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I have a customer that has 75 staff and they want to monitor each user , their application use, their internet usage based on individual users etc.
Just wondering what economical solutions there might be out there.
Customer will want most economical solution here, thanks.
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Look at free linux distributions. A couple I can recall;

Smoothwall
IPCop
Endian Community Edition
Zentyal

All the versions can be installed on Pentium 4 PC's, no need to break the bank on a server..

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We use Spector.

But there are other solutions:
http://employee-monitoring-software-review.toptenreviews.com/
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A list of software/appliances:
squid www.squid-cache.org
Untangle       www.untangle.com
astaro   www.astaro.com
ClearOS www.clearfoundation.com
PF www.pfsense.org
WALL m0n0.ch/wall
IPCop ipcop.org
websense websense.com
eblaster eblaster.com
forti fortinet.com
SonicWall      sonicwall.com
Cyberroam      cyberoam.com
SmoothWall      smoothwall.net


If you want "economical solutions" go squid (linux based):
http://www.howtoforge.com/pfsense-squid-squidguard-traffic-shaping-tutorial
http://www.linuxhelp.net/guides/squid/
http://wiki.squid-cache.org/
http://www.linux-magazine.com/w3/issue/100/052-054_squid.pdf
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