GFI WebMonitor | Internet Monitoring

GFI WebMonitor®

The Internet is full of temptations. Can your users resist them?

The Internet is one of the most useful resources in the office – but only if you can manage the potential issues:

  • Productivity losses due to employees spending time on sites with little work-related content
  • Security risks: from unsecure sites and from legitimate sites that have been compromised
  • Bandwidth losses from people downloading large files or watching streaming media.

Run the 30-day trial of GFI WebMonitor to find out exactly how your Internet connection and remote machines are being used and what security risks you are exposed to.

Increase productivity

Reduce time wasted by employees online through the granular management of their browsing habits.

Maximize available bandwidth

Set time and bandwidth thresholds, block streaming media, and gain via proxy caching.

Monitor HTTPS traffic

Protect against malware masking itself in HTTPS traffic, and block attempts to circumvent web filtering.

Immediate ROI

Reap financial rewards immediately by controlling employees’ Internet usage.

Proactively protect your network

Control downloadable file types, scan downloads using multiple antivirus engines and block known malicious sites.

Manage social media use

Facebook is one of the most popular sites on the whole internet, but is it where your employees should be?

Prevent data leakage

Block socially-engineered phishing websites and other online scams by controlling Internet access.

Filter Internet use

Create and enforce an Internet usage policy to filter websites based on a list of over 280,000,000 domains.

Free trial

"Our servers handle internal Internet traffic for our students and staff, but they also handle about two dozen websites. The product lets me get a quick snapshot of Internet traffic on those servers."

Notre Dame Regional Secondary School

View this webinar recording by Amy Babinchak, MVP (Small Business Server) and GFI as we take a look on how web monitoring can improve security and productivity at your business.

GFI WebMonitor™ helps you boost employee productivity without shutting off their Internet access and simultaneously enables you to proactively protect your network. Join us on a tour of its main features.

Monitoring the Web:

It is all about security and nothing but security

Monitoring Web traffic within an organization is not only a major component of the security software and service architecture, but is also an important part of security policy. This white paper examines why organizations not only need to implement clear IT policy to support Web monitoring, they also need to reinforce this with clear training and communication.

Web security:

10 steps to effective web security

Achieving comprehensive Web Security is not a trivial task. The threat landscape of the Web is complex and ever evolving ... and implementing mechanisms to mitigate threats coming from the various risks is a difficult task.

Web reputation:

How it can help increase your online protection

Web Reputation is the latest method in use to boost protection against current to future malicious content on the web for those browsing the Internet. Using Web Reputation, websites are assessed for immediate and potential threats, malicious content and risky characteristics and a score (0 – 100) is given.

Internet use in SMBs:

Towards a comprehensive internet security strategy for SMBs

Small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) need a comprehensive Internet security strategy to be able to protect themselves from myriad web-based threats. Defining and implementing such a strategy requires proper preparation, a clear understanding of the technologies and methods that can be adopted, a good user-education program and a proactive approach to security.

System requirements: Hardware

Minimum hardware requirements depend on the GFI WebMonitor edition - All editions:

  • Two Network Interface Cards (for Gateway mode only)
  • Router\gateway that supports traffic forwarding or port blocking (for Simple Proxy mode only)

WebFilter edition – Minimum hardware requirements:

  • Processor: 2.0 GHz
  • RAM: 1 GB (Recommended 4GB)
  • Hard disk: 2 GB of available disk space.

WebSecurity edition – Minimum hardware requirements:

  • Processor: 2.0 GHz
  • RAM: 1 GB (Recommended 4GB)
  • Hard disk: 10 GB of available disk space.

GFI WebMonitor unifiedProtection edition – Minimum hardware requirements:

  • Processor: 2.0 GHz
  • RAM: 2 GB (Recommended 4GB)
  • Hard disk: 12 GB of available disk space.

NOTE:Allocation of hard disk space depends on your environment. The size specified in the requirements is the minimum required to install and use GFI WebMonitor. The recommended size is from 150-250GB.

System requirements for GFI WebMonitor: Software

Supported operating systems - GFI WebMonitor can be installed on (x86/x64):

  • Microsoft Windows Server 2003
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2008
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2008 (R2)
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2012
  • Microsoft Windows XP (SP3)
  • Microsoft Windows Vista (SP2)
  • Microsoft Windows 7
  • Microsoft Windows 8

Other required components:

  • Microsoft Internet Explorer 8 or later
  • Microsoft .NET Framework 4.0
  • Microsoft Messaging Queuing Service (MSMQ)
  • IIS Express
  • Routing and Remote Access service on Microsoft  Windows Server 2003/2008 (for Gateway mode only)
  • Microsoft SQL Server Express 2005 or later
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2005 or later (for reporting purposes)

System requirements for GFI WebMonitor for ISA/TMG: Software

Supported operating systems - GFI WebMonitor for Microsoft ISA/TMG can be installed on:

  • Microsoft  Windows Server 2003 SP2
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2008
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2

Other required components:

  • Microsoft ISA Server 2004 (SP3)
  • Microsoft ISA Server 2006
  • Microsoft Forefront TMG 2010 (Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2)
  • Microsoft  Internet Explorer 8 or later
  • Microsoft .NET Framework 4.0
  • TCP/IP port 1007
  • Microsoft SQL Server Express 2005 or later
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2005 or later (for reporting purposes)
  • Microsoft IIS Express

Recommended components:

  • Microsoft Firewall Client for ISA Server or Microsoft Firewall Client for Microsoft Forefront TMG
  • Microsoft SQL or SQL express backend database