SecurityDistro.com has published my tutorial on how to use GFI Web Monitor and ISA Server 2006 to protect business networks from web browsing threats.

Despite the attention paid toward protecting computers from viruses and spam there is often little attention given to the threat presented by common, everyday web browsing.  When internet access is made available to staff with no restrictions in place it opens up the business to several risks such as:

•    Viruses and other malware downloaded from websites
•    Inappropriate content such as pornography accessed by staff
•    “Cyberslacking”, or wasting time on non-work related websites and instant messaging

GFI WebMonitor for ISA Server solves these problems for business by providing comprehensive security features that can scan file downloads for malware, limit or block access to undesirable websites, and prevent instant messaging communication.  By installing GFI WebMonitor on your Microsoft ISA Server firewall or web proxy you can prevent viruses from getting inside of your network and improve staff productivity.

Read the full tutorial here.

About the Author

Paul Cunningham

Paul is a former Microsoft MVP for Office Apps and Services. He works as a consultant, writer, and trainer specializing in Office 365 and Exchange Server. Paul no longer writes for Practical365.com.

Comments

  1. Francis

    Is this article current? GFI Web monitor interferes with Exchange 2013, since it now uses http. Whats the proper way of using GFI WEb monitor with Exchange 2013 Clients??

    1. Paul Cunningham

      July 15, 2009 is the timestamp shown on the article. For any current compatibility or support issues I recommend you ask GFI.

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