Workplace Internet Filtering & Monitoring Software

CurrentWare’s web filtering and monitoring software prevents misuse of the internet in the workplace—even on Terminal Server and Remote Desktop Services!

  • Track Employee Productivity
  • Enforce Internet Use Policies
  • Block Inappropriate & Malicious Websites

How to Manage Employee Internet Use With CurrentWare

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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BrowseReporter end user report data dashboard with website and application usage graphs

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

Track & Restrict Uploads/Downloads

Ensure your users are not uploading/downloading malicious or inappropriate files with advanced visibility and control over their file transfers.

  • Monitor and restrict file transfers to the web, removable media, network share drives, and more
  • Audit user file transfers for evidence of data theft and policy violations
  • Improve bandwidth availability by prevening users from downloading unnecessary files
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Graphs comparing productivity between in-office, remote, and hybrid employees

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

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

CASE STUDY

Shady Maple Transforms Their Productivity With CurrentWare's Internet Management Tools

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.

"When we first saw the employee tracking reports we were totally surprised by some of the behaviors that had gone under the radar" - Kevin Porsche, IT Admin, Shady Maple

Check Out Our Great Reviews

The reports are very easy to understand and the fact that they can  be emailed to you on a schedule is amazing, and have made finding productivity killers VERY easy. Customer support has been fantastic every time I've had to reach out to them; I highly recommend them!

Kristen S., Associate IT Director
Specialty Coding Services Broker, 51-1000+ 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

In my nearly 40 years in the IT business I’ve worked with a lot of support teams. I really appreciate CurrentWare going the extra mile to help me get the most out of the product. They’ve definitely outweighed any of the other competitors that I’ve looked at.

Jerry Slocum, Managed Services Provider
Haggerty Auto Group, 150-200 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 Industry, 10,001+ Employees

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Real-Time Employee Computer Activity Dashboards & Reports

Improve business intelligence with advanced insights into web browsing, app usage, bandwidth consumption, productivity, and more!

  • Identify productivity leaks
  • Enforce company policies
  • Detect software waste
BrowseReporter productivity dashboard - individual user

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
Employee Productivity Dashboard

Track Productive vs Unproductive Time

  • 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 IP-based location tracking to compare productivity levels between time spent in-office vs time spent working remotely
Screenshot of BrowseReporter's employee idle time tracking dashboard

Idle Time Tracking

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

Bandwidth Monitoring

  • 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
Application activity log with app titles

Track Website & Application Usage

  • Detect the use of unauthorized software applications
  • Track which apps & sites employees use solo, as a team, or as a company
  • Determine software adoption rates with usage data for apps and SaaS sites
Employee desktop screenshots

Take Screenshots Of Your Employees’ Desktops

  • Capture high-resolution and compressed screenshots of your employee’s desktops to see exactly what they're doing on their computers.
  • The employee screenshot monitoring software feature 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
today's insights user score cards

Keep a Pulse on Team Activity in Real-Time

  • Get high-level views of the recent activity of individual users and teams
  • Easily see who is online now and who hasn’t logged in today
  • Track your users’ most recent productivity, activity, availability status

Tips for Combining
Web Filtering & 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.

Learn More: Internet Filtering or Internet Monitoring—Which is Right For You?

 

An employee browsing the Internet on a laptop computer with different websites that are being tracked by the Internet monitoring software.
Paper document that says "Internet Usage Policy"

FREE DOWNLOAD
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 users' rights and responsibilities

CurrentWare Features

Internet Off

User Activity Monitoring

Track web browsing, software use, search queries, and more

Remote Screen Capture

Screenshot Monitoring

Take automatic screenshots or remotely view desktops

Application Blocker

Track Software Usage

Get insights into software usage trends in your organization

Stealth

Transparent & Stealth Modes

Run silently in the background or provide notice of monitoring

Block USB

Block USB & Other Devices

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

Allowed List

Device Whitelist

Allow only authorized storage devices to be used

Block Files

Block File Transfers

Prevent files from being transferred to portable storage

Reports

DLP Activity Reports

Track file transfers, storage device use, file operations, and more

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Block Websites

Block websites based on
URLs & content categories

Download Filter
Block Downloads/Uploads

Prevent uploading and downloading based on file type

Application Blocker
Application Blacklisting

Block specific Windows
applications from launching

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PC Power Management

Remotely track and control PC power states

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Centralized Console

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

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Platform Security

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

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Offsite Management

Extend onsite security policies to any remote computer running outside the corporate network

Internet Off

SQL Server Supported

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

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’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.

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

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.

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 start at $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 independent 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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