CyBlock/Cyfin Release 9.1.4 Now Available

Friday, 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

Wednesday, 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.

CyBlock/Cyfin Release 9.1.2 Now Available

Wednesday, 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

Wednesday, 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/Cyfin Release 9.1.1 Now Available

Monday, July 7th, 2014

SideImageManagedServicesIn Release 9.1.1, we are excited to announce enhancements to CyBlock Cloud specifically for MSP Partners. Our MSP Partners can now log on to the interface and manage each of their customers’ account information and also the product features for each of their customers, such as Web filtering and reporting.

The enhancements for CyBlock Cloud are described below. There are also corrections in this release for CyBlock Cloud as well as for CyBlock Appliance, CyBlock Software, and Cyfin.

  • MSP Partner Portal. The following features have been added:
    • Once your account has been established, you will receive an e-mail notification to complete your registration by logging on to the interface.
    • After logging on with the default password, you will be required to change your password on the Change Your Password screen. If you forget your password, a “Forgot password” link is available to reset your password to the default.
    • The Home page lists all of 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, reporting storage options, and the customer’s Client Activation Key.
    • The Customer menu allows you to select a customer in order to manage and view that customer’s specific product features. As you switch between customers, their corresponding policies, settings, and screens will be retrieved.
    • You will receive an e-mail notification of the daily status of your customers including proxy and reporting usage as well as whether the number of users has been exceeded for a particular customer.
  • License Expiration Notice. For non-MSP customers, a notice is now displayed on the Home page when your license is within 30 days of expiring. Contact Sales to renew your license.

To see the full release notes for your product, visit our Web site or knowledge base.

To find out how to become an MSP Partner, visit our partner page, or send us your information on our partner form and we will contact you.

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 6.8.3a 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 9.1.0 Now Available

Wednesday, May 21st, 2014

new-releaseWe are pleased to announce the release of a new version of CyBlock Appliance, CyBlock Cloud, CyBlock Software, and Cyfin. In this release, you will find corrections as well as enhancements to the products. For CyBlock, several enhancements have been added including the Application Controls feature that allows your users to view only specific YouTube videos and the new Authentication Manager that lets you to set up cookie authentication. Here are highlights of some of the enhancements.

 

CyBlock Cloud

  • Dashboard Charts. The following features have been added:
    • A Home screen provides an overview of the organization’s Web use for the last 7 days by displaying charts of Web-use visits, top users, top categories, and bandwidth usage.
    • Top charts show the top users, groups, categories, and sites by visits, hits, or bytes for a selected time frame.
    • Trend charts provide trends on users, groups, and categories by visits, hits, or bytes for a selected time frame as well as trends on denied and allowed hits traffic.

 Cyfin

  • Wavecrest Syslog Server. The Wavecrest Syslog Server is now available and allows you to send syslog data to the server at a configured port. Previously, you would have to install and configure a syslog daemon. Go to Data Management – Log Data Source – Setup to create or modify your syslog log file configuration. You will be able to enable the syslog server, select a port type, and enter a listening port.

 

CyBlock Appliance, CyBlock Cloud, and CyBlock Software

  • Application Controls. This new page gives you the ability to allow only specific YouTube videos. You can associate an allowed YouTube video with your blocking policies for Web Categories in which TV/Video Streaming is blocked. A number of video ID formats are accepted.
  • Authentication Manager. This includes the following changes:
    • Cookie authentication is now available providing you with another type of proxy authentication to support your organization.
    • The new Authentication Manager screen consists of the following tabs:
      • Rules – Rules for various network definitions can be set up to specify the authentication type for each entry. These entries include an individual IP address, a range of IP addresses, and a host name.
      • NTLM – On this tab, you specify if Web applications that fail to authenticate will be automatically or manually bypassed.
      • Cookie – On this tab, you define how long the cookie will persist if using cookie authentication. You can also specify and preview the details of your cookie authentication logon page.
      • Bypass – This tab allows you to automatically or manually bypass Web applications that do not authenticate and is available in CyBlock Appliance and CyBlock Software only.
      • Cache – This tab allows you to set up login name caching to cache the user name and IP address of every authenticated user and is available in CyBlock Appliance and CyBlock Software only.
  • E-Mail Address for Cookie Authentication. An E-Mail Address field has been added on the following pages and applies to only IDs:
    • Add Group or ID – The e-mail address for an ID must be added to use cookie authentication.
    • Modify Group or ID – The e-mail address may be modified for an ID.
    • Search for an ID – The e-mail address is display only.
  • Cookie Authentication Logon. The following features have been added:
    • When cookie authentication is enabled and a user tries to access a Web site, a logon page is displayed that will allow users to create an account.
    • When entering their credentials (i.e., e-mail address and password), you can require users to agree to the AUP before continuing on by configuring this option on the Authentication Manager – Cookie tab.
    • Once credentials are entered, the user will be redirected to the Web site.
  • Real-Time Web Monitor. This includes the following changes:
    • In the setup screen and monitor, under Display Options, the Authentication Type check box allows you to see the type of proxy authentication next to the user name in the monitor (e.g., user(cookie)). This feature is helpful for Technical Support.

 CyBlock Cloud, CyBlock Software, and Cyfin

  • Filtering Audit Reports. The ability to filter data by user, IP address, category, search term, and URL has been added to audit reports.

 To see the full release notes for your product, visit our Web site or the new Wavecrest Knowledge Base.

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

If you are not at version 9.0.5, 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 Announces the Release of Our Redesigned User Interface

Monday, March 24th, 2014

We are excited to announce the release of our redesigned user interface for Cyfin, CyBlock Software, CyBlock Appliance, and CyBlock Cloud.  The new user interface (UI) design was a collaborative effort, including direct customer input. This input played a major role in the design and layout of the new UI.  The results of this shared effort include a very intuitive layout with easy-to-use navigation and a widescreen layout that will cleanly work with any size monitor.

The new UI enhances our clients’ productivity by making it easier to access, configure, and manage all product functionality. We invite you to contact sales or technical support if you have any questions about the new UI!

NewUI

CyBlock/Cyfin Release 9.0.5 Now Available

Thursday, March 20th, 2014

We are pleased to announce the release of a new version of CyBlock Appliance, CyBlock Cloud, CyBlock Software, and Cyfin. In this release, you will find corrections as well as enhancements to the products. For CyBlock Cloud, several enhancements have been added including the new SSL Inspection feature that allows our CyBlock products to decrypt, analyze, and fully inspect all HTTPS traffic. The enhancements are described below.

CyBlock Cloud

  • SSL Inspection. The new functionality includes the following:
    • Ability to view the full URL including path, embedded URLs, and parameters.
    • Domain, path, and parameter matching.
    • Ability to filter detailed HTTPS traffic by Web categories and Web content types and display blocking messages for both.
    • Search Term blocking.
    • Ability to view full URLs in the Real-Time Web Monitor.
    • Ability to view full URLs, not just domains in the following reports:
      • Category Audit Detail
      • Category Audit Summary
      • Site Audit Detail
      • User Audit Detail
      • User Audit Summary
    • A new SSL Inspection page that allows you to first install the Wavecrest Certificate, and then select groups and/or IDs and categories to be inspected. Go to Settings – Proxy – SSL Inspection to access this page.
  • Control Web Categories. The following features have been added:
    • The Filtering Schedule allows you to block categories by day, hour, or half hour
    • Coaching can be enabled on blocked categories and allows users to temporarily bypass blocked sites.
  • Web Blocking Message. The following features have been added:
    • The Redirect option allows you to specify a URL that the user will be redirected to when he or she tries to access a blocked site.
    • “Coaching” has been added to the Tokens drop down in the Message Editor, and token {6} to the blocking message for coaching purposes. If coaching is enabled on the Control Web Categories page, the message will include a link to bypass the blocking message allowing the user to access the Web site.
  • Reports. The following features have been added:
    • On the Manage Reports page, in the Recently Run Reports section, the view icon allows you to view your recently run report. If multiple reports were generated depending on how you ran the report, a list is displayed with links.
    • On the Create Report page, the following options have been added:
      • Report Format. A PDF version of the report can now be generated in addition to the HTML format.
      • Time Frame Filter. The Filter field allows you to filter the days and times to include in the report data. You can create a new filter or select an existing filter.
    • Sample Site Analysis and User Audit Detail reports are now available. Go to Reports – Sample Reports to access these reports.
  • Product Help. The Technical Support contact page has been replaced by the product Help. The Help system has a similar TOC as the product manual, but also includes an Index and a Search box. Access the product Help by clicking Help in the navigation bar at the top.

CyBlock Appliance and CyBlock Software

  • Web Blocking Message. This includes the following changes:
    • “Coaching” has been added to the Tokens drop down in the Message Editor.
    • For the Redirect option, a note is displayed indicating that the URL for the blocking message must include “https://.”
  • SSL Inspection. The URL live.mozillamessaging.com has been added from the URL List to the list of domains to be tunneled and cannot be deleted from the domain list.

CyBlock Appliance, CyBlock Software, and Cyfin

  • E-Mail Settings. The ability to use e-mail server authentication has been added to the Settings – E-Mail page. If authentication is required, you can now enter the e-mail server user name and password.

To see the full release notes for your product, visit our Web site. 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 Mobile Security App is Now Available for Cloud Customers

Thursday, February 20th, 2014

Now available for cloud customers, CyBlock Mobile Security App for iPhone and iPad devices. CyBlock Mobile Security App, a companion to the easy-to-implement CyBlock Web Security Cloud, benefits Cloud customers of all sizes and quickly safeguards their mobile devices. CyBlock App enables your employees to work efficiently and securely while accessing the internet on their mobile devices . Easily enforce your company’s 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.

“Mobile security is a top concern for our clients. The introduction of CyBlock Mobile Security App provides our clients with the tools to continue providing a secure and productive environment for their ever-growing distributed workforce.” CEO – Dennis McCabe

CyBlock Web Security Solution is now available in the Cloud

Monday, December 9th, 2013

 Melbourne, FL, Dec. 9, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Wavecrest Computing, the makers of CyBlock, have just announced the availability of a Cloud version of CyBlock. Now companies have access to the most popular and solid Web Security solution in the Cloud.

CyBlock Cloud Web Security is an easy-to-implement solution that benefits organizations of all sizes and quickly safeguards your network. Whether you have branch offices, remote users, or just one location, CyBlock Cloud protects your company and its employees allowing you to take advantage of time and money savings. Enforce your company’s AUP by defining one or more Web-use policies to successfully address Internet abuse, legal liability, workforce productivity, and Web security threats.

“We are very excited to be extending our product line into the Cloud market. Now, new and existing customers who are considering a cloud solution have one less worry. Starting today they can access an industry tested and proven solution with a successful 13 year track record. CyBlock Cloud is a perfect addition to Wavecrest’s line of industry leading Web Security Solutions.” CEO – Dennis McCabe

Wavecrest Computing has been the recognized leader in Web-access security and Web-usage forensics solutions for the last 16 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.

Link to Press Release.