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  1. AD: User idenfication via an endpoint software agent

    We want a Directory Agent that we could install on our Domain PC's and MAC's that will notify the "in-line or bridged mode" WS1100 of who's logged in regardless of what browser they are using. This is highly needed because of all the types of browsers now on the market, NTLM does not play nice with all of them. Consequently, IE is the only one that pushes settings via GPO. Rather then using that, we'd much rather just have an agent that we can install on the machines.

    For any device not running the agent, have a web authentication popup…

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    • Reporting: Exclude some substrings matches from Search Terms

      In the Reports --> "Search Terms", selectively exclude some matches (while still including substring matches). As an example, keep "sex" as a search term, but exclude "Sussex" (while still keeping "Include substring matches").

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      • User/device throttling based on Username/IP/MAC address/Hostname

        eature Request Summary – user/device throttling / prioritization allowing admins to set up polices on a per computer (hostname, MAC or IP) AD user/group basis to restrict download speeds to conserve bandwidth. Also be able to prioritize traffic like windows updates lower during high traffic/production times

        How will this new feature address your business requirements? – More users are using MORE bandwidth. Example: If there’s a class researching a topic on youtube and a study hall playing games, I would like to easily place a throttle on the gamers that gives the youtube users more priority. Example 2: user brings…

        3 votes
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        • A flag in /log/sophos_log that shows search term results

          It would be nice if there was a new logged item in the /log/sophos_log file that points out what users are searching for. Something like search_term=test1

          This way if the customer uses a syslog server, he can setup something to pull all search results based on user or just general query. Raymond James requested this.

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          • Higher resolution sizing of GUI

            Customer would like the GUI to scale for higher resolution monitors so they can see more infromation on the search and reporting screens.

            3 votes
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            • SNMP monitoring on the Web appliance

              Implementing SNMP to get all critical information from CPU, HDD, Memory and NW Card. If it is possible to get the counters from the status page that would be very nice.

              We must have all our systems in production in our network monitoring system to get the relevant information needed for SLA and capacity planning. SNMP is the preferred method for doing this.

              33 votes
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              • Data Leakage coaching page

                Feature Request Summary Ability to display a coaching page advising of potential risks of data leakage when using web-based e-mail accounts allowing the user to proceed at their own discretion without any further coaching pages preventing content from being displayed. Alternatively, if the Global Policy, Data Leakage Prevention, Webmail Control policy could be made more granular this would probably meet our needs.

                How will this new feature address your business requirements? We have an information governance requirement to prevent identifiable data from leaving the NHS Trust without encryption. Such features would allow us to properly warn users of the potential…

                2 votes
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                • Ability to exclude domains/sub-domains from reporting

                  Customer uses Google app and would like reporting for google.com, but not docs.google.com and mail.google.com for example.

                  2 votes
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                  • Add applications to the exempt list under AD

                    Add 3plearning sites (mathletics, spellodrome) to the exempt list under active directory.

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                    • Reporting: Real-time view of traffic/connections in GUI.

                      Customers would like to be able to see what connections are occurring through the appliance an any given time to be able to look at load issues or to troubleshoot issues with out the help of support.

                      45 votes
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                      • Ability to bypass HTTPS scanning for certain internal IP/IP range.

                        As it would be impossible to push out a SSL certificate to a guest network, or to custom non-pc system, this would allow customer to still use HTTPS scanning for the rest of the network

                        12 votes
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                        • Web Appliance acts as an ICAP client to a third-party DLP solution

                          ICAP (Internet Content Adaptation Protocol) support to give the capability of working with DLP products to block PAN data at the network edge.

                          This will give customers the capability of blocking PAN (Primary Account Number) data at the network edge in the event PAN data is passed thru a unsupported internet browser.

                          5 votes
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                          • Link activity search items to policy test

                            When currently viewing user activity, there is no way to see easily see why an access is permitted or denied. Currently, one needs to take the URL and user information and manually go over to Policy Test and then test to URL to see why a particular action was taken. It would be much better if the reason was available directly from the search activity. For example, clicking on the status entry could pull up a page similar to the results page of Policy Test, and say what the risk level is, category, tags, policy result, policy, and reason.

                            5 votes
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                              0 comments  ·  Web Reporting  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Dashboard: Recent Usage widget

                              Client is requesting an additional feature in Dashboard showing the top sites visited for the past hour including the number of visitors and hit counts.

                              One of the items that I struggle with is keeping informed of the demand that is placed on our Internet appliance. I would dearly love to have a dashboard component that would show me the top 5 or 10 web sites that are being visited for the last 30 or 60 minutes, including how many employees have visited the site or the number of hits on that site.

                              This would help my team be more…

                              2 votes
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                              • Search term reporting for youtube

                                Under Reports > Options > Search Terms would it possible to include this functionality into the You Tube search engine?

                                We are an special needs independent school and this would help us to monitor teenage students who like typing inappropriate searches into You Tube. Love the way you implemented this functionality for search engines such as Google. Our teenage students got the shock of their life when we were able to challenge them and ask them why they were searching on inappropriate subjects which had nothing to do with the lesson that they were being taught.

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                                • End-user pages: Custom error pages based on policy

                                  Having the possibility to create and/or customize all error pages / block pages / warning pages based on a specific policy.
                                  In fact, having the configuration of the error page on the policy.

                                  For example, if user toto is part of an additional policy "policy1", then user see the block page of the policy1, if he is part of the additional policy "policy2", then user toto see the block page of the policy2.

                                  5 votes
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                                  • Allow static ARP entries

                                    Static ARP entries would almost eliminate the threat of ARP poisoning

                                    6 votes
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                                    • Reports that show time-of-day browsing patterns by category

                                      "Once I have run a Category report from the Policy and Content section, I would like to take the top categories and chart them (say in a line graph) by time to see when our employees are visiting these categoies.
                                      I would also like to run a report by category when I wish to know if I should block a site for example: games. If game sites are being visited after hours or during lunch, then that is quite acceptable, but if it were during work hours I need to restrict access."

                                      a) How will this new feature address your…

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                                      • Using wildcards in Local Site List

                                        Customer would like to be able to use wildcards when blocking sites. For example, they would like to be able to block all websites with the string "poker" in them.

                                        25 votes
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                                          3 comments  ·  Web Policy (Appliance and Endpoint)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Multi AD Support

                                          Some customers have more than one AD domain not trusted each other

                                          33 votes
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