We can talk about how computer monitoring helps companies stay lean and profitable until we’re blue in the face – but we’d much rather that you hear it straight from our happy customers who can say it for us.
We’re grateful to a number of our clients for sharing their stories of how computer monitoring is working for them in our new case studies:
SoftActivity is proud to announce the release of Activity Monitor 10, a major update of its computer monitoring software for businesses and organizations. Performance improved by up to 5 times and grouping of Agents make it easy to monitor large numbers of computers. Activity Monitor 10 supports 1,500 and more computers monitored from one server, as confirmed by tests with some of our customers. Logs are now automatically downloaded from all computers in background into Central Log Database. No need to download logs from each computer anymore.
performance improvements, taking full advantage of multi-core CPUs; can connect to more than 1000 computers in the list;
now asks for Agent password just once, can use Activity Monitor main password for connection to Agents;
no more computers with a lock icon in the list;
ability to specify custom TCP port for Agent. This allows you to setup NAT port forwarding to monitor computers behind a router. To set a custom port: – on the monitored computer open regedit, go to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\SoftActivity; – create registry value “agentport” of type DWORD; – enter port number. can be set to any number from 81 to 65535. Default port is 15163. We recommend custom ports 15165, 15166, 15167,… – in Activity Monitor open Agent Properties and enter port number in host:port format
Groups of Agents with inheritance of settings (screenshot):
organize a huge list of Agents by hierarchical groups. Drag Agents and groups to organize;
change monitoring settings for a group once and they will apply to all Agents in the group;
1st mode is Server and Management Console. This is the main mode with all functionality available. It should be selected only on one server or computer with Activity Monitor where Central Log Database is stored.
2nd mode is Monitoring Console. Only live monitoring and viewing of the database. This is a simplified mode with limited functionality. User cannot make any changes to Agents settings, download logs, install/uninstall Agents, etc. Select this mode when installing Activity Monitor on other managers’ computers. You can select the database path from the server via shared folders for viewing;
you can select an operating mode when installing Activity Monitor or change it later in Options;
to switch Activity Monitor mode, user requires Administrator permissions on the computer;
Service for downloading logs that works in Server mode:
downloads logs and screenshots constantly in background from all computers. No need to setup download schedule anymore or download logs manually;
download performance improved 5+ times. Can easily download logs from hundreds of computers on one server;
logs appear in the database with just a few minutes delay from real time; Just press Refresh in Log Viewer to see the latest reports and screenshots;
service name in Windows Services for Activity Monitor server is: SalogSrv
Turn off un-needed monitored events both in live view and for Central Log Database in Agent Properties -> Monitoring tab in Server mode. For example, disabling Keystrokes once for All Agents group will disable recording of keystrokes on all computers at once;
Turn off Search for new Agents in the network in Options (screenshot). This allows a manager to setup a list of computers from their department and then turn off search to avoid finding computers from other departments. Managers from different departments can keep individual lists of computers they monitor independently.
improved: now supports non-default accounts and IMAP email accounts in Outlook, that were not previously recorded;
fix: some computers with Agent and Outlook connected to Exchange were showing authentication popup window on startup;
support of the latest versions of browsers, IM and email clients;
screen tab moved to the first position in a monitoring window;
In recent years, there has been a huge increase in the amount of resources that are aimed towards children on the internet. While children that are exposed to technology early in life have an advantage that many of their parents never had as children, naturally this brings safety concerns for parents. Parental involvement and monitoring are a necessity when children are granted access to the vast amount of information on the internet, but there are many websites that are designed with children in mind that can ease concerns that parents may have. Whether children are interested in classic board games or jigsaw puzzles, it’s a guarantee that there is a children’s website that will allow them to safely play online. Many of these websites also incorporate learning into their games so that children are having fun as they learn about geography, typing with accuracy or even simple mathematics. Children of all ages enjoy using technology and by using safe, entertaining resources, even something as small as clicking a computer mouse will become a great learning experience.
The Internet is an invaluable and unavoidable tool for both adults and children. Not only is it an excellent means of education, but it is also a great way for kids to have fun and socialize with their peers. Unfortunately, the Internet is also potentially dangerous for children. Sexual predators and cyberbullies are some of the common threats that face children when they are online. In addition, children are also at risk of exposure to mature materials or downloading harmful viruses to the family computer. Educated parents can take steps to make their children’s online experiences safe.
Using a computer is one of the most important skills you can learn. If you can navigate the Internet quickly and safety, you can get homework done quicker, learn things faster, and connect with your real-life friends better. Use some of these great resources to help you learn about computer skills and safety, but know that you have other resources, too: your parents and teachers. Ask them for help if you don’t know for sure whether or not something is safe, and ask them to help you practice your computer skills!
When you search the internet for something fun and educational to do, there are thousands of games out there for you to try. How do you decide which games are most useful or interesting? First think about the subjects you like most in school. Maybe you want to learn more about them. You might also ask yourself which subjects give you the most trouble. Extra help with math, science, language arts, and social studies through online games can help you do better in school. Another question you might ask is why these subjects are so important. Here are some reasons why learning more can help you go further in life.
Math is an important skill for every person to understand. We use it for just about everything in our lives, such as shopping and cooking. Understanding math basics will help you succeed in life. With math, you can determine how many slices of pizza to cut from a single pizza to feed yourself and a friend. You can use it to figure out a savings strategy if you want to buy an expensive toy or game. Knowing how to spend your money wisely is very important if you want to afford big things when you are an adult, such as a car and a house. Math is also the basic skill necessary for cool jobs like engineer and architect.
As technology continues to lead society’s future, computers in the classroom are a common sight. From elementary grades throughout graduate school, schools are granting approval for the use of computers in the classroom. Each school is different regarding the use and frequency of computers in school and there are debates regarding the benefits and the risks. Whether schools allow students to have individual computers or allow time in computer labs, one thing is certain: more children are using computers in their off-school hours and are becoming proficient in modern technology. For those who have used computers in the classroom, the benefits are unquestionable. More teachers are finding the connection with computers one that enhances and benefits students’ learning and expands knowledge; however, teachers must supervise all computer use in order to achieve the greatest educational benefits. Children and teens should never have free access to surf websites unsupervised in the classroom.Read More