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monitor internet & block site

pvcdm
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Hi
Can any one recommend good internet monitoring software? We are using DSL internet connection in our office. I need to print and monitor how much time users are using internet and web site. I want to block some website also.

Expecting your reply

Thanks
PV
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Do you have a budget?  There are a variety of applications ranging from "free" to "HOW MUCH!?!?!?"
hi, one of the best internet monitoring programs out there at the moment is one called 'Websense' - www.websense.com

I work for an IT support company and we have rolled this out to many of our clients looking for a solution similiar to yours.

hope this helps.
We have websense too.  Sucks for multisite deployment and support is slow at best.
Again, need a better definition of scope - how many users, what kind of budget, will you have support staff for reporting, etc?

Commented:
Certain commercial firewall products like SonicWALL have extensions that scan right upto the HTTP level, including content filtering with dynamic updates, script/java blocking, network Antivirus, and usage reporting. The firewall supports RADIUS (and I think LDAP) authentication methods for controlling web access. Very comprehensive, not very cheap though.
Dushan De SilvaTechnology Architect

Commented:
You can try sygate firewall.

BR Dushan
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Commented:
Depends on your setup but the best monitoring/blocking software I have used is Surf Control Web Filter.  It's not your cheapest option but it is extremely effective and easy to use, the reports show every site, time etc for every user etc:

http://www.surfcontrol.com/Default.aspx?id=375&mnuid=1.1

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Dushan De SilvaTechnology Architect

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Hello pvcdm,
Did you tried with my comment?

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