GFI WebMonitor can block web applications by name and category using advanced inspection technology.
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.
GFI WebMonitor delivers excellent zero-day threat protection by scanning all downloads using up to 3 antivirus engines.
The WebInsights dashboards within GFI WebMonitor deliver context around factual data and builds historical and behavioral trends based on the web activity in your corporate environment.
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.
Released: March 26, 2015
The new release of GFI WebMonitor delivers out-of-the-box intelligence to deliver unique insights into web activity. Apart from helping you discover, manage and secure web activity in your business, GFI WebMonitor will enable IT admins to identify points of interest or concern without having to run reports or drill down detailed dashboards.
A dashboard showing current status of bandwidth usage, user activity and security incidents is very useful but the data is more powerful when you can compare the current status to another period in the past. By creating a baseline you will be able to take informed decisions about web activity in your network environment based on the historical record of the activity of your users.
WebInsights puts the data into context and gives the answers to questions about three areas you have to manage: productivity, bandwidth and security:
Usability is greatly improved for IT admins because now they have a single point of reference for specific use cases without the need to do that much.
To learn more about WebInsights, click here.
Another addition to the product is that now, users can request access to a website blocked by GFI WebMonitor, directly from the blocking page. When users request access to a blocked website, a notification is triggered and appears in the notification center of the main product console. The IT admin can see the website to which access is being requested and can approve the request or not. The IT admin can approve the request with one click without manually adding exceptions to existing policies. When approving he may also chose the time window when the website may be accessed by the user. This helps greatly to simplify access request tasks, and eliminates a lot of the manual work.
Released: November 26, 2014
In this service release of GFI WebMonitor 2015, we have made some modifications to improve the product overall. These changes include:
For more details about this release, click here.
Released: October the 16th 2014
GFI WebMonitor 2015 is now available as a single offering. The two editions, WebFiltering and WebSecurity, have been discontinued, and all functionality is now available in GFI WebMonitor 2015. It is important to note that the new features in this update are not available to GFI WebMonitor 2013 for ISA/TMG users.
GFI WebMonitor 2015 provides IT admins with laser-focused detection and management of over 700 web applications. This is done through our new application control technologies, comprising signature pattern matching, conversational semantics, Deep Protocol Dissection, Heuristic Analysis, Flow Awareness and association engines, as well as statistical inspection over and above the BrightCloud web filtering engine used in version 2013.
Application control enables IT admins to configure applications (authorized or not) to access the web via HTTP/HTTPs protocols. Control is highly granular and certain use cases are only possible with this technology. For example, admins can block Google Drive without blocking the Google website (and searches) and without blocking port 80 in the firewall (used by Google Drive as well as by web browsers).
The new policy engine and UI enables configuration of web filtering and web security policies in the same logic, greatly reducing the number of steps required to build an effective configuration. The main parameters for configuring policies are clearly listed and logically grouped and can be set via a simple drag-and-drop action. The new overview UI gives IT admins a holistic view of policy settings: who are the individuals affected and what the effect will be.
The WebMonitor 2015 engine has been completely re-built to incorporate the latest technologies enabling x64 compilation, better memory management, faster processing and scalability.
The revamped user interface delivers a significantly better view of what the product and users are doing. The new UI makes it much easier and faster to executes tasks; for a much better user experience. A new main dashboard with real-time data is now available and the existing drill-down dashboards have a new and more intuitive filtering interface.
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.
GFI WebMonitor can be installed on (x86/x64) versions of:
Any client operating system that can be configured to send web traffic through GFI WebMonitor.
Note: any client browser is supported for the main product functions, including other mobile browsers, and other versions of the supported browsers; however in order to display block / warn messages properly, one of the above browsers are required.