Why do we need employee monitoring software?

Posted on June 14th, 2016 in IMonitor Softwares | Comments Off on Why do we need employee monitoring software?

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Once every few months, we could see  the news on the morning daily like: ”XXX Company Employee behind the Bars for Confidential Data Transfer”. For some fortunately companies, they could trace out the employee emails and employee was handed over to police. Such cases happen when there is improper investigative techniques followed by companies or there is leniency in supervisory measures by the company.  However, there are some companies they could only watch all these happening and nothing to do.

Here we can blame the human supervisory activities but also cannot deny that a supervisor has its own limitations and cannot monitor every employee for his activities either by standing behind or constantly taking rounds of the work area.  So for some companies, they employ several techniques to restrict transfer of confidential data and misuse of the official working hours, some include blocking of emails exceeding of certain size, blocking specific websites, no internet access and many other, but still employees manage to cross these settings and gain access to such restrictions. For some people in IT field,  no matter what website was blocked in their office but now they have gained access to that by modifying some settings. Employees with advanced knowledge easily perform such activities and also help others to access restrictions.

So there are some limits, restrict is not enough; we need something which is all-in-one solution to restrict and monitor the employee’s behavior, to avoid the things like these happened. An employee monitoring software proves its usefulness here, as it eliminates dependency on level of human supervisory and promotes invisible monitoring efficiently.

Employee monitoring in past several years has taken a roar and is continuously practiced by employers for the security of their data.  We need to force some problems like how to protect the employee’s privacy? How can an employer save confidential data from getting transferred to wrong hands?  Is this behavior legal?

Let’s analyze the major factors which lead to implementation of monitoring software at workplace, and it is legal and available to use that at the workplace.

Webmail: Email service providers like Gmail and Yahoo mail, etc are constantly used by employees to transfer corporate information amongst themselves, but while transferring important data they forget that they are using a third party server to transfer their confidential data which can be accessed by anyone who subpoenas it from these email service providers . As a result the corporate secrets also get saved on the third party server which can prove harmful as you cannot rely on treatment of your confidential data by any other party. The employee monitoring software can monitor the whole mail sending and receiving process and copy the data to local disk.

Instant Messengers: IM Chats are used to talk and send confidential data as the transfer process is easy and enables large file size transfers. But doing it instantly also creates insecurity for confidential corporate data. Similar to webmail transfer instant messaging also promotes data leakages and employee sabotages. The employee monitoring software can timely monitor the employee’s chat. You don’t even to focus on the screen all day, just set few keywords,  the alarm will sound and a screen shot will also be taken and an instant notification be sent to the manager’s side immediately whenever keyword captured.

Employee’s Privacy: Despite the recent appearance of these high-tech monitoring systems, employee monitoring is not new to the business world. What has changed in more recent years is the method of supervision and the extent of information gathering capabilities available. Electronic monitoring, although newer in origin, is intrinsically no more invasive than traditional supervision. For some employees, it may actually be less invasive than direct personal supervision.

Employee monitoring often is in conflict with employees’ privacy. Monitoring often collects not only work-related activities, but also employee’s personal, not related to work information. Monitoring does not mean that there are no limits to what should be collected. Monitoring in the workplace may put employers and employees at odds because both sides are trying to protect personal interests. Employees want to maintain privacy while employers want to ensure company resources aren’t misused. In any case, companies can maintain ethical monitoring policies by avoiding indiscriminate monitoring of employees’ activities.The employee needs to understand what is expected of them while the employer needs to establish that rule.

Promoting the data safe is benefit for every of us, for companies better developing and us better living.

What can Print Job Monitor do for you?

Posted on June 13th, 2016 in Print Job Monitor | Comments Off on What can Print Job Monitor do for you?

Businessman stressed and overworked yelling in office

”We waste a lot of papers, I knew my employees were printing personal documents but i can’t figure out who they are cuz i don’t have any evidence, such annoying !”—— Glynne

”This is the confidential documents of my business, I’m so afraid of my employees would copy and leak it out……”—— Barkley

Print Job Monitor is the best solution which can solve those problems for you.

What is Print Job Monitor?

Print Job Monitor is a well designed software that allows you to remote monitor all printers and print activities in your office, and it could monitor multiple devices at the same time from one centralized location. This software can be used by anyone at home, school and office for their own requirements and purposes.

Print Job Monitor allows you to see real time printer’s printing status and log all job information such as printer name, IP address, document name, computer name, user name, number of copies, pages printed, paper size, etc. It also can save the print job information into centralized database to allow you to analyze and track printer’s usage later.

” Sounds good! But if my employees would notice that they were being monitored? Does it have Stealth mode?  will the user find it? 

Yes, the Print Job Monitor works on stealth mode, it works in totally stealth mode without any message & window popups, and protected by your iMonitor Web Console account password.

” I’m not the professional IT guy, so i want to know it’s hard to install and use?

Print Job Monitor is a could based printer monitoring software, just need to install the program on the target computer, and user can log in the online console to monitor the printer activities. The whole installation is sample, the using is also convenient. 

” I’ve noticed that there are other print job monitor software, so what’s your advantages? ”

Our biggest advantage is that we use online console which can maximum to facilitate the using process. It  breaks the limits of location, users can monitor wherever they are as long as the internet access. Expect the online viewing, the users are also able to export print logs and saved in local. 

For provide the best service for the customers, we use high performance server to ensure that there is no delaying when users are viewing the logs.

Should Companies Monitor Their Employees’ Computer Activities?

Posted on July 23rd, 2015 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Should Companies Monitor Their Employees’ Computer Activities?

It is commonly believed that people are reliable on desktops to conduct their job and it is a irresistible trend based on the statics. So there comes a problem that we have to deal with: how can a employer make sure that his employees haven’t searched for something about entertainment or something else with nothing about their job? And the truth is that more and more working people tend to shop on web, chat with their friends or even play games during their work time. Maybe they just forget that they are paid to be showing their faces in the office for working, and most importantly, they are using the resources offered by their employers. On the behalf of employers, a reasonable way to monitor their employees computer activities becomes an issue.

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Since the utilization of computer and internet in work hatched from the development of technology, this problem also can be solved by technology. Several IT companies developed software to monitor employees’ computer activities, and some even extended to phone spy. Then there comes another problem: how to monitor employees computer activity without going too far? A company has to make sure that their employees’ privacy has been ensured. The bottom line is that the company has to make sure that their monitoring is legally conducted. Here are some laws on phone and computer surveillance.

Laws on Phone and Computer Surveillance:

1. Electronic Communications Privacy Act of 1986 (part of the Omnibus Crime Control and Safe Streets Act, 18 USC sec. 2510 et seq.). This federal law generally prohibits unauthorized “interception” or access to electronic communications and would include telephone, email and computer use. However, there are several huge exceptions that basically allow an employer to monitor anything on its own systems.

Business Exception: There is a business exception that allows an employer to monitor employee use of its own systems for “legitimate business needs.” This includes improving customer service, preventing harassment and making sure that people are actually working.

Consent to Monitoring: If one party to the communication consents to the monitoring, then monitoring is permitted even if the business exception does not apply. “Consent” requires the employer to give advance notice of its policy to monitor—it does not require the employees to agree. Consent is implied from the fact that they learned about the policy and decided to keep working there.

Employer Owned Systems: The owner of the email, IM and phone message systems is also allowed to access the communications even if they are personal.

Limitations on Employer Monitoring:No continuous monitoring. If the call is obviously personal, the employer has to stop listening. However, the employee can still be disciplined for making personal calls on company time.

Grasp your child’s activites via Mobile monitoring software

Posted on April 7th, 2015 in Mail Spy Monitor, monitoring software, phone monitoring software, phone spy, remote monitoring | Comments Off on Grasp your child’s activites via Mobile monitoring software

phone-spyMy child is in first grade, in order to get a facilitate communication, i bought her a cell phone.Recently, a child of his school is missing on his way home, and it was said that he was trafficked, and now the child has not been found yet.Now the bad guys really are too many, those traffickers are really have no a little bit of conscience and morality.Don’t they know that what the children mean for a family? Don’t themselves have children?After this incident all the parents go to school to pick up their children on time no matter at noon or in the afternoon, We don’t let our children walk outside alone.Many children of this school seem to have been shocked by this incident, they dare not to go outside alone. We were very worried about our child, and even thought about changing schools so that he can forget about it, but considering the costs we gave up finally.

A friend who working on software recommended me a Mobile phone monitoring soft recently,this soft can monitor and record all the phone activites ,such as contacts, text messages, call content, GPS, photos, videos, etc., and i can view this info on the Web Console Center anytime.I was a little skeptical at first,don’t know whether it can give me any help.My friend told me that this soft provide 3 days free trial, i can decide use it or not after my trial.I did that.It is really so wonderful soft.I can know my child ‘s Mobile phone usage in real time, including his call contents with other people, text messages, sent or received mails, where he is . With this software, we will be no worried to let our child go out to play, and we have time to do other things too.We bought 3 license finally,for our child and our parents.They’re being older and older,this soft can help us take care of them better.

This mobile phone monitoring soft is called ” iMonitor Phone Spy “( http://www.imonitorsoft.com/mobile-spy-software.html ).Maybe you can try it if you need.

Remote Live desktop monitoring

Posted on April 1st, 2015 in Computer and Internet monitoring, Employee Monitoring, monitoring software, PC monitoring, remote monitoring, remote PC monitoring | Comments Off on Remote Live desktop monitoring

0000iMonitor:
Hello, How may I help you?
Customer:
Hello :)
I am interested in using your computer monitoring services in my company.
I have a few questions before that though.
iMonitor:
Ok,what’s that?
Customer:
First of all, i would like to know if it can record remote desktop sessions.
iMonitor:
Sorry,It can not be recorded.
Customer:
Oh thank you very much, it was a bit blurry on the website and i thought it’s an option.
iMonitor:
You mean windows Remote Desktop?
Customer:
I think it’s the same thing not a very tech person.
But it’s an international company and i have people working.
From all around the world.
Connecting remotely.
So yes :) windows remote desktop
iMonitor:
Windows Remote Desktop session can not be recorded, but you can see the screenshots.
Customer:
I understand, thank you very much
iMonitor:
I suggest you download the free trial to make a test.
Customer:
OK, I will.
Have a great rest of the day.
iMonitor:
Same here.

Can this software be used in a foreign country?

Posted on March 31st, 2015 in Computer and Internet monitoring, Employee Monitoring, PC monitoring, remote monitoring, remote PC monitoring | Comments Off on Can this software be used in a foreign country?

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iMonitor:
Hello, what can i do for you?
Customer:
Hello there.
I’m looking for employee computer monitoring software,
Can this software be used in a foreign country?
iMonitor:
Yes, you can.
Customer:
We need to monitor 65 employee computers, 10 server computers, which means that 10 computers to share monitoring 65 computers.
iMonitor:
No problem.
Customer:
After the purchase, how do I get the software?
iMonitor:
After your purchase, we will send the full version download link to you via e-mail.
Customer:
What about the after service?
iMonitor:
We provide one year free version upgrades and free lifetime technical support for users who already purchased.
Customer:
Is there any trial version?
iMonitor:
Yes, here is the free version download link for :
http://www.imonitorsoft.com/download.htm
Customer:
Okay, thank you.
Customer:
You can try it for 15 days, monitor up to 2 computers.
Customer:
About the Payment, is the bank transfer supported?
iMonitor:
Yes,bank transfer is OK.
Customer:
We are using LAN,can I see the monitored computer’s Live desktop?
iMonitor:
Yes, you can. Our software has this feature.
Customer:
Great !
iMonitor:
And you can view multiple desktops simultaneously.
Customer:
Perfect ! Thank you.
I will come to you again if I have a problem .
iMonitor:
OK, please feel free to inquire.

My Girlfriend installed Monitoring Software on my computer ! !

Posted on March 30th, 2015 in Computer and Internet monitoring, monitoring software, PC monitoring, remote monitoring | Comments Off on My Girlfriend installed Monitoring Software on my computer ! !

000I have been with my GF for one year, she is very cute but too suspicious and always check my phone and asked me who that person is, and I always worried about i have something with other girls, in one word,she knows my mobile better than me. So I have replaced the girls’ names in my address book name with the relatively short like boy’s names, and dare not to use chat app often.I thought everything will be ok,but it seems like that she still knows my everything,including what video or movie i saw,which blog i entered,when i turned off my computer and went to bed,who i chaatted with on the net.It almost that she knows my everything.At first I thought maybe she checked my web browser records, then I realized that maybe my computer is being monitored by her ! ! Then I found a computer whiz buddy and told him my situation, he checked my computer carefully and confirmed that my computer is installed with monitoring software. iMonitor or something PC monitoring soft.Oh,my god!! I can’t believe it ! I am being monitored!! She knows my everything on the computer.Modern technology is really too strong and too terrible! Being monitored by such a monitor software, I can only listen to her words obediently and do everthing she wants me to do.

Please do remember to add the agent program to the antivirus exclusion list before installing.

Posted on March 29th, 2015 in Computer and Internet monitoring, IMonitor Softwares, PC monitoring, remote monitoring, remote PC monitoring | Comments Off on Please do remember to add the agent program to the antivirus exclusion list before installing.

iMonitor:
Hello, How may I help you?
Customer:
Hi.
Yesterday i installed agent software in few pcs but i can’t see them on web console.
iMonitor:
A moment.
There are 2 pcs now.
Customer:
Yes,it supposed be 3.
iMonitor:
Any antivirus soft?
Customer:
AVG.
iMonitor:
Have you added it to the exclusion list on the monitored PC?
Customer:
No.
iMonitor:
Please add “c:\windows\system\sys\syscon” to the antivirus exclusion list firstly and restart it.
Customer:
OK.
With inverted comma?
iMonitor:
?
Customer:
“c:\windows\system\sys\syscon”
iMonitor:
No,you don’t need to write it,just c:\windows\system\sys\syscon .
Customer:
Got it, thanks.
iMonitor:
You’re welcome.
Customer:
In the drop-down menu, select exception type – File or Folder.
File or folder?
For exception in AVG.
iMonitor:
Folder
c:\windows\system\sys\syscon
3:38 pm
Customer:
In one of the PCs, internet is not working after installing agent.
I have uninstalled AVG software as well.
iMonitor:
Please reinstall agent on that PC and start your PC monitoring.
Customer:
Ok,thanks for your info.
iMonitor:
You’re welcome.

Please remember to add the installation folder to the antivirus software exclusion list

Posted on March 25th, 2015 in Computer and Internet monitoring, monitoring software, remote monitoring, remote PC monitoring | Comments Off on Please remember to add the installation folder to the antivirus software exclusion list

iMonitor:
Hi,what can i do for you?
Customer:
Hi,I have installed the software in the monitored computer but then after all websites went down.
not able to open any single website.
iMonitor:
All website went down?
Customer:
Means not able to open any website.
error saying that website is down.
iMonitor:
Please close browser then open again.
Customer:
I did that many time.
I restarted computer 3 times.
How to uninstall the software?
iMonitor:
Any antivirus on that computer?
Customer:
Yes.
AVG.
iMonitor:
Please add “c:\windows\system\sys\syscon” to the exclusion list, then uninstall and reinstall the agent.
Customer:
where can i find exclusion list?
iMonitor:
In your antvirus.
Customer:
OK,but how to uninstall?
When i click on keylogger to uninstall its asking to select the language.
and after closing that window its started installing.
There is no option to uninstall.
iMonitor:
Just run the installer again to uninstall.
Customer:
I did.
But its not working.
It started under installation mode.
iMonitor:
Please add “c:\windows\system\sys\syscon” firstly.
Customer:
ok
iMonitor:
If it does not show you the uninstall option, just install again after you added the exclusion list.
Customer:
OK,it works.Thank you.
iMonitor:
You’re welcome.

I want to block facebook website

Posted on March 24th, 2015 in Computer and Internet monitoring, Employee Monitoring, remote monitoring, remote PC monitoring | Comments Off on I want to block facebook website

iMonitor:
Hello, How may I help you?
Customer:
Hi,I have purchased keylogger and installed it as well.
I purchased 12 licences.
Now, i have installed the agent and trying to block website but it seems not working.
iMonitor:
Please close all open browsers, then open again to test
Customer:
i did that.
iMonitor:
HTTP site or HTTPS site?
Customer:
I tried with http and https both.
iMonitor:
Maybe you can restart the monitored computer then test again.
Which website do you want to block?
Customer:
facebook.
yahoo.
and some others also.
iMonitor:
Facebook is https.
Customer:
How about yahoo?
iMonitor:
I think yahoo will be OK, can I remote to your computer to check this issue?
Customer:
Sure.
You want teamviewer?
iMonitor:
Yes.
Customer:
OK.

……

iMonitor:
OK, Can you block facebook now?
Customer:
OK, great !
It seems working.
what was the issue?
iMonitor:
No issue, you have to wait several minutes after you deploy the rule.
Customer:
Ok.
iMonitor:
Please email us If you installed new computer.
We will assgin your license to new added computer.
Customer:
OK.
So what to email?
For now i have added only one computer.
iMonitor:
Your account ID and computer name.
Customer:
But i’m going to install on others also.
iMonitor:
To support@imonitorsoft.com
Customer:
OK,I will email once i finished installation in all computer.
iMonitor:
OK.