This is important information for Smoothwall customers filtering Google searches without HTTPS inspection: Google recently announced that, in December 2014, they will be removing their ‘NoSSLSearch’ functionality.
Smoothwall have announced that the IN06 update will be released soon to all SWG, UTM and WAM customers with current software maintenance. This update brings brand new Application Bandwidth Reporting, an overhaul of Portal-Based Reporting, Secure Global Proxy, and a new version of Smoothwall Connect, the remote filtering client for Windows devices.
Following the disclosure of the vulnerability in Bash (CVE-2014-6271, CVE-2014-7169), Smoothwall will be rolling out a priority update over the next 2 weeks to address the issue.
“Shellshock” is a serious security vulnerability in the bash shell that is found in almost every UNIX and UNIX like system including Linux, Mac OS X and BSD.
Smoothwall have been doing some reorganising of report templates over the last couple of months. Smoothwall have over 300 templates in the system, but research has shown that most customers only use a small number of these — and sometimes struggle to navigate through the system to find them!
Available for UTM and transparently deployed SWG. Smoothwall will soon be extending Layer 7 Application Control with the addition of Bandwidth Reporting for all applications - not just web traffic.