Prof networkers opinion requested about controlling internet access

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Recently Internet access at our office was discontinued because an unknown individual download a whopping amount of data costing the company a great deal of money. Of course now we all have to suffer. They have brought in an outside company to handle the proxying and give us access to web sites they deem necessary to our work.

My question is, would it be a simpler and less expensive matter to control internet bandwidth usage by a) maintaining a long, ever-changing list of permitted websites and sub domains via proxy or b) would it be easier to centrally allocate each machine a daily quota (eg 5 megs)?

The issue relates to machines running XP. Content is not the issue, it's about bandwidth.
 
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There is no bandwidth quota you can assign via XP and if you decide to do it yourself a proxy server is probably your best bet. ISA Server is a proxy server and can also have a filter added to manage quotas. It would however come down to someone in your organization to manage the list of acceptable sites. This can also be done with most of the newer SOHO broadband routers, but I have never seen one with a quota setting you could assign on a by machine basis.
 
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