Need Utility to Track on Employees activities

Several of my customers say that their employees are wasting time on personal social media
instead of working. CCTV does not help. Is there a way of recording details of Websites visited
programs loaded etc.
Who is Participating?

[Product update] Infrastructure Analysis Tool is now available with Business Accounts.Learn More

I wear a lot of hats...

"The solutions and answers provided on Experts Exchange have been extremely helpful to me over the last few years. I wear a lot of hats - Developer, Database Administrator, Help Desk, etc., so I know a lot of things but not a lot about one thing. Experts Exchange gives me answers from people who do know a lot about one thing, in a easy to use platform." -Todd S.

John KawakamiCommented:
There are a few ways.  The most obvious and popular one is to use a caching proxy like Squid on  your network.  You set up the browsers to use the proxy, and all the traffic is logged.  You can then find a log analyzer to produce reports.

There are proxies that operate transparently. I think Untangle firewall is one of these. There are also howtos about setting these up with the standard unix services.
Allan_FernandesAuthor Commented:
If they have simple desktops, then isn't there some application that can do this ?
Mohammed KhawajaManager - Infrastructure:  Information TechnologyCommented:
First of all check what the law states for where you are.  As an example in province of Quebec, data can also be used for looking at trends, etc and cannot be used to target individuals.  

Look at WebMarshal as it does everything you want as well as Squid.  Another option would be Untangle.

Experts Exchange Solution brought to you by

Your issues matter to us.

Facing a tech roadblock? Get the help and guidance you need from experienced professionals who care. Ask your question anytime, anywhere, with no hassle.

Start your 7-day free trial
Bill WoodCommented:
Our Barracuda device lets us block websites and categories that upper management doesn't want employees to be looking at. It works great for company computers on the network, but we don't have a way to block what they do on their personal smart phones.
It's more than this solution.Get answers and train to solve all your tech problems - anytime, anywhere.Try it for free Edge Out The Competitionfor your dream job with proven skills and certifications.Get started today Stand Outas the employee with proven skills.Start learning today for free Move Your Career Forwardwith certification training in the latest technologies.Start your trial today
Social Networking

From novice to tech pro — start learning today.