Foreword

Web Safety for Squid Proxy is an ICAP web filtering server that integrates with Squid proxy server and provides rich content filtering functionality to sanitize Internet traffic passing into internal home/enterprise network. It may be used to block illegal or potentially malicious file downloads, remove annoying advertisements, prevent access to various categories of web sites and block resources with explicit content.

The application is easily deployed and managed, requires minimal external dependencies, very robust and runs with excellent performance. All major Linux distributions are supported, including LTS versions of Ubuntu, Debian and CentOS. Management console of Web Safety is written in Python Django framework and is usually deployed on Apache web server.

Web Safety provides quality and speed of web filtering matching those typically found in expensive commercial products and filtering appliances like WebSense Web Security, Blue Coat Secure Web, McAfee Web Protection, Sophos Secure Web Gateway and others.

Web Safety is being actively developed and proves to be a good alternative to open source web filtering projects like DansGuardian or SquidGuard.