CACHING PROXY & WEB FILTERINGOPNsense includes a caching proxy supporting HTTP, HTTPS, FTP, and more. It reduces bandwidth and improves response times by caching and reusing frequently-requested web pages. It has extensive access controls and support category based web filtering.
To make full use of the proxy a system with SSD drive is required.
Multi InterfaceThe proxy can listen to multiple interfaces.
Category Based Web FilterOPNsense has build-in category based web filter support. Main features include:
- Fetch from a remote URL
- Supports flat file list and category based compressed lists
- Automatically convert category based blacklists to squid ACL’s
- Keep up to date with the build-in scheduler
- Compatible with most popular blacklist
AuthenticatorsThe proxy can be configured as transparent proxy.
- LDAP (incl. Microsoft Active Directory)
- Local user manager
- No authentication
Access ControlFine grained access control, includes:
- MIME types
- Banned IP’s
- Browser/User Agents
- Support for blacklists
Traffic ManagementThe proxy can be combined with the traffic shaper and take full advantage of its shaping features. Additionally it includes its own options:
- Maximum download size
- Maximum upload size
- Overall bandwidth throttling
- Per host bandwidth throttling