Looking for a monitoring program

By jwr_1986
Jun 6, 2007
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  1. I've tried to avoid doing this but we have someone that works for us that is really abusing the privelage of having the internet in the workplace. The problem is I need proof. I'm hoping there is a decent monitoring program out there that is free and also free of pesky malware. I have no intent of using this on every computer just the two this person uses most frequently. Thanks.

    Jesse
  2. raybay

    raybay TechSpot Evangelist Posts: 10,716   +6

    You will not have adequate proof with a free program.
  3. jwr_1986

    jwr_1986 Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 58

    Thanks for your response. I thought that might be an issue with a free one. What can you recomend in the pay world that would work and is not outrageously priced.

    Thanks again

    Jesse
  4. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 13,354   +301

    if you only need to track URL accesses, you can alter the browser to
    use a proxy and set the proxy to track(ie log) all outgoing requests.
  5. halo71

    halo71 Newcomer, in training Posts: 1,289

    Don't know if I agress with that. I have seen some "free" programs out there that will provide this proof very nicely. Although I won't mention them here, don't wanna get in trouble. :D
  6. raybay

    raybay TechSpot Evangelist Posts: 10,716   +6

    Best for you to look it up for yourself. We know nothing about your setup, equipment, networks, etc.
    By last count, there were 784 entries in a Google search that, with a bit of reading, can be a lot of help in deciding what is appropriate for your office.
  7. Tedster

    Tedster Techspot old timer..... Posts: 10,074   +13

    The army uses websense to block certain websites. You may want to try that.
  8. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 13,354   +301

    thanks for the feedback -- looks very good.

    btw: the vendor also provides Security Alerts -- see this post
  9. jwr_1986

    jwr_1986 Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 58

    Thanks for all your help. I think we might be fixing this problem when we redo our network as we purchase another server in the next couple of weeks. Thanks again

    Jesse
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