Web Safety 6.4 web filter plugin for Squid proxy is released

Greetings everyone,

Next version of Web Safety web filter for Squid proxy (version 6.4.0.2517 built on July 5, 2018) is now available for download.  This version contains the following fixes and improvements:

  • YouTube Guard filtering daemon now runs as a separate process. This allows to filter traffic by both Google Safe Browsing and YouTube restriction modules at the same time.
  • UI of YouTube filtering rules is completely rewritten, it is now possible to selectively filter YouTube videos by policies (enable for students, disable for staff).
  • Fixed error in policy filtering exclusions by remote domain IP address.
  • Added initial support for Ubuntu 18 LTS and Squid 4 (full support will be added in Web Safety 6.5)
  • Added advanced field to manually manage additions to NIC management file /etc/network/interfaces on Ubuntu 16 and Debian 9.
  • Builds for FreeBSD(pfSense) are not produced any more, please use version 6.3 if you require running Web Safety on FreeBSD(pfSense). We are now trying to build a separate product for pfSense platform.

Pre-configured virtual appliance is available from https://www.diladele.com/virtual_appliance.html (can be run in VMWare ESXi/vSphere or Microsoft Hyper-V).

The same virtual appliance can be easily deployed in Microsoft Azure with the following link https://azuremarketplace.microsoft.com/en-us/marketplace/apps/diladele.websafety?tab=Overview

GitHub repo with automation scripts we used to build this virtual appliance from stock Ubuntu 16 LTS image is at https://github.com/diladele/websafety-virtual-appliance
Your questions/issues/bugs are welcome at support@diladele.com

Direct link to virtual appliance:

Version 6.5 will include initial implementation of Application Control (like allow Spotify, block Facebook Messenger) module as well as support for Ubuntu 18 LTS and latest Squid 4. See the version history at https://docs.diladele.com/version_history/index.html

Thanks to all of you for making this possible!

Best regards,
Dev Team at Diladele B.V.

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Web Filtering Proxy for Microsoft Azure

This tutorial explains how easy it is to deploy an instance of Web Safety web filter in Microsoft Azure cloud. Deploying a proxy in Microsoft Azure allows you to quickly have a full featured web filtering solution in the cloud without investing much time and money into provisioning a real hardware server on-premises.

Web Safety for Microsoft Azure can be deployed from Azure Marketplace with several clicks using this link https://azuremarketplace.microsoft.com/en-us/marketplace/apps/diladele.websafety?tab=Overview.

Continue at https://docs.diladele.com/tutorials/proxy_in_microsoft_azure/intro.html

 

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Web Safety 6.2 is Released

Web Safety 6.2 web filter for Squid proxy (version 6.2.0.FD48) is now released. This version contains the following fixes and improvements:

  • Added new dynamic site categorization module. This module works on both requests and response. When categorizing requests URL, Referer and Host headers are scanned. When categorizing responses – textual contents of pages are scanned. Currently there are dynamic categorizers for Nudity Pornography, Adult Themes Sexuality, Drugs, Gambling, Games and Self-Harm categories.
  • Redesigned and reimplemented deep content inspection engine. The speed of content inspection is a little improved. Detection is now done faster. The amount of used RAM when performing adult language detection is greatly decreased (approx 10 times).
  • Builds for Raspberry PI are not produced any more, please use version 6.1 if you require running Web Safety on Raspberry PI.
  • Web Safety is now being published on Microsoft Azure Marketplace. See https://azuremarketplace.microsoft.com/en-us/marketplace/apps/diladele.websafety?tab=Overview for more information.

Pre-configured virtual appliance is available from https://www.diladele.com/virtual_appliance.html  (should be run in VMWare ESXi/vSphere or Microsoft Hyper-V). GitHub repo with automation scripts we used to build this virtual appliance from stock Ubuntu 16 LTS image is at https://github.com/diladele/websafety-virtual-appliance .

Your questions/issues/bugs are welcome at support@diladele.com. Version 6.3 will include re-implemented Surfing Now page, YouTube categories/channels and video filter and CTIRU URL prevention list (provided by Home Office UK).

Thanks to all of you for making this possible!

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