Transparent & Stealth Monitoring System
CurrentWare’s employee computer activity monitoring programs can run in stealth mode to function as completely invisible stealth computer monitoring software or be configured to be fully transparent about computer monitoring.
Operate in stealth mode to monitor employees’ remote PCs discreetly or enable notifications that directly alert employees about the use of the employee monitoring software.
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- BrowseReporter can optionally notify employees that they are being monitored & give them access to their own reports
- The CurrentWare agent cannot be found in the Control Panel’s program list on the employee’s computer
- CurrentWare cannot be uninstalled or stopped without administrator privileges
Optional Features to Improve Transparency
and Respect Employee Privacy
CurrentWare’s transparency-boosting features help meet the privacy needs of your organization.
Scheduled User Monitoring (BrowseReporter)
BrowseReporter’s employee monitoring features are highly customizable to best fit the unique needs of each organization and the specific users they will be monitoring.
- Schedule internet monitoring to only occur during designated work hours, allowing employees to privately browse the internet during their breaks and personal time
- Respect GDPR and employee privacy by collecting representative data samples rather than continuously monitoring
- Reduce the amount of irrelevant data by not using the internet usage tracker during periods where unproductive browsing is normal
Monitoring Software Alerts (BrowseReporter)
Display a custom message to notify your employees that their internet and application activity is being monitored.
Show in System Tray (Full Suite)
Enable this feature to make the CurrentWare Client visible in the system tray of your employee’s computers.
End-User Reports (BrowseReporter)
Once enabled, this optional feature provides your employees with the ability to access their user activity data from the taskbar.
Restrict Access Permissions (Full Suite)
Restrict access to employee monitoring data with a password-protected console and unique data access permissions for each manager. Easily provide access on an as-needed basis.
Display Warning Message (BrowseControl)
With BrowseControl you can provide an optional custom message when users access a blocked website, redirect them to a different page, or display a blank web page.
Display Warning Message (AccessPatrol)
With AccessPatrol's warning message you can display a message box to explain why USBs and other peripherals have been blocked.
Disable Tracking Types
CurrentWare's tracking features can be selectively enabled or disabled, giving you full control over what is being monitored.
Admin Activity Logs
These audit logs help your security, auditing, and compliance teams answer “who did what, where, and when?” when it comes to configuration changes and data access within the CurrentWare Suite.
Learn The Best Practices for Monitoring Employees
Follow these best practices to increase buy-in for employee monitoring. Learn how to create a monitoring strategy that is transparent, fair, and respectful of employee privacy.
Why Use Stealth Computer Monitoring Software?
Enforce Computer Use Policies
Get Alerts of Policy Violations
An employee computer use policy helps ensure that your team members are aware of their responsibilities, but it’s not enough.
To make your policies truly effective you need employee computer tracking software to detect unwanted computer activity.
BrowseReporter’s automated computer activity alerts make it the best employee monitoring software for enforcing company policies. These alerts notify you when employees are visiting high-risk, inappropriate, or unproductive websites.
Maintain Evidence of Misuse
Employee monitoring software bolsters your policy enforcement by providing you with auditable records of employee computer activity.
BrowseReporter’s database is protected against tampering by your end-users; evidence of employee computer activity and lost productivity remains intact even when they use private browsing modes or clear their internet history.
Find Bandwidth Hogs On Your Network
Reduce Operational Costs
Are bandwidth upgrades necessary, or is an employee’s misuse of the internet what’s causing bottlenecks?
With BrowseReporter’s bandwidth usage reports you can identify which employees are consuming excessive amounts of bandwidth.
Find out if your organization is making optimal use of its current bandwidth before investing in expensive networking upgrades.
Improve Network Performance
Monitoring bandwidth usage provides a baseline performance metric that you can use to detect outliers in network traffic.
With this data you can identify productivity-draining bandwidth hogs in your network, then block them to reduce unnecessary strain on your network’s available bandwidth.
Manage Employee Productivity
Coach Underperforming Employees
While occasional web surfing for personal purposes might be okay so long as employees are getting their work done, workplace internet abuse can be a serious detriment to productivity.
Using employee productivity tracking software provides employees, managers, and HR with a benchmark for Employee Performance Improvement Plans (PIP).
The use of employee computer monitoring software does not have to be an exclusively top-down approach. With BrowseReporter you can give your employees on-demand access to their productivity and computer activity data.
This approach to employee monitoring will foster happier, more creative, and more productive teams by empowering them to self-manage their productivity.
Optimize Work Processes
Are deadlines being missed because your employees are being interrupted by meetings, becoming sidetracked by other tasks, or because they’re consistently blocked by other departments?
The productivity insights provided by employee computer monitoring software allows you to identify inefficiencies so you can optimize work processes.
Protect Your Business From Liability Risks
Detect Software Piracy
Employers have a responsibility to prevent the use of unlicensed software in their organization.
Employee application monitoring software shows you what software is being used on work computers, providing an early warning of piracy in the workplace.
Stop Workplace Harassment
Allowing employees to access pornographic, hateful, or crude websites at work is a serious liability risk.
Don’t risk creating a hostile work environment. Restrict and monitor employee computer activity to ensure that company resources are being used appropriately.
Meet Compliance Requirements
Controlling internet use is an essential part of securing your sensitive information against web-based threats.
Without critical security controls in place an employee can infect your network with malware or transfer sensitive data to unauthorized file storage sites.
Improve Visibility of Remote Workers
Compare Productivity of Remote & In-Office Employees
Without visibility into workflows, how can you be certain that your employees are as productive working from home as they are in the office?
Using BrowseReporter’s productivity by location reports you can analyze employee productivity trends to see where they thrive and verify attendance.
Praise High Performing Employees & Identify Shirkers
Many leaders worry that their employees will be distracted, or worse—actively disengaged—while they work from home.
Remote employee monitoring software is a valuable tool for identifying poor performers, improving visibility into employee productivity, and providing high-performers an opportunity to demonstrate their efforts.
Provide Opportunities for Flexible Employee Schedules
How do you keep a pulse on the activity levels of your remote workforce when everyone is so disconnected from each other?
Remote employee monitoring software provides you with a clear picture of when employees are working on their computers so you can rest assured that they are engaged no matter how they like to schedule their time.
Save Money on Unused Software
Underutilized software costs businesses a staggering $34 billion per year! With BrowseReporter’s software usage analysis features, you can track software usage in your company and uncover opportunities to reduce software licensing.
- Track Windows software usage and user activity to detect the use of unsafe or unproductive programs.
- Use the Windows software usage reports to improve software usage tracking in the workplace and better manage software licenses
- Monitor application usage in your network for suspicious and unfamiliar applications.
- Use the drilldown dashboard to find out the utilization rate of specific pieces of software
- Combine BrowseReporter with BrowseControl’s application blocker to prevent your users from launching specific applications.
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CurrentWare Employee Monitoring Software FAQ
Does CurrentWare Have Access To Employee Data?
No, CurrentWare cannot access your employee’s computer monitoring data. CurrentWare’s software does not send your user’s computer usage data to CurrentWare. They are installed and managed by your organization.
With CurrentWare’s on-premises & self-managed cloud deployment options, you’re in complete control of your data.
- Sensitive employee data stays secured to your standards rather than being sent to a third party.
- Maintain data localization and residency compliance requirements by keeping employee data exactly where it needs to be.
- Retain auditable records of user activity for as long as you need
For more information please refer to our Terms of Service.
Is This a Cloud Product?
Will CurrentWare Track Web Browsing When Users Uses Private Browsing Modes or Delete Their Browsing History?
Yes. CurrentWare’s software client collects user activity data independent of the browser’s browsing history.
Internet browsing data will remain intact for use in reports and dashboards even if the user deletes their web browsing history in their browser or uses a private browsing function such as Incognito Mode On Google Chrome, Private Browsing On Mozilla Firefox, and InPrivate Browsing Window On Microsoft Edge.
What Is Employee Monitoring Software?
Employee monitoring software is an app that tracks employee computer activity. The goal of employee computer monitoring software is to improve productivity and efficiency by using activity data to better understand how a workforce operates. This data is used to track time spent on projects, identify time spent on unproductive activities, and increase the visibility of a remote workforce.
Does CurrentWare Work With Remote Workers?
Yes. CurrentWare’s computer monitoring software allows you to monitor remote workers through a variety of deployment options such as an offsite mode that works without access to the internet, connecting through a VPN, port forwarding, or by installing it on a cloud platform of your choice.
Who Uses Employee Monitoring Software?
Employee computer monitoring software is used by a wide variety of industries. It is most commonly found in industries that are required to monitor employee computer activity for data security compliance purposes. Examples of common industries include financial services, government, and health care.
What Are the Benefits of Employee Monitoring Software?
- Improve Productivity: Employee computer activity data provides managers with the insights they need to make informed productivity management decisions. This includes identifying disengaged employees, balancing workloads, and optimizing work processes.
- Manage Risks: Monitoring employee computer activity helps limit legal liability and reduces cybersecurity risks by ensuring that acceptable use policies are being followed.
- Save Money: Employee computer monitoring software provides valuable workforce analytics data. This data can be used to reduce software wastage, detect time theft, and improve operational efficiency.
Are There Any Limits To The Free Trial?
The free trial for all of CurrentWare’s computer monitoring software solutions are fully functional. You can deploy it on up to 10 computers for 14 days. If you need more time or more computers to properly evaluate CurrentWare in your organization, reach out to our sales team.
How Much Does CurrentWare Cost?
CurrentWare’s solutions can be purchased individually for the greatest flexibility or as a bundle for the best value.
When purchased individually, the cost of BrowseReporter, BrowseControl, and AccessPatrol starts as low as $3.99 USD per user per month (paid annually).
Volume license discounts are available starting for as low as 100 users, with discounts increasing depending on the number of licenses.
There are additional discounts available for educational organizations, non-profits, managed services providers, and for businesses that pre-purchase multiple year plans.
Looking for a quote? Contact our sales team here.
Is Stealth Monitoring Software Legal?
The legality of employee monitoring depends entirely on regulations and other legislation that are specific to the organization, its industry, and the jurisdiction of its employees.
The recommended best practice is to have employees read and sign a technology in the workplace policy where they acknowledge that they are aware that their activity is being monitored.
An example of mandated employee consent can be seen in Europe’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), which requires that employers inform employees that they are being monitored in the workplace, why they are being monitored, how their data will be used, and the methods that will be used to monitor them (security cameras, employee computer monitoring software, etc).
In the majority of jurisdictions using stealth monitoring software without the informed consent of employees will be against workplace privacy laws.
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