images (3)Everything employee does on work time – and on company resources. Time spent on frivolous websites can seriously hamper productivity , and visiting questionable websites on PCs now can subject your business to serious legal risks including expensive processes harassment of employees who may be exposed to offensive content.

Other consequences can be far worse than mere loss of productivity or a little legal hot water. Either unintentionally or maliciously, employees may disclose confidential information, compromising business strategy, client confidentiality, data integrity and more.

And of course, the Web activity without control can expose your network and systems to dangers from malware and other intrusions. Even something as simple as the failure of an employee to keep up with Windows patches can be a threat to your business , so do not think of monitoring as merely snooping.