UserGate consists of three modules: the Server,
the Client of Administration and the Client of Authorization, which
can process various types of user authorization.
UserGate Server is a proxy server, which you can launch either
as a Windows application or as a Windows service.
UserGate Administrator handles the UserGate Server setup and
maintenance. It can be launched locally (on the same computer as
the server) or remotely (on a distant machine connected through a
network or the Internet).
The caching of frequently accessed web pages and files
downloaded from the Internet to high-speed memory that is available
for all users. This speeds up your Internet access
Its built-in firewall protects your network from hacker attacks
and other intrusions from the Internet.
It has the capability of dealing with various user
authorization methods, including Windows authorization and Active
UserGate can automatically dial even complex dial-up
It comes with an easily configured, advanced system of traffic
restrictions for each user or group of users.
UserGate can be set up to restrict a user's operating time, the
amount of traffic sent and accepted per day or month and the length
of time spent online per day or month.
It can report details of each hour of Internet activity.
Your network administrator can configure lists of forbidden or
authorized domain names, IP addresses and URL segments, access to
any of which are automatically blocked or allowed.
UserGate is capable of individual restrictions on connection
speeds and amounts of traffic. If a user's traffic limit is
exceeded, access to the Internet for that user is closed
Filters can be set up to very effectively ban ads of any
description, not just from displaying on your screen, but from
being downloaded at all, again increasing your Internet speed.
UserGate has filters that can block access to specific
information (e.g. sites with adult content, online games, gambling,
It has the capability of limiting IP address ranges to your own
network, so your Internet connection cannot be accessed by someone
off your network even if they somehow stole authorization
UserGate comes with a connection to a proxy cascade that can be
configured with an authorization option.
It has an automatic and manual e-mail user report delivery
system, which supplies information about traffic, including traffic
through servers with SMTP authorization.
Traffic can be monitored in real-time.
Automatic calculations of Internet expenses based on time rates
and/or traffic rates. You can set up different rates for different
users or different groups of users, as well as switch rates
depending on time of day, day of week or web address.
Calculations and reporting of user Internet statistics per day
and per site for any interval of time. You can view individual user
Internet statistics for the current month from anywhere over the
UserGate's Report Generator can export directly to MS
UserGate supports the following protocols: HTTP (with caching),
FTP (with caching), Socks 4, Socks 5, any UDP/TCP protocol through
NAT (Network Address Translation) and through Port Mapping.