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WINS Monthly Meeting - Updates and Challenges

This monthly meeting will cover updates on WINS network, Bluecoat upgrade, DCIU-WINS connectivity, and bandwidth snapshot. Join us to learn more!

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WINS Monthly Meeting - Updates and Challenges

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  1. WINS Monthly Meetingwww2.widener.edu/winshttp://events.internet2.edu/index.cfm10/12/2007

  2. Agenda • Introductions • May Meeting Feedback • Summer Accomplishments • Your Summer Challenges • Bluecoat Upgrade • DCIU – WINS Connectivity • Bandwidth Snapshot • Question & Answers

  3. Introductions • Name • Title • Location

  4. May Meeting Feedback “What we heard” - A primary concern is supporting the supply and demand of Internet bandwidth… Communications… Most want access to Internet statistics reflecting bandwidth and performance data. To test remote web sites from Widener and compare to local district support…. DNS (Domain Name System) administrative issues were expressed … Video Conferencing… Extending the reach and support of the WINS network to provide Internet access where community facilities …

  5. May Meeting Feedback (cont) • “What we have done” – • On Aug 1st, an increase was completed to expand the Yipes ISP Internet access from 90 Mb to 150 Mb…. • In the first week of June, cell phone numbers and suppliers of district staff were gathered by WINS staff to create a text message distribution list…. • The WINS web site, www2.widener.edu/wins , has been updated…. • In June, the DCIU and Tandberg worked with WINS staff to install the new system to support Video Conferencing.…

  6. May Meeting Feedback (cont) “What we are working on” - In July, DNS records were reviewed and districts identified where the DCIU is registered as the Primary and Widener as the Secondary. During the month of August, WINS staff will begin coordinating the necessary registration changes with each district. Testing will be conducted before and after any changes are made. No service interruptions are expected.

  7. Summer Accomplishments Nortel 8600 software upgrades done Upgraded Bluecoat Cache Servers Replaced Smart Filter with Bluecoat Web Filter

  8. Your Summer Challenges • Please share major changes? • Lessons learned?

  9. Bluecoat Upgrade • Blocked Messages • New Categories

  10. Bluecoat Upgrade Abortion Adult/Mature Alcohol/Tobacco Alternative Spirituality/Occult Arts/Entertainment Auctions Sites Blogs/Newsgroups Brokerage/Trading Business/Economy Chat/Instant Messaging Computers/Internet Cultural/Charitable Organizations Education Email Financial Services Kids Gambling Games Government/Legal Hacking Health Humor/Jokes Illegal Drugs Illegal/Questionable Intimate Apparel/Swimsuit Job Search/Careers Military News/Media Nudity Online Storage Open Image/Media Searches Pay to Surf Peer-to-Peer (P2P) Personals/Dating Phishing Political/Activist Groups Pornography Proxy Avoidance Real Estate Reference Religion Remote Access Tools Restaurants/Dining/Food Search Engines/Portals Sex Education Sexuality/Alternative Lifestyles Shopping Social Networking Society/Lifestyle Software Downloads Sports/Recreation/Hobbies Spyware Effects/Privacy Concerns Spyware/Malware Sources Streaming Media/MP3s Travel Vehicles Violence/Hate/Racism Weapons Web Advertisements Web Hosting • The Blue Coat WebFilter™ database contains fifteen million website ratings representing billions of web pages, published in more than 50 languages, and organized into 61 useful categories. • Blue Coat WebFilter is backed up by Blue Coat’s unique Dynamic Real-Time Rating (DRTR™) ecosystem. DRTR accurately categorize up to 98% of unrated objectionable sites “on the fly” as a user attempts to access them to better enforce your policy

  11. DCIU – WINS Connectivity

  12. Bandwidth Snapshot Worst Date Oct 5th WINS Total 1000 Mb Peak ~ 130 Mb

  13. Bandwidth Snapshot Worst Date - Oct 5th Yipes 150 Mb Peak ~ 130 Mb SNIP 40 Mb Peak ~ 31 Mb Internet2 20 Mb Peak ~ 10 Mb

  14. Questions & Answers • Next Meeting Nov 2nd, 2007!

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