GFI WebMonitor for ISA Server boosts employee productivity by giving you control over what users are browsing and downloading in real-time. Research by IDC shows that up to 40% of employee internet access is non-work related. As a network administrator, you need the tools that enable you to have complete web monitoring and internet access control to monitor employees' web browsing activities and to ensure that any files downloaded are free of viruses and other malware.
Web Monitoring, categorization and web filtering coverage of over 165m URLs
GFI WebMonitor for ISA Server features WebGrade, a site categorization database which enables you to manage 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. Web monitoring is made easy with this extensive database that provides URL coverage for 165,000,000 top-level domains and that is updated daily.
Web security to protect against viruses, spyware, malware and phishing scams
GFI WebMonitor for ISA Server offers web security features that allow 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 for ISA Server lowers the risk of social engineering 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 Live Messenger (MSN) chat sessions and file transfers.
Why use GFI WebMonitor?
* Increase productivity by managing your employees' web browsing habits
* Protect the network from dangerous downloads in real-time
* Reduce cyberslacking - time wasted by employees online
* Effectively enforce an Internet Usage Policy
* Prevent data leakage through socially-engineered websites
* Benefit from multiple scanning engines to ensure that downloads are free of viruses and other malware.
Monitor or Block a Connection in Real-time
Administrators can see what websites users are currently browsing and what files are being downloaded. An active connection, browsing session or download can easily be blocked, simply by clicking the block connection icon. Very useful if you need to interrupt the download of an overlarge file.
Monitor or Block Applications' Hidden Downloads
Some software applications will connect to their home pages to download updates without the users consent, using HTTP tunneling. Although this reduces software version administration, it also presents a security risk. Unknown applications (or trojans) often use the same technique to download malicious files. Without the users consent spyware, adware and pornware can be downloaded to his or her PC. GFI WebMonitor gives you control over which sites are allowed to distribute updates, ensuring only safe sites (for example www.microsoft.com) gain behind the scenes access to your computers.
Through user and site bandwidth monitoring features, the administrator has the ability to track download and upload traffic and the number of URL hits over time, either on a user-by-user basis or on a website basis. Real-time monitoring is achieved through drilldown reporting complete with graphs, available within the user interface.
Allow Exceptions through Whitelist and Blacklists
Any URL or user or IP can be added permanently or temporarily to the whitelist or blacklist which will supersede all web filtering and web security policies. For example, you could temporarily grant access to a particular user for his or her personal webmail account for a specified period of time, say over employee lunch breaks.
Controlled Access to the Configuration and Monitoring
GFI WebMonitor allows you to select which users can access the programs configuration and monitoring interfaces. You can assign rights based on either the IP of the computer from which access is being made or by the domain-authenticated username of the client trying to load the configuration. Only users in GFI WebMonitors authorized users or IP list will be given access.
Win 2000 (SP4) or 2003, MS ISA Server 2004 or later, IE 6 and .NET Framework 2.0