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SolMiester
06-10-2009, 03:24 PM
Hi all, I am looking for software to report on staff internet browsing...We have a gateway on our WAN and I am thinking of mirroring the port to create internet reports and to monitor against abuse of privileges.

We used to have surf patrol, but they were bought out by websense who now charge an arm and a leg!

Chilling_Silence
06-10-2009, 03:33 PM
Are you just wanting to know where they're going? How long they're spending on Sites X, Y & Z? Total data use / accounting? What about non-www services such as P2P / IM?

Would something like Untangle work ?

SolMiester
07-10-2009, 12:45 PM
Are you just wanting to know where they're going? How long they're spending on Sites X, Y & Z? Total data use / accounting? What about non-www services such as P2P / IM?

Would something like Untangle work ?

Hi chill, yes to all of the above.....the WAN proxy will block P2P and IM, so not worried about that...We need some good easy to use reports on staff activity to ensure they arent browsing personal sites in work time.

Our current proxy is also the radius server and firewall, does liquid squid ring a bell. Trouble is its reporting is pants!

somebody
07-10-2009, 01:07 PM
Give Untangle a try - it's quite a 'heavy' application, but it is quite comprehensive.

wainuitech
07-10-2009, 01:23 PM
This may or may not be of any help - Just found This crowd (http://www.redline-software.com/eng/products/iam/) - never tried it, never even heard of it before.

The screen shots look like what you want to do. looks like it has a limited trial as well.

nofam
07-10-2009, 01:48 PM
Are you using ISA? We use Webspy (http://www.webspy.com/products/analyzer/default.aspx) and it's pretty good.

SolMiester
08-10-2009, 08:17 AM
This may or may not be of any help - Just found This crowd (http://www.redline-software.com/eng/products/iam/) - never tried it, never even heard of it before.

The screen shots look like what you want to do. looks like it has a limited trial as well.

That looks sweet WT...thx, I have built an Untangle box to put on our end of the WAN to bridge the connection as of course we already has the firewall etc, however this Red Line looks perfect for the job and a really good price. Great find!, I like how they have different version for the different proxy boxes....

wainuitech
08-10-2009, 08:20 AM
if you try it, please advise how it goes, could be useful for others as well.

As I mentioned - never even heard of it before. :)

SolMiester
08-10-2009, 08:58 AM
Are you using ISA? We use Webspy (http://www.webspy.com/products/analyzer/default.aspx) and it's pretty good.

That looks quite good too....

SolMiester
09-10-2009, 08:24 AM
Well, report so far... I cant make much sense on the Webspy program, I do understand the filter values etc you are supposed to put in. The Internet Access Monitor seems ok, not as flash as I thought. Still quiet hard to get a report of hit via time spend p/user with time stamp.....still looking for something,,,Marshall have a new program but it just looks expensive, will wait on the quote......I have the proxy logs files, just need to find a decent program to give me a good picture of use really....

SolMiester
09-10-2009, 10:11 AM
Cyfin Reporter is looking good

SolMiester
09-10-2009, 02:51 PM
Wow, the boss is pissed .......... Cyfin reporter has shown a bit of abuse....

Chilling_Silence
09-10-2009, 08:36 PM
Bugger, thats always the risk ..

I did some recent consulting for a small business, they suspected one of the guys was doing pr0n.

Anyways, I'd previously given them a Tomato router so at the router-level I blocked http traffic on port 80, 8080 & 443, leaving it so he can email & skype still.

That was last thursday, today is Friday, he's only just noticed now that he doesn't have 'net coz the boss was out and I'm presuming he wanted some action .... :p