TeleMate.Net Software Releases NetSpective 3.7, Enhancing Policy Control for Social Media and Video Streaming

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TeleMate.Net releases version 3.7 of NetSpective Internet Content Filtering™, alleviating the ongoing battle of selectively allowing content on social media and video streaming sites.

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NetSpective 3.7 easily allows for the blocking of all social media but addresses exception management.

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TeleMate.Net Software, a global leader in call management and internet security solutions, announced today general availability of NetSpective 3.7. Core to NetSpective version 3.7 is the ability to alleviate the continuing battle for network administrators and educators of selectively controlling social media and video streaming content.

“Continually, network administrators express difficulty in managing filtering exceptions of popular social sites including YouTube, Facebook, Twitter, and educational blogs”, stated Steven Tabaska, CEO of TeleMate.Net. “The ability to delegate access control to the teachers currently restricted from leveraging the internet as an educational tool is a must have. NetSpective’s ability to control access of objectionable content by reference depth enables educators to be effective, but still address the core requirement of internet security and auditing.”

In recent years, competitive content filtering solutions have fallen short by only expanding the content type being filtered. By listening to customer pain points, TeleMate.Net strives to address administrative challenges involved in the daily management of addressing exceptions, teacher by teacher, grade by grade, and district by district. Ozzie Rivera, Senior Systems Analyst and Network Engineer for Region 2 of Texas Educational Service Centers, serving 47 independent school districts in Texas, shares this opinion. “The battle between allowing social media, and video content, but restricting and monitoring this access at the same time has proven to be problematic, inefficient, and time consuming. NetSpective 3.7 easily allows for the blocking of all social media but addresses exception management with automatic reference exceptions from our ESC domain, schedule start dates with automatic expirations, and video libraries. This minimizes the risks that come from allowing social media and video streaming sites, from possible exposure to inappropriate content to potential harmful virus attacks.”

The new release expands administrative control and delegation with enhanced security profiles, override controls, and reporting. Security profiles include IP zone partitioning for service providers in need of delegating security administration. Reference depth control, coupled with Video White Lists, allow an administrator the ability to block all of YouTube, yet selectively allow specific videos accessed from a network. Enhanced real-time reporting and network abuse notifications allow users unprecedented visibility to the network as it happens. NetSpective 3.7 is available as a Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) and a passive or proxy appliance. Version 3.7 is now available for all existing customers, with a quick, one button upgrade process. For more details on this release, view the release notes.

About TeleMate.Net

TeleMate.Net® Software is a global leader in voice and data network monitoring and security solutions, which provides cost effective, reliable, and feature-rich solutions to service providers, corporations, and federal, state, and local agencies, creating unprecedented visibility within their complex IT networks, and allowing customers to spend less time collecting and monitoring data and more proactive time managing their overall business. Since 1986, TeleMate.Net Software has evolved its core reporting technology, incorporating the latest advances in database, reporting, user-interface, and categorization technologies, to become the dominate force in addressing telecommunications administrators core requirements. For more information about TeleMate.Net, please visit our website at: http://www.telemate.net.

If you’d like more information about NetSpective Internet Content Filtering™, NetAuditor® Firewall Reporting, or TeleMate, please contact Tracy Johanson at 678.281.1243, email Tracy at tracy.johanson(at)telemate(dot)net or visit the TeleMate.Net website at http://www.telemate.net.

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