- Help from IT Network manager types
I’m after a little advice from NM types as rumour has it a lot of you live on here! 😀
I work in a school and am keen for studetns to be able to access webmail or cloud type accounts. I’d like students to be able to setup google calanders or equivalent and use them to organsie homework diarys online, access them from school and home and for parents to have access to get an overview.
Our NM say it can’t be done – too risky as it opens up to studetns potentially downloading themselves files we don’t want them to etc. Is this true? Is there no way to block or check files yet still maintain the functionality?Posted 5 years agoaracerSubscriber
I’m not an expert on this sort of thing, but I think your NM is wrong. It should be possible to block specific download types even if you allow the use of webmail. Certainly on our school network I can access Google Mail, yet it blocks the downloading of executable files and access to certain technical forums (which is a pain when doing IT support!) I’m not sure why allowing access to webmail would be any more likely to allow dodgy stuff in.
We did have a generic block on webmail in work, but I think that was more related to outgoing security issues.Posted 5 years ago
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