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Re: Program to monitor employee internet usage
From: Cam Fischer <camfischer () gmail com>
Date: Sun, 1 Jan 2006 12:33:03 -0700

We use an application called Websense.

What we do is this:

Intercept all HTTP traffic destined for the internet, and redirect
(Via a Web Switch Module - Layer 7 switching)  to a Squid Server that
is running Websense.

That way, users do not have to configure anything, and they can also
NOT bypass the proxy.

All traffic is logged, and the reporting is actually quite good. It
integrates with AD (Active Directotory), which allows you to report on
users from AD, you can pick specific times, etc... it is all logged to
a SQL database.

This works for all of our users 6000+, and it works quite well...

Let me know if you require additional information on the specifics, or
would like help with an implementation plan......


On 23 Dec 2005 16:49:48 -0000, invstg8r () hotmail com
<invstg8r () hotmail com> wrote:
A member of management has asked me to research available programs to log internet usage (web surfing) on our 
corporate network.

We are running a Windows server with a mix of XP and 2K clients.

What have some of you used to provide this in a report that management can use to show that a user is spending too 
much time on the internet?

I don't have a Linux box up and running, but if the right Linux based app is suggested, I would consider going that 

Thanks in advance.

- Mark A.

P.S. Please try and keep this on topic, I've seen questions like this before degrade into a privacy violation, "big 
brother" type of debate.

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