Conclusion

This tutorial showed us a quick way to easily deploy preconfigured web filtering proxy from Amazon AWS market place.

The following notes are worth mentioning.

  • The proxy is deployed in the cloud, but connections from a browser to cloud proxy is done in clear text. To better protect confidentiality of the connections it is advisable to use VPN connection to the proxy. Search for Site-to-Site VPN or Hybrid-Cloud tutorials for Amazon AWS.
  • It is possible to also filter HTTPS in just several clicks. For more information see article HTTPS Filtering.
  • The same pre-configured web filtering proxy appliance can be deployed on-premises using VMware ESXi/vSphere, Microsoft Azure or Microsoft Hyper-V. See more information at https://www.diladele.com/virtual_appliance.html.