Research by IDC shows that up to 40% of employee internet activity is non-work related. As a network administrator, you need tools to control employees' web browsing activities and to ensure that any files downloaded are free of viruses and other malware. GFI WebMonitor for ISA Server boosts employee productivity by giving you control over what users are browsing and downloading in real-time.
Internet access control through web categorization and web filtering
GFI WebMonitor comes with WebGrade, a 100% human-reviewed site categorization database that gives you control over what sites users can browse and block access to websites in particular categories, such as adult, online gaming, personal email, P2P, Facebook, Myspace, travel websites and more. >>
Protect network from viruses, spyware, malware and phishing attacks
GFI WebMonitor allows you to monitor what files employees are downloading, to block file-types such as mp3s and to scan all files for viruses, spyware and malware using multiple anti-virus engines. GFI WebMonitor also lowers the risk of social engineering by blocking access to phishing websites through the use of an auto-updatable database of phishing URLs.
Features of GFI WebMonitor - WebFilter Edition
GFI WebMonitor 4 comes with a human-reviewed site categorization database. This database allows administrators to set up filtering policies based on user/group/IP that provide control over what sites users can browse and block access to websites in particular categories, such as adult, online gaming, personal email, P2P, travel websites and social networking sites such as Facebook, MySpace and Bebo. Websites can either be blocked or else allowed through with an appropriate warning/notification.
Each of the web-filtering policies may be configured to work on a time schedule. This means that administrators can configure the product to allow users/groups to access certain websites during specific time windows; for example, employees can be allowed to access news and entertainment websites or access their webmail during break time.
GFI WebMonitor 4 protects the users from the potential risks of social engineering by blocking access to phishing websites through an auto-updatable database of phishing URLs.
Mitigate legal liability
Without the ability to exercise some form of control over what your users are browsing, you might be open to lawsuits. Employees can seek legal compensation if you do not shown due diligence in providing a work environment that is free of harassment. To provide this, you must install tools that allow you to block, or at least monitor, access to websites with inappropriate content such as pornography and other adult websites.
Features of GFI WebMonitor - WebSecurity Edition
Scan downloaded files with multiple anti-virus engines
GFI WebMonitor uses multiple virus scanners to scan files that are being downloaded. Using multiple scanners drastically reduces the average time to obtain virus signatures which combat the latest threats, and therefore greatly reduces the chances of an infection. The reason for this is that a single anti-virus company can never ALWAYS be the quickest to respond. For each outbreak, virus companies have varying response times to a virus, depending on where the virus was discovered, etc. By using multiple virus engines, you have a much better chance of having at least one of your virus engines up-to-date and able to protect against the latest virus. In addition, since each engine has its own heuristics and methods, one virus engine is likely to be better at detecting a particular virus and its variants, while another virus engine would be stronger at detecting a different virus. Overall, more virus engines means better protection. View screenshot.
Anti-virus protection through Norman Virus Control and BitDefender
GFI WebMonitor is bundled with Norman Virus Control and BitDefender. Norman Virus Control is an industrial strength virus engine that has received the 100% Virus Bulletin award 19 times running. It also has ICSA and Checkmark certification. BitDefender is a very fast and flexible virus engine that excels in the number of formats it can recognize and scan. BitDefender is ICSA certified and has won the 100% Virus Bulletin award and countless awards for its flawless protection. GFI WebMonitor automatically checks and updates the Norman Virus Control and BitDefender definition files as they become available. The GFI WebMonitor price includes updates for one year.
Malware (trojans, spyware, etc) blocking via Kaspersky – optional
To achieve even greater security and benefit from scanning via multiple virus engines, users can add the Kaspersky SuperSecure anti-virus engine, available as an optional add-on. The Kaspersky SuperSecure database includes support for the detection of malicious software that can perform remote administration, keyboard espionage, password detection, automatic dial-up to paid sites, automatic downloads of files containing explicit materials and more. GFI WebMonitor automatically checks and updates the Kaspersky definition files as they become available. Read more about the benefits of Kaspersky SuperSecure database option!
Protect against socially engineered phishing websites
Phishing is a social engineering technique that is maliciously used by hackers to acquire information such as usernames, passwords and credit card details by leading users to believe that they are passing on these details to the genuine company. Online shopping and credit card companies are amongst the most targeted phishing websites. GFI WebMonitor protects users from the potential risks of social engineering by blocking access to phishing websites. This is done through the use of an auto-updatable database of phishing URLs.
Control which file types users can download
Win 2000 (SP4) or 2003, MS ISA Server 2004 or later, IE 6 and .NET Framework 2.0