Workplace Internet Filtering &
Monitoring Software

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

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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
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

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
BrowseReporter end user report data dashboard with website and application usage graphs
BrowseReporter's work from home employee productivity report

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

Enforce Internet Usage Policies

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

Improve Employee Productivity

  • Get reports of how much time was spent on websites that are productive, unproductive, or neutral
  • Compare productivity levels by location to find out if employees are changing their work habits when they work from home
  • Customize the productivity classifications to best match what is considered productive for your employees

Limit Liability Risks

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

Improve Endpoint Security

  • Verify that employees are starting and stopping their work days at expected times
  • Track logon duration to ensure that employees are not logging in after hours or working unauthorized overtime
  • Track the utilization rate of laptops and desktops with reports of what devices your employees are logging in to each day

Increase Network Performance

  • Monitor file operations history on USB devices, cell phones, and cameras for high-risk behavior and data mismanagement
  • Collect evidence of data theft, attempts to use unauthorized USB devices, and general peripheral device usage
  • Trace an end-user’s peripheral device usage across all of your organization’s endpoints

Manage Remote Workers

  • Keep sensitive data safe with alerts of high-risk file transfers to portable storage devices or attempts to use unauthorized peripherals
  • Enforce internet use policies with alerts of employees that visit high-risk websites including porn, torrents, and unauthorized file sharing websites
  • Set a threshold to only trigger email alerts when a given website URL or category has been visited a specific number of times
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Shady Maple Transforms Their Productivity With 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.”

Kevin Porsche
IT Admin, Shady Maple

CurrentWare’s Employee Internet Management Software

Internet filtering and monitoring software for managing employee internet use

Starting at $2.99 USD user/month

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

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.

✓ 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

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.

Download: Best practices for monitoring employees

There are potential privacy concerns that your employees may have when you monitor their computer activity. By following these best practices you can monitor employee computer use while respecting workplace privacy laws.

Tips for Enforcing an Internet Use Policy

Granular User Activity Data Dashboards

  • 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

Productive vs Unproductive Web Browsing

  • Track how long users are away from their computers
  • View time spent on productive vs unproductive web browsing
  • Customize idle time based on last keyboard/mouse inputs

Idle Time Tracking

  • Track how long users are away from their computers
  • View time spent on productive vs unproductive web browsing
  • Customize idle time based on last keyboard/mouse inputs

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

  • 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

  • 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

Tips for Combining
Web Filtering and Internet Monitoring

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.).

When to Use Internet Monitoring

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

Internet monitoring is best used to track internet usage 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 usage.

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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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

Remote Client Install

Only a few steps to remotely install
the CurrentWare Client on all of
your computers

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

Employee Computer Monitoring Software FAQ

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.

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.

Is Employee 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).

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.

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 $2.99 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 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.

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