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 ..

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 ..

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 ..

How to use Rawstream Content Filtering with Tanaza Cloud Managed WiFi hotspots

Tanaza provide affordable cloud managed wifi hotspots that are simple to use and work great. We are happy to announce that Tanaza now supports Rawstream’s DNS-based web filtering. Tanaza customers need to do the following simple steps: Create an account on Go to Settings > Networks Click Add New Network For networks with static public IPs customers ..

How-To: User-Based Filtering

How-To: User-Based Filtering

How it works We have an innovative method to support per-user policies based on agent technology. The agent acts as a DNS proxy on the machine – the machine uses the agent as the DNS server and the agent then reponds to the DNS queries. Internal domains continue to resolve normally. Internet activity is monitored ..

How-To: Deploying DNS-based filtering

How-To: Deploying DNS-based filtering

How it works DNS based monitoring / filtering works by having Rawstream process the DNS requests from your network. Configure your machine or network router to use the Rawstream DNS servers to answer the DNS queries. When Rawstream receives a DNS query, it checks to see if the source IP is from a customer’s network. ..