Tracking Internet use and secure browsing

GFI Software released a new version of GFI WebMonitor that gives organizations control of the use of the Internet by employees in the workplace, performing both Internet monitoring and web security.

It gives management the ability to monitor Internet browsing, block access to sites on an individual or group level, provide protection against hidden downloads as well as blocking and identifying background processes from downloading payloads that may be malicious in nature or use up network resources.

GFI WebMonitor allows administrators to manage what sites users can browse and block access to websites in particular categories, such as adult material, online gaming, personal email, Peer-2-Peer, Facebook, MySpace, and more. Web monitoring is made easy with an extensive database that provides URL coverage and categorization for 205,000,000 domains and that is continuously updated.

GFI WebMonitor also offers web security features that allow you to monitor what files employees are downloading, to block file-types such as MP3s and movies and to scan all files for viruses, spyware and malware using multiple anti-virus engines.

GFI WebMonitor lowers the risk of phishing by blocking access to phishing websites through the use of an auto-updatable database of phishing URLs. The web monitoring features also allow you to monitor and block MSN chat sessions and file transfers.

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