Web Safety 5.2 Release Candidate

Update: Web Safety is released today (Nov 14, 2017). Get virtual appliance at  https://www.diladele.com/virtual_appliance.html

The version of Web Safety ICAP web filter for Squid proxy is announced as Release Candidate. It is now ready for broad deployment to production systems. The code is complete and anything new will only be added to the upcoming 5.3.

This version contains the following fixes and improvements:

  • Added management sections for Squid cache (refresh patterns) and logging submodules to Admin UI. It is now very easy to enable different log level for a separate Squid module to make troubleshooting simpler.
  • New version of definition files database. Some categories were combined to make the usage more straightforward, several new categories added.
  • Added support for “brotli” transfer encoding, greatly improving filtering on YouTube and other Google services.
  • Improved correctness of traffic monitoring reports built over the Squid access logs.
  • Added support for recently released pfSense 2.4. Also dropped support for FreeBSD 10 and added FreeBSD 11.

The version is available from https://www.diladele.com/download_next_version.html. It is recommended to use Ubuntu 16 and CentOS 7 based virtual appliances in production. Direct links to virtual appliances are:

Final release is expected in two weeks (approx. 15 of November, 2017).

Next version 5.3 will contain eCAP based ClamAV adapter antivirus from Measurement Factory (except for FreeBSD 11), support for haproxy’s PROXY protocol and proxy pseudo authentication based on IP to Active Directory open source project Active Directory Inspector (see https://github.com/diladele/active-directory-inspector). Builds of 5.3 for now is in beta stage and thus freely available to Early Adopters community.

Thanks to all of you for making this possible!


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HTTPS filtering on pfSense 2.4

The tutorial describing HTTP and HTTPS filtering on pfSense 2.4 using Squid and Web Safety ICAP web filter 5.2 was updated to match newly released pfSense 2.4.1. Added sections on transparent intercepted proxy deployment and blocking of QUIC protocol to allow for better filtering in Chrome.

Full tutorial is at https://docs.diladele.com/tutorials/filtering_https_traffic_squid_pfsense/index.html

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Join our Early Adopters Community

We are opening the early adopter program for developers, admins and devops. If you are interested in what we develop for web filtering and would like to take a look at alpha and beta versions of our program potentially influencing the direction of development please consider joining the early adopters community.

Early Access to New Versions

All members of the early adopters community get access to new alpha and beta versions of the product when these become available. This lets you influence the development and get quick response to desired functionality and new features.

Extended Personal License

If you make a purchase of a production ready personal license key from our licensing page the number of filtered devices in the license key will be increased to 25 free of charge. Please indicate your GitHub account name when making a purchase!

How to Join The Community

  1. Subscribe to Mailing List – in order to join the community you must first subscribe to Early Adopters Community mailing list hosted at MailChimp. We will frequently use this mailing list for notifications of new builds ready for download.
  2. Star Our GitHub Repository – our issue tracker is hosted at GitHub. Thus you would need to have a GitHub account to be able to report issues and bugs. Star our GitHub repository to indicate your support of the project.
  3. Download and Start Filtering – click on the link in the welcome e-mail and download the latest beta build of the application. Upload your license key and start filtering. Use your GitHub account to report issues and bugs of the product at our issue tracker.

Start Now by joining our Early Adopters Community mailing list!

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