Enhance Application Control App Categorization
Lot of people would like to be able to easily block advertisers, web trackers and analyzers to enhance their surf experience in general and to enhance privacy too by blocking all those trackers and analyzers.
There are already >150 of such advertisers, trackers and analyzers as apps in the UTM's application control. Sadly all of them are categorized as "web services", which is misleading andunhelpful, as in this category are also CNET and Mozilla downloadservers, CDN's as Akamai etc., whic disallows a simply general block af that category.
I propose, that this "web services" category will be splitted further into
- "web services", which contains those downloadservers, CDN's and other legitimate content
- "Web Ads / Advertisers" which contains all that advertisers
- "Web trackers" which contains all User tracking applications
- "Web Analyzers" which contains all those web usage analyzers a google-analytics, webalizer etc.
This also would be a simple but effective split, as this also could be sold as quite effective "feature"
Attila Kepenek commented
Yes this iis very important for performance poor machines. When you open chrome browser and if you check the processes of the chrome in the task manager you will see 11-7 processes. And they took 120-140MByte in memory.Some customers who use chrome complaining about internet performance and they blame the sophos.
Ofcourse we should have easy config for analyzers ,ads and trackers.
I would like to be able to import the "ad lists" as used by Pi Hole on a regular basis. I realise this is more a domestic / Home use, request but I suggest it is of equal value in the SOHO environment. I know from running Pi Hole the amount of ads that are suppressed.This also applies to tracking sites and cookies.
In its most basic form its an import into blocked sites without having to add each site one at a time.
Pheck Phul commented
This is definitely needed. While UTM provides a great deal of control over the web filtering, the setup is very, very time consuming, and requires way too much "fine tuning." One of the biggest failures is pop-up ads. If AdTrap can provide a decent user experience out of the box default settings, then UTM can also. Perhaps more work needs to be done in creating a better default profile.
This would definately make the UTM even better.
I would love to see something along these lines implemented.