Gently Blocking HTTPS sites

Scary for Users. Workload for Help Desks. Users on networks with DNS-based filters blocked HTTPS sites ends up being shown a scary HTTPS certificate broken warning by the browser. This happens because the block page (hosted by the Cloud DNS provider such as Rawstream) does not have a valid SSL certificate for the blocked domain. The browser ..

How To: Custom Block Pages

Block pages are shown when an attempt is made to reach a blocked site. You can use custom block pages to show a message to users, show the organization logo and direct users to contact help desk. Rawstream block pages are completely customizable: they can contain HTML, CSS, link to external resources such as images, ..

Blocking Peer-to-Peer downloads with Cloud DNS filtering

P2p downloads soak up bandwidth and expose WiFi providers to legal risk. To deal with this risk most providers make the sensible decision to install some sort of web filtering product, usually DNS based filtering because its quick and simple to install. Most web filtering software on the market attempts to block p2p by blocking ..

Enforce Safety Mode for YouTube With Rawstream DNS

Rawstream allows you to enforce YouTube’s Safety Mode with Rawstream DNS. Millions of hours of video are uploaded to YouTube everyday. Most content is irrelevant but some content has educational value. Use Rawstream’s Safety Mode to remove mature content and content which has been age restricted from appearing in searches, playlists or related videos. Enforcing Safety mode for YouTube with Rawstream ..

Enabling Youtube while blocking streaming media using DNS

A comment support request is how to configure Rawstream Cloud DNS to allow access to Youtube while blocking the rest of the streaming media sites. Adding youtube.com to the Allow List is not enough. YouTube hosts videos and resources across a number of domains. Here is how to block streaming media sites while allowing access to ..

Enforce Google Safe Search for guest devices with Rawstream DNS

Rawstream allows you to enforce Google SafeSearch for all guest devices that connect to the network. Google SafeSearch helps schools and organizations avoid adult content from appearing in search results. SafeSearch is a useful tool and most organizations would want to enable it. SafeSearch For Guest Devices If you have a BYOD policy with devices connecting via ..