How to Monitor Employee Internet Usage

BrowseReporter is a powerful employee internet usage monitoring software for monitoring computer activity in the workplace.

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Employee Internet Usage 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 internet activity reports, Management and Human Resources can make data-informed decisions when managing employee productivity and enforcing employee internet usage policies.

Make data-informed management decisions with user activity tracking

BrowseReporter’s detailed employee internet usage reports provide managers with the activity data they need to understand how in-house and remote teams are spending their time at work.

  • Identify actively disengaged employees that are wasting work time on social media, computer games, and other distractions
  • Discover peaks and valleys in productivity and performance for your entire workforce, specific departments, and individual employees
  • Find out when remote workers and other employees with flexible schedules are typically working the most
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Enforcing acceptable Internet use policies has never been easier

Our employee monitoring software gives you detailed evidence of web activity in your company, making it the perfect complement to existing internet use policies.

  • Empower anti-harassment initiatives with evidence of employees that are visiting inappropriate websites at work
  • Receive alerts when employees visit high-risk websites including porn, torrents, and unauthorized file sharing websites
  • Combine BrowseReporter with BrowseControl Web Filter to block websites

How does BrowseReporter work?

Graphic that illustrates how employers can report on employee Internet and application usage in the workplace.

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?”

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.

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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 employee internet usage while respecting 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.

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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. 

View your employee monitoring reports as a general summary for quick overviews, or switch to the detailed view for further insight. Review user activity data to decide what websites should be blocked or monitored.

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

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BrowseReporter Employee and Computer Monitoring 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

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End-User Reports

Provide your employees with on-demand access to their own user activity data

Stealth

Stealth Mode

The software can run silently in the background or be configured to alert users

Centralized Console

Central Web Console

Access the administrative console from a web browser on any computer in your network

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

Centralized Console

SQL Server Supported

Our database is scaled for enterprise and large business operations

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