Organisations can filter all mobile tablet devices running on Android or iOS operating systems
Web and email threat protection firm M86 Security has introduced the version 4.2 of its M86 Web Filtering and Reporting (WFR) Suite.
This WFR 4.2 includes several enhancements, including: additional user identification and activity monitoring for all tablet devices, reporting improvements, customisable time limits for user access and convenient access to future limited availability releases of the product.
With the new release, educational institutions and other organisations can filter all mobile tablet devices running on Android or iOS operating systems while they are on the premises.
The M86 WFR 4.2 helps schools enforce regulatory compliance and maintain productivity, while introducing new tools on their networks without compromising filtering capabilities.
With M86 WFR 4.2, schools and other organisations that have tablets running on Android or iOS operating systems will be able to filter on-premises activities by a user’s LDAP profile which enables organisations to know who is using the tablet, rather than a generic IP address.
It provides custom time limits for Web access that can be assigned by user group or IP group which enables schools and other organisations to be more flexible about when and for how long various users can access the Web.
In addition, schools and other organisations can now receive detailed, drill-down security reports, additional reporting templates and increased consistency between security, productivity and other reporting types and the customers will be able to participate in future limited availability releases without needing assistance from M86 Security.
Furthermore, the customers will also be able to quickly access appliance serial numbers from the user interface and LCD panel, said the company.
M86 Security Product Management vice-president Werner Thalmeier said M86 Security is committed to helping its education customers provide a safe learning environment for their students and teachers.
"We implemented the latest enhancements to the M86 WFR to help schools and districts leverage the latest mobile technologies without risking compliance or safety. We also wanted to refine the product’s functionality to make it even easier to use," said Thalmeier.