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Setup Your Secure Web Gateway With SafeSquid Appliance Builder

Using SafeSquid Appliance Builder (SAB) is the most recommended method for setting up your secure web gateway. SAB is a customized distro of Ubuntu Linux. It enables you to quickly setup your secure web gateway on a standard Intel server hardware, or as a virtual appliance on any virtualization platform like VmWare or Hyper-V.

SAB automatically installs and configures all dependency libraries, and services. Of course you can fine-tune it it later to meet any special needs.

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Setup Your Secure Web Gateway on your preferred Linux distribution

SafeSquid Appliance Builder (SAB) is an optimized version of Ubuntu Linux, optimized for easy setup of your secure web gateway. The SAB installs the Ubuntu Linux operating system, downloads and deploys the SafeSquid for Linux installation package, and the necessary dependencies. SafeSquid can also be installed on any other Linux operating system like Red-Hat, SuSe, CentOS, etc.

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Setup Your Secure Web Gateway on Windows Server

SafeSquid is designed for primarily Linux platform. However, if you would prefer to set up a secure web gateway for web filtering and content security on Windows, use SafeSquid for Windows.

SafeSquid for Windows is a native port of SafeSquid built for Linux, except for a couple of features. The windows installer for SafeSquid automatically downloads and deploys required dependencies. The installer enables you to easily setup SafeSquid as a native service on any Microsoft Server platform.

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Access The SafeSquid User Interface

SafeSquid has an intrinsic WebUI, that you enables you to manage your installation, setup required policies, and also monitor your secure web gateway.

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Profiled Internet Access

Your secure web gateway serves a variety of users, and applications. Appropriate restrictions ensure the web access boosts efficiency, while curbing non-productive activities. SafeSquid enables you to define policies as access profiles, and ensure compliance. Create policies for users, based on their organizational hierarchy, and business role, to boost productivity.

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Upgrade SafeSquid To A Newer Version

Upgrade your SafeSquid to latest version.

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Configure HTTPS Inspection

HTTPS Inspection is the standard Security technology for encrypting a connection between the client and web server.Enable HTTPS inspection on SafeSquid SWG to inspect traffic that is encrypted by the Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) protocol. By that SafeSquid do deep content inspection of encrypted HTTPS traffic. Encrypted content is filtered easily.

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Integrate AD or OpenLDAP  with SafeSquid

Network enterprises that have a large number of users, popularly manage user credentials via a centralized system. The centralized system ensures user identification across all the networked enterprise resources and services. Users too benefit immensely, as they need a singular credential to access anything across the network enterprise.You can organize all users into groups based on IP addresses, user names or security group memberships in Microsoft Active Directory. Every group gets its own filtering exceptions and blocking rules. Authenticate your domain users using Kerberos, NTLM or Basic LDAP.

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Avoid Locking Yourself When You Are Configuring Policies In Access Restrictions

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Create User Groups based on network IP and LDAP (Active directory)

Setup your users into different User Groups. You can then set restriction policies for specifically these User Groups in the Access Profiles section.

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Integrate a Linux Host with a Windows AD for Kerberos SSO authentication

Kerberos Authentication support is particularly useful for Enterprise networks that have a Microsoft AD based Domain controller. By properly configuring the necessary Kerberos related factors, your enterprise Internet users can optionally enjoy Windows Integrated Authentication. Windows Integrated Authentication is a non-interactive authentication process, that uses SSO authentication. SSO ensures that your users do not have to manually provide their user credentials as username / password to access your networked enterprise resources and services, yet their access is restricted as specified. SSO, thus not only just adds convenience to the overall user experience, but also enhances security.

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Adding users using SafeSquid for basic authentication

If you don't have LDAP server to integrate with SafeSquid, but you want authenticate users by assigning usernames and passwords to your users.

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Secure WIFI Access Through Active Directory Infrastructure And SafeSquid Captive Portal

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Create Custom Templates

Create your own block template to show, when ever the any application or website is blocked by SafeSquid.

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Enforce Safe Searches On Gateway 

World Wide Web provide extensive knowledge on almost every topic that you can think. Due to the vast information scattered around on the web we sometimes find the content that are irrelevant and inappropriate. We often come across adult/porn content accidentally while we are trying to find some information over internet. This may be faced by children or by someone who isn't supposed to watch pornographic content. Search engines help us big time in searching the appropriate content, but can sometimes mislead us. To avoid this Search engines has started providing with an additional feature Safe-Search.You can setup Safe Searches for different search engines like Google, Yahoo, Bing  by using SafeSquid.

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Enforce YouTube Restricted Mode On Gateway 

You Restricted mode helps you to screen out potentially objectionable content that you may prefer not to see or don't want others in your network to stumble across while enjoying YouTube. It will not allow the users to turn off the restricted mode.

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Defend Against Malware And External Attacks

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Defend Against Internal Threats And Data Leakage

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Configure VPN with SafeSquid Web Security Client 

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Caching Specific websites

Content Caching improves bandwidth efficiency. A page or file, when requested by a user, is served to the user and a copy of it is also maintained locally in the cache. So, when a request is made to fetch the same page or file, it is served with the local copy, instead of 'a fresh fetch'. SafeSquid has a very neat, efficient and manageable Content Caching system.

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Prefetch embedded images

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Advantages Of Custom Web Categorization 

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Create And Manage Your Private Categories

Manage your websites list by dividing them to specific categories. You can block or allow all websites by using custom categories. You can manage your categories form self-service portal also. Make all list by websites to allow or block in separate text files and upload them from SafeSquid User Interface.

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Block Personal Gmail And Allow Google Corporate Accounts

Block Personal Gmail to ensure Data Security. No sharing of confidential data with personal accounts.You may want to prevent users from signing into Google services using any accounts other than the accounts you provided them with.Auto logout when detected that user is logged into personal Gmail. You can setup SafeSquid to block the access to consumer Google accounts.

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Allow Social Networking Sites during Lunch Hours

Allow the access to social networking sites in lunch hours for all users or for specific group of people

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Block Virus Uploads And Downloads

Protect your network against viruses, Trojans, malware and other threats. You can block virus uploads and downloads by using SafeSquid. SafeSquid is providing different types of antivirus setups.      

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Block Advertisements And Banners

Security was the main reason cited for blocking of Advertisements. Advertisements can be annoying or intrusive. Blocking of advertisements can result in quicker loading and cleaner looking web pages with fewer distractions, lower resource waste (bandwidth, CPU, memory, etc.). You can setup SafeSquid to block all types of annoying advertisements and banners.

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Block Anonymous Proxies

An anonymous proxy will allow your users to surf the web anonymously, since it tunnels your data through servers that are spread out across the globe and involve other IP addresses. Anonymous Proxy service enhances your security and lets your users access some restricted websites online. You can block these proxies by using SafeSquid, so that no user access the blocked websites

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Block an Unclassified Web-site by Identifying The True Nature of Served Content With SafeSquid

Prevent the users to access the inappropriate content like pornography.

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Block Third Party Cookies

You can block the cookies for third-party domains. Control tracking your activity across different sites and you can hide the referer for third-party domains. Now referer is same as hostname. you can also hide the user agents for third-party domains. Instead of original user agent SafeSquid use default user agent (Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 5.5; Windows 98; Win 9x 4.90)).

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Block Particular User Login To Facebook Or Gmail

Restrict selective login user-names of logins from Facebook Or Gmail. You just enable default rule and modify your respective username with default ones. Now except selected users all can able to login into Facebook or Gmail.

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Prevent Uploads Of Selective File Types

DLP module is primarily used to restrict/prevent uploads of confidential and critical information from any organization. You can select predefined content type(s) in DLP section to prevent their upload(s). You can create multiple policies in DLP section such that all the selected content types will be blocked when any end user tries to upload it.

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Do Bandwidth Management With Limits

Define the uploading and downloading limits to specific users or for all users. For example you want to restrict your users to download the file more than specified size.

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 Redirect One Website To Another Website

  Strictly redirect one URL to another. This is very useful if you want to redirect a certain page to a new location, change the URL structure of a site, remove the "www." portion of the URL, or even redirect users to another website entirely. A redirect automatically sends your website's visitors to a chosen destination. By this feature you can achieve Safe Searches for different search engines.

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Integrate FTP Servers With SafeSquid

Integrate your  FTP server with SafeSquid. And also you can setup the authentication for FTP sites. You can enable or disable the passive mode also for FTP server access.

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SafeSquid transparent proxy

Setup the SafeSquid in transparent proxy mode, so that you can eliminate the client side configuration. Typically, the proxy server resides on the gateway and intercepts the requests from the clients. The client doesn't know that there is a proxy server which mediates their requests.

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Configure SafeSquid as a reverse proxy

Setup the SafeSquid in reverse proxy mode. A reverse proxy by it self appears to the client just like an ordinary web server. No special configuration on the client is necessary. Basically, a reverse proxy is on the web server end which will be used to protect and reduce the load on the webserver.

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Analyze The SafeSquid Logs

SafeSquid contains four different types of logs. Each log file has its own importance.

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Installation Of Web Security Client

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Manage Categories From Self Service Portal

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Manage SafeSquid Instances From Self Service Portal

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Transparent Redirection With SafeSquid And WCCP

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Facebook Read Only Mode

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Facebook specific page Allow

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Discourage All users from Login,Post,Upload

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Setup Reporting Module

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Mail Integration with Reporting Module

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Bypass HTTPS Inspection Using Request Types

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Bypass Authentication 

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Use Statistics To View SafeSquid Stats

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Accessing business applications through SafeSquid

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Block specific website through SafeSquid

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Allow specific website through SafeSquid

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Allow Outlook To Work through SafeSquid

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Manage Disk Space On SafeSquid Server

This article will help you how to free up the disk space when any of the partitions on the SafeSquid server is full. If any of the partition is full you will get errors like disk space is full and SafeSquid server will not process any connection coming from the clients.

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Unblock the blocked website

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Deploy SafeSquid Behind Corporate Proxy

Use SafeSquid server in proxy chain mode. With simple configuration, you can forward requests to the upstream proxy from SafeSquid proxy server,

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Debug The Specific Issue

This page will help you with debug any problem faced during installation and post installation 

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Bypassing blocked policies for whitelisted users

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Block Emails or Files including archives or Social Posts using Keywords

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Allow remote applications to particular users

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Block remote desktop applications, Download managers

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Enable IP based authentication

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Viewing SafeSquid UI from outside your network

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Split the load between different ISPs

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Reporting (Dashboard)

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Master Slave Configuration

In a master-slave configuration of SafeSquid, a specific instance of SafeSquid  (the master server) manages other instances of SafeSquid (the slave servers). The stand-alone and slave instances are almost identical in functionality.

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Block Specific Youtube Channel

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Allow Specific YouTube Channel and its Playlist

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Access Mobile Applications Through SafeSquid

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Access Remote Desktop Applications Through SafeSquid

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Allow Android Facebook Application

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Block Android Google PlayStore Application

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Generate Performance Plot From SafeSquid User Interface

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Generation of Support tarball

Network related issue or issue regarding policy configuration can be rectified by generating support tarball.

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Cloud Restore

SafeSquid Cloud restore feature is introduced as a disaster recovery plan(DRP). You can now recover your last configuration saved on cloud backup if any disaster occurs.

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