SoftActivity

Software to Track Internet History, Track Browsing History

March 7th, 2018

Tracking browsing history can provide deep insight into the Internet life of any particular web user by showing his/her online behavior, most frequently visited websites and interests. Do you suspect that your employees abuse their Internet access at work by chatting with friends, doing shopping online, playing computer games, browsing social media like Facebook or Instagram during office hours? Then it’s high time to monitor their browsing history and find out all the truth.Read More

New video – overview of Activity Monitor employee monitoring software

February 13th, 2018

New video has been published – quick overview of Activity Monitor features.
Learn how to monitor employee computers in your organization. Protect your company from insider threats and improve employees’ performance.

Click here to watch the video (full screen view is recommended):

In this video:

  • Real time monitoring of remote computers in admin console;
  • Viewing of user activity logs and reports in SoftActivity web app in browser;

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New quick start video for Activity Monitor

February 9th, 2018

We’ve published a new demo video for Activity Monitor new version 11.1 with easy step-by-step instructions.
See how to quickly start monitoring computer users in your organization.

Click here to watch the video (full screen view is recommended):

It shows simple steps to start monitoring remote employee computers in your office after you download Activity Monitor:

  • install Agent on the computers in the office remotely and silently;
  • view live screens of the remote computers;
  • view users’ activity in real time on your screen;
  • view logs recorded on the remote computers: visited websites, used apps, and more

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The futility of manual monitoring

November 29th, 2015

3297533849_a32573b118_zWhat you might have assumed already is now official: human beings have worse attention spans than your common goldfish. Hundreds of thousands of years of evolution, turning us into hyper-alert hunters and gatherers at the top of the food chain, has been undone by less than a decade of Twitter live-streams and Facebook viral stories. Goldfish (who apparently don’t use the Internet – who knew?) can pay attention to what’s in front of them for nine seconds, while your average joe on the street now struggles to stay focused for eight.

It’s just one more piece of evidence showing that people are more distracted than ever; and what technology has broken, technology can hopefully help fix. In business, computer monitoring software isn’t just helpful – it’s essential for overworked IT folks who can’t possibly have eyes everywhere at once.

Indeed, we saw just a few weeks back that in one of the most highly regulated, technical industries around, manual monitoring can be disastrous. In this case, it was airline cockpit pilots who chillingly can’t seem to stay focused on all those buttons and dials on their dashboard while their planes are in flight:Read More

How computer monitoring can help government stay honest

November 23rd, 2015

13334048894_001d3e53d1_zComputer monitoring software can not only prevent data breaches, misappropriation of company or government property or misuse of sensitive information. It can be a key tool in identifying disgruntled or unprofessional employees.

A great example can be found in a political scandal in Canada that shows provincial civil servants were deleting emails, didn’t properly respond to freedom of information requests and then lied about it under oath.

Yes, even in traditionally rules-abiding, by-the-books Canada, government workers can act badly (with or without the direction of their political masters). Tried-and-trusted computer monitoring software is an obvious preventive solution – and it’s long past time for these government agencies to act on it. Using computer monitoring software compatible with any device or operating system, managers can ensure that even the most dishonest civil servants will be kept on their toes.

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Cybersecurity begins with educating your employees

November 16th, 2015

In the workplace, digital security doesn’t begin and ends with the IT guy who set up the password and computer monitoring software on your computer. Every employee in an organization, from the top down, is responsible for keeping a company safe from cyber-attacks. Security should be something every employee takes seriously, and undertakes on a regular basis as part of being a responsible member of the team.

How can employees on the front line do that? We took note of a recent interview with Robert Cioffi, CEO of Yonkers-based Progressive Computing, about ways companies can make their system less vulnerable to attack. First, he talked about the threat:

“[C]yber-criminals are relentlessly targeting the end-user or non-tech savvy person, not the IT experts at companies,” says Cioffi. “Therefore, the end users (employees) are under constant attack and must be ever vigilant.”Read More