opening holes in your network through the installation of unwanted
software and ActiveX controls which frequently accompany visited
Less bandwidth is consumed on non work related browsing.
Less demand for local storage space Less physical storage
space is required locally to host a detailed and up to date content
filter database which is continuously increasing in size. GFI
WebMonitor will store only the blocked URLs which were
requested by the company's internal users; as opposed to the
filter database which includes the URLs of
all sites that were accessed by a multitude of users around the
Web Traffic Scanning
Figure 3 Web Traffic Scanning
GFI WebMonitor can optionally perform Web Traffic Scanning. During
Web Traffic Scanning, downloaded objects are checked for viruses,
spyware and Trojans using the supported virus scanning engines. The
paid version of GFI WebMonitor comes enabled with Norman and
BitDefender free for the first year. Kaspersky can be added on for an
additional charge. During Web Traffic Scanning, the virus scanner(s)
inspect all HTTP and FTP (only FTP passing via HTTP proxy server)
traffic going through the monitored ISA Server. Web Traffic Scanning
blocks all infected files before reaching the client.
Dangerous files (filetypes) such as Trojan downloader programs often
attempt to penetrate a system masked as innocuous files. During Web
Traffic Scanning, GFI WebMonitor uses its built in file signature
scanner to analyze the signatures of HTTP/FTP files. Filetype
signatures are bytes which define the true type and content of a file.
GFI WebMonitor will immediately block dangerous filetypes before
reaching the client.
For more information on filetype signatures visit:
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