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Internet Security You Can Afford: Using Untangle™ as Your Internet Gateway by Christopher Dawson

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CHAPTER 8

USER CONSIDERATIONS

At its core, Untangle (indeed, any content-filtering application or appliance) is really about end users. It is designed to protect students from inappropriate content, protect business users from legal issues, protect the network and computers on which they rely from malicious software, and ensure that access to critical resources is prioritized.

Obviously, this is also a tool for the administrators responsible for the safety and security of the network, the productivity of users, and, in the case of most schools and libraries, compliance with federal regulations around the exposure of minors to offensive materials. However, the interests of users and administrators are often in direct conflict with each other, ...

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