CyBlock/Cyfin Release 9.1.5 Now Available

February 24th, 2015

Release 9.1.5 provides CyBlock Cloud customers with CyBlock Directory Agent, an easy-to-manage directory synchronization tool. CyBlock Directory Agent synchronizes internal Active Directory data with CyBlock Cloud updating the groups and IDs information required by the cloud service. There is no need to manually recreate groups and IDs for your cloud service. Current cloud customers should contact Sales to have this module enabled.

The release also contains updates to the MSP Partner Portal to include the new Directory Agent module. Another enhancement is the ability to create a white list and a black list in the same category policy. The enhancements are highlighted below.

  • CyBlock Directory Agent. The following features have been added:
    • The User Management pages allow you to manage how you would like to import AD groups and IDs, create an AD configuration, and import users from AD.
    • The System Status pages show product communication and event information which is used by Technical Support for troubleshooting purposes.
    • The Settings pages allow you to restart the service for the product as well as pair your Directory Agent installation with your cloud account by entering an access key.
    • The Help menu contains product documentation, Support pages, product updates, and contact information.
    • You will receive e-mail notifications on the availability of an access key or a newly generated access key, and the status of a manual or scheduled AD import.
  • MSP Partner Portal. The following features have been added:
    • The Home Page shows a status icon for the CyBlock Directory Agent module.
    • When viewing the details of a customer, a new D Agent tab displays the status of the Directory Agent module, pairing status, communication port, and access key.
    • You will receive e-mail notifications on the availability of a newly generated access key for Directory Agent and the status of a manual or scheduled AD import.
  • White List/Black List. The ability to create a white list as well as a black list in the same Web category policy is now available. You may enter and save both allowed and blocked URLs.

There are also corrections in this release for CyBlock as well as Cyfin. To see the full release notes for your product, visit our Web site or knowledge base.

If you are at version 9.0.5 or later, you can upgrade to the latest release by going to the Help – Check for Updates screen in your product.

If you are at version 6.8.3.a or earlier, you can download the latest release by going to CyBlock Software Downloads or Cyfin Downloads. To upgrade CyBlock Appliance, please contact Technical Support at (321) 953-5351, Ext. 4 or support@wavecrest.net.

For additional assistance, please feel free to contact us.

Keep employees productive and secure while working from mobile devices.

February 24th, 2015

Many times mobile devices are the primary, or only, organizational interface for an employee. With this evolving mobile business environment, it has become critical to protect both the company and the employee. With CyBlock Mobile Security Browser App v2.0, a companion to the easy-to-implement CyBlock Cloud Web Security Solution, you will enable your employees to work efficiently and securely while accessing the Internet on their mobile devices. Easily enforce your company’s Acceptable Use Policy (AUP) on iOS devices by defining one or more Web-use policies to successfully address Web security threats, Internet abuse, legal liability, and workforce productivity.

CyBlock Mobile Security Browser App’s Version 2.0 adds many exciting enhancements, such as support for iPhone 6/6 Plus, customizable Web blocking messages, and connection status alerts. Easily enforce your company’s AUP on iOS devices. Learn more about Wavecrest products: https://www.wavecrest.net/

CyBlock Mobile Security App Block Message

CyBlock Mobile Security App Block Message

 

 

Keep Mission-Critical Applications Running Smoothly

February 17th, 2015

bandwdithKeep mission-critical applications running smoothly with Bandwidth Management in CyBlock Cloud, including Wavecrest’s exclusive Web content category level throttling or blocking capability.

Even with corporate Acceptable Use Policies (AUPs), the majority of an organization’s Web traffic is often operating unchecked, opening the entire network up to bandwidth hogs, productivity-draining activity, and security risks. With Bandwidth Management in CyBlock Cloud, easily create user-defined policies and configure multiple-usage thresholds to dynamically trigger caps.

As a business that understands the necessity, or just desirability, of employees’ access to the Internet, do you worry about when there is too much nonessential Web activity? Maybe Facebook or Pandora is clogging your bandwidth? Wavecrest has the solution that can help specifically target and throttle Web content category-based traffic, such as social networking or audio streaming. With Bandwidth Management in CyBlock, gain the ability to allow access, but be more restrictive as the usage gets higher by setting one of your higher usage thresholds to throttle more or completely block nonessential categories or user groups.  Set e-mail alerts to keep you informed wherever you are, knowing that your defined policies are automatically triggered and proactively taking care of the issue. Once a policy is activated, policy-specific traffic is throttled or blocked, allowing business-critical applications (VoIP, CRM, etc.) to continue operating as needed.

Now including Bandwidth Management, CyBlock Cloud provides comprehensive Web controls, threat protection, reporting, simplified management, and more — all in a deployment requiring no hardware or software to buy and install, and no maintenance.

 

Wavecrest has a solution for virtually every configuration. Learn more:https://www.wavecrest.net/

 

Site Audit Summary

February 11th, 2015

Finding that Pandora or ESPN tend to show up consistently in your employee Internet access reports? Which specific employees are using these sites the most? With Wavecrest Computing’s Site Audit Summary Report, we provide you with the flexibility to see who the most active users are, giving you another tool to quickly access the information you need. Now available in our CyBlock Software, CyBlock Cloud, and Cyfin products, the Site Audit Summary Report lists the users with the highest volume of activity when visiting a particular site. This report can be run to summarize more than one site and shows the total number of visits made by the user, hourly total visits, and hourly total kilobytes read. This information can be used for such purposes as setting a bandwidth or filtering policy (CyBlock), revising your AUP, or personnel appraisals.

Wavecrest has a solution for virtually every configuration. Learn more: https://www.wavecrest.net/

SiteAuditSummary

 

CyBlock/Cyfin Release 9.1.4 Now Available

January 30th, 2015

In Release 9.1.4, we are excited to provide our CyBlock Cloud customers with our Bandwidth Management feature that enables IT administrators to throttle bandwidth at the Web content category level. This feature targets noncritical Web traffic and keeps your mission-critical Web traffic flowing. The release also includes the addition of the Site Audit Summary report as well as many enhancements to CyBlock App for iOS. The enhancements are highlighted below.

  • Bandwidth Management in CyBlock Cloud. The following features have been added:
    • The Throttling Policy Configuration page allows you to implement a restriction policy when enterprise bandwidth consumption exceeds a preestablished threshold.
      • You can create, edit, and delete policies based on categories or groups.
      • When exceeded, your user-defined thresholds activate your policies and trigger alerts.
      • Cap limits can be added to throttle bandwidth for noncritical categories or groups. They can also be used to block nonessential categories when a threshold is exceeded.
    • The Real-Time Bandwidth Monitor page provides current bandwidth usage data for the enterprise. When a bandwidth throttling policy is activated, an alert with the policy name and its associated threshold will be shown.
    • An e-mail notification will automatically be sent to the administrator for each bandwidth throttling policy activated.
  • Site Audit Summary. This report lists the top users in your organization who visited a particular site. The report can be run for more than one site and shows the total number of visits made by the user, hourly total visits, and hourly total kilobytes read.
  • CyBlock App for iOS. The following features have been added:
    • The App is now compatible with iOS 8 and works with iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus.
    • The user interface has been updated to match the iOS 8 UI for the iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
    • The Web blocking message and blocked extension messages have been added to the App.
    • The ability to perform a search from the search bar has been added. The App will use Google to search for the text that you enter.

There are also corrections in this release for CyBlock as well as Cyfin. To see the full release notes for your product, visit our Web site or knowledge base.

If you are at version 9.0.5 or later, you can upgrade to the latest release by going to the Help – Check for Updates screen in your product.

If you are at version 6.8.3.a or earlier, you can download the latest release by going to CyBlock Software Downloads or Cyfin Downloads. To upgrade CyBlock Appliance, please contact Technical Support at (321) 953-5351, Ext. 4 or support@wavecrest.net.

For additional assistance, please feel free to contact us.

CyBlock/Cyfin Release 9.1.3 Now Available

December 17th, 2014

Release 9.1.3 provides our CyBlock Cloud customers with information on their disk storage usage, bandwidth usage, highest number of daily monitored users, and the date on which this occurred. The enhancement is described below.

  • Usage Statistics. The following features have been added:
    • On the Home page, a Usage Statistics section provides customers with usage information, such as their disk storage and bandwidth usage.
    • The Storage field indicates the amount of disk storage used as well as the percentage used based on the reporting storage option set in your customer account.
    • The Bandwidth field shows the amount of bandwidth used for the month.
    • The Peak Users field shows the highest number of daily monitored users for the month and the date on which this occurred.
    • If your storage usage percentage exceeds 90%, a warning will be displayed indicating that usage is critical and to contact Sales.
    • All bandwidth and monitored users data is calculated monthly and is reset at midnight on the first of the month.

There are also corrections in this release for CyBlock as well as Cyfin. To see the full release notes for your product, visit our Web site or knowledge base.

If you are at version 9.0.5 or later, you can upgrade to the latest release by going to the Help – Check for Updates screen in your product.

If you are at version 6.8.3.a or earlier, you can download the latest release by going to CyBlock Software Downloads or Cyfin Downloads. To upgrade CyBlock Appliance, please contact Technical Support at (321) 953-5351, Ext. 4 or support@wavecrest.net.

For additional assistance, please feel free to contact us.

Cyber Monday is Quickly Approaching is Your Network Ready?

November 17th, 2014

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Cyber Monday crushed it, again.

Online shopping on Cyber Monday hit $2.29 billion in sales in 2013

  • Adobe reported that Cyber Monday eCommerce sales grew 16% year-over-year to $2.29 billion.
  • Adobe also said that 18.3% of sales came from mobile devices, an increase of 80% year-over-year.
  • ComScore reported that Cyber Monday reached $1.73 billion in desktop online spending, up 18% from 2012.
  • IBM said Cyber Monday was the biggest online shopping day in history, with a 20.6% increase in online sales.
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The chart above shows Cyber Monday sales dramatically increasing around 9 am on Monday and holding steady throughout the entire work day.

With more and more of your employees doing their shopping online, it has become a cyber security issue for businesses making sure their networks are secure, managing bandwidth and protecting their employee from identity theft . CyBlock Web Security products will help you manage all of this from an easy to use single console.

CyBlock is a complete Web management and security product:

  • Advanced Web Filtering
  • Threat Protection
  • Bandwidth Management
  • SSL Inspection
  • Comprehensive Reporting

More information about CyBlock Web Security Products.

 

CyBlock/Cyfin Release 9.1.2 Now Available

November 12th, 2014

In Release 9.1.2, we are excited to provide our customers with CyBlock Hybrid, a new deployment option that extends Web filtering and monitoring to your off-premises employees. It combines your existing CyBlock installation with a CyBlock Cloud service. The enhancements are described below.

CyBlock Appliance and CyBlock Software

  • CyBlock Hybrid Deployment. The following features have been added:
    • A CyBlock Cloud account will be created for you.
    • The Settings – Hybrid page allows you to pair your existing installation of CyBlock with your cloud account by entering an access key.
    • After pairing occurs, the User Management – Authentication – Rules tab will display a Cloud entry with the same authentication type as the Default entry.
    • When configuration changes occur in your on-premises CyBlock installation, they automatically sync with CyBlock Cloud. The configurations that are synced include the following:
      • Blocking policies
      • Web search filtering
      • Blocking message
      • Groups and IDs
      • Custom categories
      • SSL Inspection data
    • The ability to manually sync configuration changes with your cloud account is available on the Settings – Hybrid page. You can also temporarily stop all communication between your CyBlock installation and cloud account, reestablish communication, and delete the pairing.

CyBlock Appliance, CyBlock Cloud, and CyBlock Software

  • Application Controls. Additional YouTube video ID formats are now accepted, and previous formats have been updated.

CyBlock Software and Cyfin

  • Anonymous IDs in Reports. This includes the following changes:
    • An Anonymous IDs option has been added to the Settings – Reports – Options page to allow anonymous IDs in reports.
    • With this option selected, the Anonymous IDs field on the Create Report page will be available to enable anonymous IDs in the report you are running.
    • The Create Report page for the following reports will display the Anonymous IDs field:
      • All High-Level Summary Reports excluding Top Web Sites
      • Category Audit Detail
      • Search Terms Audit Detail
      • Site Audit Detail
      • Site Analysis Bandwidth

There are also corrections in this release for CyBlock as well as Cyfin. To see the full release notes for your product, visit our Web site or knowledge base.

If you are at version 9.0.5 or later, you can upgrade to the latest release by going to the Help – Check for Updates screen in your product.

If you are at version 6.8.3.a or earlier, you can download the latest release by going to CyBlock Software Downloads or Cyfin Downloads. To upgrade CyBlock Appliance, please contact Technical Support at (321) 953-5351, Ext. 4 or support@wavecrest.net.

For additional assistance, please feel free to contact us.

Wavecrest Computing Releases Hybrid Option for CyBlock

November 12th, 2014

Melbourne, FL November 12, 2014

Wavecrest Computing, the makers of CyBlock, have just announced the availability of the Hybrid option for CyBlock.

For organizations that are composed of a main office, branch offices, and remote and mobile users, there is a certain need to safeguard all networks and employees in the organization. Organizations want to apply the same Acceptable Use Policy (AUP), which is being enforced for on-premises employees, to remote employees. Along with an on-premises installation of CyBlock Software or CyBlock Appliance, companies can also secure remote offices and mobile users using a Hybrid deployment of CyBlock.

“The Hybrid deployment is a feature that uses CyBlock Cloud to extend Web filtering and monitoring to our clients’ off-premises employees, that is, those connecting to the Internet from hotels, airports, home offices, or remote offices.” Dennis McCabe CEO, Wavecrest Computing

CyBlock Hybrid offers a flexible Web security solution that combines your on-premises CyBlock installation with a CyBlock Cloud service. You can manage the policies for your on-premises and off-premises employees from a single interface. Using CyBlock Cloud, the Hybrid deployment secures remote and mobile users so there is no need to route traffic back to the main office. You can free up local server bandwidth and be assured that Web filtering for these users is occurring in the cloud.

CyBlock Hybrid Cloud

Wavecrest Computing has been the recognized leader in Web security and Web-usage forensic solutions for over 17 years. Our scalable filtering and forensic reporting analysis products are designed to enable organizations to successfully address Internet abuse, legal liability, workforce productivity, and Web security threats. Wavecrest Computing’s client list includes well-known corporations such as Edward Jones, General Electric, Lockheed Martin, Blue Cross Blue Shield, MillerCoors, Rolex, Siemens, and others.

CyBlock MSP Partner Portal

October 23rd, 2014

The CyBlock MSP Partner Portal allows you to easily access and manage all of your customer accounts and view their licenses. Here are the highlights:

  • Once your CyBlock Cloud account has been established, you will receive an e-mail notification to complete your registration by logging on to the interface.
  • In the interface, you will see a list of all your customers and their account information. By clicking the customer name, you can view more information for each customer, such as license details, proxy activity, and reporting storage options.
  • For each of your customers, you can set the product to be specific to their needs including blocking policies, authentication rules, Groups and IDs, and custom categories. You can also run different kinds of reports on employee Web use for your customers, such as audit detail reports.
  • You easily switch between customers and retrieve their corresponding policies, settings, and screens via the Customer menu.
  • You will receive an e-mail notification of the daily status of your customers including proxy and reporting usage. You will also be notified when the number of licensed users has been exceeded for a particular customer.

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To learn more about CyBlock’s new MSP Partner Portal read our new Tech Brief.