Web Filtering in Virtual Application Environments

Application virtualisation allows Windows applications to be accessed by individual users without the applications having to be installed on each end-user device. The applications are installed on a cluster of servers. Being centralised application virtualization simplies application deployment and management. End users log in to application virtualization server to access the applications, thus the servers ..

Product Update: New Reporting for Rawstream Web Filtering

Rawtream Web Filtering is a powerful web security solution for all your endpoints. A new report has been added that makes it very simple to track agent activity and deployed versions. Last Agent Activity The Last Seen column shows the last time each agent was active. Time is in the UTC time zone. The last activity ..

The Challenges of Working from Home

The Challenges of Working from Home

Rawtream Web Filtering is a powerful web security solution for all your endpoints. Working from home has its advantages (no commute!), but presents its own challenges. Working in a office provides structure and routine. You may not stop for a lunch break, but colleagues getting up for a lunch break serves as a reminder that you’re ..

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. ..

Working from Home. Safely and Productively

Working from Home. Safely and Productively

With the urgent need to work from home, most organisations are scrambling to provide the tools their staff need to work and collaborate effectively while working remotely. With organisations and staff thrown into this situation suddently, getting quickly up and running is essential. Safely Productive Colloboration tools are essential, but so is the safety and ..

Coronavirus Related Phishing Attacks

Coronavirus Related Phishing Attacks

With corona virus dominating the news it was only a matter of time before phishing attacks would appear to take advantage of people searching for information. We have seen a steep rise in new domains registered with the words corona, coronavirus or covid, with over 1,400 such new domains in the past few hours. A few ..

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 ..

Wildcard Support for Cloud DNS Filtering

From today, Rawstream Network Security adds the capability to allow or block domains based on wildcards. Wildcard support is being rolled out across all our DNS IPs right now and will be complete across the next few hours. The entries will match on the full domain queried, including subdomains. As an example: a wildcard entry for sw*.apple.com will match all ..

Product Name Update

Product Name Update

We’re always looking at ways to improve our products and that usually means technical improvements. Sometimes improving a product has nothing to do with the technical side, but simply how its presented. From talking to customers we realised that the difference between the different products was not always clear. Our communications were giving the impression ..

New: MX Logging

New: MX Logging

We’ve recently updated Rawstream Network Security to collect and report DNS MX requests. This matters because it can help organisations detect potential security breaches. Mail Exchanges DNS is the internet’s telephone directory. When you to browse to example.com, the browser looks up “example.com” against DNS servers, and the DNS server returns the address of example.com in ..