Web Safety Proxy on Amazon AWS

Starting from version 7.0 pre-configured Web Safety virtual appliance is available on Amazon AWS.

To see it in action use the following link https://aws.amazon.com/marketplace/pp/B07KJHLHKC?qid=1542298277826&sr=0-1&ref_=srh_res_product_title

Here is what is new in this version compared to released 6.4:

  • Base platform for virtual appliance is moved to Ubuntu 18 LTS.
  • Required Python version is now 3 instead of 2.
  • Required Django version is now 2.1.2 instead of 1.11.
  • Squid proxy is now version 4.4.
  • Fixed a lot of minor bugs due to move to Python 3 and Django 2.

Please see it in action if possible and send bug reports or questions to support@diladele.com. Thanks to all of you for making this possible!

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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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