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 ..

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 ..

New: Bandwidth Monitoring

Rawstream for Windows now tracks users’ bandwidth usage. Reporting usage in real-time, the new Bandwidth report charts total bandwidth on a daily basis as well as the top categories for the chosen day. You can drill down further: click on a category to bring up per-user bandwidth consumption. Actionable Reporting Showing consumption by category makes ..

Guest WiFi Analytics

Guest WiFi is widespread with literally millions of access points deployed throughout retail, hospitality, education and other industries. Knowing how many visitors connect, return visitors and similar data is valuable and there are products out there which can do this. All such products on the market today require an on-premise deployment: either an (expensive) hardware ..

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 ..