Pearl Echo 12 Monitors and Controls Encrypted Communications
Philadelphia, PA – June 15, 2016 - Pearl Software released Echo Crypto.View™ as part of its latest line of Internet monitoring and web filtering products. Echo Crypto.View provides administrators with full insight into encrypted communications including secure web (HTTPS) as well as secure email (SSL). Pearl’s real-time and remote endpoint security suite includes the ability to safely monitor and control communications that have been protected with encryption without the use of complicated proxy servers or Internet traffic redirection. More about this topic...
Extensive Pearl Echo Block and Allow lists are typically not necessary when using Echo.Filters, our URL categorization database. Despite the size of your control lists, it’s advisable to properly format and maintain control lists to ensure peak efficiency at your managed endpoints.
The following brief video discusses managing your lists including proper use of wild cards: Managing Control Lists
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Pearl Echo is not a proxy server. Internet traffic will flow via the path that it normally does when Pearl Echo is not installed. The Pearl Echo workstation agent resident on an endpoint will only “echo” back data necessary for reporting; it also periodically gathers Internet access rules set for the user at the Pearl Echo server.
As an example of overhead, CNN.com will deliver over 10.5MB in content and images from their web page. Pearl Echo will log 9800 bytes to the Pearl Echo server. That’s less than 0.09% overhead! This is described pictorially in this video.
Those Famous Dirty Words
By pressing the "F3" key, Pearl Echo automatically searches the active log based on George Carlin's "Seven Dirty Words". For more information on this topic see https://www.pearlsoftware.com/help/carlin.htm.
You can right-click on any entry in a Pearl Echo Log Window to link to and view a site, restore data like email content and chat, update a control list or decode email attachments.
For Web sites you can also view the Echo.Filters category to which the web site belongs.
Auto-Refresh the Activity Log
To automatically update the Pearl Echo Activity Log, select "Auto-Refresh" from the File menu. While in Auto-Refresh mode other Pearl Echo console features are unavailable. Press Alt+F5 to escape Auto-Refresh mode.
Internet Acceptable Use Policy
You can inform users of your Acceptable Use Policy by summarizing it in the Warning message box in the Options menu. Your message can be a maximum of 256 characters.
You can also set you user's browser to redirect to an web page that hosts your AUP.
Allow List Override
Entries in your allow list take precedence over all other controls with the exception of time controls. You can add an entry in your Allow List if you would like to override blocks caused by settings in your keywords, Ratings or Echo Filters. You do not need to have your Custom Controls set to Allow Listed for this override work.