If you are concerned about your employees misusing the internet during their working hours, it is time for you to consider a good employee monitoring software. This software will keep track of your employees and closely monitor their activities on their computers. Most of these softwares operate in an invisible mode without giving any hint to the computer users that they are being watched by some digital eyes. If you want to perform better, save money and achieve data loss prevention, you need to install efficient software to monitor your employees in your company.Brief descriptions of some of the popular softwares are presented here.
1. Spyrix Personal Monitor
It is a powerful software for remote monitoring of the user activity on social network and web surfing. It has several features such as keystrokes logging, screenshots capture, web camera snapshots, microphone voice surveillance, web camera surveillance,clipboard control, monitoring of social networks like Facebook, Twitter, Google+, LinkedIn, etc., Skype and IM chat monitoring, URL monitoring, and many more. It can monitor from any place and any device like PC, tablet or smartphone by sending logs to your email, FTP or LAN and viewing your account online. It will remain invisible to the users as well as anti-virus programs. It is compatible with the operating systems Windows XP/7/8 and Vista. It can be downloaded free for a trial period of 5 days.
2. REFOG Keylogger
This software can be effectively used to monitor the activities of your employees as well as your kids. It acts as a keylogger and records all data that has been entered by your employee using a keyboard including usernames, chats, instant messages, passwords, emails, and search queries. Besides key logging, it can also log clipboard text. Even if the browser history is deleted, Refog can retain the information and all data including URL visited, page titles and time stamp. Refog captures full colour screenshots of desktop, revealing the personal activities of the employees. Refog can work in an invisible mode so that the user will not be aware about the monitoring and cannot erase their logs. It can monitor all instant messaging software including Skype, Yahoo messenger, Google Talk, MSN, AIM and Facebook. It is compatible with Windows XP/7/8/8.1 and Vista. Trial version is available for free download.
If you have both PC and Mac computers in your company’s network, then Spector 360 is the right choice. Using keyword detection and snapshot playback combination, Spector 360 can effectively carry out employee monitoring and analysis of all activities including emails, chats, instant messages, keystrokes, user activity & inactivity, URLs, file transfer, applications used, online search and all network activities. The key features include keyword detection, snapshot playback, web filtering, global keyword research, advanced reporting, secure archiving and user behaviour analysis. Potential offense is detected by the client recorder based on the web sites visited and the keywords used. Once the information is collected an instant keyword alert is sent to the IT administrator. Using snapshot playback a comprehensive report of the user is obtained. It is compatible with Windows XP/7/8/Vista, Windows Server 12 & 8 and Mac operating system. Free trial version is available for download.
4. Net Spy
Net spy Pro is used to monitor both PC and Mac computers. It can capture and record all keystrokes and screenshots of the user computers. Hidden within the application task list in the Task Manager, Net Spy displays no icons on desktop or start menu and can invisibly monitor any computer from the comfort of your workstation. Screenshots are not used for remote control. The window updates constantly and you can get the full view of any computer from your workstation and control them using your keyboard and mouse. There is another feature by which you can demonstrate something from your computer and the employees can view them on their screen. Net Spy is compatible with Windows XP, Windows 7, Windows Vista and Mac OS X 10.5 and above.
iSafe Keylogger Pro is a powerful and invisible key logger that can monitor and log all activities on your employee’s computer and send logs stealthily to remote email and FTP. It has specific features to log keystrokes, take screenshots, save passwords, log websites visited, record bi-directional instantaneous messages and chatting, and is a very useful tool that helps data loss prevention. It is used as an audio surveillance tool that monitors and records chats or conversations in your room through your computer microphone. With its voice activation recording feature, the recording will start only when sound level exceeds certain threshold level, thus saving disk space and time. It is compatible with the operation systems Windows XP/8/7/Vista, Windows 2000, Windows Server 2008 & 2003. Free download is available for 7- day trial.
Employee monitoring software is the best form of protection you can depend upon. By choosing the right software you can ensure data loss prevention and protect yourself from malicious spyware and lawsuits.