What features would you most like to see on the Barracuda Web Filter?
Posted 06 April 2012 - 12:09 PM
Posted 26 April 2012 - 10:32 AM
End-users (particularly executives) get frustrated having to log into the web filter every time they use their smartphone because the WiFi connection drops when not in use to conserve battery life. I have the ability to reserve IP addresses in DHCP to their MAC address. The only way I’ve found to eliminate the need to log in is to create a group by IP range and then create an exception for all web traffic for that group. The problem then becomes that they have carte blanche to the web and users start killing bandwidth watching Netflix movies and such. It would be nice to grant authentication by IP so that they are bound to the rules of the content filter without having to constantly log in first.
Posted 20 February 2013 - 01:44 PM
These are all features iPrism had that Barracuda does not.
- On a users blocked page, add a form that will allow them to request access to the blocked page. Because my users dont have this feature now, I am getting calls about how to add it. The login override stuff is not very practical in my opinion.
- Add the ability to set preferences for reports. Right now in order to see every record on a report without scheduling it, I have to open advanced settings and changes several settings there. It would be nice to be able to set your report preferences and forget them.
- And probably most convenient featur the iPrism had was the ability to have custom policies. With Barracuda, you get authenticated and authenticated. Yes I know there is a work around for this using custom categories and that is what I am having to do, but it is not a prefered method of accomplishing this. I would like to create policies for AD groups and have it filter that way. That way is a lot easier than what I have found with the Barracuda.
I will add to this as I go, but I am still in the trial period and am still not sure I want to keep the unit, but the above additions would be a tremendous help. Right now, I can honstly say that with I prism you get more features for about the same amount of money, plus you can get for years for the price of 3, so total cost of ownership would be less.
Posted 08 March 2013 - 11:03 AM
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Posted 13 May 2013 - 09:11 AM
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Posted 20 June 2013 - 09:56 AM
Also, the reporting seems a lot more limited with this release even though the output is a lot cleaner.
Posted 10 July 2013 - 11:03 AM
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