GFI WebMonitor™


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GFI WebMonitor™ provides network administrators with a reliable, easy-to-use solution to manage web browsing activities and to protect their environment from downloads that contain viruses or other malware.

It offers effective real-time tools to manage what users are browsing and downloading, boosting b both network security and productivity. GFI WebMonitor is also available as a dedicated plug-in for ISA/TMG.

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GFI WebMonitor™

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  2. 2. 2Presentation outline» IT pain points» GFI WebMonitor™» Testimonials» Kudos» Conclusion» About us
  4. 4. 4IT pain points» User web browsing is a major threat to businesses’ security today» High traffic sites (Facebook/YouTube/Twitter) are a hotbed for distributing malware via shared links» Phishing scams have become increasingly common on social networking sites as scammers have become savvier and bolder in their attacks» Research by IDC shows that up to 40% of employee Internet activity is non work-related» 53.5 billion minutes spent on Facebook in May 2011 – Nielsen» 80% of companies report that employees abuse Internet privileges by downloading pornography or pirated software
  5. 5. 5THE PRODUCT
  6. 6. 6GFI WebMonitorReal-time web monitoring, web filtering and web security made easyand affordable! » Different editions available – to offer network administrators a solution for their specific web monitoring needs. □ The WebFilter Edition provides control over what sites users can browse □ The WebSecurity Edition protects networks from viruses, spyware, phishing and other malware □ The UnifiedProtection Edition addresses all web monitoring needs in one package (combines the WebFilter and WebSecurity editions) » GFI WebMonitor is also available as a dedicated plug-in for Microsoft ISA/TMG Server
  7. 7. 7Address IT pain points with GFI WebMonitor (1/2)» Reduce cyberslacking and increase productivity □ Managing your employees’ web browsing habits» Maximize available bandwidth □ Controlling access to bandwidth heavy sites □ Set bandwidth quotas □ Enable proxy caching □ Streaming media and application control» Block sites based on categorization of over 280,000,000 URLs in over 77 categories» Protect yourself against legal liability
  8. 8. 8Address IT pain points with GFI WebMonitor (2/2)» Protect your network using a multiple layers of security □ Block downloads potentially malicious file types □ Scan using multiple antivirus engines (including scanning over HTTPS) □ Block known malicious sites or compromised sites □ Prevent visits to suspicious sites using web reputation □ Protect against socially-engineered phishing attacks» Ensure comprehensive user browsing security at a low cost and with minimal effort
  9. 9. 9WebFilter edition» Control Internet resource usage through web browsing policies based on time and bandwidth quotas» Restrict access to sites according to category, using a web-filtering database which provides URL coverage across multiple languages and over 280,000,000 domains» Proactively block websites identified as current and potential threats through website reputation, based on website characteristics» Allow trusted users to browse any category using soft blocking (warn and allow)» Control bandwidth by limiting access to streaming media content and applications such as iTunes, Winamp, Quicktime, Windows Media Player, etc.
  10. 10. 10WebSecurity edition» Create multiple user/group/IP-based download control policies to control what type of files your users can download» Scan downloaded files with multiple antivirus engines □ Norman and BitDefender included by default □ Kaspersky available as an optional third antivirus engine» Increase real-time security by checking websites against various auto-updatable engines that detect and protect you from known malicious websites» Monitor and block IM clients (MSN Live Messenger, Yahoo Messenger, Gchat/Gtalk and thin client portals, e.g.,
  11. 11. 11Comprehensive Web Security – Unified ProtectionCombines the functionality of each edition and includes other features whichare common to all editions, such as: » The ability to monitor or block a connection in real time » The ability to drill down into browsing activity by users, categories, domains and sites through interactive reports » User and site bandwidth monitoring features to track download and upload traffic » The ability to monitor and block applications’ hidden downloads » URL/user/IP-based whitelist and blacklist
  12. 12. 12Product snapshot Monitors connections and provides statistics
  13. 13. 13Product snapshot Web filtering policies based on site categories
  14. 14. 14Why use GFI WebMonitor?» Protect the network from dangerous downloads in real time by □ managing what type of files users can download □ blocking known bad websites and limiting access to suspicious websites □ benefitting from multiple antivirus engines □ blocking socially engineered phishing websites and preventing data leakage» Increase productivity and reduce cyberslacking through granular monitoring and management of employee web browsing habits» Formulate and enforce an effective Internet Usage Policy» Maximize available bandwidth by controlling what type of sites can be visited, setting time and bandwidth thresholds, policies to block streaming media and through proxy caching» Help protect against legal liability
  15. 15. 15What’s new in GFI WebMonitor 2011 R3? (1/2)Website reputation-based filtering (WebFilter edition) » GFI WebMonitor uses the reputation score of a web site or IP address to predict the security risk involved in visiting that sitePolicies to block streaming media (WebFilter edition) » You can save bandwidth by enforcing policies to block streaming media audio and video across all categories of websitesSoft blocking – Warn and allow (WebFilter edition) » Although blocking of certain categories of websites is recommended for most users, you might want to allow certain trusted users to override this – the concept of self-policing
  16. 16. 16What’s new in GFI WebMonitor 2011 R3? (2/2)Access to an activity log (WebFilter edition) » You can now see an exact trail of what a user has done – an “Activity Log”; this also includes the time and date when a specific website was visitedBlacklisting of malicious websites (WebSecurity edition) » GFI WebMonitor now includes the option to automatically blacklist websites which have been confirmed to be distributing malware, phishing content or otherwise serving content with malicious intentSupport for additional IM clients (WebSecurity edition) » This release adds support for blocking a number of thin IM clients such as Yahoo! Messenger, Gmail chat and instant messaging portals such as, and more
  17. 17. 17TESTIMONIALS
  18. 18. 18Testimonials“Trussbilt decided to purchase GFI products because they are designed withthe SMB in mind and the features offered an excellent fit for the company.With GFI software installed, the company was able to ensure that emailreceived was free of spam and viruses while giving IT administrators fullcontrol over the use of the Internet within the organization; thereby cuttingdown on unnecessary, non work-related Internet browsing and greatlyreducing the risk that inappropriate content could be viewed on companymachines. The growing threat from infected websites and maliciousdownloads was also a concern, especially for an organization working in thesecurity business.” – Mark Harvey, Trussbilt“GFI gave us the feature set that we were looking for at the greatest valueby far. It is a cost-effective solution and it has saved us operational time.” – Mr. Laskowski, AegisoftClick here for more testimonials!
  19. 19. 19Product kudos» Leading companies worldwide use GFI WebMonitor» Validated for the HP Converged Infrastructure» Numerous product awards, a few listed below:
  20. 20. 20Independent product reviews Business Solutions Award Best Channel Product 2009 – Five Best Channel Product awards have been given to GFI’s products. GFI rated exceptionally well in the Network Security category and very high in terms of ease of upgrade and VARs’ ability to service the product. The winning products are: GFI MailArchiver™, GFI MailEssentials™, GFI EndPointSecurity™, GFI WebMonitor™ and GFI MAX™, the latest offering from GFI specifically for VARs, MSPs and IT support companies. – Business Solutions Magazine SCM – Four-star Review GFI WebMonitor for ISA Server receives four stars in a review in SC Magazine. The product is a comprehensive monitoring tool and is extremely useful to add features that are missing from Microsoft ISA Server. – SC Magazine, 2009
  21. 21. 21GFI product complementsBest incorporated with: » GFI MailDefense Suite™ for Exchange/SMTP/Lotus Domino for email security, anti-spam, anti- phishing and management: Protects you from email viruses, exploits, trojans and other threats using multiple antivirus engines » GFI VIPRE® Antivirus Business for reliable, fast and efficient workstation malware protection » GFI LanGuard™ for a complete network security overview with minimal administrative effort, while also providing remedial action through its patch management features
  22. 22. 22ConclusionGFI WebMonitor helps boost productivity and secures browsing to protectyour network from viruses, spyware, phishing and other malware attacks andmeet regulatory requirements.GFI WebMonitor provides the solution with three editions: » The WebFilter Edition includes time and bandwidth-based browsing control, as well as website categorization, web reputation filtering, URL filtering and policies to block streaming media » The WebSecurity Edition includes download control, virus scanning with multiple antivirus engines, blocking known bad websites, anti-phishing and IM client control » The UnifiedProtection Edition combines both WebFilter and WebSecurity editions
  23. 23. 23Corporate overview» Offices located around the globe: USA (North Carolina, California and Florida), UK (London, Edinburgh and Dundee), Australia, Austria, Romania, Philippines and Malta» Hundreds of thousands of installations worldwide» Trusted by thousands of companies around the world» GFI products are sold by a global network of thousands of partners All product and company names herein may be trademarks of their respective owners.
  24. 24. 24More info and downloads» Click here to learn more about the product» Check out our competitive pricing» Download your FREE trial of GFI WebMonitor» Email:» Visit: