GFI Offers WebMonitor for ISA Server as Freeware

Provides admins with an instant snapshot of all Web/FTP use on the network

London, UK, 2 December 2002 – GFI, leading worldwide provider of network security and content security software, has launched GFI WebMonitor for ISA Server, a tool that facilitates network security by giving administrators an instant view of what is entering and exiting the network. GFI is offering this product as freeware.

GFI Web Monitor enables security administrators to monitor all current and recent HTTP and FTP connections that are active on Microsoft ISA Server in real time. This way, administrators can check what files users are downloading and which sites they are visiting, enabling them to ensure productive use of the Internet as well as monitor bandwidth usage.

Prevents abusive Internet use

Because GFI WebMonitor provides “snapshots” of all users’ web access, those who access sites that are prohibited by corporate security policy can be caught red-handed. GFI WebMonitor therefore serves as a deterrent to abusive Internet use at the workplace, saving companies the expense of acquiring an Internet access control product and preventing the hassles involved with updating databases of undesirable URLs.

Easy to use

GFI WebMonitor is easy to install and use. Based on GFI’s in-depth knowledge of ISA Server – Microsoft’s enterprise firewall and web cache server – GFI WebMonitor offers native integration with ISA Server and simply hooks into it as a web filter. No further configuration is required.

Administrators can access it from anywhere in the network, and all administrators that are authenticated on ISA Server can use it.

GFI offers WebMonitor for ISA Server as freeware. More information about GFI WebMonitor (formerly known as GFI Real Time Monitor for ISA Server) and the free download are available at

The GFI network security range

GFI WebMonitor is a member of GFI’s network security family of products that comprises GFI LANguard Security Event Log Monitor (S.E.L.M.) – which performs intrusion detection using the Windows NT/2000/XP security event logs – and GFI LANguard Network Security Scanner (N.S.S.), which detects and fixes network security vulnerabilities. GFI WebMonitor is a sister product to GFI DownloadSecurity for ISA Server, which controls what files enter the network via FTP/HTTP and ensures they are virus-free.

About GFI

GFI ( is a leading provider of Windows-based messaging, content security and network security software. Key products include the GFI FAXmaker fax connector for Exchange and fax server for networks; GFI MailSecurity email content/exploit checking and anti-virus software; and the GFI LANguard family of network security products. Clients include Microsoft, Telstra, Time Warner Cable, Shell Oil Lubricants, NASA, DHL, Caterpillar, BMW, the US IRS, and the USAF. GFI has six offices in the US, UK, Germany, France, Australia and Malta, and has a worldwide network of distributors. GFI is a Microsoft Gold Certified Partner and has won the Microsoft Fusion 2000 (GEM) Packaged Application Partner of the Year award.

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