GFI Software launched GFI WebMonitor 2011, a web filtering and Internet monitoring software that helps to boost employee productivity by giving administrators the ability to monitor and control employee Internet access in real-time.
The new version adds several enhancements, including one enabling administrators to define policies based on time spent browsing specific types of sites (e.g. – limit to one hour per week on news/sports per user) or bandwidth consumed (limiting each user to 100Mb of YouTube downloads per week).
It also features enhanced proxy caching for improved performance and reduced bandwidth consumption, HTTPS scanning for enhanced filtering and control, improved interactive access and blocked activity monitoring reports – including drill-down capabilities.
GFI WebMonitor 2011 also features a site categorization database that gives administrators control over which sites employees can browse and the ability to block access to websites in particular categories, such as adult material, online gaming, personal email, travel websites, and P2P and social networks such as Facebook and MySpace.
GFI WebMonitor 2011 is available as a standalone product and as a dedicated plug-in for Microsoft ISA/TMG Servers, in three editions:
WebFilter Edition: Enables administrators the ability to control user browsing based on time and bandwidth quotas, as well as website categorization and URL filtering.
WebSecurity Edition: Enables download control, virus scanning through multiple antivirus engines, anti-phishing and MSN/Live Messenger control.
UnifiedProtection Edition: Combines both the WebFilter and WebSecurity editions.
GFI WebMonitor 2011 leverages an extensive site categorization database, with coverage of over 205 million domains that are updated daily, enabling administrators to determine what sites users can browse while blocking access to others that are not in line with the needs of the business.