Rawstream Case Studies


Rawstream Endpoint Security: A multinational with over 7,000 employees on two continents.

Customer was looking to secure their organisation of thousands of employees spread across two continents. Additionally, the customer was running two diverse ecosystems: Microsoft and Google Workspace with a mix of Windows, Mac and Chrome devices. They chose Rawstream Web Filtering to provide security, content-filtering and productivity for end-user devices on and off-network, and Rawstream Network Security to secure all devicesthat connect to the network, including guest devices. The customer has renewed for ever since for over 5 years.

The customer is a multi-national with operations across Europe and the USA. Having grown quickly as  a result of a number of acquisitions, the IT environments was diverse with a mixture of Microsoft Active Directory and Remote Desktop Services, Google Workspace, Chrome devices and non-domain hosts. The customer was looking for a single solution to provide web filtering and security for all the  devices on the networks and wherever users connected from.

The solution had to:

  1. Allow per-user policies using users from Microsoft AD and Google Workspace
  2. Secure end-user devices on and off network
  3. Secure Windows, ChromeOS and Mac devices
  4. Secure users logged into Remote Desktop Services
  5. Be quick to deploy across many branch networks and thousands of end-user devices
  6. Support reporting in different time zones as well as a standard time zone 7. ideally provide web activity reporting for HR and legal purposes

Rawstream Web Filtering and Rawstream Network Security met these requirements.

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The customer used standard Microsoft Active Directory software distribution to deploy the  Rawstream agent to all Windows devices and Microsoft environments. Rawstream does not depend  on a centralized and fragile AD sync to get Active Directory information. Instead each agent reports its  own data – this ensures a robust, always accurate picture of AD. For Google / ChromeOS  environments, the Rawstream Chrome plugin was deployed using the standard Chrome extension  distribution mechanism.

Finally, Network security for all devices was accomplished by remotely deploying Rawstream’s cloud DNS filtering solution to each branch. Being cloud-based deploying Rawstream Network Security  simply required the customer to have their branch DNS servers forward traffic to Rawstream Cloud  DNS IPs.


The customer has been Very Happy With Their Rawstream deployment, now being in their sixth year of deployment across their entire organisation. Despite further acquisitions and a merger, the  customer has chosen Rawstream for its flexibility, ease of deployment, and fast support.

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