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    Blocking proxies

    Has any one ever thought that there could be more money in actually blocking proxies than there might be in running them?

    Most of the scripts in use have some pretty big foot prints, clearly the people who provide the website filtering services suck at blocking these proxies or none of us would be in business

    Discuss!

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    It's good business sense for filtering companies to not block out the scripts. Since they would not get those fat checks from school districts every month to keep the products up to date.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr.Bill View Post
    It's good business sense for filtering companies to not block out the scripts. Since they would not get those fat checks from school districts every month to keep the products up to date.
    Now that is an excellent point, it would pay more long term for them to do just enough for the job to keep you coming back. Still though, a place exists for someone to undercut them massively on price and provide a better result!

    I could rig up something by the end of the week to block 99% of proxy sites for next to no cost other than my time. The foot prints are huge. Then after footprints, one just needs to think up some simple logic rules to catch the last few % that slip through the cracks.

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    Aren't there some free open-source web content filters available?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Will.Spencer View Post
    Aren't there some free open-source web content filters available?
    Yes there are many. None from what I can see do a very good job of blocking proxies (as a whole, more than just per site blocks). One that I found blacklisted the glype.com backlink on glype proxies, thats about as creative as I have seen.

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    Hmm, DansGuardian - True Web Content Filtering for All is quite a good open source one i have heard...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ogle View Post
    Has any one ever thought that there could be more money in actually blocking proxies than there might be in running them?
    In today's mailbox, from Todd Weller at Stifel Nicolaus:

    WebSense Preannounces Positive 1Q09 Results; Reaffirms 2009 Billings, Rev; Maintain Hold
    • Yesterday after the close, Websense preannounced positive 1Q09 results, with expected revenue and EPS ahead of estimates. Expected billings of $67 million were in line with our forecast.
    • 1Q09 revenue is expected to be $86-$87 million, which compares to our estimate of $85.4 million and the consensus estimate of $84.7 million. EPS is expected to be $0.35-$0.38, ahead of our estimate and the consensus estimate of $0.30.
    • Management indicated 1Q09 results reflect growing momentum for new web security products and growth in the number of enterprise customers. The company also indicated that both new business and add-on business grew meaningfully y/y and that investments in sales capacity are having immediate positive impacts on its billings pipeline.
    • Websense reaffirmed its full year billings and revenue guidance of $365-$375 million and $342-$350 million, respectively. No revisions to operating margin or EPS were provided but the company messaged a likely upward revision. Additionally, strong operating cash flow performance in the quarter led the company to increase its full-year guidance to greater than $85 million.
    • We believe these preliminary results from Websense are positive particularly given the gloom and doom surrounding the company as a result of concerns about the environment and the recent CFO departure.
    • We maintain our Hold rating. While we have been more interested in the stock as a result of valuation, despite what looks to be a respectable 1Q09 performance, we believe the company will need to better demonstrate that it can execute on accelerating growth and that its investments in growth will yield attractive returns. Additionally, we continue to have concerns about potential increasing competition from McAfee via its Secure Computing acquisition.
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    The sad part is the school districts get money for this type of thing... it is a cash cow for the program they spend the money on.. since the kids will ALWAYS need to be protected online from School!!! Even if there is no updates for one year they get the renewal fee per license

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    MaxMind - Proxy Detection

    If you purchase GeoIP's paid service for $12 per month you can add their proxy blocking service for an extra $5 per month.

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    Quote Originally Posted by vectro View Post
    MaxMind - Proxy Detection

    If you purchase GeoIP's paid service for $12 per month you can add their proxy blocking service for an extra $5 per month.
    If that works well and catches on, it could:

    • Cut down on Internet fraud
    • Make the private proxy business a lot more feasible
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