EasyTomato is a simple way to control who uses your internet, how they use it, and when they use it. EasyTomato can help small IT networks in the developing world optimize the use of limited bandwidth.
The easy-to-use interface was designed with non-technical users in mind and runs with a web browser. A user can see all of the computers on the network and how much bandwidth each is using, and the user can quickly apply blocking rules to each computer.
Users can create scheduled blocking rules that apply to a specific device or a group of devices, with just a few quick mouse clicks. For example, the user could block streaming media sites from the computer lab during working hours, or disable all internet for unrecognized computers on the network.
Other features of EasyTomato include:
EasyTomato can be installed in under five minutes, can operate on an $80 USD home router, and is free. With extensive documentation and instructional videos, EasyTomato is an ideal choice for groups with small IT departments that need access control and bandwidth management.
EasyTomato was born out of the experiences of Relief Labs team members in post-earthquake Haiti. Relief Labs team members saw firsthand how excessive, uncontrolled use of low-bandwidth connections impeded vital operations at disaster relief sites and hospitals.
Publicly available: yes
Countries where available: Worldwide
Price range (USD): Free