Computer Monitoring

Should you tell your employees about Employee Monitoring Software

Employee Monitoring Software is something that can track and record everything your employees do in your office by using the company-owned computers. The software even can record them silently without making your employees aware about it. But, have you ever asked yourself: is it good to monitor your employees without informing them? Unless there is a serious situation that comes into place, most people suggest that informing employees about the monitoring is a best do. Because when you will tell your employees that they are being monitored, they will monitor their own behavior and will not do things that are illegal.

You must tell your employees about the activity monitoring software (keylogger) because the software can also log keystrokes such as user names and passwords. Therefore, if by chance your employees use any private information such as bank details in your company-owned computer then it will be tracked by the software which is illegal to do. If they know about monitoring then they will be cautious and will not make such mistake of using them in company.

Topics to Discuss with Your Employees

You must update all your new and old employees about the computer monitoring software that is going to be installed in your office. To make it clear to your employees, there must be an open discussion with them about the computer usage and in each employee file there must be written information about the usage and other issues. In a meeting you must declare your company policies very clearly such as what is being monitoring and recorded, what are the restrictions of the company, activities that should not be done in computer, bandwidth usage restrictions, employees responsibilities, how many hours employee should be working in company etc.

When to use Silent Spy Mode

In many situations, especially in such incidents that includes legal problems, a company can use spy monitoring to gather information about what an employee is doing without informing. In any time you can install employee monitoring software in your company-owned computer but it cannot be installed in any employee-owned computer even if he/she is using the laptop for office. But you must use silent tracking only if you think your employee is misusing company assets such as internet, laptop, printer or phones. If the employee is involved in stealing of company data such as designs, software code, architectural plan, client contact list or architectural plan etc. you can use stealthy tracks. Also, silent tracking can be used if you think an employee is harassing other employees of your company or makes inappropriate communications or makes improper use of company funds such as credit cards and forged expense claims etc.

How to Make the Decision of Blocking Computers

You must block some of the websites from your employee computer such as adult sites or illegal activity sites. You can also block websites depending on the type and nature of your business. If your company requires only few certain sites then you can block the other sites by just making necessary sites available to the employees.
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SpyAgent Features

Monitoring and Surveillance

SpyAgent's logging capabilities are unmatched. SpyAgent can log anything from what the user types, to the files they printed and programs they ran - all time stamped by date for easy viewing. All logs are easily saved and exported for later use. SpyAgent can be configured to log all users on your computer with ease.

  • Keystroke Monitoring
    Monitor and log all keystrokes along with the window they are typed in and timestamp. Click the "Format" button to remove and apply text formatting to make the log more readable.
  • Emails Sent and Received
    Monitor and log all emails sent and received by users of your computer! All SMTP and POP3 messages are recorded for later viewing.
  • Screenshot Capturing
    SpyAgent can take snapshots of your desktop at set intervals of time, allowing you to visually see what is happening. The ScreenShot capture manager also has a built in Slide show viewer for easy viewing.
  • Clipboard Logging
    Log all text copied to the Windows clipboard by users.
  • Activity Logging
    Log all all system shutdowns and user log-ons, as well as SpyAgent actions: starting/stopping of monitoring processes, option changes, log accesses, and failed access attempts to start/stop monitoring. This also shows how long a user was active during a monitoring session.
  • Events Timeline Logging
    Log all events users performed and view them in an organized chronically ordered listing. The Events Timeline lets you view what the events the user performed, in the order they did them. Events logged include Program Starts/Stops, Website Visits, Document Viewings and Printings, and more.
  • Internet Chat Conversations
    Monitor and log both sides of all chat conversations made on chat clients. Supported clients include the latest versions of: AOL, AOL Instant Messenger, AIM Triton, Yahoo Messenger, MSN Messenger, and ICQ (both Pro and Lite).
  • Website Activity
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  • Application Usage
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  • Webmail and Website Content
    Log webmail messages from most major webmail providers - such as Gmail, Yahoo Mail, and MySpace webmail. SpyAgent logs incoming messages read by the user, as well as messages they send out through webmail. All website content visited can be logged as well.
  • Internet Connections
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  • Files Accessed
    Log all files and documents opened from within Windows Explorer. The log viewer provides links to the documents viewed.
  • Print Jobs Executed
    Log all files and documents printed by users of your PC. Logs include the document printed, who printed it, what printer was used and when.
  • Window Activity
    Log all windows in which the user directly interacts on the desktop.
  • E-Mail Log Delivery
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  • FTP Log Delivery
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Stealth and Security
SpyAgent has a large array of security and stealth features. SpyAgent is undetectable under all Windows versions (it does not even show up in the task manager on any Windows platform) and can circumvent popular third-party "spyware" detectors. SpyAgent has powerful lockdown and logging scheduling features, log file encryption, optional startup warnings, and much more.
  • Stealth-Mode
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  • Security Settings
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  • Log File Encryption
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  • Spyware Detector Disabling
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  • Log File Backdating
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  • Forced Hidden Files
    Configure SpyAgent to force hidden files - if a user tries to enable hidden file viewing within Windows SpyAgent will instantly disable hidden file viewing again.
  • Logging Time Scheduling
    Configure SpyAgent to monitor and record only when you want it to!
  • PC Lockdown Scheduling
    Schedule SpyAgent to lock your PC down when you are not around!
  • Warning Screen
    Display a splash screen which alerts users they are being monitored by the SpyAgent software (totally optional).
  • Password Protection
    SpyAgent is password protected to prevent easy monitoring termination and option changes.
  • Active Startup
    Run SpyAgent already in active monitoring mode.
  • Windows Startup
    Run SpyAgent when Windows boots up.
  • Idle Timeout
    SpyAgent will stop logging when the user is inactive for a specified amount of time, when they are active again SpyAgent resumes logging.
  • AutoClear
    You can set SpyAgent to clear your monitoring logs every xxx number of actions logged, or every xxx number of keystrokes entered. This provides for minimal usage of processor speed and disk space.
  • AutoArchiving
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  • Configurable Stealth Mode Hotkey
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  • Deploy Utility
    SpyAgent has a built in deploy utility that prevents it from being task ended from the task list, or any other process manager.
Website and Applications Filtering
SpyAgent not only acts as a powerful spy software solution, but also as a content filtering tool. SpyAgent can filter websites from being visited, applications from being ran by the user, and even chat messengers from being used while SpyAgent is active.
  • Application Filtering
    SpyAgent allows you to control what programs users cannot run!
  • Website Filtering
    SpyAgent allows you to control what websites users can and cannot visit!
  • Chat Filtering
    SpyAgent allows you to control what chat messengers users can and cannot use while SpyAgent is running!
  • Email Notification Alerts
    SpyAgent can be configured to send you email notifications when a user runs an unwanted website, chat client, or application. Alerts can also be sent when the computer is started/shutdown, when spyware detectors are installed, and even when a user types a trigger keyword!