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See what websites have been visited and block objectionable web pages.
Track file and folder deletions as well as other document related events.
Keep track of chat sessions and block unwanted IM content.
View start & stop times of applications and limit which programs can run and for how long.
Capture keystrokes and view them in the context in which they where typed.
View screenshots of entire desktop and play them back in movie mode.
Block or set usage limits for specific programs. Configure for all users or only individual logins.
View logged activity from multiple network installations at one location.
Automatically have log files sent off-site for remote activity viewing.
Receive alert emails with screenshots that notify you when specific events occur.
Parents are aware of the need to protect their children from harmful online content and SSPro gives them the tools they need. With SSPro's advanced parental control features users can: filter websites based on content, keywords or website address; block instant messages when various content or keywords are encountered; set usage-limits on web browser and instant message use; receive email alerts when various events occur; have logs, snapshots sent offsite via email for remote viewing, and much more!
SSPro was designed with businesses and large organizations in mind. As such, SSPro features a rich set of computer monitoring tools employers can utilize to help ensure their employees are using company computer resources wisely. Whether the need is for keystroke logging to verify employee productiveness, or website filtering to limit browsing to specific websites, SSPro addresses the needs of the employer. In addition, with SSPro users can monitor several computers from one location and all data is organized according to machine, user and date for easy viewing. To help satisfy corporate compliance requirements, SSPro also includes a variety of user warning features and startup options.
Powerful features such as website activity monitoring, program & instant message monitoring and keystroke logging are the reasons SSPro is the most widely used computer monitoring software on the market today!
Viewing website activity can really tell the story of what a child is doing online. Web searches, social networking websites and email websites can paint a picture of a child's surfing habits and SSPro's website monitoring feature captures more detail than any other monitoring program on the market. SSPro will display the machine, user, website address and time of access but it goes way beyond this.
In fact, using SSPro's "Allowed" and "Blocked" websites lists, users can even block all websites except for the few they wish to allow - a great tool for libraries or businesses wishing to restrict access to only a few web addresses or parents wishing to limit access to only child friendly websites.
Another great feature is the new "Website Snapshot" feature. With this feature users can specify certain websites that when visited, will trigger increased SSPro snapshot monitoring - up to once every 5 seconds. Great for web-based social networking websites such as Facebook. No other monitoring solution has this feature!
It seems everyone is communicating online with instant message/chat programs these days. These easy-to-use chat programs can provide benefits to both home and business users. However, the reality is that these programs can present risks as well. Many business owners are concerned that their employees might be sending inappropriate messages to co-workers or that they are spending too much time chatting online with friends. As recent T.V. shows have illustrated, parents are justifiably worried that unknown adults may be attempting to communicate with their children online. SSPro's instant message monitoring features address these issues.
While some chat monitoring programs only capture one side of the chat conversation, SSPro captures both sides so that users can see exactly what is going on. And while some chat users will periodically clear their chat text, this poses no problem for SSPro as it keeps a running copy of the chat conversation at all times.
SSPro can also monitor chat conversations for the presence of adult-related or user-defined keywords. Then, when a keyword is encountered, users can select various actions SSPro should take such as sending an alert email, blocking the chat conversation or taking a screen snapshot. Many parents have used this feature for monitoring & blocking specific chat buddies. Still others have opted to be alerted when sensitive phrases are encountered such as "meet me after school".
Capturing keystrokes is one of SSPro's most powerful features. Whether typed into emails, entered as web searches, or typed into any other program, SSPro's keystroke logging module logs each keystroke in real-time. What's more, with SSPro's unique keyword alert feature, users can be notified via email the moment a particular keyword is encountered, which can be ideal for monitoring the occurrence of certain names and topics.
Once logged, all data is organized for easy viewing, displaying the machine name, user, program, and the start & end time of the keystroke activity. For a better sense of the context in which the keystrokes occurred, SSPro can synchronize the keystrokes with screen snapshots so that users can actually see the keystrokes as they were typed. "Formatted" and "Raw" viewing panes display keystrokes with and without certain "control" characters such as those created by the backspace and shift keys.
No simple keystroke logger has all of these features which is why SSPro remains the favorite for employers wishing to gauge employee productivity, those needing to archive their own text entries and parents wishing to log this type of data.
Of particular importance to business owners and IT departments is the ability to monitor the programs that are installed and used on their employee's computers. SSPro's program monitoring features have become an invaluable tool in this regard.
SSPro's program monitoring features allow users to see what programs were run, when they were run, by whom and for how long. Users can even choose to be alerted via email when certain programs are launched. And while some monitoring programs indiscriminately monitor all running applications, which can impact system performance, only SSPro allows users to exclude "system" level programs from being monitored.
Business users understand that keeping track of who is accessing or deleting files and folders on their networks can be very important. This includes the unauthorized copying of data to and from USB flash drives. Parents often want to know if their kids are downloading movies and other media files. SSPro handles these needs with its file monitoring feature.
SSPro will monitor file and folder events such as when a file is added, changed, renamed or deleted. It then organizes this data by computer, user and timestamp but allows for further sorting based on file type, location and file name. Users have the ability to view all file events or only the events related to file types or file extensions of interest to them. File types are grouped by category such as executable files, document files, movie files and images files to name just a few. SSPro also allows for the exclusion of specific file types and folders which helps to avoid unnecessary data logging.
No PC monitoring solution would be complete without screen snapshot support and SSPro's is simply the best. No other program boasts this number of snapshot features nor the extent to which they are integrated into the overall monitoring solution. SSPro's screen snapshot features include:
In addition, SSPro sports a mini snapshot thumbnail viewer in each of its log viewing areas which gives the user a better sense of the data they are viewing. In fact, they can even synchronize the mini snapshot viewer so that as they scroll through the logged data, the snapshots automatically change to coincide with the data being viewed. Even better is SSPro's slideshow view of the screen snapshots or its ability to export the screenshots in AVI movie format.
Many monitoring programs only offer a limited number of filtering features or no such features at all. SSPro combines its web monitoring features with powerful filtering technology. Users can block websites using 3 main features which include:
In addition to the afore mentioned filtering features, users can also be notified when users attempt to access such websites and have a screen snapshot taken at the same time.
With many parents away from the family computer for much of the day, it's important that their computer usage rules be enforced. In addition many employers wish to prevent their employees from using certain programs entirely. These needs make SSPro's program blocking feature one if its most utilized.
With SSPro, users have the ability to limit the use of web browsers, chat programs and other certain programs based on a maximum number of usage minutes per day or restrict use to only certain hours of the day.
Furthermore, SSPro can be configured either to give each Windows user their own usage counter or require that all users share the same counter (useful for overcoming attempts to create multiple Windows accounts to avoid usage limits).
We understand that the ability to view logged data from any location is crucial to most users. Whether the need is to view logged activity from work, on the road, or from across the country, SSPro's email log delivery feature gets the job done. This very flexible feature allows users to:
We understand that setting up email enabled programs such as SSPro can sometimes be difficult for users, that's why SSPro even has a built-in mini SMTP email engine. Using this option users need only specify the email address to which the log files should be sent. Of course users can always specify their own SMTP account settings as SSPro supports all standard email options including the Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) Protocol
Another powerful SSPro feature is its ability to centralize logged data for multiple machines. While other companies require customers to purchase expensive "business only" versions of their software, only SSPro gives this feature to all users for free.
Once configured, network administrators have the ability to view logged data from various machines simply by selecting the desired computer name from the machine drop-down list. SSPro even provides users with the ability to "connect" to isolated installations of SSPro from one location. This is a great feature for computers that are not always connected to the network.
Of course home users can use this feature too. We understand that many families have more than one computer in the house. In addition, there may be laptops in use that are not always accessible when outside the home. The ability to "connect" to those computers once they return and view the logged data is crucial for many parents.
Sometimes monitoring is not needed for every hour of the day and we understand that. SSPro's flexible interface provides an easy method for selecting only those hours of the day for which you wish to have monitoring turned on. A handy feature for logging data only after the kids get home from school or for logging employee activity at all times except for when they are on authorized personal breaks.
Additionally, while many users wish to have their computers monitored, they may not want to have their personal Windows account actively logged. SSPro provides for this by displaying a list of Windows login names that can be individually selected for exclusion from monitoring.
In a networked/Windows domain environment SSPro will query any available domain controllers for all possible login accounts so that even those accounts not currently listed on the machine can be excluded from future monitoring. A very useful feature for excluding certain "Administrator" level accounts which do not require monitoring.
Notifying those using the computer that they are being monitored is a requirement under the "Software License Agreement". To help satisfy this requirement SSPro provides two features; one is a warning screen that appears when a monitored user logs into their Windows account and another is an icon placed in the Windows system tray (these features are enabled by default). Users should not rely solely on these notification features and it is strongly advised that companies have a written, employee accepted, policy that includes the fact that all computer activity, both business and personal, is subject to monitoring if it occurs on the machine on which the software is installed.
System Surveillance Pro is the award winning PC monitoring product from Golden Plains Software. Available since 2002, SSPro has been downloaded and used by over a million users to-date. Our software has been purchased by businesses both large and small, libraries, schools and government agencies not to mention countless concerned parents. We're proud to showcase some of the awards we've received over the years.
Over the years we have attracted many loyal users some of whom have posted the following reviews about System Surveillance Pro on some of our partner sites. (names withheld due to privacy concerns and availability)
To receive and send email alerts and screen snapshots users must have an active SMTP / POP3 mail account. Users should be aware that firewall settings may need to be adjusted for email features to function properly.
Microsofts Active Accessibility (MSAA) feature is required for proper functionality. This feature is usually installed by default on most systems. If it is not, it can be downloaded from the following link: MSAA on Microsoft.com.
Skypetm and Windows Messengertm are a trademarks of the Microsoft Corporation. AIMtm and Instant Messengertm are trademarks of the America Online Corporation. Yahoo (tm) is a trademark of Yahoo, Inc. SSPro may not be compatible with all chat programs or all future versions of those programs or other existing applications on the installed computer. While SSPro is very accurate it may not record all chat conversations, programs run, keystrokes or websites visited. Users may only install SSPro on computers they own. Other users should be informed of the presence of SSPro.