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Simple and powerful web filter for HTTP and HTTPS traffic. Prevents access to various categories of sites, blocks resources with explicit content, removes annoying ads and controls file downloads.

See it in action! The easiest way to see product in action is to get the preconfigured virtual appliance. Download and unpack it, then use your VMware vSphere console to deploy the OVF.

How does it work? Simple.

Packed in a virtual appliance for VMware ESXi/vSphere or installed on your real server.

1. Browser

User tries to access a web site in the Internet. Browser connects to that site either directly or using explicitly configured proxy settings.

2. Squid Proxy

Requests and remote site responses get into Squid, are authenticated and redirected to Web Safety ICAP filter running either locally or remotely.

3. Web Safety

Requests and responses are analyzed and access is allowed or denied based on configured policy settings. Information about request and response is stored in the database.

What Can The Application Do?

Simple and powerful web filtering, easily managed.

Filter HTTPS and SSL Traffic

Web Safety is an ICAP web filter that directly plugs into Squid proxy. This allows it to filter URLs and do deep content inspection of encrypted HTTPS traffic. Encrypted explicit content is blocked easily.

Block Adult Only Sites

Performs deep content inspection of web pages and blocks everything containing adult explicit language and links to questionable content. General purpose web sites (Google Search, Google Images, Bing or YouTube) are filtered as well and all inappropriate content is blocked.

Categorize Sites

Blocks access to web sites with inappropriate contents by more than 50 categories (dating, nudity, gambling, explicit adult content, etc). Definition files with categories are regularly updated. Manual recategorization by admin is possible.

Traffic Monitor and Reporting

Monitoring web traffic and build extensive reports based on Squid logs (like SARG or lightsquid). Reports include blocked users, visited sites and prohibited domain categories. Can be saved as PDF files and sent by e-mail.

Active Directory Integrated

Organize proxy users into groups based on IP addresses, subnets, user names or security group memberships in Microsoft Active Directory. Each group gets its own filtering exceptions and blocking rules. Authenticate your domain users using Kerberos, NTLM or Basic LDAP.

Block Files and Ads

Remove annoying ads on any web site automatically with help of AdBlock (Plus) block lists. Prevent download of files by name, real contents and MIME content types. Prohibit access to extremely large files like *.iso, disk images and pictures.