SafeSquid is basically an HTTP/1.1 Proxy Server Software. SafeSquid is however most populary used because of it's vivid Content Filtering, Content Security and Access Control capabilities, as an Application Layer Firewall. You can install SafeSquid on a Linux or Microsoft® Windows based host to provide a secured web-gateway for a large number of users.

SafeSquid has a robust multi-threaded architecture, and a vast array of configurable features.
You may consider SafeSquid as an essential building-block to set-up a Web Gateway that exhibits following properties:
Internet or Web Filtering
Granular - per user or Group based policies
Gateway Level Content Security
Content Caching
User Limits
Configurable Reporting

The extensive array of features and capabilities, is tightly integrated allowing you to logically translate your Network or Corporate Internet Access Policy or Internet use policy. SafeSquid has an intrinsic WebGUI. You can use this WebGUI to create, edit, review and manage your policies quite like you would use a typical network-layer firewall.

SafeSquid's various capabilities include support for Windows Integrated Authentication, Application Clustering, Proxy Chaining, using third-pary software and services for increased content security, or reporting.

Your SafeSquid based web filtering gateway can be quite easily scaled to be effectively used as an application for personal or home use, Enterprise Content Filtering Gateway, Institutional resource, or an ISP class value-added service.

SafeSquid's technical support team, is ever-so-happy to assist you in achieving your goals. This wiki site is an extension to SafeSquid's official home You may refer to this wiki-site, as you plan, design or evaluate options to set up a Web Filtering. You may also refer to this wiki-site as a self-learning resource. The content posted here tries to include similarities and differences between SafeSquid for Windows and Linux.

The information posted on this wiki-site covers various topics, and relevant contextual information about:
System Requirements
Resource Planning
Software Installation
Integration with third-party software and services
SafeSquid's architecture and features
Implementation and trouble-shooting

Please do note that some of the content may have been obsoleted and the content posted here may not be comprehensively covering features and capabilities, that may have been added to the more recent version of SafeSquid. The content for the same, usually takes some time to be generated. The Wiki administration team encourages you to suggest topics or areas, that could help you, if posted earlier.

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