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 ..

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 ..

Rawstream launches free cloud anti-virus software, SkyAV

Rawstream launches free cloud anti-virus software, SkyAV

MAKING THE CLOUD SAFER FOR EMERGING MARKET USERS London, December 15, 2016 - Internet security company Rawstream is launching a cloud anti-virus software that meets an unmet need: protecting the cloud-based files on Dropbox for emerging market users who only use mobile devices. Best of all, this new solution, SkyAV, is free.  Said Rawstream founder Brian Azzopardi: ..

Mass Archiving Users

A small but handy update to mass archive users. A “Select all users” checkbox allows you to select all users. Previously Rawstream would mark user accounts as deleted. If a deleted user shows activity a new account is created for that user. This led to a discontinuity in reporting. We have now changed this behaviour: ..

Blocking Rawstream for Chrome Gmail Signins

The Rawstream for Chrome agent requires that users sign in using a Google account. The Google account can be either the organisation’s own account or a personal Gmail account. Organisations however may prefer that users do not sign in with their Gmail accounts. We have released an update enabling IT admins to block staff from ..

YouTube and TED Per-User Reporting

YouTube and TED Per-User Reporting

New feature just out for our Rawstream for Chrome users: Rawstream keeps a log of the videos seen by each user including the video’s title and time spent watching each video. The report show you the full set of videos and the total time spent watching each video for the selected day. To get a user’s log, simply select the user from ..

Rawstream for Chromebooks – Support for public wifi hotspots

Rawstream for Chromebooks – Support for public wifi hotspots

The latest release of the Rawstream for ChromeOS Agent – version 3.0.8 is out – and we’ve included a key feature that you’ve been asking for! Rawstream for Chrome allows you to monitor web traffic for Chromebooks and other ChromeOS devices. Very handy for schools and businesses who are moving to a Google ecosystem. The agent works everywhere, including off-campus ..