CurrentWare v8.0.1 is here! Read the release blog to learn more.

CurrentWare’s Newsletter (Sept 2014)

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NOTE: CurrentWare Gateway has been discontinued

As of April 2021 CurrentWare Gateway has reached End-of-Life. It is no longer offered for sale and there will be no new developments to the product. The best alternative to CurrentWare Gateway is BrowseControl web filtering software and BrowseReporter employee computer monitoring software.

Gateway web filtering alternative: BrowseControl

BrowseControl is an easy-to-use web filter that helps organizations enforce policies, improve productivity, reduce bandwidth consumption, and meet compliance requirements – no matter where their users are located.

With BrowseControl you can ensure a safe and productive environment by blocking high-risk, distracting, or inappropriate websites, improve network performance by blocking bandwidth hogs, and prevent users from using unsanctioned applications and software-as-a-service providers

BrowseControl’s security policies are enforced by a software agent that is installed on your user’s computers. This allows the solution to continue blocking websites and applications even when computers are taken off-site.

BrowseControl’s central console allows you to configure your security policies from the convenience of a web browser. 

With BrowseControl you can Block or allow websites based on URL, category, domain, or IP address, assign custom policies for each group of computers or users, prevent users from launching specific applications, and block network ports to reduce the attack surface of your network

There are three key methods for blocking websites with BrowseControl:

The Blocked List allows you to block specific websites based on URL, domain, or IP address

Category Filtering allows you to block millions of websites across over 100 content categories including pornography, social media, and virus-infected sites.

and finally, you can use the Allowed List to allow specific websites that would otherwise be blocked based on their category, or for the greatest security and control you can block all websites except for those that are on the Allowed List.

When your users try to visit a blocked website they can either be presented with a custom warning message or directed to another site, such as a page with a reminder of your organization’s internet use policy.

With BrowseControl’s App Blocker you can prevent your users from launching specific applications.

Simply select the group you would like to restrict, enter the Original Filename of the application to the Application List, and add it to the blocked applications list.

When the user tries to launch the blocked application they can be presented with a custom warning message that alerts them of the restriction.

BrowseControl is best used in tandem with our computer monitoring software BrowseReporter. Using both solutions provides the visibility and control you need to ensure that your organization’s computers are being used appropriately.

Don’t let internet abuse run rampant in your organization. Take back control over web browsing with a free trial of BrowseControl.

Get started today by visiting

If you have any technical questions during your evaluation our support team is available to help you over a phone call, live chat, or email.

Thank you!

  • Block websites based on URL, IP Address, or category
  • Use allowed lists and blocked lists to customize internet restrictions
  • Block Windows applications, network ports, and more

Gateway internet monitoring alternative: BrowseReporter

  • Get reports on employee internet activities
  • Track application usage, bandwidth consumption, websites visited, and more
  • Get reports sent to your inbox on a set schedule or when specific browsing behaviors occur

CurrentWare Introduces New Gateway Solution 

BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) is becoming a hot new trend in business, but how do you control it? What’s stopping people from wasting valuable company time on their own device? This is becoming a bigger and bigger issue, but don’t worry, there is a solution coming!

The CurrentWare Gateway, our upcoming product, will allow businesses to filter their employee’s phones webs surfing while they’re at work. It will allow businesses to filter out websites that are potential security risks, or major time wasters.

No client software is required for the CurrentWare Gateway, which makes it ideal for BYOD set ups. Want to know more? Contact us today at and we will be more than happy to answer any questions.


Celebrating 7 years with the company – Sai Kit Chu 

Sai Kit Chu has been a valuable member of this company for 7 years. As lead of our technical support team he has proven his value time and time again. When he’s not leading demos or helping clients he is taking a leading role in the company through  advising product development or developing the company website.

Anyone who’s spoken with Sai knows just how much of a calming presence he has on any situation. Watching or listening to him work is a beautiful thing that too few people have the privilege of experiencing.

His broad range of skills has helped CurrentWare grow to the place it is today, and we wouldn’t be here without him.

Happy 7 years Sai, we look forward to having you for 7 more!



Brain Teaser

I want to play a game…

If you can answer the question correctly you’ll have bragging rights that you were clever enough to figure this out.

There are four men who need to cross a narrow chasm in the mountains at night. Only two can fit at a time since it’s so narrow, and to cross they need a flash light because it’s too dangerous to cross in the dark. The problem is, they only have one flashlight and they are all climbers of different skill.

Here’s how long it takes each man to cross the chasm:

  • 10 minutes
  • 5 minutes
  • 2 minutes
  • 1 minute

Since they have only one flashlight one person must cross back over the chasm to bring it back. The men crossing the chasm cannot separate, so if the 2 minute man is going with the 10 minute man then it takes both of them 10 minutes to cross.

What is the shortest amount of time it could take for them to cross?

Hint: There is no trick to this question, think about it logically.


We had a testimonial contest a while back, and we just wanted to highlight one that we found particularly entertaining.

“When I first started looking for software to manage the Internet usage in our office, I felt overwhelmed with all of the options and high costs of some of the products out there. After days of going through all of the different options, I narrowed down my options to three choices – CurrentWare being the last of the three. After trying the first two demos I was on the verge of giving up. However, I used the CurrentWare demo and never looked back!

It was SO easy to setup and maintain! I also purchased the content filter subscription and I have never been more satisfied with a product purchase! Considering the cost of the program and the subscription fee for the content filter – I’m still saving hundreds of dollars a month because I can manage it myself. The average on site technician is usually about $150/hr. This product is well worth the cost and the staff has been amazing! This is the only Internet filter I will ever use!”

Lauren @ Vision Quest Communications, LLC

Sai Kit Chu
Sai Kit Chu
Sai Kit Chu is a Product Manager with CurrentWare. He enjoys helping businesses improve their employee productivity & data loss prevention efforts through the deployment of the CurrentWare solutions.