Social controls can block Facebook applications, games and other social networking functions, enabling you to control access without completely blocking the site.
Company laptops should be used appropriately. GFI WebMonitor enables you to apply filtering policies and web monitoring even when not connected to the corporate network.
Search queries provide valuable insight into the mindset of your users. Monitoring queries can help identify and prevent high-risk behavior.
Surf time quota policies enable administrators to strike a balance between productivity loss and unhappy employees.
Define download quotas and download alerts to identify problems and stop them before they become an issue.
GFI WebMonitor’s easy-to-use dashboards and reports provide valuable, role-based feedback to nominated stakeholders.
GFI WebMonitor features various configurable alerts that notify relevant stakeholders when possible high-risk situations develop.
GFI WebMonitor gives precise control to IT administrators, enabling them to identify large downloads and block them in real time.
GFI WebMonitor is also available as a plug-in for Microsoft® ISA Server and Microsoft Forefront® TMG.
Released: March 21, 2013
Company laptops should be used appropriately. GFIWebMonitor allows filtering policies to be applied even beyond the corporate network.
Released: September 6, 2012
Download scanning is now powered by VIPRE in addition to BitDefender. For extra protection you can still add the optional Kaspersky engine.
GFI WebMonitor data is useful to several stakeholders such as people in IT, HR and Management. With role-based access you can now grant access to users to selective dashboards and reports, whilst limiting the visible data as necessary.
With GFI WebMonitor’s Social Controls feature, you will be able to block Facebook apps and games and other social networking site functions, such that you can control productivity without completely blocking the site.
Spot any security problems as they are happening and before it is too late. The new security dashboard gives you full visibility into results of virus detections, hits to malicious or phishing websites and other security issues.
Using a command line tool it is now possible to export all configurations such that you can take effective backups and synchronize multiple installations of GFI WebMonitor
Various improvements to memory utilization, performance and other generic improvements and bug fixes.
Released: March 8, 2012
The latest version of GFI WebMonitor features a completely redesigned new look which is far easier to use and interact with. The new design gives you quicker access to what you need in a simpler, faster manner. The new look manifests itself in a series of changes throughout the product; including smart dashboards, policy screens and an in-built reporting engine.
GFI WebMonitor 2012 makes it easy to give permission to selected users outside the IT department to generate and access reports thanks to the its brand new ‘Smart Dashboards’, which are grouped into three areas: Activity dashboards, bandwidth dashboards and real-time traffic dashboards.
The activity dashboards present an interactive report showing browsing activity and surfing time, which allows users to drill down into specific details to analyze issues by:
These interactive dashboards reveal download and upload volumes to identify whether certain websites, categories or users are creating download or upload bottlenecks. The data can be analyzed in detail by:
Gone are the days when you had to wait for reports to be generated in retrospect: GFI WebMonitor 2012 introduces interactive display and filtering of data on real-time connections to give you the ability to drill down to categories, websites or users which are causing specific issues.
This dashboard also presents a visual representation of the activity going on at any given time, including a real-time graph of bandwidth consumption. You can monitor specific categories of connections and even terminate rogue ones at will – for example, if you happen to be alerted to a dubious download or streaming media connections.
The new version of GFI WebMonitor facilitates the creation of policies by centralizing them in a single screen. You can now see all policy implementation details on one screen, without needing to switch tabs. It is also much easier to define policies by risk as categories have now been grouped by generic needs and functions, such as:
The completely revamped interface now allows you to create reports based on the information you require without ever having to leave the main program. The new reporting engine makes it much easier to extract reports which only include the data you need, through the easy inclusion and exclusion of users, categories and websites.
The new reporting engine enables you to create:
GFI WebMonitor 2012 makes it possible for you, or members of the management team, to receive alerts when specific issues arise. Its alerting features are very flexible, enabling you to set them up based on particular triggers, such as somebody browsing non-productive websites for long periods or an employee actively seeking a job.
GFI WebMonitor now supports using SQL Server or SQL Server Express as its logging database. Although this is not a requirement, using a new or existing installation of SQL Server or SQL Server Express (which is free) provides improved performance for installations where high volumes of data are generated and retrieved.
Monitoring what users are searching for in major search engines (Google, Bing, Yahoo!) helps you identify potential issues such as employees making frequent use of job-related searches or researching bomb-making, terrorism and other suspicious activity. Carefully monitoring search engine terms can even provide a good indication of the general mood of the organization.
NOTE: Allocation of hard disk space depends on your environment. The size specified in the requirements is the minimum required to install and use GFI WebMonitor. The recommended size is from 150-250GB.