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  1. Web appliance report. Space allocated to user field.

    Currently when generating a report, in this case the "Top Bandwidth Users", the username is cut off when the domain name is long, example case is 13 characters long. The adjoining field, example case is top 5 sites, has plenty of space. Please can the username field space be increased to allow for longer domain\username combinations when generating reports? Or even better have the space dynamically allocated so as not to loose any of the username?

    These reports are used for auditing purposes by customers and loosing some of the username makes them far less useful for this purpose.

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  2. Quota support in Full Web Control

    Currently the Full Web Control deployed via the endpoint does not support Quotas. The customer would like this functionality because all systems on his network use the full web control.

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  3. Detailed User Reporting on Concurrent Connections

    Company and Contact Information

    Company: PURVIS Systems, Inc.

    Contact: Nelson Faustino

    Sophos Partner (if applicable):

    Sophos Product Information

    Sophos Product: WS500

    Version in Production: Version 3.9.4.1

    Feature Request Summary

    How will this new feature address your business requirements?: It would be the only way for me to control my connection limit since there are no visible way for me to see who is using up all our connections. Without this feature
    we might have to move away from the products since its causing us issues.

    How would you rate the importance of this feature?; 1 = Critical, 5 = Nice-to-have:…

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  4. Industry standards set by the Certification Authority/Browser (CA/B) Forum require that certificates issued after January 1, 2014 MUST be at

    Industry standards set by the
    Certification Authority/Browser (CA/B) Forum require that certificates issued after January 1, 2014 MUST be at least 2048-bit key length.

    The Sophos Generated certificate currently has a 1024 bit key length and needs to be updated to 2048-bit.

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  5. test mail

    A test button for the email alerts, both internally and to the support address.

    Configuration -> System -> Alerts and Monitoring.

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  6. ‘NEGATE’ option been added to the policies

    Feature request from customer:

    I would like to request that a ‘NEGATE’ option been added to the policies. Example:

    We want to block everyone but 3 users from accessing a particular destination.


    1. Option 1: Create a group, nest everyone except the 3 aforementioned users in the group, and create a block policy to the destination to that group.


    Problem: you must ensure that all users are added to that group on an ongoing basis, and this is not as realistic as it sounds.


    1. Option 2: Create a group of the 3 allowed users. Create a group of “All Users” or…

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  7. Set timeout for particular web addresses

    Customer would like to be able to set a specific timeout for some web addresses that takes a bit more time before they can send the requested page.

    5008145

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  8. Option to Trust all sites based on user authentication

    Based on 4919063
    Customer would like to bypass all scanning and filtering (note: not just allow sites) based on user account, rather than simply bypassing the appliance for the user in question.

    3 votes
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  9. Ability to whitelist Youtube channels

    Ability to whitelist complete you-tube channels in the WebAppliance

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  10. Filter Recent Activity Searches Via Address Ranges or Subnets

    I know I can do a report and filter by domain\user_name, or by IP address. Would like to filter by ip address range (192.168.1.1-192.168.1.100), subnet,
    preferably CIDR (192.168.1.0/24) or IP address string (172.31.255.) or use wildcards?


    How would you rate the importance of this feature?; 1 = Critical, 5 = Nice-to-have: 3

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  11. reconnection the client AV with the Web Appliance and Enterprise Console should be easy

    Customer have 300+ connected endpoints currently only about 100 are active because of some issue with the GUID’s and SWA not liking existing one. They install sophos ESC via a login script when a machine
    logs onto the domain. The enterprise console enables Web Control on the endpoints. Enpoint control is enabled on the SWA. This was working for for about the first 6 months on installation then around October 2014 a lot of the connected endpoints in SWA were showing as inactive. Manually uninstalling SESC and re-installing would show them as active again and web filtering would be enforced.…

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  12. inbox.google.com not blocked by Webmail control in the Web Appliance

    Feature request for the new google email service (inbox.google.com) currently on invite only to be added to the list of blocked sites in the Web Appliances Webmail (DLP) section.

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  13. Granular report on usage per category and site

    Customer would like a report on how long does a user access a particular site or category.

    "We in the IT department have been asked to provide more granular reporting of web usage to senior management. I supplied reports about web hits and usage but this does not provide a clear understanding of time utilisation. Can a feature be added to report by time on a particular site per user particular Facebook (or social activities). I have looked at alternatives briefly and found this as an option:
    http://webspy.com/

    Alternatively to a feature enhancement possible recommended solution to better data analysis…

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  14. Proxy: IPv6 through WSA

    We're implementing IPv6 in our network and this would allow us to configure users to go through the web appliance for logging and filtering instead of straight through our router.

    3 votes
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  15. UI: Improve Additional Policy UI performance

    Improve the UI performance of the SWA when using a large number of policies.

    The GUI is slow to refresh on a system with 150+ additional policies. They have a large number of policies because this is a central SMA which manages policies for a number of schools.

    It can take over 25 seconds to move an additional policy one place in the additional policies list.

    6 votes
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  16. Improve block page message on data leakage block

    I would like Sophos to consider improving the error message to include the real cause of the block. The reason displayed in the message is misleading because the real reason is it is blocked in the Data leakage settings, NOT by the “Web Based E-mail default policy settings. It would have saved me quite a lot of time if the Reason: text mentioned
    the real reason.
    For example:
    Reason” Web-Based Email (See Data Leakage Prevention Settings)”

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  17. Clear user cache for specific IPs/users

    The web appliance works like this: The appliance authenticates requests from supported end user browsers against Active Directory, and uses cached information to authenticate requests from applications.

    However if you have then excluded a machine from authenticating it will still use the last cached user. Their issue was that the last user logged in had not worked for them for a few months but Windows update traffic was still logged against their username.

    Whilst we can manually clear out the cached user from the backend, the customer wants there to be an option in the GUI to clear the cache…

    3 votes
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  18. Cache only specific sites

    Maintain caching for the majority of sites to reduce downloads and improve user response times, especially in a situation such as when teachers have an entire class download the same site at the same time, while providing the ability to not cache dynamic or time sensitive data such as our hosted School Management System site.

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  19. second default gateway

    An option to add a second default gateway for fail over in event of failure of first one.

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  20. Quota block page should allow end-user feedback

    The client would like to have the ability for users to send quota feedback on sites that should be excluded from quotas.

    so exactly the same as a blocked page request feedback but instead of unblocking the page they would like the page not to count against their internet time.

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