Employee monitoring software also know “Employee computer monitoring”, an activity monitoring application that allows computer administrator monitor and supervise all their employee computers from a centralized computer. Normally businesses can experience huge financial losses if their workers play on-line games, access social networking sites or even view online pornography. So, employee monitoring software will be very useful for business owner to ensure their employee are productive during working hours and avoiding staff member mis-use their company computer.
Besides that, computer monitoring also makes it possible to catch and document those workers who abuse company resources by leaking confidential company information via email or using instant messaging applications to threaten and harass others.
Employee monitoring software is normally deployed on business computer network, which easy to records all your employees’ computer activities and gives you remote access to this information, including typed keystrokes, visited websites, opened applications, screenshots, and more. So, below is the most popular free employee monitoring systems.
Free Employee Monitoring Software
ActivTrak – Friendly Employee Monitoring Software
ActivTrak is a cloud-based monitoring software allowing employers of on-site and remote workers to monitor web and application usage, better improving performance and work-place control. It can allow business owner understanding how their company computers are being used and by recording computer event statistics on application use and websites visited including document titles and URL’s on each workstations. Meanwhile, it can monitor all current activities of employees in realtime on one screen. Plus automatically computer screen capturing during any notified of activities of interest such viewing unauthorized materials online.
ActivTrak cloud employee monitoring software can works on Windows 7, Windows XP and Vista. The only thing about their free account is limited to three workstation only.
SurveilStar Activity Monitor
Invisible employee computer monitoring software can records visited websites, received and sent emails, instant messages and transferred files let you keep an eye on your employees, cheating spouse, and children online activities. Meanwhile, it can even track down all FTP transfer file activity and blocking internet TCP connections and outgoing TCP data.
Besides that, Surveilstar Activity monitor can generate accurate statistics of history mails, visited websites, ftp files.
My Team Monitor – Cloud Employee Monitoring Software
MyTeam Monitor is basically a screen capturing tool, that takes screenshots of your employee’s computer screen in every few minutes, record employee activity, and track mouse clicks and keystrokes so that business owner can better identify problems and reward efficiency within your organization. Meanwhile, the Boss can view these screenshot that captured on the MyTeamMonitor dashboard website, which able to access from anywhere and anytime over the internet.
My Team Monitor also works on Mac and Windows workstations.
Free Keylogger – Free edition of “Total Spy” software
Free Keylogger is designed to monitor employee computer activity and internet activity. It can record down everything that is typed on keyboard (including passwords, emails, chats, documents etc), monitors clipboard changes and all internet navigation. Then collects all information to secret reports on a hard drive, so you can view it later. This program is invisible for everyone except you. Just press special hot key to unhide it.
Being a boss, you can view all Free Keylogger reports any time via LAN with administrator privileges.
The only disadvantage of Free Keylogger is their software can’t be start in hidden mode, which mean is a visible program on Windows.
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