users internet activities recording software

Toshiba Satellitel pro l300
August 29, 2011 at 18:49:47
Specs: winxpsp2, pentium dc e7200 2.53ghz,2gb corsair ddr2
hi there

just a basic question

is there any good software(free or paid) out there that records web habits of users.
in my situation i have a few staff in my department who may be viewing "morally questionable" websites, so i was after a software that silently records all sites visited etc...and then keeps a sort of log file etc.. that i can retrieve and observe..

do such programs exist?

many thanks

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September 1, 2011 at 20:17:08
This would be a dedicated firewall appliance type product. They are available, but typically not cheap for even medium sized intranet monitoring. Alternatively, you could just turn on logging on your routers and then filter the contents of the log files to identify activity you consider out of bounds for your office or LAN.

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September 1, 2011 at 21:02:47
thanks for your reply, will a standard simple home/office router do this?


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September 1, 2011 at 23:21:03
Before doing this you may want to check your local laws. In some countries this sort of monitoring is illegal unless you inform your employees that you are doing it.

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September 2, 2011 at 11:36:25
ijack is right. You will also have to have employees sign a contract forms that says you will be monitoring them. You can't monitor people like that unless they are made aware and sign a form agreeing.

You can download Untangle and run it on a server. It is a great security appliance as well.

A simpler option would be to sign up for OpenDNS, point your router to their DNS servers and just simply block sites without monitoring.

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