PROS / This software provides flexibility to control, monitor and manage internet use on individual and networked computers.
CONS / It does not analyze data logged through a centralized system proxy server.
VERDICT / InterGuard offers a host of features in five modules to let you monitor, screen and control employee internet use and data oversight.
InterGuard offers an effective way to monitor employee internet use and safeguard all your company's vital information and data. The internet management software works in five modules: Web Filtering, Employee Monitoring, Data Loss Prevention, Laptop Recovery and Mobile Monitoring. These can be applied individually or in concert to safeguard your company's vital information and to ensure employees perform at their best levels.
Whether you want to restrict Facebook use and personal web browsing or to lock down all company information to eliminate leakage, abuse and theft, InterGuard can meet all your company's needs to protect your company from the inside out and encourage greater productivity. It's easy to use and has a host of comprehensive monitoring and measurement tools. That's why InterGuard is our TopTenREVIEWS Gold Award winner.
Because social networking unrelated to work, particularly the too-frequent use of Facebook, has become such a problem in the workplace, InterGuard developer Awareness Technologies has set social networking as a separate category under Recorded Data. This lets you specifically monitor employees' use of Facebook to determine whether restriction is needed or not.
InterGuard monitors and filters other websites, too, and limits access to unsafe or undesirable software applications. This will help managers limit expensive productivity losses and track individual employee output. You can generate productivity reports on individuals and make use of listings and filtering available for enhancing employee productivity and privacy protection measures.
InterGuard helps IT managers eliminate theft of confidential data by stopping misappropriation of IP, trade secrets, customer data, credit cards and health records. This internet management software lets you conduct a type of digital forensics to supply digital evidence of misconduct among your workforce. You can give your IT department the tools to uncover risks by scanning all of the PCs in your organization to find where confidential information resides.
This internet management software will help you eliminate employee misconduct and inappropriate use of company time. The system provides employee monitoring, web filtering, data-loss prevention and end-point security.
One of InterGuard's outstanding benefits is that it does not tie you to the corporate network in any way. Once you install the software on the computers you want to protect and monitor, no matter where those computers are located, even if completely disconnected from the internet, you're going to have full functionality and oversight of the entire system.
InterGuard uses content-aware data loss prevention strategy. This allows you, as the InterGuard administrator, to create policies that anticipate problems rather than just locking down data that the company is already familiar with.
Typical of any successful internet management software, this application is designed to deploy remotely to any number of computers. The software can be used with just about any mass deployment tool. There is a client piece of software that is installed directly on the machine to be monitored, and there's a server part that collects the recorded data for remote viewing and allows you to manage policies for each remote machine.
The server can be behind the company's firewall, or hosted by InterGuard. It's unique architecture that allows you to decide if you want your company to carry the IT burden or have the developer do it. The software works with any web browser, mobile browsers included.
InterGuard provides amazing productivity reports on individuals through a specially designed dashboard. An IT administrator can run reports based on a single employee, if desired, or run reports on any of their individual activities, such as web browsing or data transfers. All of the data can be sorted, shifted, sliced or diced in anyway you want.
This software doesn’t monitor is network bandwidth or provide server log analysis.
As in any good internet management software, reports are generated with ease. They are almost entirely auto-generated, depending on accumulated data. There is a user-friendly dashboard where you, the administrator, can get an idea of how people are spending their time and what they're doing. The system can generate dozens of reports.
Awareness Technology can add more reports at your request. The easiest way to do that is to visit Applications and filter the data. Data can be exported to other software applications. The way the software works, whether Awareness Technology hosts your data or your company hosts it behind a firewall, you can see what has been recorded from anywhere in the world in real time.
Help and Support
InterGuard offers 24-hour support through email and live chat. There's toll-free phone support from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Pacific Time during weekdays and from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. on weekends.
Video tutorials as well as printed tutorials are available. A knowledgebase is provided online.
This software offers total visibility, total control over the digital environment in your office. With the full InterGuard suite, your company will be able to see the real behavior of employees and create policies to address security vulnerabilities resulting from that behavior. InterGuard can help your company keep data secure by tracking, and if necessary blocking, the transfer of data through your firewall. InterGuard has few shortcomings, though it does not analyze data logged through a centralized system proxy server. Because the software offers so many other stellar features, it ranks number one on our list.