett

 

 

mysteries made known

Aaron Hockett
Network Systems and Securities Manager 

Warner Pacific College
2219 SE 68th Ave.
Portland, OR 97215
 

ahockett@warnerpacific.edu
www.warnerpacific.edu 

tel:
fax:

503-517-1203

503-517-1352

 

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From: The EDUCAUSE Network Management Constituent Group Listserv [mailto:NETMAN@LISTSERV.EDUCAUSE.EDU] On Behalf Of Andy Voelker
Sent: Monday, January 09, 2012 5:11 AM
To: NETMAN@LISTSERV.EDUCAUSE.EDU
Subject: Re: [NETMAN] content filtering

 

We use Blue Coat Proxy SG 9000’s.  They have been excellent devices, reducing reported malware by 78% in the student population its first semester of use.  They also came with a Proxy Client that replicates the same protection on the client level, which has been of great use as well.  They are very scalable.  Ours never gets above 10% CPU and managed to pass though 500MB/s at the edge.  I think they came in at less than $235,000 each.

 

-- Andy Voelker

Manager of Student Computing in the Technology Commons

Western Carolina University

Be sure to check out the WCU TechTips Podcast at http://www.youtube.com/WesternCarolinaU!!

Check the status of your IT requests at any time at http://help.wcu.edu/ !

 

From: The EDUCAUSE Network Management Constituent Group Listserv [mailto:NETMAN@LISTSERV.EDUCAUSE.EDU] On Behalf Of Chad Burnham
Sent: Tuesday, January 03, 2012 11:17 AM
To: NETMAN@LISTSERV.EDUCAUSE.EDU
Subject: Re: [NETMAN] content filtering

 

HI Peter,

 

We love ours also.  Great tool in the shed for us.

FYI, we just priced the 10G unit to replace our 1g unit.  ~$400k

 

CB

 

From: The EDUCAUSE Network Management Constituent Group Listserv [mailto:NETMAN@LISTSERV.EDUCAUSE.EDU] On Behalf Of Peter Charbonneau
Sent: Tuesday, January 03, 2012 7:08 AM
To: NETMAN@LISTSERV.EDUCAUSE.EDU
Subject: Re: [NETMAN] content filtering

 

I hope this is still an active question - just back to work today.

 

We use a FireEye MPS appliance at the border.  It's pretty cool; it has 12 guest images/sandboxes that it uses to expand/evaluate content that it sees.  All of our traffic flows thru it.  When it finds something new (new to it) it starts blacking that content; additionally, it uploads that content to it's cloud, so that everyone that uses one of these appliances get protected.

 

We have been using this for almost 18 months and I consider this well spent monies.  It is, however, an expensive appliance.

 

If you want more info about this, please contact me off line.

 

p

 

We are using Edgewave iPrism as well for 1800 users.  However, I am considering jumping ship.  While the iPrism does have a pretty face for users, I am in the market for something more robust. 

If you don't mind me being a bit more direct with the question, does anyone have experience with Ironport Web Secuirty appliances or Cymphonix's Network Composer.  Does anyone use Cisco Content Security Services or Juniper Security as web security / content filtering?

Andy, do you use both the SG and AV platforms or do you find it redundant?

Thanks.

Jake Barros
Grace College


Message from avoelker@email.wcu.edu

For something that small, could you contract with OpenDNS?  Blue Coat works by doing a lot of DNS lookups and categorizing them.  From what I understand OpenDNS does the same.  You could have your internal DNS point to OpenDNS for its updates and block the malware categories.  There are several of these services out there….

 

Also, we tried out the Barracuda appliances which are a lot smaller.  We toasted two of their biggest boxes (the 910’s at the time), but they do make some very small ones.  I liked the interface and reporting, and it definitely knocked off a lot of bad traffic.  The 200 or 300 would be perfect for you!

 

-- Andy Voelker

Manager of Student Computing in the Technology Commons

Western Carolina University

Be sure to check out the WCU TechTips Podcast at http://www.youtube.com/WesternCarolinaU!!

Check the status of your IT requests at any time at http://help.wcu.edu/ !

 

From: The EDUCAUSE Network Management Constituent Group Listserv [mailto:NETMAN@LISTSERV.EDUCAUSE.EDU] On Behalf Of Aaron Hockett
Sent: Monday, January 09, 2012 10:40 AM
To: NETMAN@LISTSERV.EDUCAUSE.EDU
Subject: Re: [NETMAN] content filtering

 

Hey Andy, all,

 

So with all of the suggestions running around, and the apparent god-tier budgets that the IT departments have, is there any recommendations for a smaller deployment for say less than 200?

 

We’re running into a wall now with having deployed local internet at our other campuses of which all 80,443 traffic flow through with very limited web filtering on our SSG-5 units at those locations.  Our primary location we are use an EdgeWave iPrism for both our employee and Student populations which does a good job of white/black listing with a friendly Web UI.

 

Wondering if anyone else could chime in on any recommendations.

 

Thanks.

-Aaron Hockett

 

 

mysteries made known

Aaron Hockett
Network Systems and Securities Manager 

Warner Pacific College
2219 SE 68th Ave.
Portland, OR 97215
 

ahockett@warnerpacific.edu
www.warnerpacific.edu 

tel:
fax:

503-517-1203

503-517-1352

 

This message is intended for the sole use of the individual to whom it is addressed. It may contain information that is privileged, confidential or exempt from disclosure under applicable laws. If you are not the intended addressee you are hereby notified that you may not use, copy, disclose, or distribute to anyone this message or any information contained within this message. If you have received this message in error, please immediately advise the sender by replying to this email and delete this message.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

From: The EDUCAUSE Network Management Constituent Group Listserv [mailto:NETMAN@LISTSERV.EDUCAUSE.EDU] On Behalf Of Andy Voelker
Sent: Monday, January 09, 2012 5:11 AM
To: NETMAN@LISTSERV.EDUCAUSE.EDU
Subject: Re: [NETMAN] content filtering

 

We use Blue Coat Proxy SG 9000’s.  They have been excellent devices, reducing reported malware by 78% in the student population its first semester of use.  They also came with a Proxy Client that replicates the same protection on the client level, which has been of great use as well.  They are very scalable.  Ours never gets above 10% CPU and managed to pass though 500MB/s at the edge.  I think they came in at less than $235,000 each.

 

-- Andy Voelker

Manager of Student Computing in the Technology Commons

Western Carolina University

Be sure to check out the WCU TechTips Podcast at http://www.youtube.com/WesternCarolinaU!!

Check the status of your IT requests at any time at http://help.wcu.edu/ !

 

From: The EDUCAUSE Network Management Constituent Group Listserv [mailto:NETMAN@LISTSERV.EDUCAUSE.EDU] On Behalf Of Chad Burnham
Sent: Tuesday, January 03, 2012 11:17 AM
To: NETMAN@LISTSERV.EDUCAUSE.EDU
Subject: Re: [NETMAN] content filtering

 

HI Peter,

 

We love ours also.  Great tool in the shed for us.

FYI, we just priced the 10G unit to replace our 1g unit.  ~$400k

 

CB

 

From: The EDUCAUSE Network Management Constituent Group Listserv [mailto:NETMAN@LISTSERV.EDUCAUSE.EDU] On Behalf Of Peter Charbonneau
Sent: Tuesday, January 03, 2012 7:08 AM
To: NETMAN@LISTSERV.EDUCAUSE.EDU
Subject: Re: [NETMAN] content filtering

 

I hope this is still an active question - just back to work today.

 

We use a FireEye MPS appliance at the border.  It's pretty cool; it has 12 guest images/sandboxes that it uses to expand/evaluate content that it sees.  All of our traffic flows thru it.  When it finds something new (new to it) it starts blacking that content; additionally, it uploads that content to it's cloud, so that everyone that uses one of these appliances get protected.

 

We have been using this for almost 18 months and I consider this well spent monies.  It is, however, an expensive appliance.

 

If you want more info about this, please contact me off line.

 

p

 

Message from avoelker@email.wcu.edu

Just the SG.  We have two of them and a reporter.

 

-- Andy Voelker

Manager of Student Computing in the Technology Commons

Western Carolina University

Be sure to check out the WCU TechTips Podcast at http://www.youtube.com/WesternCarolinaU!!

Check the status of your IT requests at any time at http://help.wcu.edu/ !

 

From: The EDUCAUSE Network Management Constituent Group Listserv [mailto:NETMAN@LISTSERV.EDUCAUSE.EDU] On Behalf Of Barros, Jacob
Sent: Monday, January 09, 2012 1:19 PM
To: NETMAN@LISTSERV.EDUCAUSE.EDU
Subject: Re: [NETMAN] content filtering

 

We are using Edgewave iPrism as well for 1800 users.  However, I am considering jumping ship.  While the iPrism does have a pretty face for users, I am in the market for something more robust. 

 

If you don't mind me being a bit more direct with the question, does anyone have experience with Ironport Web Secuirty appliances or Cymphonix's Network Composer.  Does anyone use Cisco Content Security Services or Juniper Security as web security / content filtering?

 

Andy, do you use both the SG and AV platforms or do you find it redundant?

 

Thanks.

 

Jake Barros

Grace College

 

 

Message from avoelker@email.wcu.edu

Whoops, I meant the Barracuda 410.  I was looking at the SPAM and Virus Firewall line.  Look at the Web filter line:

http://www.barracudanetworks.com/ns/products/web-filter-specs.php

 

-- Andy Voelker

Manager of Student Computing in the Technology Commons

Western Carolina University

Be sure to check out the WCU TechTips Podcast at http://www.youtube.com/WesternCarolinaU!!

Check the status of your IT requests at any time at http://help.wcu.edu/ !

 

From: The EDUCAUSE Network Management Constituent Group Listserv [mailto:NETMAN@LISTSERV.EDUCAUSE.EDU] On Behalf Of Andy Voelker
Sent: Wednesday, January 11, 2012 4:48 PM
To: NETMAN@LISTSERV.EDUCAUSE.EDU
Subject: Re: [NETMAN] content filtering

 

For something that small, could you contract with OpenDNS?  Blue Coat works by doing a lot of DNS lookups and categorizing them.  From what I understand OpenDNS does the same.  You could have your internal DNS point to OpenDNS for its updates and block the malware categories.  There are several of these services out there….

 

Also, we tried out the Barracuda appliances which are a lot smaller.  We toasted two of their biggest boxes (the 910’s at the time), but they do make some very small ones.  I liked the interface and reporting, and it definitely knocked off a lot of bad traffic.  The 200 or 300 would be perfect for you!

 

-- Andy Voelker

Manager of Student Computing in the Technology Commons

Western Carolina University

Be sure to check out the WCU TechTips Podcast at http://www.youtube.com/WesternCarolinaU!!

Check the status of your IT requests at any time at http://help.wcu.edu/ !

 

From: The EDUCAUSE Network Management Constituent Group Listserv [mailto:NETMAN@LISTSERV.EDUCAUSE.EDU] On Behalf Of Aaron Hockett
Sent: Monday, January 09, 2012 10:40 AM
To: NETMAN@LISTSERV.EDUCAUSE.EDU
Subject: Re: [NETMAN] content filtering

 

Hey Andy, all,

 

So with all of the suggestions running around, and the apparent god-tier budgets that the IT departments have, is there any recommendations for a smaller deployment for say less than 200?

 

We’re running into a wall now with having deployed local internet at our other campuses of which all 80,443 traffic flow through with very limited web filtering on our SSG-5 units at those locations.  Our primary location we are use an EdgeWave iPrism for both our employee and Student populations which does a good job of white/black listing with a friendly Web UI.

 

Wondering if anyone else could chime in on any recommendations.

 

Thanks.

-Aaron Hockett

 

 

mysteries made known

Aaron Hockett
Network Systems and Securities Manager 

Warner Pacific College
2219 SE 68th Ave.
Portland, OR 97215
 

ahockett@warnerpacific.edu
www.warnerpacific.edu 

tel:
fax:

503-517-1203

503-517-1352

 

This message is intended for the sole use of the individual to whom it is addressed. It may contain information that is privileged, confidential or exempt from disclosure under applicable laws. If you are not the intended addressee you are hereby notified that you may not use, copy, disclose, or distribute to anyone this message or any information contained within this message. If you have received this message in error, please immediately advise the sender by replying to this email and delete this message.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

From: The EDUCAUSE Network Management Constituent Group Listserv [mailto:NETMAN@LISTSERV.EDUCAUSE.EDU] On Behalf Of Andy Voelker
Sent: Monday, January 09, 2012 5:11 AM
To: NETMAN@LISTSERV.EDUCAUSE.EDU
Subject: Re: [NETMAN] content filtering

 

We use Blue Coat Proxy SG 9000’s.  They have been excellent devices, reducing reported malware by 78% in the student population its first semester of use.  They also came with a Proxy Client that replicates the same protection on the client level, which has been of great use as well.  They are very scalable.  Ours never gets above 10% CPU and managed to pass though 500MB/s at the edge.  I think they came in at less than $235,000 each.

 

-- Andy Voelker

Manager of Student Computing in the Technology Commons

Western Carolina University

Be sure to check out the WCU TechTips Podcast at http://www.youtube.com/WesternCarolinaU!!

Check the status of your IT requests at any time at http://help.wcu.edu/ !

 

From: The EDUCAUSE Network Management Constituent Group Listserv [mailto:NETMAN@LISTSERV.EDUCAUSE.EDU] On Behalf Of Chad Burnham
Sent: Tuesday, January 03, 2012 11:17 AM
To: NETMAN@LISTSERV.EDUCAUSE.EDU
Subject: Re: [NETMAN] content filtering

 

HI Peter,

 

We love ours also.  Great tool in the shed for us.

FYI, we just priced the 10G unit to replace our 1g unit.  ~$400k

 

CB

 

From: The EDUCAUSE Network Management Constituent Group Listserv [mailto:NETMAN@LISTSERV.EDUCAUSE.EDU] On Behalf Of Peter Charbonneau
Sent: Tuesday, January 03, 2012 7:08 AM
To: NETMAN@LISTSERV.EDUCAUSE.EDU
Subject: Re: [NETMAN] content filtering

 

I hope this is still an active question - just back to work today.

 

We use a FireEye MPS appliance at the border.  It's pretty cool; it has 12 guest images/sandboxes that it uses to expand/evaluate content that it sees.  All of our traffic flows thru it.  When it finds something new (new to it) it starts blacking that content; additionally, it uploads that content to it's cloud, so that everyone that uses one of these appliances get protected.

 

We have been using this for almost 18 months and I consider this well spent monies.  It is, however, an expensive appliance.

 

If you want more info about this, please contact me off line.

 

p

 

Message from safranj@greenmtn.edu

Might be worth looking at Untangle: www.untangle.com. Their Lite package is open source and free.

We ran the 610 for about 4 years.  About the time when Facebook exploded, we were exceeding the amount of connections even the 910 could handle.  We had them watching our traffic and never found anything malicious (of note).  I was very disappointed as we loved the product but the appliance was locking and not failing open.  We were forced to switch solutions and the iPrism was a good fit. 

When I say smaller, we have about 1800 connected devices at any given time.  We have 100Mb circuit but expect to move to 250 in the next 18 months.
  


Message from avoelker@email.wcu.edu

Yes!  I have used Untangle before.  I tested it on a portion of our repair shop workbench to suppress virus traffic, reduce unsightly popups on infected computers (you know what I’m talking about) and secure the environment more.  It did very well.  I think once I had to reboot it to gain internet connection back, but that was over a period of months.  It blocked a lot of crap.  Worth checking out.

 

-- Andy Voelker

Manager of Student Computing in the Technology Commons

Western Carolina University

Be sure to check out the WCU TechTips Podcast at http://www.youtube.com/WesternCarolinaU!!

Check the status of your IT requests at any time at http://help.wcu.edu/ !

 

From: The EDUCAUSE Network Management Constituent Group Listserv [mailto:NETMAN@LISTSERV.EDUCAUSE.EDU] On Behalf Of Jesse Safran
Sent: Wednesday, January 11, 2012 4:52 PM
To: NETMAN@LISTSERV.EDUCAUSE.EDU
Subject: Re: [NETMAN] content filtering

 

Might be worth looking at Untangle: www.untangle.com. Their Lite package is open source and free.

Message from avoelker@email.wcu.edu

Yes, the connections was our problem as well.  We were well within the reaches of the bandwidth limitations, but the sheer volume of connection states made them fail shut during exam week… eek.

 

-- Andy Voelker

Manager of Student Computing in the Technology Commons

Western Carolina University

Be sure to check out the WCU TechTips Podcast at http://www.youtube.com/WesternCarolinaU!!

Check the status of your IT requests at any time at http://help.wcu.edu/ !

 

From: The EDUCAUSE Network Management Constituent Group Listserv [mailto:NETMAN@LISTSERV.EDUCAUSE.EDU] On Behalf Of Barros, Jacob
Sent: Thursday, January 12, 2012 11:39 AM
To: NETMAN@LISTSERV.EDUCAUSE.EDU
Subject: Re: [NETMAN] content filtering

 

We ran the 610 for about 4 years.  About the time when Facebook exploded, we were exceeding the amount of connections even the 910 could handle.  We had them watching our traffic and never found anything malicious (of note).  I was very disappointed as we loved the product but the appliance was locking and not failing open.  We were forced to switch solutions and the iPrism was a good fit. 

 

When I say smaller, we have about 1800 connected devices at any given time.  We have 100Mb circuit but expect to move to 250 in the next 18 months.

  

 

Message from ryan.young@mastersny.org

Aaron,
The SSG supports GRE tunnels you might look at Zscaler, they are a cloud based content filter we have been using them for some time and have been quite happy with them.

Best,

Ryan Young 
Network / Systems Administrator
The Masters School


From: Andy Voelker <avoelker@EMAIL.WCU.EDU>
Reply-To: The EDUCAUSE Network Management Constituent Group Listserv <NETMAN@LISTSERV.EDUCAUSE.EDU>
Date: Wed, 25 Jan 2012 12:29:57 -0500
To: <NETMAN@LISTSERV.EDUCAUSE.EDU>
Subject: Re: [NETMAN] content filtering

Yes!  I have used Untangle before.  I tested it on a portion of our repair shop workbench to suppress virus traffic, reduce unsightly popups on infected computers (you know what I’m talking about) and secure the environment more.  It did very well.  I think once I had to reboot it to gain internet connection back, but that was over a period of months.  It blocked a lot of crap.  Worth checking out.

 

-- Andy Voelker

Manager of Student Computing in the Technology Commons

Western Carolina University

Be sure to check out the WCU TechTips Podcast at http://www.youtube.com/WesternCarolinaU!!

Check the status of your IT requests at any time at http://help.wcu.edu/ !

 

From: The EDUCAUSE Network Management Constituent Group Listserv [mailto:NETMAN@LISTSERV.EDUCAUSE.EDU] On Behalf Of Jesse Safran
Sent: Wednesday, January 11, 2012 4:52 PM
To: NETMAN@LISTSERV.EDUCAUSE.EDU
Subject: Re: [NETMAN] content filtering

 

Might be worth looking at Untangle: www.untangle.com. Their Lite package is open source and free.

Message from ahockett@warnerpacific.edu

Ryan thanks for the suggestion.

 

If you could, email me offline any details your setup and management of the system would be great.

 

Thanks.

 

-Aaron

 

From: The EDUCAUSE Network Management Constituent Group Listserv [mailto:NETMAN@LISTSERV.EDUCAUSE.EDU] On Behalf Of Young, Ryan
Sent: Wednesday, January 25, 2012 9:39 AM
To: NETMAN@LISTSERV.EDUCAUSE.EDU
Subject: Re: [NETMAN] content filtering

 

Aaron,

The SSG supports GRE tunnels you might look at Zscaler, they are a cloud based content filter we have been using them for some time and have been quite happy with them.

 

Best,

 

Ryan Young 

Network / Systems Administrator

The Masters School

 

 

From: Andy Voelker <avoelker@EMAIL.WCU.EDU>
Reply-To: The EDUCAUSE Network Management Constituent Group Listserv <NETMAN@LISTSERV.EDUCAUSE.EDU>
Date: Wed, 25 Jan 2012 12:29:57 -0500
To: <NETMAN@LISTSERV.EDUCAUSE.EDU>
Subject: Re: [NETMAN] content filtering

 

Yes!  I have used Untangle before.  I tested it on a portion of our repair shop workbench to suppress virus traffic, reduce unsightly popups on infected computers (you know what I’m talking about) and secure the environment more.  It did very well.  I think once I had to reboot it to gain internet connection back, but that was over a period of months.  It blocked a lot of crap.  Worth checking out.

 

-- Andy Voelker

Manager of Student Computing in the Technology Commons

Western Carolina University

Be sure to check out the WCU TechTips Podcast at http://www.youtube.com/WesternCarolinaU!!

Check the status of your IT requests at any time at http://help.wcu.edu/ !

 

From: The EDUCAUSE Network Management Constituent Group Listserv [mailto:NETMAN@LISTSERV.EDUCAUSE.EDU] On Behalf Of Jesse Safran
Sent: Wednesday, January 11, 2012 4:52 PM
To: NETMAN@LISTSERV.EDUCAUSE.EDU
Subject: Re: [NETMAN] content filtering

 

Might be worth looking at Untangle: www.untangle.com. Their Lite package is open source and free.

We are using Palo Alto to do this. We use the PA-4020, but they do have smaller units that may be more suitable, depending on throughput. -Brian ________________________________________ From: The EDUCAUSE Network Management Constituent Group Listserv [NETMAN@LISTSERV.EDUCAUSE.EDU] on behalf of Aaron Hockett [AHockett@WARNERPACIFIC.EDU] Sent: Wednesday, January 25, 2012 1:12 PM To: NETMAN@LISTSERV.EDUCAUSE.EDU Subject: Re: [NETMAN] content filtering Ryan thanks for the suggestion. If you could, email me offline any details your setup and management of the system would be great. Thanks. -Aaron From: The EDUCAUSE Network Management Constituent Group Listserv [mailto:NETMAN@LISTSERV.EDUCAUSE.EDU] On Behalf Of Young, Ryan Sent: Wednesday, January 25, 2012 9:39 AM To: NETMAN@LISTSERV.EDUCAUSE.EDU Subject: Re: [NETMAN] content filtering Aaron, The SSG supports GRE tunnels you might look at Zscaler, they are a cloud based content filter we have been using them for some time and have been quite happy with them. Best, Ryan Young Network / Systems Administrator The Masters School From: Andy Voelker > Reply-To: The EDUCAUSE Network Management Constituent Group Listserv > Date: Wed, 25 Jan 2012 12:29:57 -0500 To: > Subject: Re: [NETMAN] content filtering Yes! I have used Untangle before. I tested it on a portion of our repair shop workbench to suppress virus traffic, reduce unsightly popups on infected computers (you know what I’m talking about) and secure the environment more. It did very well. I think once I had to reboot it to gain internet connection back, but that was over a period of months. It blocked a lot of crap. Worth checking out. -- Andy Voelker Manager of Student Computing in the Technology Commons Western Carolina University Be sure to check out the WCU TechTips Podcast at http://www.youtube.com/WesternCarolinaU!! Check the status of your IT requests at any time at http://help.wcu.edu/ ! From: The EDUCAUSE Network Management Constituent Group Listserv [mailto:NETMAN@LISTSERV.EDUCAUSE.EDU] On Behalf Of Jesse Safran Sent: Wednesday, January 11, 2012 4:52 PM To: NETMAN@LISTSERV.EDUCAUSE.EDU Subject: Re: [NETMAN] content filtering Might be worth looking at Untangle: www.untangle.com. Their Lite package is open source and free.
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