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Squid-Cache is a caching proxy for the Web supporting HTTP, HTTPS, and FTP. It reduces bandwidth and improves response times by caching and reusing.

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Squid-Cache is a caching proxy for the Web supporting HTTP, HTTPS, and FTP. It reduces bandwidth and improves response times by caching and reusing.


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Small-Business(50 or fewer emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

I like this system because of the ease of use in Windows and Linux, I configure everything from a text file, modify all the instructions and voila, I already have a proxy server installed.

I say the use capacity I need and the IP address with the network workgroup.

In the text file in the configuration you have all possible instructions on the server.

The service starts at system startup.

It is open source and free for everyone. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

I don't like it because it has no graphical interface for the configuration of the services, everything has to be done by instructions in the text file and getting an error is difficult with many instruction lines. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Install this service on your PC to speed up Internet access, all browser cache is saved on your PC and mount the page immediately with a single click. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I use this service to save all the cache of my web browsing, from a server I connect all the networks of my PC in local network to my server to save the bandwidth by simply placing the IP address and port of my server. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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IT Specilist
Mid-Market(51-1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

It serves as cache server so concurrent connections to web´s sites will be much faster to the perception of users, because having stored the data that do not change on the web, the proxy does not consult these elements again and delivers to the user what is stored on your hard drive so decreases your consumption of bandwidth to the Internet. Also if what you need is to see which are the sites in which your users browse, you can generate reports and see data such as who downloaded more information, the most visited pages, among others. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

Sometimes it has errors in sites, for example if there is a page where my users need to connect to download a file with personal information, when a second user tries to connect to this site and download a file with similar structure, but with their data, this sometimes brings the information of the first user, becoming a real nuisance to users and service administrators. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

The pages of financial institutions generally do not allow access when they detect that the connection comes from a proxy, so it is best to bypass the requests that come or go to the websites of financial institutions. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

To have a structure that allows me to manage Internet resources and how they are used by users, to generate reports of what each user is consuming and see how they can impact the business, both positively and negatively. Apart from that with the cache we optimize the use of the Internet, by considerably reducing the requests made to a server, each time a user tries to access a portal. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Assistant Teacher
Primary/Secondary Education
Small-Business(50 or fewer emp.)
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Verified Current User
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

I like the ease of use. Squid Cache is straight forward, with clearly defined terms of use. It's easily navigable and it does not take long to train other employees how to implement the program. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

The only thing I would say I dislike is that the updates to the service can be slow and sometimes developer notes can be challenging to decipher. It takes someone knowledgeable about web proxies to truly understand the implications. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Squid-Cache is a great way to create higher security on websites. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Overall, Squid-Cache is helpful in speeding up web servers and increasing security using traffic filters. This has ensured that our website is secure and running smoothly, which in turn, increases the success of our business and our appearance of professionalism. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Mid-Market(51-1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

Squid allows you to maximize your efficiency in using Internet bandwidth by creating a very flexible configuration of multiple servers and peers that can cache Internet content. It allows for both forward and reverse proxying and also supports multiple authentication mechanisms. Squid also features status pages and log files that make evaluating the effectiveness of the product quite straight-forward. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

Configuration can be a bit daunting, and the configuration file is *long.* The flexibility comes with a price of complexity and time to configure. Debugging the configuration can also be challenging - it can take quite a while to work through the lengthy list of options to figure out what's causing issues and get the right options configured. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Be ready to spend some time getting it configured and tweaking options. Also, it is most efficiently used with static content - dynamic content will result in plenty of cache misses. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Limited Internet bandwidth and faster response times. Also used it for reverse proxying servers, which can take load off of Web Servers by providing quick access to frequently-accessed static content. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Information Technology Manager
Information Technology and Services
Mid-Market(51-1000 emp.)
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Review source: Invitation from the seller
What do you like best?

The advantages are caching frequently-requested pages to speed up web page load times and also reducing bandwidth by not having to re-request the same page over and over again. It can also be used as a reverse proxy to accelerate web servers by serving up cached content rather than permitting continuous hits to the web server for identical content to multiple clients. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

The application can require a bit of technical knowledge to setup and configure. It requires someone with knowledge with Linux. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

It is an easy way to save on bandwidth, as well as provides an easy way to force authentication to be required in order to obtain outbound access to traffic Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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AI
Small-Business(50 or fewer emp.)
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Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

Squid-Cache worked very well with the Windows network environment where we had it deployed. We were able to configure it in many ways, including blocking of web sites and other resources that we wanted to be protected from. It also stored a log of everywhere that all users visit that could be viewed by reporting software. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

To backup the log the Squid-Cache service would need to be stopped, which would interrupt users' access. To get over this we created a script that ran out of hours. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Quite simply test as much as possible. Large logs can slow it down. So consider backuping up the current logs and restarting with empty ones periodically. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We could keep a log of the websites users visited. This helped with troubleshooting immensely. We could also block access to say phishing websites. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Software Developer
Computer Software
Mid-Market(51-1000 emp.)
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Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

The browsing over the network with Squid Cache is very secure and fast with reliability.

Squid Cache is very easy to use without any much troubleshooting.

It increase the network speed which effectively reaults in much time saving process. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

Not much dislike to Squid cache but it can be improved at configuration levels. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

In our firm we use Squid-Cache to overcome internet speed issues and maintain the constant network in a far secure way. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Principal Software Engineer
Information Technology and Services
Mid-Market(51-1000 emp.)
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Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

Running multiple systems behind a server, the duplication of downloaded content is a given. Any reduction that can be obtained is always beneficial both from the cost and perspective and time. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

I found configuration to be somewhat daunting especially if you are not sure what question to ask. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Overall a great tool that does what it is supposed to. In terms of recommending it to other's it will depend on the user specific needs. If you think creatively I am sure there are other areas where it can be put to good use. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Local caching of content to be provided to internal devices. Updates may come across LTE based connections so only downloading once and then having it distributed on the local network is beneficial cost wise opposed to each client downloading yet another copy. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Small-Business(50 or fewer emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

I like squid cache because of a good cache system and increase speed in assessing data. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

I have not seen any work points so far but will be sure to give feedback if I face any setback. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

For everyone out there looking for an HTTP proxy that offers them control, permissions and a good logging environment to develop their web proxy and content serving applications, I strongly advice you try out Squid Cache. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I work with clients who do E-commerce and forwarding their customers to a site that has an SSL certificate on their secured (HTTPS) version of your site Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Social Media Manager
Automotive
Small-Business(50 or fewer emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

It's simple and easy without being to much trouble - plus the increased server speed! Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

Sometimes the security can be a little to much that we have to find another way to get where we want with requesting access. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We are solving being able to utilize network sharing without having to worry about viruses, or something else interfering with that process Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Software Engineer
Computer Software
Mid-Market(51-1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

The traffic control based by user and the speeding up the HTTP / HTTPS traffic by content caching. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

I think I haven't dislikes with Squid. But maybe it could have some improvements as in the way to create and change control lists. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

The problem of the speed of the Internet access. With the caching of more accessed content and with DNS caching quite increased the Internet access speed. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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UR
Small-Business(50 or fewer emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

Great prices and reliable company, and wonderful for social media marketing. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

Not top quality but also, better quality is higher priced. So really, nothing. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Squid-Cache was wonderful in speeding up our web servers. Our site is secure and running smoothly. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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UR
Small-Business(50 or fewer emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

The best proxies for YouTube and marketing in social media. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

So far, this is working pretty well, no issues! Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I have a personal business and this helps a lot with my marketing on social media. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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UM
Enterprise(> 1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

Great software for helping with business strategies Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

It Is hard to use when you are new to it Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Can be used for all types of things Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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UC
Small-Business(50 or fewer emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

I like that is technology to use for any clients Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

That you can’t really customize as much as you want Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Technology website digital Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Security responsible
Enterprise(> 1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: Organic
What do you like best?

Simple, fast, modular and very specific in terms of logging this helps the Security team to have an overview of the Browsing Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

The support you can have is all in Internet, and no partner can give support. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

The users browse the Network in a fast, reliable and secure way. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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