How to Monitor Employee Internet Usage

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

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BrowseReporter operates in stealth mode, allowing you to discreetly capture the URLs of every web site your employees visit and generate tabular or visual reports with its powerful integrated reporting utility.

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How Employee Monitor Software Works

Employee Monitoring with BrowseReporter

In this page, we will show you how to monitor the Internet usage of employees using BrowseReporter, CurrentWare's employee monitoring software.

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.


Installing BrowseReporter - Employee Monitoring Software

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Setup File Contents:

  1. CurrentWare Server and Console Setup File (CurrentWare.exe)
  2. CurrentWare Client Setup File (cwClientSetup.exe)
Install CurrentWare Web Filter Console on IT manager's computer

On the Manager’s computer, install the CurrentWare Console

  1. Run the setup file. (CurrentWare.exe)
  2. Select BrowseReporter
  3. The Installer will proceed to install the CurrentWare Server, Console and BrowseReporter onto the Manager's computer.

Note: For companies installing BrowseReporter on more than 300 computers, we recommend installing the CurrentWare Client setup file on a server and using SQL Server Professional as the database. To see Remote Deployment Options for BrowseReporter, visit our quick-start installation page.

Install CurrentWare Web Filter Client on Employee's computers

On the employees' computers, install the CurrentWare Client

  1. Take the CurrentWare Client setup file (cwClientSetup.exe) and run it on the client computer.
  2. The installer will ask you for the name of the computer with the CurrentWare Console installed. This will establish a connection with the manager's computer..
  3. After the CurrentWare Client is installed, it will connect to your CurrentWare Console automatically.
  4. Your employee's Internet activities are now being tracked by BrowseReporter.
  5. Repeat steps 1-3 on all the computers you would like to monitor for Internet usage.
Install CurrentWare Web Filter Console on IT manager's computer

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 computer/user you would like a report of
  4. Select the desired sorting method, order, and date range for your report and click “Run Report”


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, see our sample reports.

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.

Reports on Employee Internet activities

 
 
 

Employee Monitoring Report Samples

BrowseReporter offers 18 unique Internet, bandwidth, and computer application usage reports, giving you access to the data you need on-demand or at scheduled intervals. Discretely review employee browsing habits to identify productivity leaks, detect excessive bandwidth usage, and attempts to access inappropriate or unsafe content.

Access reports on-demand, or automate your employee monitoring with BrowseReporter's scheduling and delivery features. Automatically generate your reports when you want them with scheduled email deliveries to human resources and management teams.

 

report on every url visited by your employees

Sites Visited Report

Review your employee's Internet activities. The Sites Visited Report contains every single URL that they visited and how long they visited them for, giving you critical insights into unproductive web browsing habits and time sinks.
bandwidth usage on employee internet activities

Bandwidth Usage Summary

Display the total bandwidth sent and received on a daily basis to track employee bandwidth usage and monitor your network performance. Decrease network congestion and improve upload/download speeds by identifying employees and websites that are abusing your bandwidth.

Total employee Internet browsing time report

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.
Top domain by employee Internet browsing time report.

Top Domain by Browsing Time

Find out how long your users have been browsing on a specific domain. Accumulated active time only shows the time they spent when they were actually browsing on the webpage to see how productive they actually are.

Top Applications Used Report.

Top Used Applications by Active Time

Find out which applications are being used the most by your users to identify how productive your users are and which applications are worth keeping and removing.
Temployee productivity report.

Employee Productivity

Assign categories and websites that are productive or unproductive to your company, to access the overall efficiency of your employees.

Search Engine Keywords Report

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 for their search.
Report on employee internet browsing with URL categories

URL Categories

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

bandwidth usage on employee internet activities

Bandwidth Usage (URL Listing)

See the bandwidth activity for each website that your users have visited and discovered which website they spent most of the bandwidth on.
application usage graph on a hourly basis

Top Application Graph

Identify Windows applications that your users are using throughout the day.

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