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    Anyone using Lightspeed?

    Hey all,

    Just had a demo from Lightspeed of there Total Network Control system, and aprt from being client-server based (Yuck), it looked okay.


    Anyone got any experience with it?

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    Yeah, we're using it at our school. It's very powerful!

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    Excellent - only a full year after I asked.....

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    Well i had to think about my answer

    It's exactly a year aswell...

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    Hehe I've seen other boards where if you post to a thread which is over a certain amount of days/months old it will ask you if you are sure.

    Maybe that's and idea?

    Ben

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    Its a pretty crazy bit of kit. you can do pretty much anything with it. I take it you've got something else instead now though?

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    decided to roll our own out of seperate products and open source stuff.

    much more configurable, and a hell of a lot cheaper.

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    Cool... good move, lightspeed costs loooads! We use it for firewall, antivirus, mail filter etc so it is very useful and it's all in one product.

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    Domino care to detail what you are using for others?

    Ben

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    Quote Originally Posted by plexer View Post
    Hehe I've seen other boards where if you post to a thread which is over a certain amount of days/months old it will ask you if you are sure.
    I play this card:
    1_ThreadResurrection.jpg

    No offence, just been waiting to use this!

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    awesome

    Ben

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    Well, this was at my previous place, but we put in a smoothwall for filtering (made of win...), which was why we first looked at lightspeed.

    Had a fog server for images running in conjunction with a computer deployment/mainter that name escapes me for the moment (getting old...)

    Smoothwall express for bandwidth/qos on each side of our fibre link between sites, policies etc by Group policy, other bits and piece by homebrew scripts and apps.

    Basically to my mind it seemed a lot of money and a painful on the install for what was essentially achievable in other ways

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    we have lightspeed here at our place.
    I have never heard of anything like it before very comprehensive it covers Enterprise Reporting, Web Content Filter, Anti-Spam, Email Journal, Firewall, Bandwidth Management, Policy Management, Anti-Virus & Spyware Zero Hour Threat Protection, Device Control
    The senior managers at our place (mainly) love it and so do our techies for the functionality-warning -it is expensive -But I would say great for schools and colleges as well because of the security for the kids and having little brothers in school i want them to be safe

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    We have lightspeed - just moving to our second year!

    go for it!


    C


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