Content Filtering for Managed Chrome Devices and Browsers

Rawstream for Chrome is a CIPA compliant web filter for Chromebooks and managed Chrome browsers. Flexible policies allow you to block content by category, time of day, and time quota. Nearly unlimited Block and Allow lists are supported if you need to control access to specific domains. Deploying the Rawstream for Chrome extension takes just a ..

Endpoint Agent: Heartbeat and Version Report

The Rawstream Web Filtering agent provides web security and filtering on end-point devices and runs on a variety of environments including Active Directory and Remote Desktop Services. You can use the User List report to find when an agent last called home, and to get the list of agents and their builds To generate the ..

Blocking Zoom

Blocking Zoom

Rawtream Network Security is a powerful DNS-based filter for network-wide security. The EU is just the latest in a long and growing list of institutions either advising against, or outright banning Zoom. Google and SpaceX have banned Zoom from their networks, as has Taiwan, US school districts, the German government, and Singapore’s Ministry of Education. ..

On Premise DNS filtering with Rawstream Network Server

We have a new bigger and better update of Rawstream Network Server out now. Rawstream Network Server provides on-premise DNS-based web filtering for all the devices and users on your network. What’s new: native Windows service that now works with Active Directory to provide per-Active Directory user filtering and reporting. Of course, guest devices can ..

Stranger, meet WiFi

Stranger, meet WiFi

The not-so-sexy risks of having unprotected Airbnb networks A solid Wifi connection is now considered essential by most guests looking for a short-term rental on Airbnb.  Most hosts, especially in cities, will find that their booking requests drop dramatically if internet is not included.  Still, that doesn’t mean that handing over your WiFi password to ..

Managing Email Preferences

When you create a Rawstream account we send a daily summary email with key charts and data. By default we send the email to the email address used to sign up for Rawstream. If you want to add or remove emails to the list that will be sent the daily email you can simply do ..

How To: Redirecting blocked users to another page

In our previous blog post we talked about custom block pages. Following that post we received a question about how to redirect blocked users to a domain or page. Rawstream supports any valid HTML content as a block page, including Javascript. Using Javascript it is very simple to redirect users:   Block Page tags are ..

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, ..

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 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 ..