What’s the best way to identify my users?

Article #:

Product

Castle

KB-170

Authentication

 

Summary

A guide to the different options for setting up user identification in the Smoothwall.

Problem

There are a range of different authentication and identification systems available in the Smoothwall, but which is the best for my needs?

Solution

Although we are unable to advise categorically on the best identification method for your circumstance, this table may give a guide as to the options you can consider for different circumstances:

Type of device

Type of use

I want to….

Recommended solution

Chromebook

Given to students or users and taken home

….filter users seamlessly on or off site

Connect for Chromebooks

Bring your own device (BYOD)

Phones, tablets, personal laptop

….let users use their own devices in my organization

BYOD

Windows workstation

Desktop or laptop which doesn't leave your network

….identify the user from their login on the workstation, even behind a NAT

IDex Client

Windows workstation

Laptop

Desktop or laptop which doesn't leave your network

Used on and off site

….trust the Active Directoy logs to identify my users

IDex Agent

….filter users seamlessly on or off site

Connect filter for Windows or Mac

Communal work-rooms

Studies or libraries which are static on site and have regular user changes

….know the individual username

Idex Client or Agent if Windows worksations

Communal work-rooms

 

Studies or libraries which are static on site and have regular user changes

….let users be filtered with core filtering policies, without their individual username

Identification by location

 

 

 

 

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10 August 2017

Suzanne Knight

Chris Humby

 


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