Wavecrest Now Using Twitter to Keep You Updated

Friday, March 20th, 2009

We recently created a Twitter account to help keep you updated on product and industry developments.  Tweets include updates on CyBlock and Cyfin’s latest product releases, technical and usage tips, and company and industry news on Internet usage issues that affect businesses and schools.  This includes Internet-related news that addresses current bandwidth concerns, productivity losses, legal liability and security threats.

Follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/WavecrestNet.

Concerned About Bandwidth Usage During March Madness?

Tuesday, March 17th, 2009

Bandwidth is a main concern for many businesses during this March Madness season.  Many must deal with employees using company resources to enter online office pools, blog about the top seeds, and watch live streaming games that take place throughout March and early April.

In fact, CBSsports.com is expecting even more viewers online this year. They expect the number of unique viewers for March Madness on Demand, to rise 50% to 7.2 million viewers.  With the massive number of sports Web sites and streaming games available, companies can expect to see a considerable drain on employee productivity and network bandwidth during the NCAA Tournament.

While you may or may not allow your employees to follow the games at work, you will want to ensure that it doesn’t interfere with your network.  Wavecrest Computing offers Internet filtering by category or site, white list filtering, real-time web monitoring and detailed Web-use reports on a particular category or site and bandwidth usage.  Some reports you can use to monitor bandwidth or access to sports sites are:

  • Site Analysis Bandwidth Report
  • Network Information Report
  • Category Audit Detail Report
  • Category Audit Summary Report
  • Site Audit Detail Report

Source: http://www.marketingshift.com/2009/3/cbs-expects-7-millon-online.cfm

New Releases: CyBlock 5.9.2 and Cyfin 7.9.2

Wednesday, March 4th, 2009

New versions of Wavecrest Computing’s CyBlock and Cyfin Internet filtering and monitoring software were recently released. Below is a list of some of the enhancements included in these versions.

  • Enhancement – Groups and IDs. Subgrouping up to 10 levels is supported.
  • Enhancement – Run Now. You can now run any scheduled report immediately. Simply go to the Reports – Schedule – Run Now screen and click on the report you want to run. The report will be delivered using the scheduled report settings you previously configured.
  • Enhancement – Array. The communication between computers in a Wavecrest product array has been enhanced to do authentication automatically. This prevents communication from halting when a “secondary” machine responds to a “primary” machine with an authentication request.
  • Enhancement – Safe Search (CyBlock ISA Only). The Google and Yahoo Safe Search is now fully implemented with this release. Go to the Setup – Filtering screen to enable this feature.

For full release notes on the products, please visit the forum at http://forum.wavecrest.net/index.php. Current customers can download the latest release from their product by going to the Administration – Product Update screen.