GFI Software has repackaged its WebMonitor censorware into three editions with varying levels of security.
WebMonitor 4.0 offers organisations a way to limit employees' use of the internet to business-critical sites, while also securing their web use, according to company officials. The software, targeted primarily at small and mid-sized businesses, is now available in three packages.
WebFilter Edition comes with GFI's WebGrade database, which categorises websites based on human review, and lets administrators block access based on category (such as adult, and online gaming). This edition monitors the sites visited and the bandwidth used by employees, and lets administrators set policies on a user-by-user basis. The package is priced per user; an organisation with 500 users would pay $12.87 per user per year for the first year.
WebSecurity Edition includes download control policies that monitor which files employees download from the web, blocking select file types such as MP3s. The package also includes virus scanners that check each file for viruses, and blocks access to known phishing sites. This edition is priced per user; an organisation with 500 users would pay $8.05 per user per year for the first year.
UnifiedProtection Edition includes monitoring websites and web downloads, and also blocks applications that connect to web sites to download updates. This package also tracks traffic that is downloaded and uploaded to the web, counts URL hits over time, provides whitelists and blacklists for making exceptions to policies, and offers access to the product's configuration and monitoring interface.