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 ..
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: ..
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 ..
…then we have great news for you! We saw the need for an on-premise solution to complement our Cloud DNS, so we built Rawstream Network DNS
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 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 ..
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 Rawstream.com Go to Settings > Networks Click Add New Network For networks with static public IPs customers ..
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 ..
Ben Kepes has a post up discussing the dangers of Rogue IT and why IT departments don’t like to say no, but have to. Illustrating with examples of Rogue IT, Ben’s conclusion is that both sides – IT and business users – should talk and understand each other’s position, a detente if you will. But ..
Productivity – In the dim distant past when we still though Charles might be king one day and The King was still walking in Memphis; I worked in a factory for a while. I was an engineer keeping a line of machines running. At the end of each line was a large board declaring yesterday’s ..