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    Anyone got any screenshots of the new interface? I had a quick play at BETT but that was a while ago.

    Basically I had discounted smoothwall because the interface was too complicated. I'm testing the Sophos web appliance at the moment and its amazing how good something can be when they have a "3 click anywhere interface" so it would be interesting to know if the smoothwall update makes it as easy as this.

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    The guardian interface has been improved a lot with 3 step wizards to set things I wouldn't say it's 3 click anywhere but it's a big improvement.

    Ben

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    I'm not sold on "3 click anywhere" personally - i'd rather have 4 clicks that make sense over 3 that don't

    The G3 interface makes some stuff really easy - for example blocking and allowing sites. Setup is always going to be slightly more complicated than some, as we offer so much choice in authentication, for example. There are still some points where our interface isn't as i'd like if i'm honest, but G3 represents a good step forward, as did last year's new Auth setup.

    Sure someone here would be happy to give you a dem.

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    Got any release notes / change docs kicking about?

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    Quote Originally Posted by zag View Post
    Anyone got any screenshots of the new interface? I had a quick play at BETT but that was a while ago.

    Basically I had discounted smoothwall because the interface was too complicated. I'm testing the Sophos web appliance at the moment and its amazing how good something can be when they have a "3 click anywhere interface" so it would be interesting to know if the smoothwall update makes it as easy as this.
    Quote Originally Posted by tom_newton View Post
    I'm not sold on "3 click anywhere" personally - i'd rather have 4 clicks that make sense over 3 that don't

    The G3 interface makes some stuff really easy - for example blocking and allowing sites. Setup is always going to be slightly more complicated than some, as we offer so much choice in authentication, for example. There are still some points where our interface isn't as i'd like if i'm honest, but G3 represents a good step forward, as did last year's new Auth setup.

    Sure someone here would be happy to give you a dem.
    The Smoothwall guys do a great Demo, but if your desperate I could show you mine if you want / send you some screen shots if Tom's happy for me to do that.

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    @john; yeah, happy for you to do that. Are you on a release version yet, BTW?

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    Quote Originally Posted by tom_newton View Post
    @john; yeah, happy for you to do that. Are you on a release version yet, BTW?
    eer a few behind I think, and its still on the testing box rather than a live one, nothing's looked different to the end user although I know under the hood its changed a bit, if its too far out think it was from around 30/3 the release im on I won't share and let someone else offer it out

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    UI wise it hasn't changed a right lot... since 30/3 anyway

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    Are you going to achieve the upgrade with updates or will the new version be a fresh install with imported settings?

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    The upgrade to G3 will be via an upgrade applied to the box so you won't need to wipe and re-install it. Although you will need to do some tweaking of it after its upgraded due to new features and how it handles some things, although nothing to onerous from my testing of it

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    What are the new features being added to G3?

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    Quote Originally Posted by drewp View Post
    What are the new features being added to G3?
    A quick list from Tom

    http://www.edugeek.net/forums/smooth...tml#post673340

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    ..and it is still slowly creeping out to customers... slowly.

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