• Web-based interface allows viewing from anywhere in the network.• Supports Microsoft ISA Server 2000/2004 (both Standard and EnterpriseEditions).• Easy installation, minimal configuration required.• Does not duplicate functionality already present in MS ISA Server.• Site Rating - Proactive assisted real-time content filtering – GFI WebMonitorchecks URLs for adult content through the Yahoo! SafeSearch
categorization engine. Yahoo! SafeSearch
is an online database whichclassifies and categorizes various sites onthe Internet. GFI WebMonitor queries this database to detect sites with adultcontent.• Web Traffic Scanning - Scanning downloaded content via HTTP and FTP forviruses using one or more virus scanning engines.• Real filetype signature check - GFI WebMonitor performs real filetypesignature checks on all HTTP/FTP files being downloaded.• Automatic anti-virus definition updates - GFI WebMonitor periodicallychecks and downloads new anti-virus definitions for its virus scanningengine(s).• Email Notifications – On the occurrence of important events, GFIWebMonitor will send out administrative alerts via email notifications to atarget recipient.
The benefits of a web-based content filter
The benefits of using a web-based content filter include:• Automatically updated and maintained URL block list.• No local updates required - This reduces administrative loads by eliminatingbothersome list updating procedures and research.• Adult sites are notoriously known for being accompanied by unwantedspyware/Trojan installations. Through an automatically managed adult sitelist you reduce the chances of your users opening holes in your networkthrough the installation of unwanted software and ActiveX controls whichfrequently accompany visited adult sites.• Less bandwidth is consumed on non-work related browsing.• Less demand for local storage space - Less physical storage space isrequired locally to host a detailed and up-to-date content filter databasewhich is continuously increasing in size.
Web Traffic Scanning
GFI WebMonitor can optionally perform Web Traffic Scanning. During Web Traffic Scanning, downloaded objects are checked for viruses, spyware and Trojans using the supported virus scanning engines.