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Workplace Internet Filtering &
Employee Monitoring Software

CurrentWare’s workplace internet filtering and monitoring software prevents the misuse of the internet in the workplace.

  • Track Employee Productivity
    Track unproductive web browsing, app use, and idle time to detect time-wasting 
  • Intuitive Employee Activities Reports
    Easily understand how employees spend their time on company devices
  • Block Inappropriate & Malicious Websites
    Block websites to improve company security and worker productivity 

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How to Manage Employee Internet Use With CurrentWare

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BrowseReporter’s Employee Computer Activity Dashboards

Restrict Employee Internet Access

BrowseControl is the best web filter for blocking internet sites at work

  • Block websites based on category, URL, domain, or IP address
  • Customize internet restrictions for each user, device, or department
  • Schedule unique internet restrictions throughout the day
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Monitor Employee Internet Use

BrowseReporter is the best employee monitoring software for tracking internet use

  • See how much time is spent on unproductive web browsing
  • Compare active time vs idle time to see which websites are being actively browsed and which are in the background
  • Noisy data such as CDNs and advertisements are filtered out;  the reports show actual employee internet usage

Empower Employees to
Self-Monitor

With BrowseReporter’s End-User Reports feature your employees have on-demand access to their user activity data

  • Allow employees to benefit from the same insights that will be used by managers and human resources
  • Increase employee autonomy by allowing them to self-manage their internet and application usage
  • Improve transparency of employee monitoring by showing employees exactly what data is being tracked
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Manage Your Remote Workforce

CurrentWare’s employee internet management solutions allow you to monitor and restrict the internet usage no matter where your employees work

  • Use the Productivity by Location report to compare productivity between time spent at home and in the office
  • Use the offsite mode to continue monitoring and restricting internet access when portable devices leave the network
  • Updates to internet restriction policies will sync with offsite devices once they reconnect to the server
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The Benefits of Employee
Internet Management Software

CurrentWare’s web filtering and employee monitoring software offers advanced features for tracking and controlling employee behavior on company devices

Enforce Internet Usage Policies

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  • Website Tracking: Track the websites that your employees visit and the time they spend on each site, even when they delete their web browsing history
  • Employee Behavior: Collect evidence of unsafe and unproductive computer activity to ensure that employees are following your company policy
  • Time Tracking: See how long each website was actively used for to better understand how much time is being spent on distracting websites

Improve Employee Productivity

Computer usage data shown across 4 bar charts: top 5 productive departments, top 5 unproductive departments, top 5 website categories, top 5 website domains

Managing human capital at scale is a significant challenge. Use BrowseReporter’s detailed reports to monitor employee productivity and get insights into how each employee spends their time at work.

  • Idle Time Monitoring: Track active vs idle times to understand how your top performers manage their time
  • Unproductive Time Tracking: See how much time was spent on websites that are productive and unproductive. Customize the productivity classifications to best match what is considered productive for your employees.
  • Monitor Remote Employees: Compare productivity levels by location to find out if employees are changing their work habits when they work from home

Track App Usage

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  • Monitor Applications: Record what computer programs are being used on each device to discover software piracy and shadow IT security risks
  • Track Apps: Collect software usage data to see which programs should be decommissioned and which ones require more licenses
  • Prevent Games Distraction: Improve employee productivity by ensuring that they aren’t spending their time on unproductive applications such as computer games

Improve Endpoint Security

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  • Security Threat Protection: Track employee activity for high-risk behaviors as part of your incident response strategy
  • Time Tracking: Track logon duration to ensure that employees are not logging in after hours or working unauthorized overtime
  • Audit Logs: Keep detailed logs of what devices your employees are logging in to each day and how they’re being used

Increase Network Performance

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  • Save Money on Unnecessary Network Upgrades: Identify and respond to bandwidth abuse before investing in upgrades to your network
  • Collect Network Activity Data: Define baseline performance metrics that you can use to detect outliers in network traffic
  • Identify & Block Bandwidth Hogs: Detect unproductive bandwidth hogs and block them from being accessed

Manage Remote Workers

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See how your remote teams are spend their time, no matter where they work. Use productivity analysis and automatic time tracking to verify that remote employees are working their expected hours.

  • Productivity by Location: Compare productivity levels between time spent in-office and time spent working remotely
  • Offsite Management: CurrentWare’s solutions continue to monitor and manage your employee’s devices no matter which network they connect to
  • Improve Visibility: Use our employee monitoring solution to gain advanced insights into how your remote teams spend their time
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Case Study

Shady Maple Transforms Their Productivity With  Internet Filtering & Employee Computer Monitoring Software

“Being able to identify negative browsing trends and put a stop to them within a couple of hours has meant that our employees are focused on the job almost all of the time. We have become an extremely efficient workforce."

CurrentWare’s Content Filtering, Data Loss Prevention & Employee Monitoring Software

The CurrentWare Suite has the solutions you need to detect insider threats, track your employees’ productivity, and control what websites employees access.

Employee Monitoring

BrowseReporter is a versatile employee monitoring software to track productivity and efficiency.

Easily monitor web browsing and application usage with intuitive user activity reports and dashboards.

✓ Make informed decisions with user activity monitoring

✓ Detailed evidence of web activity, the perfect tool for enforcing internet use policies

✓ Automatically capture screenshots of employee desktops

Web Filtering

BrowseControl is an easy-to-use website blocking software for restricting internet access.

Enforce internet use policies, block distracting websites, and improve internet security with granular internet access control policies.

Block websites based on URLs and content categories

Prevent users from running certain programs

Control internet access with allow and block lists

Device Control

AccessPatrol is a data loss prevention and USB control software to protect sensitive data against theft to portable storage devices.

Block USB devices and other peripherals to mitigate the threat of USB malware and data leakage.

✓ Block USB devices, network storage, & other peripherals

✓ Get alerts of USB file transfers and device use

✓ Block file transfers based on name and filetype

PC Power Manager

enPowerManager is an effective solution for remotely managing PC power policies across an enterprise to conserve energy and reduce costs.

Schedule PC power states or remotely boot up, shut down, or restart computers from the convenience of a central console.

✓ Remotely schedule and manage computer power states

✓ Configure advanced power policies for all users and computers

✓ Track logon, startup, and shutdown activities with intuitive reports

Get All 4 Modules in the CurrentWare Suite

Each module operates from the same central console, allowing you to easily manage the entire CurrentWare Suite from the convenience of a web browser.

✓ Get an advantageous price starting at $8.99 USD PUPM when you purchase all four modules as a bundle

✓ Seamlessly add new modules without redeploying the clients

✓ Includes BrowseReporter, BrowseControl, AccessPatrol, and enPowerManager

Flexible Deployment Options

Improve Productivity & Efficiency in 3 Simple Steps

Download the Free Trial

Get started today with a free fully-functional 14-day trial of the CurrentWare Suite. No credit card required to sign up!

Deploy the Software

Install the CurrentWare Console & Server on an admin’s computer, then deploy the CurrentWare Clients to your users’ computers.

Manage your Users

Organize your users/computers with AD sync or configure custom policy groups. Apply policies & run reports on their computer activities.

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Check Out Our Great Reviews on Capterra!

The reporting feature offers accurate insights on internet activities in order to ensure compliance & organization policies are met. The offsite management feature makes it easy to monitor those working from home.

Carroline Achieng O., Sales Consultant
Absa Life Assurance, 10,001+ Employees

BrowseReporter is simple to use and provides our company with the information we were looking for. Having BrowseReporter installed has prevented any internet abuse. This was exactly what we wanted!

Denise P., IT Manager
Paper & Forest Products, 51-200 Employees

BrowseReporter allows us to better control the activities of our remote employees, which are growing in number due to our transformation policy. It prevents irregular practices that go against our company's basic labor standards.

Kilmer M., Senior Director of Advertising
Financial Services Company, 51-200 Employees

Browsereporter is an extremely useful piece of software for monitoring our employees' devices while they are at work. It enables us to view data in real time, conduct detailed analyses of each employee's activities, and improve productivity where necessary.

Sebastian P., Chief Marketing and Customer Experience Officer
Retail, 10,001+ Employees

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Employee Monitoring Software Features to Improve Transparency & Respect Employee Privacy

The best employee monitoring software provides the flexibility you need to monitor employee computer use while respecting workplace privacy expectations. Here are some of the best privacy and security enhancing features of BrowseReporter.

End-User Reports

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Give your employees access to their own computer activity data. They can see exactly what internet and application usage data is being captured and use the time tracking their own benefit.

Custom Data Retention

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Automatically delete user activity data after a set period of time. Maintain auditable records of employee computer usage and time tracking for only as long as needed.

Monitor Software Notifications

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Display a custom message from time-to-time to notify your employees that their computer activity is being monitored.

Show in System Tray

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Enable this feature to make the CurrentWare Client visible in the system tray of your employee’s computers.

Console Permissions

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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.

Schedule Employee Monitoring

BrowseReporter employee monitoring scheduler to limit tracking to work hours

Schedule BrowseReporter’s computer tracking to only collect data during work time. Turn off monitoring during non-work hours and personal browsing periods.

Disable Computer Tracking

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CurrentWare’s computer tracking software features can be selectively enabled or disabled, giving you full control over what is being monitored.

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Enforce Your Internet Use Policy With CurrentWare

User Activity Dashboards

  • Use the collected data to review aggregated results of your entire workforce or drill down to individual users
  • Select the date range and activities you want to populate the dashboard with
  • Use the activity log to review raw data; add/remove columns, sort data, and export to .XLSX or .PDF

Track Productive vs Unproductive Time

Employee Productivity Dashboard
  • View time spent on productive vs unproductive web browsing & app use
  • Customize to what is considered productive in your organization
  • Compare trends in aggregated & individual productivity over time
  • Use the Productivity by Location reports to ensure you have a productive remote workforce by comparing productivity levels between time spent in-office vs time spent working remotely

Idle Time Tracking

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  • Find out when remote employees are idling for too long or spending too much time on non-work related activities
  • Customize idle time based on the last keyboard/mouse inputs
  • Discover which departments or employees are the most active

See What Websites are Browsed the Most

  • Find out what the top browsed productive, unproductive, and neutral websites are
  • See which groups are the most active internet users
  • Review what categories of websites are being visited

Monitor Bandwidth Consumption

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  • Detect bandwidth hogging websites on your network
  • Review bandwidth usage trends to inform network capacity planning
  • See which individual users or groups have the greatest bandwidth usage

Track Application Usage

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  • Detect the use of unauthorized software applications
  • Find out what the most popular apps are and how long they're used for each day
  • Determine software adoption rates through user activity data

Take Screenshots Of Your Employees’ Desktops

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Taking screenshots of your employees' desktops lets you see exactly what they are doing on their computers.

  • Capture high-resolution and compressed screenshots of your employee’s desktops
  • BrowseReporter can be configured to automatically delete older screenshots to reduce storage requirements
  • Screenshots are tagged with the website or application that was being used, the time, and the name of the computer that was captured

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Tips for Combining
Web Filtering and Employee Monitoring Software

Should you block a website or monitor its usage? In this section you will learn the best practices for using internet management software to restrict internet access and monitor employees in the workplace.

When to Use Internet Filtering

Internet filtering is a proactive method of managing employee internet use – access to particular websites or categories is prevented entirely.

Internet filtering is best used for blocking websites that employees should never be allowed to access.

  • Block web content categories that are inappropriate for the workplace such as pornography, hate, violence, and virus-infected sites.
  • Restrict access to unproductive websites that are consistently distracting your employees such as social media, news, and shopping sites.
  • Create a safer workplace by preventing access to materials that may be used as tools for harassment (inappropriate images, gag websites, etc.).
BrowseControl Web Content Filtering software from CurrentWare
BrowseReporter user activity monitoring software from CurrentWare

When to Use Employee Monitoring Software

Employee monitoring is a reactive method of managing employee internet use—the internet use of employees is collected into reports, allowing you to address browsing habits after it’s collected by the monitoring software.

Employee monitoring software is best used to track internet browsing habits without explicitly preventing access to websites.

  • Provide employees with the autonomy to browse the internet freely while keeping track of web browsing to ensure it’s not impacting their productivity.
  • Review employee web activity reports to identify high-risk or inappropriate websites that have not yet been added to the block list of the web filter.
  • Track bandwidth use to identify users that are causing network latency with HD video streaming and excessive file downloads.

How to Combine the
Two Solutions

Using workplace internet filtering and monitoring software in tandem provides optimal control over employee internet use.

You can selectively monitor or block websites based on their impact and the level of autonomy you would like to provide.

  1. Use time-based filtering to allow access to distracting websites during off-hours times such as breaks.
  2. Set alerts to notify you when employees are visiting unproductive websites being too frequently throughout the day.
  3. Selectively restrict content categories based on business needs, such as allowing the marketing department to access social media.
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Internet Use Policy Template

Download this FREE internet use policy to set standards for acceptable internet usage in your organization.

  • Disclose the organization’s intent to monitor internet use
  • Communicate acceptable standards for technology use
  • Describe your user’s rights and responsibilities

CurrentWare Features

Internet Off

Internet ON/OFF

One click to completely block
the Internet

Internet Off

URL Filter

Allowed list or Blocked list for
specific URLs

Internet Off

Category Filtering

Block websites based on
content categories

Internet Off

Internet Scheduler

Set unique restrictions at specific
times of the day

Internet Off

Internet Monitoring

Track what websites are being
visited by employees

Internet Off

Web Activity Reports

15+ different detailed web
activity reports

Internet Off

Track Application Use

See what applications are being
used by employees

Internet Off

Email Reports

Automatically email reports of web
usage to managers

Internet Off

Block USB

Block unauthorized USBs to protect
against data theft

Internet Off

Block External Devices

Easily block DVDs, external drives
& other peripherals

Internet Off

Device Permissions

Set full access, read only or no
access on storage devices

Internet Off

Allowed List

Allow specific storage devices on
your network

Internet Off

Centralized Console

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

Internet Off

Platform Security

Protect your CurrentWare console
with 2FA, passwords, privilege
management, and more

Internet Off

Offsite Management

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

Internet Off

SQL Server Supported

Database scaled for enterprise and
large business operations using
Microsoft SQL Server

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Employee Monitoring FAQs

Are There Any Limits to the Free Trial?

The free trial for all of CurrentWare’s employee 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 determine if CurrentWare is the best employee monitoring software for your organization, reach out to our sales team.

Who Uses Employee Monitoring Software?

Employee 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.

These industries require a monitoring solution for advanced awareness and control over employee computer use to ensure compliance with security and data privacy laws such as HIPAA.

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.

Is Employee Monitoring Software Legal?

The legality of employee monitoring software 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 monitoring software, etc).

Does CurrentWare Have Access to Employee Data?

No, CurrentWare cannot access your employee monitoring data. CurrentWare’s employee monitoring software does not send your user’s computer usage data to CurrentWare. They are installed and managed by your organization.

All of the data collected by CurrentWare’s employee monitoring software is stored on a database that is installed in your organization’s data center or cloud service provider.

For more information please refer to our Terms of Service.

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.

Does CurrentWare Work with Remote Workers?

Yes. CurrentWare’s remote employee 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.

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Is This a Cloud Product?

The CurrentWare Suite can be deployed as on-premises software or as a cloud based software on a cloud platform of your choice. Both deployment option are compatible with remote workers with a few configuration changes.

The ability to choose either an on premises deployment or a cloud based gives your company full control over its employee monitoring data.

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Will CurrentWare Track Web Browsing When Users Uses Private Browsing Modes or Delete Their Browsing History?

Yes. CurrentWare’s employee monitoring software client collects employee activity data indepedent of the browser’s browsing history.

Employee activity 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.

How is the CurrentWare Suite Secured?

CurrentWare is committed to the security of its platform, its users and their data. 

 

  • All of the data collected by CurrentWare’s solutions is stored in your organization’s data center or cloud service provider; the data is not sent to CurrentWare.
  • The web console cannot be accessed without a username and password. For an added layer of authentication security you can enable two-factor authentication.
  • You can selectively enable/disable what data is tracked and delete old records automatically.

 

For a complete overview of the security measures that CurrentWare has in place, check out the CurrentWare platform security overview page.

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