As many people are probably doing right now, I've been investigating ways to incorporate the
However, what happens if someone wants to use their personal iPad at work and asks for iTunes to be installed on their desktop to accompany it. Although this hasn't been tested in court as far as I know, it is the opinion of many a General Counsel that U.S. corporate entities must own a license for any copyrighted media stored on its computers whether the user of that computer has a license for it or not. This is the main reason that we block MP3 download sites -including the iTunes store. Alternately, what if they are using their personal laptop and iPad at work (attached to our guest network, of course). We still want to block those sites on our guest network (this time for bandwidth reasons) but someone may have the need to update their iStuff.
The problem is that iTunes is required for updating the OS on iPads and iPhones, but that network traffic is identified by Websense the same as if the user were downloading Justin Bieber's latest musical masterpiece.
This raises an important question. How do we allow people to use iTunes to update their iPhones, iPads, and iTunes itself without granting access to the iTunes Store to download movies, music, or other media?