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On July 27, for the first time ever, all of the
summer Olympic game events will be streamed online by a network. In addition,
we’ll see thousands of other sites re-streaming or hosting the content. The internet
will be awash with Olympics.
And while I’m as excited as most, all this online
Olympics access raises two major concerns:
All that burning bandwidth and streaming media
can come at a significant price to organizations. In preparation for the games,
Websense is providing its customers with innovative
ways to protect and manage their organization’s online profile
during the Olympics.
To help companies understand and manage the
bandwidth load of the Olympics, all streaming and internet media from the
Olympics will be placed into a ‘Special Events’ category. This category is used
by Websense for all major global events and makes it easy for Websense
customers to see the bandwidth use and place limits and controls on that
bandwidth as appropriate to the organization.
In addition to the activation of the Special
Events category to help customers manage Olympic related bandwidth risks,
Websense has recently made two other announcements that are of interest.
First, several new URL categories were recently introduced to provide
additional malware and other cyber threat defense options, a menace which is
sure to leverage Olympic themes in their attacks at this time. And the most
recent Websense TRITON release introduces a number of unique and innovative
capabilities to help customers assume a stronger, more proactive security
Through this important mix of technologies, we
are working to ensure that your Olympic
experience is both:
Do you have any tips on how you manage your
network when large events take place? If so, leave a comment below.