Raleigh, NC, August 13, 2009 – Uncontrolled and unmonitored internet access is not only a serious security risk to organizations but can also lead to increased productivity costs and time-wasting. Management needs to be aware of what their employees are doing online even more so if their online activity is non-work related. As part of its recently launched WE CARE initiative, GFI Software is giving organizations the ability to monitor web browsing in their organization in real-time through its FREEWARE version of GFI WebMonitor.
“Very few organizations realize how beneficial monitoring employee activity on the internet can be. They will not only gain in terms of increased productivity, as renowned time-and-motion experiments have shown, but they are also immediately aware of any browsing activity that is either inappropriate or in breach of company policy. The latest version of GFI WebMonitor 2009 for ISA Server includes real-time web browsing monitoring as Freeware because we believe that once organizations see for themselves the benefits of monitoring, they will want to start taking action,” GFI’s CEO Walter Scott explained.
“With our Freeware version, organizations will get a comprehensive picture of browsing activity within the organization – which sites are being visited, the frequency and by whom. This is the perfect tool to identify those who may be abusing company policy or spending too much time updating their social networking profile,” Mr. Scott said.
The commercial version of GFI WebMonitor allows users not only to view web browsing activity in the organization, but also to block access to sites on an individual or group level, organizations. The latest release of GFI WebMonitor also includes a new feature: Hidden Downloads Checking. This feature will block and identify background processes from downloading payloads that may be malicious in nature or use up network resources,
GFI WebMonitor allows administrators to manage what sites users can browse and block access to websites in particular categories, such as adult, online gaming, personal email, P2P, Facebook, Myspace, travel websites and more. Web monitoring is made easy with WebGrade, an extensive database that provides URL coverage for 165,000,000 domains and that is continuously updated.
GFI WebMonitor also offers web security features that allow you to monitor what files employees are downloading, to block file-types such as mp3s and to scan all files for viruses, spyware and malware using multiple anti-virus engines. GFI WebMonitor lowers the risk of social engineering by blocking access to phishing websites through the use of an auto-updatable database of phishing URLs. The web monitoring features also allow you to monitor and block Live Messenger (MSN) chat sessions and file transfers.
For information on GFI WebMonitor and to download the FREEWARE version, visit http://www.isaserver.org/software/ISA/Free-Tools/.
GFI is a leading software developer that provides a single source for network administrators to address their network security, content security and messaging needs. With award-winning technology, an aggressive pricing strategy and a strong focus on small-to-medium sized businesses, GFI is able to satisfy the need for business continuity and productivity encountered by organizations on a global scale. GFI has offices in the US, Malta, UK, Hong Kong and Australia which support more than 200,000 installations worldwide. GFI is a channel-focused company with over 10,000 partners worldwide. GFI is a Microsoft Gold Certified Partner. More information about GFI can be found at http://www.gfi.com.
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