Looking for a monitoring program

By jwr_1986 ยท 8 replies
Jun 6, 2007
  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.

  2. raybay

    raybay TS Evangelist Posts: 7,241   +10

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

    jwr_1986 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 22

    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

  4. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 11,177   +990

    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 TS Rookie Posts: 1,090

    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 TS Evangelist Posts: 7,241   +10

    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: 6,002   +15

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

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 11,177   +990

    thanks for the feedback -- looks very good.

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

    jwr_1986 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 22

    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

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