How to Monitor Employee Internet Usage

BrowseReporter is a powerful internet usage monitor software that accurately monitors and reports employees’ computer activities.

“CurrentWare is the most important tool in my company for increasing my employees’ productivity!”
Stanley, IT Director, KRUPS INC.

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Employee Monitoring with BrowseReporter

Companies ranging from small businesses to large enterprises use BrowseReporter to identify users who are browsing social media, causing network congestion by abusing company bandwidth, visiting inappropriate websites, or using unauthorized software on company computers.

With BrowseReporter’s comprehensive internet monitoring reports, Management and Human Resources can make data-driven decisions when conducting performance reviews and provide insightful coaching to address gaps in employee productivity and workplace standards compliance.

How does BrowseReporter work?

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1. CurrentWare Client

Easily deploy our Client on your employees’ computers to start tracking their website and application usage activities using our installer or Active Directory.

2. CurrentWare Server

Data tracked by the Client is uploaded to the Server database for storage. This is an on-premise Server for increased security and storage flexibility. 

3. CurrentWare Console

Choose from 20+ reports to run from. Get answers to questions such as “Which websites are my users distracted by?” and “Who are my top performers?”

Installing BrowseReporter - Employee Monitoring Software

Setup File Content:

  1. CurrentWare.exe: cwServer & cwConsole setup
  2. cwClientSetup.exe: CurrentWare Client Setup File 
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On the Manager’s computer, install the CurrentWare Console
  1. Run the CurrentWare.exe setup file. 
  2. Select BrowseReporter.
  3. The Installer will proceed to install the CurrentWare Server, Console and BrowseReporter onto the Manager's computer.
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On the employees' computers, install the CurrentWare Client
  1. Run the client setup file on your employee's computers.
  2. Connect PCs to the CurrentWare Server.
  3. Your employee's Internet activities are now being tracked by BrowseReporter.
  4. Repeat steps 1-3 on all computers. 
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Return to the Manager’s PC, launch the CurrentWare Console
  1. Under the BrowseReporter menu, click on "Run Report".
  2. Select your desired report type.
  3. Select the computers or users.
  4. Click the “Run Report” button to see your report.

FEATURE OVERVIEW

Employee Monitoring Reports

BrowseReporter offers more than 20 unique Internet, bandwidth, and computer application usage reports, giving you access to the data you need on-demand or at scheduled intervals. Review employee browsing habits to identify productivity leaks, detect excessive bandwidth usage, and attempts to access inappropriate or unsafe content.

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Sites Visited Report

Review your employee's Internet activities. This report is the master log file of your users' browsing history, giving you critical insights into unproductive web browsing habits and time sinks.

CurrentWare BrowseReporter Total Sites Visited report for an employee that has been using the Internet to waste company time.

Top Used Applications 

Find out which applications your employees are using on their computers. Identify underutilized software and detect undesirable application usage on your network. 

Employee Productivity Report

Employee Productivity

See what portion of your employee's days are spent on unproductive websites. Use the predefined productive/unproductive classifications or customize them to suit what's considered productive for your employees and your organization.

Employee Application Report

Top Application Graph

Identify Windows applications that your users are using throughout the day. See exactly which applications are being used on a hourly basis. Use this report as a security measure to identify users running malicious applications outside office hours. 

CurrentWare BrowseReporter Total Sites Visited report for an employee that has been using the Internet to waste company time.

Total Browsing Time

Get a list of all your users' total browsing time to identify which user has been browsing on the Internet the most. Identify top Internet users from your organization based on groups.

BrowseReporter Top 10 Domains by Active Browsing Time report with bar graphs.

Top Domain by Browsing Time

Find out the most popular domains among your teams and departments. Measure the time spent on work productive websites against distracting websites.

BrowseReporter Keywords Searched by Time report with 9 different keywords listed.

Search Engine Keywords

Ensure that company search engine activity is relevant. Review the search terms used by employees within your organization, the dates and times they searched, and the search engines used.

Sites visited by category report from BrowseReporter

URL Categories

Understand your employee's Internet browsing activity by looking at the category that is tagged next to every website that they visit. Take the guesswork out of website identification. 

BrowseReporter Bandwidth Usage by Sites report with 13 different URLs listed.

Bandwidth Usage (URL Listing)

See the bandwidth activity for each website that your users have visited and discovered which domains they spent most of the bandwidth browsing on.

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Bandwidth Usage Summary

Display the total bandwidth sent and received to monitor your network performance. Decrease network congestion and improve upload/download speeds by identifying bandwidth abusers. 

How do you monitor your employees while respecting their privacy?

  • Be transparent about employee monitoring. Employers should notify their employees of internet monitoring through acceptable use policies, team meetings, and periodic reminders.
  • Not monitor more than necessary. Employers should use the least invasive method of monitoring that fulfills the goals of the business. 
  • Protect employee monitoring data. The internet usage data of employees may be sensitive. Employers should protect this data the same way they would treat other sensitive data.

Detailed Internet Activity Reports

Intuitive and Comprehensive Employee Monitoring Data

BrowseReporter provides an easy to use reporting utility that generates comprehensive reports. At a glance you can review the websites visited by your employees, the times they visited these websites, and the total duration spent on each website. For a full list of what you can track with BrowseReporter.

View your employee monitoring reports as a general summary for quick overviews, or switch to the detailed view for further insight.

You can customize the data presented in your reports based on time, date, individual users and specific computers.

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Other BrowseReporter Features

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Internet Monitoring

Track detailed user web browsing activities on their computers

Reports
Web Activity Reports

20+ different detailed graphical and tabular reports

Application Blocker
Track Application usage

Track employee computer usage on Windows applications

Internet Scheduler
Idle time Tracking

Track mouse and keyboard movement to monitor inactivity

Bandwidth Tracker
Bandwidth Tracking

Find users that are hogging the network's bandwidth

Tracking Schedule
Tracking Scheduler

Only track URLs during specific time and days

Remote Screen Capture
Remote Screen Capture

See what your users are doing in real-time

Email Report
Email Reports

Automatically email reports of employee web usage to managers

Category Filtering
URL Category Tracking

Understand where your users are surfing by tagging a URL category to every web page

Email Alert
Email Alerts

Send email alerts to authorities when user browsing has exceeded company web policies

Unlimited Data Storage
Unlimited Data Storage

Configure custom data schedules to archive and store data for as long as you want

Stealth
Stealth Mode

Our client runs silently in the background and can be configured to alert users of web filtering

Centralized Console
Centralized Console

Manage all your users from the centralized console with Active Directory import or syncing

Remote Client Install
Remote Client Install

Easily deploy the CurrentWare Client remotely to all of your computers

Offsite Management
Offsite Management

Extend onsite Internet usage policies to laptops running outside the corporate network

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SQL Server Supported

Our database is scaled for enterprise and large business operations

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“Since we’ve let employees work from home we’ve had to have them connect remotely to the office. Thanks to BrowseReporter we know exactly what they’re doing during work hours.”
– Aaron Siegel, Network Administrator, Sessions & Kimball LLP