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 nope,  one size fits all

Although I haven't been asked to whitelist anything they block

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On Oct 11, 2017 4:01 PM, "Robert Wickberg" <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

> Well, the price is certainly right.  Can you whitelist sites?
>
> On Wed, Oct 11, 2017 at 9:48 AM, Craig Lyndes <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
>
>> Dennis,
>>
>> We have had very good results with Norton Connect Safe, which is free to
>> schools.
>>
>> https://connectsafe.norton.com/
>>
>> It is DNS based so under the right circumstances it does not add any
>> latency to a school's internet connection.
>>
>> Their block list is very good.  Hardly any false positives and and very
>> thorough blocking.
>>
>> It is "3 sizes fit all", attack sites or attack sites and pornography or
>> attack sites and pornography and time wasters.  We use the attack sites and
>> pornography level.  You can't add your own sites and everyone gets the same
>> level of filtering.  It works well with our philosophy that the filter is a
>> safety net and adult supervision is also required for student Internet
>> access.
>>
>> It is possible to just hand out the Norton DNS servers through DHCP, then
>> when someone tries to access a blocked site they will get a screen from
>> Connect Safe stating it is blocked.  If you can set up a pair (for
>> redundancy) of forwarding, caching DNS servers inside your school network
>> you get the advantage of the caching (faster lookups) and you can block all
>> DNS lookups from devices other than your DNS servers on your firewall thus
>> forcing people on your network to use your DNS servers and your filter.
>>
>> And it's free!
>>
>> Craig Lyndes
>>
>> On Tue, Oct 10, 2017 at 12:49 PM, Dennis DeWeerdt <[log in to unmask]>
>> wrote:
>>
>>> So we currently have ENA for our ISP and are using their filtering.
>>> We have done some due diligence and have received better pricing from
>>> another fiber vendor.
>>> However, they do not provide filtering.
>>> Does anyone have a suggestion for free/inexpensive filtering?
>>> Thanks in advance for your suggestions.
>>> Dennis
>>>
>>>
>>>
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