We are looking for a solution where pupils can bring in their devices and connect to our wifi and enter there school login details as authentication. We need a solution in which if the filtering fails our rm filtering will kick in instead.
At my previous school we used lightspeed rocket filtering which worked well but if the rocket went down then we would lose internet which is not an option over here.
When you say fails, what do you mean exactly? Do you mean the appliance fails in terms of hardware?We need a solution in which if the filtering fails our rm filtering will kick in instead.
Smoothwall, Bloxx, Lightspeed would all be suitable. If any of the onsite appliances fail and you don't have a redundant appliance, you could just switchover to the RM filtering by pointing clients at that proxy instead of the onsite one. Or just run two appliances in failover? Chances of them both going down at the same time would be pretty slim I'd say if you invest in good hardware. You can run Smoothwall virtualised too so you could have multiple virtual servers.
With lightspeed though if it goes down then another filtering system doesn't kick in. Unless I am wrong.
Last edited by Edu-IT; 24th June 2014 at 03:00 PM.
Its not that it doesn't kick in it's that the clients need to be configured to switch to another filtering system.
Exactly. If you've pushed a proxy out through group policy, they'll still be pointed at the 'failed' filter if it goes down. So there will be some work needed to rectify that if that ever occurs.
Last edited by Edu-IT; 24th June 2014 at 03:02 PM.
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