My client is looking for some web filtering devices and I'm looking for some recommendations for virtual appliances. Anyone got any thoughts?

  • Do you have any more detailed requirements or goals? – mfinni Mar 10 '11 at 18:14
  • Testing the waters. The client wants to prevent users from accessing social networking/streaming sites. Something affordable. We're looking to use a virtual appliance and am just looking to see what everyone out there is using and their opinions on it. – Keith Weitz Mar 10 '11 at 20:13
  • OK - then what's the expected budget or range? – mfinni Mar 10 '11 at 20:17
  • Sorry. 100-200 users and I'll be re-selling it to the client. I'm thinking approximately $5000 range max. – Keith Weitz Mar 11 '11 at 13:54

Vyatta is an open-source firewall that can be deployed as a virtual device. I haven't had a chance to play with it, but I've been meaning to try it out in my development environment.

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