OfficeSurfer and staying "under the radar"
Worried about monitoring of your web surfing?
ARE YOU BEING WATCHED?
More and more companies are watching, censoring, restricting and
recording your Internet activity at the office. Eventually, some of
your online activities could come back to haunt you - even if they're perfectly innocent!
What can you do? BadBlue's OfficeSurfer features help protect your
privacy when you're using the Internet outside your home, bypassing
corporate restrictions on specific web sites, defeating most monitoring
software, preventing censorship and routine logging of online
If you need to check personal email accounts, visit your favorite web
sites, check a bank or brokerage account balance -- without worrying
about restrictions or logging -- OfficeSurfer may be the answer.
How does OfficeSurfer work?
Install any version of BadBlue (including the free download) on your
PC. When you're at work, just use your browser and surf to your home
PC running BadBlue. Click on the OfficeSurfer picture. Enter the URL
you want to browse... nothing to install on your external PC... no
restrictions... no monitoring... just surfing where you want, when you
BadBlue's OfficeSurfer does the surfing for you, delivering web pages
from your home PC as if it were the only site you were visiting.
You're free to browse any site your home PC can reach, including
personal email, news, entertainment, etc.
Traditional security products can't deal with OfficeSurfer because they
can't examine all of the content being delivered to your office PC.
They usually rely upon simple URL (address) filtering to watch and
restrict your activity. OfficeSurfer bypasses those filters, operating
"under the radar" and keeping your trail from prying eyes.
What kind of restrictions will OfficeSurfer bypass?
OfficeSurfer can bypass restrictions on specific site addresses (e.g.,
web-mail accounts); on secure traffic (e.g., using a bank or investment
web site over SSL); on web traffic over certain ports (if you run
BadBlue on port 80); and related corporate web filters.
BadBlue will also prevent basic monitoring of the sites you've visited
and won't raise alarms on traditional filtering software.
What are my responsibilities?
It's up to you to use OfficeSurfer responsibly. We recommend that you
use it on your own time (such as a lunch break) and for sites that do
not violate company policy. For instance, if you're a researcher and need
unfettered access to the Internet to do your job, this may be a solution
for you. Or if you're receiving work-related email at a personal web-mail
account, OfficeSurfer might be able to help. Remember: you're solely
responsible for your activities and you should read and understand the
BadBlue End User License Agreement (EULA) if you have questions about
liabilities, responsibilities, etc.
How do I start OfficeSurfer?
Install BadBlue on your PC and make sure you can surf to it from your
office. The (http://badblue.com/tutor.htm) Tutorial and
(http://badblue.com/helptro.htm) Troubleshooting Guide can step you
through basic setup.
Then surf to your PC running BadBlue from your office and click on the
OfficeSurfer icon. You can enter a URL on the OfficeSurfer page and
Ready to Get Started?
Read more about new OfficeSurfer or
visit the Download page to get the new version, free!
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