Proxy bypass using VPN applications
Incident Report for RM Internet & E-safety
Update
We have reviewed specific VPNs that were reported by customers and blocked them on SafetyNet.
Our Development team is working on a comprehensive review of VPN accessibility and will release a help article to guide customers to tackle similar issues. We will update the progress by next week beginning.
Posted Feb 07, 2022 - 09:41 GMT
Investigating
A number of IOS/Android VPN applications on the Apple/Google Play stores allow users with rights to buy and install these applications, to bypass web filtering systems.
Whilst we are investigating ways to prevent these from functioning, to mitigate this risk we strongly advise administrators to ensure that students are not able to install VPN applications on school managed devices, and to consider the potential implications or risks that this may have on your establishments unmanaged or BYOD devices.
Posted Jan 27, 2022 - 15:06 GMT
This incident affects: Web Filtering (SafetyNet Plus, SafetyNet Plus Transparent Module).