This page is on finding the right internet monitoring software for home OR work. If you’re looking for a web filter for your child, check out our page on Parental Control Software, otherwise, read on.
I have 250 users that I need to filter, yes, it’s unfortunate that this needs to be done, but it only takes one rouge employee to use poor judgment and your company could end up with a lawsuit!
There are not a lot of options when it comes to internet monitoring software, but OpenDNS does offer an adware solution without having to install any software whatsoever. You simply change the DNS settings on the user’s computer to point to OpenDNS servers which are 188.8.131.52 184.108.40.206,see the snaphot I provided to the right.
OpenDNS also offers a paid service without ads that is tiered. For example, 0-100 users, 100-200 users, etc. For basic web filtering, it will run you about $5 per user and for the Enterprise web filter, it starts at $2,000 year.
Google also has a program that I’m looking into called Postini (was $36 per person, but I’m checking on that for an update).
Currently, I’m using WebSense to filter all employees and paying almost $5,000 per year, so OpenDNS looks great to me! I have a server dedicated to Websense right now and if OpenDNS or Postini can filter content like I’m doing now without having to maintain a server and licensing, then that’s additional savings!
I’m testing it out now and will report back with more details as to how OpenDNS compares to WebSense and Google’s Postini.