Way to bypass blocked apps from work firewall?

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  1. AniSaps macrumors newbie

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    Hello; I'm usingan ipod touch 4th gen., jailbroken. My employer uses a BlueSocket firewall on our network, and this blocks several chat apps as well as freecall/icall. I have tried entering a manual proxy, but the internet would not work after I altered those settings. The port was changed to '80,' so maybe it was still blocked by the firewall and I could try a more unique proxy? I'm pretty basic on my knowledge of this. Is there a way to bypass the firewall on this device?

    Thanks!
     
  2. AniSaps thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Oh, and the network has an authentication page with my username and password.
     
  3. miles01110 macrumors Core

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    If your employer has a network firewall it likely has a good reason for it. Trying to circumvent your company's IT policies could have mild to serious implications for your job security.
     
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    And I thought the whole point of being at work was to work, not waste time chatting with people outside the office?

    Companies will quickly terminate people who even try to circumvent corporate security policies. Don't forget we're in the middle of a deep recession and it's hard for you to find another job and easy for the company to find a replacement.
     
  5. Statik macrumors member

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    Even if you do get by it will still show up in the logs. Electronic records never go away.

    Best to just fork out the money and get yourself a iPhone or MiFi.
     
  6. Mowgli21 macrumors regular

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    Speaking as an ict technician I can basically say you won't get it to work unless you get on your network technicians good side.

    To get on the Internet you would need to know the proxy details then the password for the wifi. But the killer is that most secure networks (like at my work) require the technician to add any devices using the wifi to an approved list of devices via the Mac address otherwise it may connect to the wifi network but not to the Internet.

    Sorry dude :(
     
  7. AniSaps thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Ha, its okay, I just figured I would see if it were easily attainable. Thanks to those of you with judgment-free responses...I'm not looking to create problems for the IT admins; it would be nice, among other things, to allow my e-mail to be accessed on this device while I'm here!
     

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