I would have to agree with David on this one. As much as I hate the idea
of having to purchase the Sonicwall and then pay (after the first year) a
yearly subscription fee, I have to say that it works and meets CIPA
requirements. A non-technical person, with minimum training, can do a
fairly good job at maintaining and minor changes that might be needed in
regards to specific sites or special needs.
We are using this solution in about 7 of our 8 elementary schools all of
whom do not have any regular techie installed.
School Information Technology Discussion <[log in to unmask]> on
Wednesday, March 22, 2006 at 8:47 AM +0000 wrote:
>I personally would recommend filtering at the firewall. Sonicwall
>firewalls have content filtering subscriptions you can use and it is easy
>to manage and is updated frequently. For small networks that don't know
>how to manage the software packages like Dans Guardian or can't afford to
>hire their own tech people this option is very easy to manage.
>>>> [log in to unmask] 3/22/2006 8:33:07 AM >>>
>I'm a LMS at two small VT elementary schools and both schools are
>interested in purchasing internet filtering software for Macs. I would
>GREATLY appreciate some advice on various softwares. Neither school has a
>server and one is on system 9.2 and the other is on 10.2.8. I know that
>there are various issues with time management and control. We do not
>have a tech person at our school or on a district level so I need a
>program that is easy to manage. We tried Dans Guardian at one school and
>really disliked it. Again, I'd appreciate some suggestions on what might
>work for us.