Good content blocker/site blocker for Vista workstation?

Posted: 02-07-2009, 02:37 PM
I have a client with a stand alone vista workstation that would like to
block almost all websites from anyone using the laptop. I don't use
workstation level products and this is a case outside my normal scope -
can anyone recommend a product that allows an Admin to setup permitted
sites for "user" level accounts on a vista workstation?


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Good content blocker/site blocker for Vista workstation?


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Dan
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Re: Good content blocker/site blocker for Vista workstation?
Posted: 02-07-2009, 03:33 PM
on 2/7/09 8:37 AM Leythos said the following:
> I have a client with a stand alone vista workstation that would like to
> block almost all websites from anyone using the laptop. I don't use
> workstation level products and this is a case outside my normal scope -
> can anyone recommend a product that allows an Admin to setup permitted
> sites for "user" level accounts on a vista workstation?
>
>
http://www.netnanny.com/, also call your police state director for advice.
Leythos
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Re: Good content blocker/site blocker for Vista workstation?
Posted: 02-07-2009, 03:52 PM
In article <6v5nv6Fibah6U1@mid.individual.net>, dan@nospam.net says...
> on 2/7/09 8:37 AM Leythos said the following:
> > I have a client with a stand alone vista workstation that would like to
> > block almost all websites from anyone using the laptop. I don't use
> > workstation level products and this is a case outside my normal scope -
> > can anyone recommend a product that allows an Admin to setup permitted
> > sites for "user" level accounts on a vista workstation?
> >
> >
>
> http://www.netnanny.com/, also call your police state director for advice.
How is ensuring workers are not abusing the resources a "Police State"?
If you give people a set of rules and don't do anything to enforce them
you are giving them permission to violate them.

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Dan
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Re: Good content blocker/site blocker for Vista workstation?
Posted: 02-07-2009, 08:02 PM
on 2/7/09 9:52 AM Leythos said the following:
> In article <6v5nv6Fibah6U1@mid.individual.net>, dan@nospam.net says...
>> on 2/7/09 8:37 AM Leythos said the following:
>>> I have a client with a stand alone vista workstation that would like to
>>> block almost all websites from anyone using the laptop. I don't use
>>> workstation level products and this is a case outside my normal scope -
>>> can anyone recommend a product that allows an Admin to setup permitted
>>> sites for "user" level accounts on a vista workstation?
>>>
>>>
>> http://www.netnanny.com/, also call your police state director for advice.
>
> How is ensuring workers are not abusing the resources a "Police State"?
> If you give people a set of rules and don't do anything to enforce them
> you are giving them permission to violate them.
>
If you don't trust your workers, they will reciprocate. Plus you may
groom a bunch of non-thinking "heil" types that stab each other in the back.

But if you are a server guru, why not configure the PC to connect
through a proxy server and lock it down at the proxy?
Mick Murphy
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RE: Good content blocker/site blocker for Vista workstation?
Posted: 02-07-2009, 08:38 PM
http://www.snapfiles.com/reviews/kdt...teblocker.html

Is this the sort of thing you are looking for.
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"Leythos" wrote:
> I have a client with a stand alone vista workstation that would like to
> block almost all websites from anyone using the laptop. I don't use
> workstation level products and this is a case outside my normal scope -
> can anyone recommend a product that allows an Admin to setup permitted
> sites for "user" level accounts on a vista workstation?
>
>
> --
> - Igitur qui desiderat pacem, praeparet bellum.
> - Calling an illegal alien an "undocumented worker" is like calling a
> drug dealer an "unlicensed pharmacist"
> spam999free@rrohio.com (remove 999 for proper email address)
>
jaf
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Re: Good content blocker/site blocker for Vista workstation?
Posted: 02-07-2009, 09:36 PM
http://www.websense.com/content/WebFilter.aspx


John



"Leythos" <spam999free@rrohio.com> wrote in message news:MPG.23f766ccc43f77339898d5@us.news.astraweb.c om...
>I have a client with a stand alone vista workstation that would like to
> block almost all websites from anyone using the laptop. I don't use
> workstation level products and this is a case outside my normal scope -
> can anyone recommend a product that allows an Admin to setup permitted
> sites for "user" level accounts on a vista workstation?
>
>
> --
> - Igitur qui desiderat pacem, praeparet bellum.
> - Calling an illegal alien an "undocumented worker" is like calling a
> drug dealer an "unlicensed pharmacist"
> spam999free@rrohio.com (remove 999 for proper email address)
Leythos
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Re: Good content blocker/site blocker for Vista workstation?
Posted: 02-07-2009, 10:33 PM
In article <6v67ndFidag5U1@mid.individual.net>, dan@nospam.net says...
> on 2/7/09 9:52 AM Leythos said the following:
> > In article <6v5nv6Fibah6U1@mid.individual.net>, dan@nospam.net says...
> >> on 2/7/09 8:37 AM Leythos said the following:
> >>> I have a client with a stand alone vista workstation that would like to
> >>> block almost all websites from anyone using the laptop. I don't use
> >>> workstation level products and this is a case outside my normal scope -
> >>> can anyone recommend a product that allows an Admin to setup permitted
> >>> sites for "user" level accounts on a vista workstation?
> >>>
> >>>
> >> http://www.netnanny.com/, also call your police state director for advice.
> >
> > How is ensuring workers are not abusing the resources a "Police State"?
> > If you give people a set of rules and don't do anything to enforce them
> > you are giving them permission to violate them.
> >
>
> If you don't trust your workers, they will reciprocate. Plus you may
> groom a bunch of non-thinking "heil" types that stab each other in the back.
And if you trust your workers and never check on them you are bound to
be screwed many times.

Many people do just fine with enforced technology constraints, and many
people abuse the network resources when they have only WORDS to restrict
them.
> But if you are a server guru, why not configure the PC to connect
> through a proxy server and lock it down at the proxy?
There is NO server and no true firewall, this is a stand alone PC that
some people can take home to remote into the office - it's not my
solution, would never do this, but I have to work with what I don't like
sometimes.

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Re: Good content blocker/site blocker for Vista workstation?
Posted: 02-07-2009, 10:35 PM
In article <uqLQcwWiJHA.448@TK2MSFTNGP05.phx.gbl>, me@here.com says...
> http://www.websense.com/content/WebFilter.aspx
it's not easy to tell if it's a stand alone, workstation type product or
something at the gateway.

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Re: Good content blocker/site blocker for Vista workstation?
Posted: 02-07-2009, 11:26 PM
Can you control the laptop's DNS lookups? Not the hosts file,
but the primary and secondary servers? Just thinking out loud
here, but a proxy DNS could function as a whitelist couldn't it?

"Leythos" <spam999free@rrohio.com> wrote in message
news:MPG.23f766ccc43f77339898d5@us.news.astraweb.c om...
>I have a client with a stand alone vista workstation that would like to
> block almost all websites from anyone using the laptop. I don't use
> workstation level products and this is a case outside my normal scope -
> can anyone recommend a product that allows an Admin to setup permitted
> sites for "user" level accounts on a vista workstation?
>
>
> --
> - Igitur qui desiderat pacem, praeparet bellum.
> - Calling an illegal alien an "undocumented worker" is like calling a
> drug dealer an "unlicensed pharmacist"
> spam999free@rrohio.com (remove 999 for proper email address)

Dan
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Re: Good content blocker/site blocker for Vista workstation?
Posted: 02-08-2009, 12:59 AM
on 2/7/09 4:33 PM Leythos said the following:
> In article <6v67ndFidag5U1@mid.individual.net>, dan@nospam.net says...
>> on 2/7/09 9:52 AM Leythos said the following:
>>> In article <6v5nv6Fibah6U1@mid.individual.net>, dan@nospam.net says...
>>>> on 2/7/09 8:37 AM Leythos said the following:
>>>>> I have a client with a stand alone vista workstation that would like to
>>>>> block almost all websites from anyone using the laptop. I don't use
>>>>> workstation level products and this is a case outside my normal scope -
>>>>> can anyone recommend a product that allows an Admin to setup permitted
>>>>> sites for "user" level accounts on a vista workstation?
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>> http://www.netnanny.com/, also call your police state director for advice.
>>> How is ensuring workers are not abusing the resources a "Police State"?
>>> If you give people a set of rules and don't do anything to enforce them
>>> you are giving them permission to violate them.
>>>
>> If you don't trust your workers, they will reciprocate. Plus you may
>> groom a bunch of non-thinking "heil" types that stab each other in the back.
>
> And if you trust your workers and never check on them you are bound to
> be screwed many times.
>
> Many people do just fine with enforced technology constraints, and many
> people abuse the network resources when they have only WORDS to restrict
> them.
>
>> But if you are a server guru, why not configure the PC to connect
>> through a proxy server and lock it down at the proxy?
>
> There is NO server and no true firewall, this is a stand alone PC that
> some people can take home to remote into the office - it's not my
> solution, would never do this, but I have to work with what I don't like
> sometimes.
>
If you could remove IE and Outlook that would be were to start. Then
the person could only IPSEC/SSL into corporate net where its network
policy is enforced.
 
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