Pix content filtering

Discussion in 'Cisco' started by Alex, May 29, 2007.

  1. Alex

    Alex Guest

    hi, am currently working at a company with a very low budget and am
    trying to implement a internet content filtering system, the company
    has a pix 506e.
    I was just wondering if anyone has come across a free solution?

    thanks

    Alex
    Alex, May 29, 2007
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  2. In article <>,
    Alex <> wrote:
    >hi, am currently working at a company with a very low budget and am
    >trying to implement a internet content filtering system, the company
    >has a pix 506e.
    >I was just wondering if anyone has come across a free solution?


    The PIX 506e is restricted to PIX 6 (in particular, PIX 7 is not
    supported on it.) PIX 6 has very little in the way of built in
    content filtering; what it does have requires the (expensive)
    third party products WebSense or N2H2. I am not aware of any
    free or low-cost replacements for either of them.

    In a low-budget situation with that particular model, you might
    be best off restricting outgoing connections to be permitted only
    from one particular system, and have that system run squid
    or other proxy software to do the filtering for you; the internal
    systems would have to be configured to get their content from
    the proxy system. This may cause problems with HTTPS connections.
    Walter Roberson, May 29, 2007
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  3. Alex

    sircco Guest

    Try dansguardian open source solution, you can put route-map for
    just port 80 and 443 with next-hop your dansguardian server.
    We have that implemented in my ISP, if you have any more questions please
    use my mail address.

    Damir

    On 2007-05-29, Walter Roberson <> wrote:
    > In article <>,
    > Alex <> wrote:
    >>hi, am currently working at a company with a very low budget and am
    >>trying to implement a internet content filtering system, the company
    >>has a pix 506e.
    >>I was just wondering if anyone has come across a free solution?

    >
    > The PIX 506e is restricted to PIX 6 (in particular, PIX 7 is not
    > supported on it.) PIX 6 has very little in the way of built in
    > content filtering; what it does have requires the (expensive)
    > third party products WebSense or N2H2. I am not aware of any
    > free or low-cost replacements for either of them.
    >
    > In a low-budget situation with that particular model, you might
    > be best off restricting outgoing connections to be permitted only
    > from one particular system, and have that system run squid
    > or other proxy software to do the filtering for you; the internal
    > systems would have to be configured to get their content from
    > the proxy system. This may cause problems with HTTPS connections.
    sircco, May 30, 2007
    #3
  4. In article <>,
    sircco <> wrote:
    >Try dansguardian open source solution, you can put route-map for
    >just port 80 and 443 with next-hop your dansguardian server.


    Not with a PIX 506E you cannot. The only kind of route-maps
    supported on a PIX 506E are for OSPF, and the ACLs for these
    limited route-maps only support IP level without any port specification.
    Walter Roberson, May 30, 2007
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  5. Alex

    Guest

    We use safesquid free edition, which serves our purpose.
    Easy installation, GUI interface for easy management, good filtering
    options and forum based support. If you require additional features,
    you may also opt for the commercial editions.

    Download the free edition from http://downloads.safesquid.net/free/
    Requires registering on the forum at http://www.safesquid.com/forum

    Cheers.
    Sean.
    , Jun 7, 2007
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