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System requirements - GFI WebMonitor

GFI WebMonitor standalone product


  • Two Network Interface Cards (for Gateway mode only)
  • Router / gateway that supports traffic forwarding or port blocking (for Simple Proxy mode only)

Minimum hardware requirements for x86 architectures

  • Processor: 2.0 GHz
  • RAM: 4 GB
  • Hard disk: 12 GB of available disk space.

Minimum hardware requirements for x64 architectures

  • Processor: 2.0 GHz  (multi-core recommended)
  • RAM: 8 GB
  • Hard disk: 12 GB of available disk space.

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.


Supported operating systems – Server side

GFI WebMonitor can be installed on (x86/x64) versions of:

  • Microsoft Windows Server 2003
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2008 (including R2)
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2012 (including R2)
  • Microsoft Windows 7
  • Microsoft Windows 8/8.1
  • Microsoft Windows 10

Other required components – server side:

  • Microsoft Internet Explorer 10 or later, Mozilla Firefox (v31 or newer) or Google Chrome (v36 or newer) – for the main product console.
  • Microsoft .NET Framework 4.0/4.5/4.6
  • IIS Express
  • Routing and Remote Access service on Microsoft  Windows Server 2003/2008 (for Gateway mode only)
  • Microsoft SQL Server Express 2005 or later
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2005 or later (for reporting purposes)

Transparent Proxy Mode Limitations:

  • Microsoft Windows Server 2012 (including R2) x64 versions only
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2008 (including R2) x64 versions only
  • Microsoft Windows 10 (x64 only)
  • Microsoft Windows 8.1 (x64 only)
  • Microsoft Windows 7 (x64 only)

Supported operating systems – client side

Any client operating system that can be configured to send web traffic through GFI WebMonitor.

Other required components – client side (any of the following):

  • Internet Explorer 8 or newer
  • Google Chrome (version 36 or newer)
  • Safari
  • Mozilla (version 31 or newer)

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.

GFI WebMonitor for ISA/TMG: Software

Supported operating systems – GFI WebMonitor for Microsoft ISA/TMG can be installed on:

  • Microsoft  Windows Server 2003 SP2
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2008 (including R2)

Other required components:

  • Microsoft ISA Server 2006
  • Microsoft Forefront TMG 2010 (Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2)
  • Microsoft  Internet Explorer 8 or later
  • Microsoft .NET Framework 4.0
  • TCP/IP port 1007
  • Microsoft SQL Server Express 2005 or later
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2005 or later (for reporting purposes)
  • Microsoft IIS Express

Recommended components:

  • Microsoft Firewall Client for ISA Server or Microsoft Firewall Client for Microsoft Forefront TMG
  • Microsoft SQL or SQL express backend database